Meet the Senior Staff

ZACH ROCHA - Executive Director

Zach Rocha has been the executive director and co-founder of Sidekick Sports Academy since its inception in 2012 as Sidekick Soccer Academy. He has helped develop Sidekick into a leader in the sports industry and a reputable, professional organization centered in Massachusetts.

Zach has overseen tremendous growth within the company, helping to expand Sidekick Soccer Academy into Sidekick Sports Academy in 2016. Sidekick has an impressive social media and digital presence, which Zach has continuously strengthened so that interactive learning is more easily accessible. Sidekick has positively affected more than 50 communities - both domestic and abroad - and Sidekick has directly worked with tens of thousands of players and coaches in its short history.

KEVIN PRESSEY - NFL Flag League Director

Kevin Pressey is a talented, skilled worker, who has experience with event, operational, facility, and recreation management.

In addition to his role with Sidekick, he is also the Sports League Operations Manager for Hub Sports Boston. Previously, he was the Director of Athletics for the Waltham Boys & Girls Club.

He earned his Bachelor's Degree (Sport Management) and Master's Degree (Sport Leadership & Administration) from Endicott College.

DAN ROTH - After School Director

Dan Roth grew up in the Sidekick program as a player in the AAU Basketball program before becoming a staff coach.

He is a member of the well-regarded Athletic Truth Group education program for coaches.


Dan played for the Arlington High School Boys' Varsity Basketball team, a perennial power that produced current NBA player Pat Connaughton.

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