U9-U15 RECREATIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
I am the U9-U15 Recreational and Academy Administrator. My job includes forming teams, recruiting coaches, scheduling practices and games, along with providing customer service. I am also a coach and I am proud to have developed two second teams into top 20 teams in the state. I try to help educate our membership so we can work together in a more seamless fashion. Outside of work I enjoy kayaking, drawing and hanging out with my two dogs Gallow and Venice.
I am the Competitive Program Administrator. I have worked in many capacities throughout my 8 years with the club and am proud of the contributions I’ve made in each role. I hope to continue to positively impact our membership and community. I have two dogs; Montana and Nora. We love spending time in the great outdoors and enjoying all of the things in Colorado.
OFFICE & U4-U5 LOLLIPOPS
Paula is the Office/Lollipop Administrator with over 16 years of experience with Colorado United. She thoroughly enjoys working with the Lollipop program, the clubs youngest soccer players. Using her many years of experience and attention to detail sets a positive tone for ultimate success in the workplace. In her free time, Paula likes to read and spend time with family and good friends.
My role is directly responsible for the administration of the club, supporting all areas: Lollipops, Recreation, Academy, Copa Academy, Competitive, Camps, field use, risk management, staffing, etc…
I started as a Team Mom in 1989 for my oldest son’s U10B team, joining the Bomber Board of Directors in 1990, transitioning to the Littleton United Board of Directors after the merger in 1991, and moving onto the Littleton Soccer Club Board of Directors after the merger in 1998. During this time my volunteer role on the Board was VP of Administration, which evolved into being hired by the BOD as the General Manager in 1999. My long term commitment to the program is based on the club’s role in “Developing Players for Life.” The children not only learn soccer skills as a youth player, but life lessons that will serve them well as they move through each phase of life.
I am Steven Netherton and I am the Controller for Colorado United. As the Controller, I have many different responsibilities, but in short, I handle all of the club’s financial responsibilities and help create our operational processes and procedures. I have been with the club since 2008 and have helped the club usher in a new era of using technology to maximize our efficiency and effectiveness. I first got involved with the club in 1989 as a 5-year-old player playing for the Sooners, a recreational team in the Littleton Soccer Association (LSA). I was playing for the club when the Littleton Knights and Littleton Bombers merged to create Littleton United, and when Littleton United and LSA merged to create Littleton Soccer Club. I was then working for the club in 2009 when we changed the name from Littleton United to Colorado United.
The club has been near and dear to my heart for 23 years and I work hard every day to help kids have a similar experience that I had growing up, knowing that it will stick with them for the rest of their lives and help them in so many activities they take on.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my wife, Jen, and our three kids, Connor, Chelsea, and CJ. We love to spend our time outdoors camping, going to Elitches, and playing golf.
I have been the Executive Director for Colorado United since October 2019, however, my connection with club dates back to the first year I coached my daughter as a U5er, Callie, in 1993. From there, I coached my other two children, Ethan and Lanie, up to the point where they began playing competitively.
Before taking on the position as ED, I worked in Littleton Public Schools for 33 years. My first job in LPS was a traveling Physical Education Teacher at several different elementary schools and as a boys and girls soccer coach at Heritage HS. I served as a Princpal in my last 19 years at Runyon and East Elementary and Options HS.
The role I now play in the club is amazing, yet complex. My tasks include creating business plans, community outreach, overseeing day-to-day activities, improving performance, developing organizational culture, staff supervision, financial reporting, and directing organizational strategy, to name a few.
My overall goal is simple...create and sustain the best possible soccer experience we can for our membership. We are always looking to learn and be better. The experience of playing and coaching the beautiful game has been life-changing. I am so lucky to be in a place in my life where I can pass along my love for the game to others.
I hold a United Soccer Coaches National & National Youth Diploma, USSF National Youth and Dutch Youth Licensure.
When I am not on the fields or in the office I am spending quality time with my family. I have been married to my wonderful wife Julie for nearly 34 years. We met at Metropolitan State University where we graduated together in 1988. I am honored to have 3 lovely children. I love hanging out with our 2 dogs and 2 cats: Oliver, Ceily, Petey, and Paul.
