U9-12 Academy Director – Ryan Henkel

Your state recently changed to offering small sided games at the U11 age group. Were you in favor of the change at the time? I was. But I was also skeptical because without everyone being mandated to play it at the same time I wasn’t sure that the competition level would be there to allow…

Coaching Women and Girls – Keith Boanas

Keith Boanas is the National Head Coach of Women and Girls football in Estonia. Previously he worked as Assistant Director of Coaching for the David Beckham Academy in London, spent nine years as the head coach of Charlton Athletic Women and Millwall Lionesses. Keith has been involved in grass roots football and academy player development…

Managing a Large Club – Jared Spires

Jared coached both club and high school teams in Fort Collins and received High School Coach of the Year honors before moving to Real Colorado: becoming director in 1999.  He has worked closely with what is now the Colorado Soccer Association, as an advisor and coach for their Olympic Development Program and more recently on…

Club Coach – Dave Shaffer

Which coaching course did you most enjoy taking? I probably enjoyed them more the higher I got through them. I liked the USSF A license course and the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. I think the NSCAA and USSF are two organizations on different paths. The USSF are about identifying whether you have the ability to coach or not, whereas…