Meet the Coach

Matt Conti, Owner of Second Half Soccer in Yorktown, Virginia
Matt Conti, Owner, Director of Training

Matt Conti’s Story

I grew up in New Jersey and played soccer from age 3 to 13. Then, my family moved to central Virginia. Our small town didn’t have soccer and I had to give it up until age 21 when I moved to Richmond, VA. I’ve been playing and coaching kids for nearly 20 years.

I started Second Half Soccer LLC in 2017 and haven’t looked back. Training kids to be better soccer players and, more importantly, better leaders, is my passion and purpose. I enjoy helping adults to learn and improve their game as well. My long-term goal is to travel and bring quality soccer training programs to rural areas where it’s currently lacking.

Values & Philosophy

  • “It’s all about the Second Half.” A game is either won or lost in the second half. Be conditioned to play through the 96th minute.
  • Through soccer, we can learn good sportsmanship, humble leadership, and create stronger family bonds.
  • We encourage creativity on the field. Think outside the box.
  • Let’s grow soccer in America!


  • USSF Soccer ‘D’ License
  • 15 years of youth coaching experience
  • 30+ years as a soccer player. Indoor, Outdoor. Various leagues & clubs throughout Central and Southeast Virginia.
  • Certified Insanity Instructor (group fitness)
  • Experienced Personal Trainer


I’m happy to offer the following services to the soccer community and beyond:

  • Individual & Group Training – speed & agility, conditioning, position training
  • Pre-Season Soccer Camps for Teams
  • Business Mentorship for Independent Sports Coaches


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