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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.

KEITH BEATY - Assistant Director

Keith Beaty has been an integral part of Sidekick's growth since its move to the Greater Boston area in 2013. Keith has helped the organization reach continual growth in programming, participants, volunteers and coaches.

Working with players of all ages, Keith’s tactical knowledge is unmatched and his ability to connect with youth players is outstanding. Keith has been a leading force of the Wolves Futsal Club, helping to guide all aspects of the program, from academy to elite teams.

He holds the UEFA 'A' License and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, as well as the Northeast Futsal Association BLUE Diploma. He led Boys' Varsity Soccer team at Lexington High School to its first Massachusetts State Championship (Division I) in his first year as head coach in 2016. Keith is also the Boys U19 Head Coach for Seacoast United's US Soccer Development Academy team.


A former professional ballroom dancer, he is fluent in English and Brazilian Portuguese.

BRAD NATHAN - Director of Recreation

Brad Nathan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Sidekick. He is a person who thrives in teaching children how to enjoy sports.

Brad leads the on-field services and public relations side of Sidekick's many recreation programs and provides unparalleled skills in early childhood education development.

In addition to Sidekick, Brad is also the director of Abbey Villa Soccer Club's "Minis" program as well as a director and head coach of Old Scotland Wrestling Club. He has also served as a manager with New England Lacrosse Club. 

Brad is professionally accredited in all the sports that Sidekick teaches. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Framingham State University.

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