U6 & MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS
Lauren handles all social media platforms, anything marketing and branding, website updates and creation, along with being the U6 administrator. Being with the club for only a couple of years, Lauren has definitely put her stamp on the brand. She has helped to transform the communication of the club and hopes that everyone enjoys the new website coming soon!! Lauren has a rich history with the club being one of the players back in her youth! Lauren played for Colorado United growing up and knowing the process and success of the club on an individual level, really fires Lauren up to help create a better experience for all players and families. Being the Colorado Native that she is, when Lauren is not working, she enjoys creating wonderful food and loves being outdoors with her dog Evans and boyfriend Kyle.
COPA ACADEMY DIRECTOR
I am the Colorado United Copa Academy Director, where I oversee our more advanced and competitive U9 and U10 Boys and Girls teams.
Over the course of my coaching journey, I’ve been lucky enough to work in various roles from the U6 little ones and their first experiences to the collegiate athletes who were winning their conference championships.
For me, I look forward to helping players fulfill their thirst for knowledge and guiding them through their own soccer journey and I hope to provide the knowledge and support for our coaches to help all players that come through the Copa program.
When I’m not on the field you can bet I’m watching a game, either with my hometown FC Cincinnati or my childhood favorite Manchester United.
WAYNE "WANNERS" EVANS
DOC - BOYS U11-U14 COMPETITIVE
Within Colorado United, I oversee the U11-14 Boys age group, I work to create an Age-Specific Curriculum for our teams, which follows the moments of the game – In Possession, Out of Possession & Transition.
I am originally from Wales, UK and have been in the US since 2017. I have been fortunate to work within various soccer environments in the UK, Canada and now here in the USA, ranging from grassroots clubs to professional soccer academies. I Hold the UEFA A License, Academy Managers license and Advanced Youth Award, all taken through The FA, England.
My aim is to create a safe learning environment for all players, enabling them to fulfil their potential by creating specific challenges for the players during the session, and allowing them to take ownership of their own learning objectives.
When not involved with Colorado Utd, I enjoy a round of golf and hiking the local trails.
DOC - BOYS & GIRLS U15-U16 COMPETITIVE
I have been with Colorado United since 2014 and has held various titles during his time. I am currently the Director of Coaching of the U-15 and U-16 Boys and Girls. Additionally, I am also in charge of the Secondary Boys and Girls program as well as the College Showcase Program(CSP). I have have played at a very high level, playing both collegiate soccer at Indiana Wesleyan University and Professional soccer with the Charlotte Eagles. I hold a United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma.
COMPETITIVE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
I am the Colorado United Competitive Technical Director. I work alongside our Competitive & Copa Academy Directors of Coaching to ensure we provide the best soccer opportunities for our players and coaches to help develop their skills, passion and love for the game of soccer. I am very fortunate that soccer has provided me the opportunity to work within the sport that I love. My true driving force is to foster lifelong soccer players.
I have been working for Colorado United for 18 years and have held various roles including Recreational DOC and Programming Director. My love for soccer stems from my childhood growing up in Wales, UK. I am “still” a passionate Manchester United fan!
When I am not out and about on the soccer fields I enjoy spending family time with my wife, Ruth and 3 children Sam, Nia and Rhiana. We enjoy hanging out, hiking, camping, socializing, golfing and travelling.
DOC - ACADEMY U9-U15
He is from Bogota-Colombia. His passion in life is soccer, he has played since he was 4 years old. He Played Professional soccer for 3 years. He started playing from U4-U8 in Fair Play Club FC and then, joined professional Club Independiente Santafe for all his youth and professional career, He played U12 year in the youth academy of the professional team Velez Sarsrfield (Argentina). At U16 he played in the Independiente Santafe reserves team, and then was promoted to the first team were he played his first pro game in 2005 playing in the Primera A, Colombian Soccer Professional League . He played college soccer for Javeriana university and at the same time played in the Bogota National travel team.
He moved to the states, to New York, to play in the NPSL team Brooklyn Italians and started coaching youth soccer for Super Soccer Stars NY club for 2 years, being the U9-U12 Director of coaching for the club, winning the NY Cosmopolitan league and state championships in one year. In 2013 he moved to Colorado to work for Colorado Storm, for the last 6 years, being the Regional Director of coaching Girls Developmental, winning state cup titles, CYS leagues, and College Showcases like Surf Cup - Florida Disney showcase, were he coached and promoted numerous High School Girls and Boys to College scholarships.
