James grew up as a multi-sport athlete participating in tennis, basketball, golf, soccer and swimming. He played soccer and golf in college. Graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science he also holds a Masters in Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning form University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. James has over 15 years of experience working with U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams, Olympic, Collegiate, and Youth soccer players as a coach educator, sport scientist, strength & conditioning coach, scout and team coach. Holding a CSCS, CAFS and USSF ‘A’ coaching license, he is a former U.S. Soccer Development Academy Director; performance coach and applied sport scientist for the MLS Colorado Rapids and Philadelphia Union Development Academies; and 10 years as Assistant Coach with Regis University and Colorado College. James developed from the ground up and led a comprehensive athletic performance program for a youth soccer club for five years. He currently works for Firstbeat, an advanced Performance Analytics company focusing on stress, recovery and exercise. He also is an instructor for U.S. Soccer and United Soccer Coaches courses and a high performance consultant for organizations, clubs and individuals across the world. He has hosted multi-day and multi-week camps for over 10 years focusing on play, multi-sport games, soccer and athletic performance and is the Varsity Head Coach for boys soccer at Peak to Peak Charter School.