About Us

NEXT LEVEL SPORTS MANAGEMENT (NLSM) is a sports consulting agency that helps aspiring athletes connect with collegiate and professional teams.


NL ACADEMY, under NLSM, provides high-quality structured training, conditioning and a complete student-athlete experience to young players looking to play beyond high school. The academy trains athletes strategically in order to prepare them for life beyond sport.


athlete aged between 8 and 12
athlete aged between 16 and 20

Our Vision

We offer players a challenging, enjoyable and well-rounded experience. We strive to be one of the leading football academies in the nation by training players sustainably and providing professional guidance to unlock their full potential.

Our Team

Rahbar Khan, Co-Founder

Former Bangladesh National Team and Sheikh Jamal DC player, currently acts as the co-founder and head of operations. He previously served as the captain of Siena Heights University football team and played League 1 Ontario for North Toronto Nitros.

Shayer Khan, Co-Founder

Shayer is a former student-athlete at University of Charleston, 2019 NCAA DII National Champions. Shayer played 3 years for the Golden Eagles and co-founded NLSM in 2020 and currently serves as the head of recruitment.

Amit Hassan, Technical Director

Amit Hassan is known for his expertise and experience on and off the field. Amit's dedication and love for the sport led him to earn an AFC C coaching certification, which has been instrumental in advancing his career. Amit's coaching philosophy is built on the idea of empowering his players to reach their full potential, both on and off the field.

Shaikat Haque, Head Of IT

Shaikat is a software engineer with over 5 years of experience in various large tech companies. He obtained his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Saint Peter's University, New Jersey, USA. He has been a football lover since childhood and founded the soccer club in his University. He is driven by his passion for football and technology to help empower Bangladeshi youth in the sport.

Abu Siddik (Tusar), Account Manager

Tusar completed his BBA from AIUB. He is deeply pssionate about sports and has been serving as the account manager for NLSM.

Raiyan Rafiq, Recruitment Specialist

Raiyan is currently based in London, England as a legal trainee with experience in education consultancy. She played at a semi-professional level in Bangladesh before starting as a freelance photographer. To date, Raiyan covered the Women’s Super League and various English clubs including Arsenal FC, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs. She has also worked with brands such as Nike, This Fan Girl, Football Beyond Borders and covered the Women’s Euros 2022.

Our Coaches

Rakibul Islam, AFC B License

Coach Rakibul has completed Grassroots and B license from AFC. He is a BFF-certified coach and an accomplished player himself. Coach Rakibul has been with NLSM since Day-1 and has been conducting effective training sessions since the first day.

Uzzal Khan, AFC B License

Coach Uzzal also has Grassroots and B-license from AFC under his belt and is always looking to expand his skillset through coaching trainings from credible institutions. He has coached a number of teams in domestic and international tournaments. Coach Uzzal and Rakibul have been coaching partners at NL Academy since our inception.

Shahedul Islam, AFC C License

Ahnaf Rahman, Assistant Coach

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