Currently Felipe is the Director of coaching for the U9-U15 Academy program, since 2019 at Colorado United Soccer Club. His goal is to train and help players advance to the next level, and having the players with a smile on their faces when they leave the soccer field, have fun while learning.
He holds a US Soccer C license, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, – Premier Diploma - Advanced National. GK level 1-2 Diploma, La Liga Formation methodology level 3, Top Soccer State coaching diploma as well as other relevant coursework.
Felipe has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics from Javeriana University (Colombia). Prior to coaching soccer, he worked for IBM in Bogota-Colombia for 2 years as a Sales Marketing coordinator
He lives in Denver with his wife, and 2 rescue dogs, Thiago and Duchess. He loves to travel around the world, watch movies, and play tennis. He continues to play soccer every chance he gets. His favorite soccer teams are Boca Juniors from Argentina and Santafe from Colombia.
Director of Goalkeeping
I am Hayes Bell and I am the Director of Goalkeeping for Colorado United. I started my soccer career here at Colorado United back in 2011 where I played goalkeeper and in the field. I graduated from Rock Canyon High School and walked on at a DII school in Missouri where I played goalkeeper till 2019.
I started coaching in a volunteer role in 2013 here at the club and continued to do so until 2018, when I then began to take on more official coaching capacities, specifically working with the goalkeeping program. Since then I’ve worked, not only with the goalkeepers at every level from recreational to competitive, but also worked with entire teams from the U7 to U17.
I have a passion for the game and love watching the next generation of players begin to foster that same passion through hard work, effort and a positive attitude.
Before I became a coach at Colorado United I graduated from Lindenwood University with my Bachelors of Science in Paramedicine and worked as an EMT in St.Louis, Missouri.
When I am not coaching you can find me enjoying all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer, hanging out with my dog, and spending time with my friends and family.
DOC - BOYS & GIRLS U17-U19 COMPETITIVE
John Senkosky brings a wealth of knowledge to Colorado United having coached youth, high school, and college soccer. He coached all three of his daughters when they were young.
As a young player himself, John played for Busch Soccer having grown up in St. Louis.
John played through high school, attended the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, and was instrumental in leading his team to the NCAA Division II Final Four two times. Senkosky received the Hagemeister Award his senior year, voted for by his teammates and coach for being the most prestigious player and team captain..
John has the highest licenses as a coach, obtaining his US Soccer Federation “A” License, and also the United Soccer Coaches “Premier” License. John has also been chosen many times to be a part of the Regional Staff and State Coaching Staff.
As a Colorado United Director of Coaching, Senkosky’s goal is to touch the lives of every player he coaches to reach their highest potential as a player, and to go on to have a love of the game for the rest of their lives. He strives to develop players who have the desire to play at the college level and beyond, and feels it is important to instill the values of being a team player and well-rounded individual in whomever he coaches. As a man of high integrity himself, John hopes to ingrain the desire for his players to achieve this as well. John is honest, kind, and has an outstanding work ethic.
When he is not coaching, John enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, skiing, and volunteers for the NSCD in Winter Park. He and his wife, Mary, have three daughters, and is a first time grandpa having a grandson born recently.
RECREATIONAL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
I am the Colorado United Recreational Technical Director. I oversee all the recreational programs for the club, this includes U4/5 Lollipops, U6-15 recreational and academy teams, our school outreach programs and our TOPS (special needs soccer program).
This is my second time being involved with Colorado United. The first time with the club I was a Competitive Director and I also coached a back-to-back State Cup winning team. Between my times with the club I was the Recreational Director for Pride Soccer Club in Colorado Springs.
I try my best to pass on my love of soccer to the kids I work with whilst attempting to give them the tools to reach their full potential in the game. I want players to leave my training sessions excited and smiling.
When not on the field I love to spend time with my family (wife Jill and kids, McKenna and Keegan). We love being active and spending time in the mountains whenever we can. I am a huge fan of my home town soccer team, Rangers Football Club in Glasgow, Scotland. Due to time differences I am often up at 5am in the morning watching their games.
DOC - GIRLS U11-U14 COMPETITIVE