Club Philosophy by Tony Glavin



“In my twenty‐five plus years of coaching and researching youth players through coaching camps and select teams and, Olympic Development Teams I’ve made many discoveries and have come to many conclusions on the game of Soccer. Some of which may differ in philosophy from other coaches. However, I would like to share my thoughts and discoveries on the youth game with you.”

A Must Read…Club Philosophy by Tony Glavin

Soccer Fuel

“Development is not always the execution of the pass or the goal that is scored, but the thought that goes into the process. Therefore development takes time and patience.”

Girls Director, Geoff Lorimier

Coaching Requirements

Interested in becoming a Tony Glavin Soccer Coach?

Coaching Inquiry

Please contact Tony to set up a time to meet with him and check out our facility. You may also call the office at 636.939.5151


  • State License
  • Kid Safe Approval
  • Club Approval
  • Understanding of and embracing the Club Philosophy
  • Attend Coaching Education Sessions
Coaches Clinics are held 5 times a year.
Clinics for 2014 will be posted on our calendar as soon as they are scheduled.
More Events

About Tony Glavin


Tony Glavin - Director Tony Glavin Soccer Club/Celtic F.C. Affiliate and St. Louis Lions S.C. President/Head Coach

Mr. Anthony Glavin is a fully qualified professional soccer coach and current holder of Scottish Football Association (SFA) ‘A’ Advanced License, and USSF ‘A’ License. Mr. Glavin, All Star MVP and Hall of Fame Inductee, has been committed to youth soccer in the St. Louis Metropolitan, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County areas for over 25 years. His lifetime of soccer experience started at an early age as a youth player in Scotland, followed through the professional ranks as a player and coach. Currently Director of the TG Soccer Club, Head Coach for St. Louis Lions of the USL League, and a former staff member for the Region 2 U.S. Olympic Development Program (ODP). He has developed many players from youth, through high school, college and onto the professional ranks worldwide.  

Click here to read Tony’s Full Bio!

Playing Experience:

1975 – 1978 Queens Park F.C. (Scottish 2nd  Division)

1978 – 1979 Hamilton F.C. (Scottish 1st  Division) Loan for 6 months

1978 – 1980 Philadelphia Fury (NASL)

1980 – 1985 St. Louis Steamers (MISL)

1988 – 1990 Kansas City (MISL)

1988 – 1995 Kutis Soccer Club (Men’s Open & Over 30)

Coaching Experience:

1987 – 1988 St. Louis Steamers (MISL)

1988 – 1990 Kansas City Comets (MISL)

1990 – 1991 Dayton Dynamo (NPSL)

1991 – 1993 Lazers Soccer Club (Youth Club Director)

1994 – Present Tony Glavin S.C. (Youth Club Director)

2004 – 2007 Region II ODP Girls Staff Coach

2005 – Present St. Louis Lions (USL)

Coaching License:

Scottish Football Association ‘A’ Advanced License USSF ‘A’ License



tonykccardtonycelticjersey tonywkidstonywmaxteam                        



Assistant Club Director


Pete Gowran – Club Director Tony Glavin Soccer Club/Celtic FC Affiliate

Born in Glasgow Scotland, Pete has played and coached in the USA since 1980. He has been with Tony Glavin Soccer CLub for over 20 years.

Pete is a current director and coach with Tony Glavin Soccer Club.

Assistant Club Director

geofflorimiercropGeoff Lorimier - Assistant Club Director – Tony Glavin Soccer Club/Celtic FC Affiliate

United States Soccer Federation (USSF) – National C License

Geoff has been with the Tony Glavin Soccer Club as a coach since 2001. He has previously been an Assistant Girls’ Soccer Coach from 2001–2014. He is also currently an Age Group Coordinator and Boy’s Head Coach of the ’03-’04 boys.

As a girl’s assistant coach he helped to organize soccer practices, games and tournaments and worked closely with the Head Coach with team selection and development. Geoff also acted as a liaison between all college coaches and club players for scholarship opportunities, and helped organize and facilitate college showcase tournaments for high school players.

In 2008, the U13 girls, ranked as high as 38th in the country according to rankings.

In 2013, the U18 girls were USL Super Y League Champions and qualified for the USL Super Y League North American Finals in Bradenton, Florida where they finished 3rd.

Geoff has also coached with the Avalon Select Soccer Club (1999-2001) and Hazelwood Central High School from 2006-2011.

His playing experience includes playing for the Tony Glavin Soccer Club from 1994-1997 and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. In 1997, SIUE was ranked as high as #3 in the country and qualified for the NCAA tournament.