/ENCLOSED PICTURE —- 19th May 2003 – Professor/Coach Kwaku Akyeampong was featured in the Washington Post during his 2003 Graduation at the George Washington University, Washington DC, USA/


Professor/Coach Kwaku Akyeampong, Sr.                           

CEO/Human Performance Coach/Soccer Skills Coach 



Coaching Elite & Professional Soccer Players around the world on Advanced Soccer Skills Development; Diet & Nutrition Best Practices; Mental & Physically Conditioning; Strength training for Soccer athletes; Overall Soccer Fitness & Conditioning

Professor/Coach Kwaku Akyeampong is CEO and Human Performance Coaching Director responsible for Technical Skills Development, Physical Conditioning, and Speed, Agility & Quickness (SAQ) conditioning for elite professional soccer players at the Dribble like Messi Futsal & Soccer Skills Academy™.

Professor/Coach Kwaku Akyeampong is National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching (DOC) trained; and United States Soccer Federation (USSF) certified.


  • PhD Candidate
  • Master of Science (Project Management), George Washington University, USA (GRADUATED)
  • Master of Science (Information Systems Technology), George Washington University, USA (GRADUATED)
  • Master of Science (Economics), Kiev State University, Ukraine, Soviet Union (GRADUATED)



Soccer Ball Control & Dribbling Moves; Soccer Ball Shooting; Soccer Ball Passing; Receiving; Spatial Awareness; Balance; Mobility & Coordination; Directional Changes; Endurance; Stamina Building; Athlete Fitness; Decision making; Problem-solving; Leadership; Team Play & Team Work; Mental Toughness


  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Director of Coaching (DOC) Diploma for Soccer
  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National Licenses
  • United States of America Taekwondo (USAT) Associate Coach
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Safe Sport
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Mental Training for Performance
  • Certified Speed, Agility & Quickness (SAQ) Specialist/Coach
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)/Coach
  • USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach
  • CSCS Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by NSCA (Attended and completed all classroom and Practical Training)
  • Meulensteen Method 200 (Rene Meulensteen, UEFA Pro Licensed Coach is former Manchester United First Team Coach and coached Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck among many others)     


  • Kyiv State University, Kyiv, Ukraine, Soviet Union
  • Youth National level, Ghana National Team


  • 2005 to present  – Founder & High Performance Director, Dribble like Messi Soccer Skills Academy™                                       
  • 1991 to 2015 – Director of Soccer Coaching, LSLA, Virginia        


Professor/Coach Kwaku Akyeampong speaks English, Russian; African, and European languages





PHONE: +1. 469-920-4066





P.O Box 1624 Frisco Texas 75034 USA



MY FAVORITE QUOTES – PELE (3 Time World Cup Winner): 

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all,  love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

MY FAVORITE QUOTES – LIONEL MESSI (7 Time Ballon d’Or Winner): 

I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy  – Lionel Messi

You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it   – Lionel Messi

Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing  – Lionel Messi

I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player – Lionel Messi

Like I’ve said many times before, I’m always more likely to remember goals for their importance rather than if they’re beautiful or not. Goals scored in finals, for example – Lionel Messi

MY FAVORITE QUOTES – MUHAMMAD ALI (3 Time World Heavy weight Boxing Champion): 

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.  – Muhammad Ali

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill  – Muhammad Ali

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick – Muhammad Ali

A man who has no imagination has no wings – Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see  Muhammad Ali

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even – Muhammad Ali

MY FAVORITE QUOTES – MICHAEL JORDAN  (Led Chicago Bulls to Win 6 NBA Championship Titles): 


I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships – Michael Jordan

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen – Michael Jordan

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it – Michael Jordan

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation – Michael Jordan

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion – Michael Jordan


Dribble like Messi Soccer Skills Academy™ is a United States based youth soccer skills training academy for U5 through U18 boys and girls; and for Professional Football/Soccer Players playing in MLS, Premier League, Ligue 1, La Liga, and Bundesliga.

Dribble like Messi Soccer Skills Academy™ trains, builds, develops and improves soccer talents, soccer foot skills, soccer moves, soccer speed skills, soccer goal scoring abilities and develops the next generation of Players who will play at the highest level of 5 time Ballon d’or Winner, Lionel Messi.

“Players like Messi come by our way once upon a time in many centuries. What Messi does on and off the ball on the field is remarkable, breathtaking, sensational and awesome. Our generation today is very fortunate to have a player of Messi’s caliber razzle dazzle defenders at amazing bursts of speed while using ingenuity, skill, superior ball control technique and precisive goal scoring to achieve high level outcomes. Much respect to Messi, the greatest in soccer of our generation” – Professor/Coach Kwaku Akyeampong