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

Coach   Bradley August

Coach Bradley is one of the top youth development officers in the metro area.  He has an extreme passion and enthusiasm for bringing young players into the game and developing them into Alchemists!  Coach Bradley has worked at the Lil Kickers to the High School Varsity level and is currently the head of the Skill Builders program and pre-Academy development.  Coach Bradley is a die hard Citeh fan with a mild Mancunian accent when he gets going!

Club operations Christa Carlson

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. 

coach        Keith Lyle

Coach Keith joins Alchemy DSC with over 20 years of coaching experience at the youth and semi-professional levels in MN, CA, and NYC.  Coach Keith was most recently the Head Coach of Minneapolis City in the Premier League of America (D4 Professional).

Background and Credentials

  • 2016 Head Coach Minneapolis City (PLA)

  • 2014-16 Stegman's City Head Coach (MASL)

  • USSF "C" License

  • NASL Match Evaluator Minnesota United FC 2015-16

  • University of Louisville D1 1998-99

  • Twin Cities Tornado 1996-99