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Our Story

Why Next Level?

Like most parents in the Fort Mill area, we realized the lack of programming for our children and with a growing community, waitlists were becoming the norm.  We decided to take action and use our experience to open Next Level Kidz, with a focus on STEAM and Sports programs.

Whether you are looking for needed care or drop-in classes, we provide a variety of quality programming that captures the interest of any child.

Our programs are led by experienced, educated coaches who have a passion for preparing our children for the future.

Come see how Next Level Kidz will take your child to the next level.

Meet the Coaches

Our experienced coaches are who set us apart.


Cristina Teaver

Co-Founder & Director

Cristina has a degree in Child & Family Development from Georgia Southern University and over 15 years of experience operating summer camps, after school programs and sports leagues through Life Time Fitness and the YMCA.  She is a mother of two active boys and enjoys spending time with her family, vacations and reality tv.

Ko Simpson

Ko Simpson

Flag Football Coach

Former NFL Player and South Carolina Gamecock

Rock Hill native Ko Simpson was a standout football player who attended the University of South Carolina. He was the second Gamecock football player to win SEC Freshman of the Year 2004. He played safety for 2 seasons at the University of South Carolina from 2004-2005 and earned All-SEC and All-American honors at the end of both seasons before entering the NFL draft. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft and played professionally for both Buffalo and Detroit. After his playing days ended, he returned to the University of South Carolina where he finished his bachelor’s degree in Retail Management. He is currently an assistant football coach at Indian Land High School; he has also previously coached at Nation Ford High School and Rock Hill High School. Ko Simpson is also the owner of N Zone Sports Carolinas, where he is the director of the youth sports organization and oversees the flag football league. He has a passion for sports and loves working with children to help them reach their athletic potential while having FUN!

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Jim Rooney

Baseball Pitching Coach

Former MLB player, Coach and Scout

Jim has spent many years in baseball at very high levels because of his knowledge and ability to communicate valuable and relevant information to players, helping them achieve greater success. Skilled in Baseball Scouting and Development, Sports Management, Coaching, Physical Training, with a Strong professional education from Cornell University / Southern New Hampshire University.


Speed and Agility Coach

Coach David is a highly successful speed and agility coach for over 15 years of experience.  During his career, he has worked with every level athlete from middle school to world champion professionals!
You can expect an increase in speed, improvement of acceleration, an explosive 1st step and the ability to change direction quicker than you ever have. He provides a fun and challenging atmosphere, building physically and mentally strong athletes!

Leah Rothrock

Robotics Coach

High School STEAM Teacher in Union County Public Schools

Driven and motivated M.Ed graduate (STEM Education, High Point University, May 2016) with skills in classroom management, team collaboration, professional development, and organizing tasks. Experience in various elementary schools, middle schools, and Project Lead the Way curriculum.


Steve Adamczyk

Robotics Coach

Catawba Ridge High School Engineering Teacher

15 years of High School education experience between New York State and the State of North Carolina. Certified PLTW teacher for Introduction to Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and Principles of Engineering. He has manufacturing, supervision, inspection and inventory experience that he bring into his classes every chance possible.



YouTube Video Production Coach

Award winning video producer

Phil Erhardt has a passion for video production. With over 40-years of broadcast and non-broadcast experience, he has produced, directed and edited award winning video projects for Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries. In 2014, Phil Erhardt established PWErhardt-media, LLC. PWE-media helps businesses and ministries create video stories to inspire change.


Tyler Darrow

Site Director

Soccer, Coding and eSports Coach

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