Club Director Donny mark
Coach Donny brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him to Alchemy DSC having played and coached in the US, Australia, China, France, and England. Coach Donny is the program director for all Alchemy Sports overseeing curriculum and player development. His favorite player is Roberto Baggio, the ex-Italian #10 "Il Divin Codino", he speaks Mandarin Chinese, and considers himself to be a scuba diving gospel of soccer spreading monk.
Background and Credentials
- Assistant Coach Minnesota United FC, 2013-2015
- US Development Academy Coach Minnesota Thunder, 2011-12
- US Soccer National Youth License
- UEFA "B" Prelim Award
- Founder and DOC QiLin FC Shanghai China, 2006-2010
- NCAA National Champion 2000, University of Connecticut
Director of Player Development
Coach Geison comes to Alchemy with a wealth of soccer experience and knowledge. Having grown up in soccer mad Brazil Geison has played professionally in Brasil, the US, and Singapore. He played in the NASL with Minnesota United and Fort Lauderdale Strikers and in the MISL for Rockford and New Jersey. He played in the Singapore Top Division for Hougang FC and represented the club in numerous Asian Cup competitions.
Geison is one of the premier youth coaches in Minnesota, his approach to long term player development is that of the Alchemist!
Lil Kickers & Skill Builders Coordinator
Coach Christa Carlson comes to Alchemy DSC having played soccer for White Bear Lake Soccer Club and Minnesota Thunder Academy. After finishing her high school soccer career at White Bear Lake, she played for South Dakota State University. Christa earned Second Team All-Conference her junior year and First Team All-Conference her senior year to SDSU. Upon finishing her playing career Christa was an assistant coach with SDSU in 2015.
She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. Christa has coached for several clubs throughout the Twin Cities since 2009 and has her National Diploma license and Coerver Coaching youth license.