Vision Training Founders
A passion for Coaching
It is a special gift to work with kids and to help in their development. TJ Kostecky and Len Bilous have had the good fortune to do so, making the last 35+ years a journey of teaching and developing players and coaches. Their innovative program, Vision Training Soccer, is a step-by-step program that teaches players how to see the field while empowering them to make the best decisions.
It has been incredibly rewarding to see so many players and coaches become successful after learning the Vision Training Soccer Program.
Director TJ Kostecky
TJ Kostecky is the Men's Division I Soccer Coach at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. At LIU, he teaches classes in the Department of Sports Science and is co-founder of the University's Sport Management Program. In an academic career spanning 30 years and five universities, he has served as an Athletics Director, professor, and coach. Worldwide, TJ conducts Vision Training soccer coaching seminars and transformational leadership workshops for coaches, parents, and players of all ages. Kostecky is holder of the NSCAA Premier Diploma and the USSF "A" coaching license.
In 2018 LIU (13-6-1) won the northeast conference championship and competed in the NCAA Tournament. In 2015 Kostecky put together one of the best seasons of any Northeast Conference men's soccer program, as his LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds went undefeated and untied to claim the regular-season title. The unblemished mark of 7-0-0 was just the third time in the league's history that the feat had been accomplished.
Kostecky's teams are also devoted in the classroom. His 2003 and 2012 teams posted the highest team grade point average in the nation. The 2008, 2015 and 2016 teams were awarded the NEC Team Academic Award for posting the highest GPA among men's soccer teams in the conference. The 2011 and 2013 teams were distinguished by the conference with the NEC Sportsmanship Award.
In 1981, TJ co-founded Vision Training Soccer, with his partner Len Bilous. The innovative training program is used by teams, coaches, and players at all levels and empowers players to make their own decisions, gain confidence, and become creative.
In 2006, they produced the #1 Best-Selling Vision Training DVD and complimentary coach's manual. He is a featured clinician around the world as his travels have taken him to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Norway, Iceland, Ukraine, Finland, Jamaica, Canada, and Turks & Caicos.
He resides in Brooklyn, NY and is the proud father of two girls- Caroline is a junior soccer player at Gettysburg College and Kate is a Senior Admissions Counselor in New York City.
Director Len Bilous
Len Bilous has spent the past 40+ years coaching soccer, including youth, high school, collegiate, professional and international games. While coaching the Pittsburgh Spirit (MISL- 1980) Len was honored as MISL "Coach of the Year". Len holds the US Soccer A Coaching License and has served on the staff of the US Soccer NationalCoaching Schools, the EPYSA Coaching Schools, and the Olympic Development Program.
During the last 30+ years, Len and TJ have developed Vision Training Soccer. This intuitive training method improves players' ability to see the field, make sound decisions, play quicker, play effectively and be creative.
Len resides in Hellertown, PA. His older son Peter is a Captain in the US Army and his younger son Misha manages Soccer Magic, a soccer specialty store.