I am Brianna “Bri” Visalli, coach, founder and owner of Graft.
I am also a professional footballer. My story began in the local recreational soccer league where I picked daisies and had zero interest in the sport that I now call a career. Fast forward a few years, I competed in NCAA D1 soccer, won All-American honors, became a MAC Herman Trophy Semi-Finalist, set program records and even made history for Pepperdine soccer by becoming the first player to be named Player of the Year. I was also invited to the USWNT U23 November and January Camp where I was then invited to the full USWNT January Camp. In my first professional season, I had the honor of representing the USA in the 2018 Nordic Cup and West Ham United in the 2019 FA Cup Final at Wembley. More recently, I competed in the very first "bubble" and became a champion in the NWSL Challenge Cup with the Houston Dash!
And I am still competing among some of the best players in the world’s best leagues. I am living my dream.
As a player at the highest level, I know what it takes to crush goals and achieve dreams. And I want to help you reach your goals too!
My coaching and playing experience is a testament to my own player development philosophy and training programs.
Two years of professional football in England and coaching within academy football, I have had the opportunity to work alongside some renowned footballers and world-class coaches. Through my professional career, I have forged a unique soccer philosophy and enjoyed a highly successful career myself.
5. 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Champion with the Houston Dash
Professional Footballer and captain of Birmingham City Women's Football Club and England International
"Brianna is a true professional in all aspects of her work, whether it be her personal training, soccer or coaching career. I have worked with Brianna in a soccer context, as a teammate and also as a coaching partner, and have witnessed first hand her dedication, pride and commitment to everything she puts her mind to.
Brianna's knowledge and experience in the football sector is second to none. She will provide clients with high quality sessions, pushing you hard, but ensuring you have lots of fun at the same time.
I would highly recommend Brianna as your PT. She is a lively, friendly person who will make you feel at ease whilst motivating you to achieve your fitness goals! Go Brianna!"
Pepperdine Associate Head Coach
“Bri has dedicated her life to mastering the skills and mindset required to perform at the highest level, which has been the foundation of her illustrious career. Now she has created a framework you can model to follow in her footsteps!”
Professional Footballer for Birmingham City Women's Football and Northern Ireland International
"Alongside my training with the club, I have been working closely with Bri. My training with Bri consisted of footwork drills as it is an area of my game I need to improve. The drills were of beginner-level exercises but although being a professional it is something I have neglected in my training and beginner level was exactly the stage I was at in my ability to complete footwork drills. Confidence is something I lack, especially in areas I feel weak, but Bri had every confidence in me and that in turn gave me confidence. Each session Bri saw my progress and I started taking the confidence I was getting from Graft sessions into my club training. Also, I noticed an increase in my conditioning during club training, such as rondo drills because I was getting challenged during my footwork sessions.
I highly recommend the training with Graft as its helped me already physically and psychologically. Anyone from an aspiring player to a professional, training with graft feels like you are training with a friend rather than a coach, which adds to the quality and creates an environment where mistakes are encouraged to improve. The level of technical information I received during my sessions taught me new things as a professional that I had neglected. Lastly, Graft embodies exactly what you get and I am already looking forward to my next session."
Birmingham Academy Coach
"I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Bri within the soccer industry where she has been totally dedicated in ensuring standards and excellence in all aspects of our training sessions. She has a fantastic ability of understanding each player individually and can cater for each player's needs as a soccer player but also a human being.
Brianna has an excellent understanding of what is required to get where you want to be when achieving your goals personally. She uses all of her experience to deliver various kinds of sessions to our players. I would highly recommend Bri as a personal trainer. She finds a great balance of being someone you want as your friend but more importantly as someone who can drive you to achieve your goals."
Pepperdine Women's Soccer Alumni, Camp Counselor, and Teacher
"I have known Bri for over 10 years now. Besides being the hardest working, most genuine and honest person I know, she is also an incredibly gifted player and coach. I had the honor of playing with her for 2 years in high school and 2 years at the Division I level at Pepperdine University. I can honestly say that if it were not for her, I would not have become the player I am. She helped improve my technical ability and taught me how to push through mental blocks during fitness training, but most importantly, she provided an example of the kind of player and person I wanted to be. Bri is able to take drills that seem mundane and make them engaging. She finds the perfect level of challenge necessary for a player to reach the next level. With Bri as your trainer, you can be confident that you will receive professional level training. But, the best thing that you will get out of working with Bri is the chance to learn first-hand what it means to be a grinder as she embodies what it means to never give up."