ADMINISTRATIVE

STEVEN NETHERTON

CONTROLLER

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Bio:

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.  

steven@littletonsoccer.net

 

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CAITLYN CAMPMAN

COMPETITIVE ADMINISTRATOR

Bio:

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.

caitlyn@littletonsoccer.net

 

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PAULA CROSS

OFFICE & U4-U5 LOLLIPOPS

Bio:

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.

paula@littletonsoccer.net

 

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LYNDA NETHERTON

GENERAL MANAGER

Bio:

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.

lynda@littletonsoccer.net

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FELIPE QUIROGA

DOC ACADEMY U9-U15 & U8 ADMIN

Bio:

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. 

felipe@littletonsoccer.net

 

GREG SUMLIN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bio:

Hello! I am the Executive Director of Colorado United/Littleton Soccer. My role as the ED began in October 2019. Before joining the club I was an educator in Littleton Public Schools for over 30 years, where I served as a Physical Education Teacher from 1989-2000 and a Principal from 2000-2019. I also coached a variety of sports including boys and girls soccer at Heritage HS from 1985-1997. A highlight to mention--we won the 4A state championship in 1992. My overall experience with LPS was amazing! The one take away is that my commitment and love of our community is will always be special. My 3 children grew up and attended LPS schools. My wife, Julie, is a graduate from Arapahoe HS.

That said, the connection to the club is strong and goes back to me coaching my first rec team in 1993. Since that time I have eagerly and passionately served Colorado United/Littleton Soccer in various roles, not only coaching, but admistratively.

I am looking forward to maintaining our relationship with commmunity. Our vision is "developing players for life." I can tell you from my experiences over the years that I have observed this to be true. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and fun soccer experience regardless of level or age of our players. If there is anything you need from me please do not hesitate reach out. See you on the fields!

gregs@littletonsoccer.net

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LAUREN WILTSHIRE

U6 ADMIN, MARKETING, CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

Bio:

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.

lauren@littletonsoccer.net

Michael Posen

MICHAEL POSEN

DOC - RECREATIONAL & U7 ADMIN

Bio:

Michael Posen is a longtime soccer administrator, coach, and referee. Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, he has worked with several soccer organizations within the State of NM. His most recent work includes assignments with the Corrales Soccer Club in Corrales, NM where he served as both the Executive Director and Associate Director of Coaching, with the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association as a Programs Administrator and an ODP Staff Coach, and with the New Mexico Soccer Referee Association as the State Director of Instruction. 

On the coaching side, Michael holds the USSF C License, the USC Director of Coaching Diploma, GK Level 1-2 Certifications, National TOPSoccer Certificate, and an NFHS Level 3 Accreditation.  On the referee side, he is a USSF Certified Referee, Assignor, and Referee Mentor. 

Personally, Michael met his wife Danessa on the pitch and they have been married for 4 years.  Not long after meeting, Danessa shared her passion for kids living with special needs and they worked together to found the first TOPSoccer program in Corrales, NM. Off the pitch, they are advocates for children living with special needs, avid movie enthusiasts, and enjoy spending time together with their two Scottish Collies (Nova and Sage), and their Alaskan Malamute (Bear).

michaelp@littletonsoccer.net

 

COACHES

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DAN CHEESEMAN

COPA ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Bio:

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.

dan@littletonsoccer.net

 

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HAYES BELL

DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING

Bio:

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.

hayes@littletonsoccer.net

 

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MITCH LOBDELL

DOC - COMPETITIVE PROGRAM COORDINATOR & DIRECTOR GIRLS COLLEGE SHOWCASE PROGRAM (CSP)

Bio:

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. 

mitch@littletonsoccer.net

 

 

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BARRY MANTLE

COMPETITIVE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Bio:

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.

barry@littletonsoccer.net

 

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FELIPE QUIROGA

DOC ACADEMY U9-U15 & U8 ADMIN

Bio:

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. 

felipe@littletonsoccer.net

 

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JOHN SENKOSKY

DOC - COMPETITIVE PROGRAM COORDINATOR & DIRECTOR BOYS COLLEGE PROGRAM

Bio:

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.

john@littletonsoccer.net

 

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STUART SINCLAIR

GIRLS COMPETITIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Bio:

I am the Colorado United U11-19 Girls Competitive Program Director (CPD). I am also the CO-Director of our TOPSoccer Program (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. For the past 8 years I have been the Recreational Director of Coaching and, most recently, the Recreational Technical Director.

