Owner, Head Coach
I am the one-woman-show that is everything Atlantic Keeper Academy.
I am a full time K-4 Physical Education Teacher in Methuen and run the Girls Varsity Soccer Program at Methuen High School.
In four seasons I have led the Rangers to their first ever MVC2 Championship in school history and another one in 2022 and won MVC2 Coach of the Year in 2021 and 2022.
I currently holds a USSF “E” License and an NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma.
I have 10 years of coaching experience at all levels including youth, club, high school and college. I first started my soccer career at Haverhill High School where I was a four year goalkeeper starter at the Varsity level. From there, I went on to Bridgewater State University as the starting goalkeeper from 2007 – 2010. In those four years, I helped lead the Bears in numerous games and served as Team Captain my senior year.
Kayla Camara currently ranks 4th all time for the Bears in career minutes played (4,753 minutes), games played (55), and 5th all-time in career goals against average (1.51).
Kayla’s coaching experiences include:
Mass Youth Soccer Goals Camps – Summer 2008-2010
Goalkeeper Assistant- Mass Youth Soccer ODP- Spring 2010
Londonderry HS Girls Freshman Head Coach- 2011 & 2012
Seacoast United U11 B Girls Head Coach 2011 & 2012
Seacoast United- Goalkeeper Coach 2011-2012
Pentucket Regional HS- Girls Junior Varsity Head Coach 2013 & 2014
UNH Women’s Soccer Overnight Camp- Head Coach/GK Coach-
Fustal U11 Coach- Futsal NH- 2014-2015
New Hampshire Goalkeeping Academy- Senior Staff 2014-2015
Pentucket Regional HS- Assistant Varsity Coach 2015
Pentucket Regional HS- Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach 2017
Aztec Soccer Club – Goalkeeper Coach Spring 2015 – 2017
Salem State University – Goalkeeper Coach 2017 – 2018 (2 Seasons)
Methuen High School Girls Soccer Head Coach – 2019 – Present
Kayla’s Certifications and Licenses:
- USSF “E” License
- NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
- NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma
- NCAA Women Coaches Academy Graduate Class #46
- Special Topic Diploma- Integrating Goalkeeper Training into your Team Training
- Advancement Courses – Andrews University
- Coaching the Female Athlete
- Why Good Coaches Quit
- National Federation of State High School Association
- Concussion in Sports
- Fundamentals of Coaching
- Engaging Effectively with Parents
- CPR & First Aid Certified