Director of Goalkeeping, Revolution Academy
Assistant Coach, Under-18s & Under-16s
Karl Spratt is in his eighth season as a goalkeeper coach for the New England Revolution's Youth Development Program after joining the club in November 2009. In 2013, Spratt took on the added role of Director of Goalkeeping, developing the goalkeeper-specific curriculum for the Revolution Academy’s commercial programs, in addition to managing all of the Academy teams’ goalkeepers – Under-13s through Under-18s.
During Spratt’s time with the organization, the Under-16s have qualified for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs five times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016) and the Under-18s have qualified four times (2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014). The U-18s also made their first-ever trip to national Finals Week in 2013 while the U-16s advanced to the Playoff Quarterfinals in 2015. In the past three years alone, Spratt has coached former U-18s goalkeeper Austin Aviza, who was called in to U.S. Under-18 National Team training camp on several occasions and has regularly trained with the Revs’ first team, including a trip to preseason training camp in Tucson, Ariz., in February 2014, while current U-18s goalkeeper Trey Miller has also spent time training with the Revolution’s first team and has been in camp with the U.S. U-16s while working with Spratt.
In addition to his work with the Academy, Spratt assists first team goalkeeper coach Remi Roy, working with first team goalkeepers at home the team is on the road. On a national scale, Spratt has been active with U.S. Soccer since 2012, primarily working as a goalkeeper coach at U.S. Soccer National Training Centers.
Spratt's previous work experience includes coaching stints with a variety of English club academy programs, including Sunderland AFC and Darlington FC. He also spent time as the goalkeepers coach with the College of Holy Cross, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and various universities in northeast England. Spratt works with the goalkeepers at Providence College, helping the Friars win the 2014 Big EAST Championship while advancing to the NCAA College Cup Final Four for the first time in program history. In 2013, Spratt also helped Providence advance to the Big East Final, along with the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament.
A graduate of the University of Sunderland, Spratt holds a bachelor's degree in sport and exercise development and has his FA goalkeeping licenses. He has also earned the NSCAA’s Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma and became an NSCAA national staff goalkeepers instructor in 2013.
A native of Newcastle, England, Spratt spent time as a player with Manchester United's youth academy, and was part of an England National Team developmental squad at the Under-18 level.
Currently, Spratt resides in Rumford, R.I with his wife Caitriona