Steve Knapman

President of Brit-am Soccer Academy


Head Coach, Potomac Blue U15 & U16 Girls
Maryland State Coaching Education Staff

Steve has been coaching in the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area for nineteen years and Steve holds an English Football Association B-License and USSF A – License.

Steve’s playing career began in England at 16 as a trainee with Oldham Athletic where he got to play against the likes of David Beckham and Paul Scholes. He also had short spells at Wigan Athletic and Blackpool before moving to Hong Kong where he played in their professional first division. Here in the United States, Steve was a member of the professional Maryland Mania team in 1999 and trained with DC United for 6 months in 1998 where he was coached by Ex US National Mens Team Coaches Bruce Arena and Bob Bradley.

With this experience Steve & his staff will be able to provide an excellent experience in which they will share their knowledge with your child!

Be part of the Brit-Am Soccer Academy team! For more information about coaching opportunities, please email Steve Knapman.


Coaching Achievements


1997
NCSL Div 2 Champions Boys U’14 Potomac Thunder

Hunt County Classic Champions – U14 Boys Potomac Thunder

1998
Potomac Memorial Tournament Premier Div. Champions – U13 Boys Olney United

Gettysburg Blast Tournament Champions – U14 Boys Olney United

Virginia Beach Tournament Champions – U14 Boys Olney United

Burtonsville United Premier Tournament – Champions Olney United

2001
NCSL Div 1 Champions Boys U’18 Potomac Thunder

2002
The Virginia Tournament Champions – U’ 13 Boys MSC United

2003
August Cup Champions – U’14 Boys Damascus Steel

2004
George Mason Indoor Tournament Champions – U15 Boys Brit-Am Allstars

2005
Loch Lomand Tournament Champions (Scotland) – U15 Boys Brit-Am Allstars

March Madness Champions – U9 Girls Damascus Sparks

Bethesda Tournament Finalist – U10 Girls Damascus Sparks

2006
MLK DC United Dream Cup Champions – U15 Boys MSC Lightning

Jefferson Cup finalist U’12 girls Damascus Sparks

DC United Coach of the Month for April

Carroll county Indoor Champions – U10 Girls Damascus Sparks

August Cup Champions – U’11 girls Damascus Sparks

2007
Jefferson Cup finalist U’12 girls Damascus Sparks

Damascus Sparks U12 Girls WAGS Tournament Champions

2008
Magic Futsal League Champions x 2 – U12 Girls Damascus Sparks (A & B Teams)

Fall Season Div 2 Champions girls U13 Damascus Sparks

March Madness Champions – U19 Boys MSC Lightning

NCSL Div 1 Runner – Up – Boys U’17 MSC Lightning

2009
August Cup Runner Up – Damascus Sparks U14 girls

Columbia Fall Classic Finalists – Damascus Sparks U10 girls

2010
Discovery Cup Champions – Damascus Sparks U15 girls

2011
Discovery Center Indoor winter League #2 U11 girls Champions

Appointed ODP Project 100+ Head Coach Boys U12

2012
Feb awarded USSF A – License