Coaches

Lance

Lance has played soccer since he was about 7 years old and has been coaching various ages and levels of soccer for 10+ years.  He attended college at Northwest Missouri State University where he founded the university’s soccer club and in the process performed numerous duties including becoming the club's first president, working on community outreach to get more college players involved in coaching with the AYSO, scheduling, fundraising, and recruiting.

In 2010 he received his Bachelor of Science in Recreation from Northwest Missouri State University and then went on to receive a Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management from the University of Central Missouri.
 

He has coached for the American Youth Soccer Organization, Maryville Parks and Recreation (where he also ran the city youth futsal league), Northwest Missouri State University’s soccer club, Unified FC, Brookside Soccer Club, Legends Soccer Club, and as head girls coach and assistant boys coach at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri.


In 2011 he received a certificate for Professional Development from United Soccer Coaches (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.) In 2012 he received coach of the year from the Kansas City Missouri School District’s Interscholastic League and completed his USSF ‘D’ licensing.

Chris

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Chris has played soccer since he was 4 years old and played competitively through high school. He attended the University of Nebraska where he received his degree in biochemistry.

Chris has prior experience coaching children under 6 including those with special needs.

Camille

Camille has been playing soccer for the past 43 years and still enjoys playing in co-ed teams in her free time. She played soccer for Trinity University and then semi-pro in Tucson, Arizona.

She has a Masters in Education and has been a head coach for Grandview High School (girls) as well as assisting with Sporting Lee's Summit and KC Select teams. She brings a wealth of knowledge working with younger players via previous Legends Happy Feet classes and her Class F License.

Ian

Ian was born in Washington, DC and started playing soccer at the age of 5. Growing up he played in various community leagues and travel league teams. He played in high school and a bit in college.

Being the son of a military couple allowed him to enjoy traveling to different military bases around Germany to play the sport he loves. He's played many different positions on the field but his favorite is forward.

"It would be an honor to work with today's youth helping them to improve their soccer skills."

Ron

Ron brings us an energy and love for living life to the fullest. His health and fitness knowledge comes from many disciplines. In addition to enjoying soccer he's an avid cyclist and runner. He's ridden across Iowa 10 times (Ragbrai) and has run in 3 marathons, 20+ half marathons, and numerous 5 and 10k runs. Ron also finished an Ironman triathlon in 2010. His varied background has seen him organize and operate as captain of his broomball team, the China Shop Bulls, for 15 years.

His experiences don't stop at his personal achievements - he loves working with kids and adults with special needs be it ridden tandem bicycles with visually impaired kids through Delta Gamma or being a chaperone for group outings. Ron works with Team Triump to ride/run with those needing extra assistance.

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Abbie

Abbie started playing soccer at the age of 4 and played competitively from age 7 through high school. She attended Northwest Missouri State University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology/ Sociology and Sport and Exercise Psychology respectively. She has previously had coaching experience on a volunteer level helping with younger players in her former club team. She also worked with the Northwest Missouri State University Women’s soccer team in sport psychology concepts during her Master’s work. She hopes to become a licensed soccer coach in the future.

Linsey

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Lindsey has played soccer since she was 7 years old and played competitively through high school alongside playing Varsity for Center High School. In her teenage years, Lindsey had the honor of playing internationally in the Netherlands and in the last year of college she played for UMKC's women's club team before they created their current D1 team. In 2003 she was an assistant coach for the girl's and boy's soccer team, and girl's swim team at her high school alma mater, Center High School in South Kansas City. Then in 2006 she took a break from coaching and moved to England to get her Master's degree.

 

Coming back in 2007 she coached soccer for one more year at Center before entering her doctorate education and career in research and development. Lindsey has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from UMKC, a Master's degree in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), and a PhD in Therapeutic Science from the University of Kansas.

 

Lindsey currently works in Intelligence for Cerner. She looks forward to working with each player in improving their soccer skills and being the players they want to be. 

Dustin

Dustin grew up playing AYSO in Maryville, Missouri, where he played a few seasons for Coach Lance. He also played high school futsal through Maryville Parks and Recreation. He moved schools his senior year so he could play high school soccer at Bishop Leblond and made varsity his only year there.

Kerry

Kerry started playing soccer in third grade in Sedalia, Missouri, and played in Springfield and Northwest Arkansas leagues in his teens with the Branson Breakers Soccer Club. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and has master's degrees in Economics and Business Administration from UMKC. He is a professional economist and also volunteers with The Sending Project of Kansas City. He's a current Sporting KC season ticket member and plays on indoor and outdoor soccer teams in the area.

Cynthia

Cynthia grew up playing mostly pick up soccer in the community and made the varsity team at Lincoln Collegiate Preparatory Academy in her freshman year – her first year of organized soccer. Since then she’s played for Avila University and Kansas City Kansas Community College. She is currently working on her BS in Human Resources from Ottawa University.