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 whilst also feeling challenged.

When not on the field I love to spend time with my family (Wife Jill and kids, McKenna and Keegan). McKenna coaches in our U4/5 lollipop program and Keegan is transitioning to the competitive side of the club after playing rec since U4. Everyone in the family is involved with our TOPSoccer program.  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. 

stu@littletonsoccer.net 

 

Seth Trembly

SETH TREMBLY

BOYS DOC U11 - U19

Bio:

I am the Boy's Director of Coaching U11-19. I have a passion for developing teams and players to unlock their full potential, dream big and work hard.

I am returning to Colorado United where I was a youth player before signing a contract with Major League Soccer during my last year of high school. I have represented the USA National Teams at U17, U20, and U23's. Finishing 4th place in the U17 World Cup with future World Cup stars Kyle Beckerman, DaMarcus Beasley, Oguchi Onyewu, and Landon Donovan. I went on to play for Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, and Montreal Impact, appearing over 100 times in MLS. After playing I went right into coaching spending time at youth clubs Colorado Rush, Albion SC, San Diego Surf, Slammers, and Utah Surf. While also coaching collegiately at UC San Diego and Utah Valley University. I was named Cal South Coach of the Year in 2014 winning the USYS National Championship with San Diego Surf. As well as 2016 CCAA Coaching Staff of the Year for our run to the NCAA Final Four with UCSD. I have a USSF A coaching license as well as an NSCAA National Youth diploma.

When not on the soccer field I enjoy fishing, skiing, and surfing. I have a wife, Grace, and two little girls, Rooney and Rio.

 

seth@littletonsoccer.net

Danny Woolliscroft

DANNY WOOLLISCROFT

DOC - ASSISTANT BOYS U11 - U19/DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

Bio:

My role within the club is to provide the best playing and learning experience for our players, coaches and families inside of the 11U-19U boys competitive program, with the main goal of creating players for life.
Originally from Manchester, England I started my football journey playing in various professional academies across England before playing in university at Leeds Metropolitan. I started my coaching journey in 2007, coaching and obtaining licenses in the UK before moving to the U.S in 2014 to pursue coaching opportunities in a different culture.
I previously coached within the Colorado United organisation, from 2014-2018, assisting staff within the recreational, academy and copa academy programs.
I look forward to sharing my passion for both soccer and futsal with the players at the club both in and outside of the regular season, providing quality supplement experiences for your player in both summer and winter seasons.
Through my varied experiences obtaining licenses with The FA, US Soccer Federation, United Soccer Coaches, US Youth Futsal and United Futsal, I hope to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences that are engaging and fun. With the support of the fantastic staff at Colorado United we look forward to providing many memorable moments for you and your player.
When I am away from coaching I enjoy playing soccer, skiing, mountain and road biking and spending quality time with my wife, Bree and our two pets, Nova and Scout.

danny@littletonsoccer.net 

 

Michael Posen

MICHAEL POSEN

DOC - RECREATIONAL & U7 ADMIN

Bio:

Michael Posen is a longtime soccer administrator, coach, and referee. Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, he has worked with several soccer organizations within the State of NM. His most recent work includes assignments with the Corrales Soccer Club in Corrales, NM where he served as both the Executive Director and Associate Director of Coaching, with the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association as a Programs Administrator and an ODP Staff Coach, and with the New Mexico Soccer Referee Association as the State Director of Instruction. 

On the coaching side, Michael holds the USSF C License, the USC Director of Coaching Diploma, GK Level 1-2 Certifications, National TOPSoccer Certificate, and an NFHS Level 3 Accreditation.  On the referee side, he is a USSF Certified Referee, Assignor, and Referee Mentor. 

Personally, Michael met his wife Danessa on the pitch and they have been married for 4 years.  Not long after meeting, Danessa shared her passion for kids living with special needs and they worked together to found the first TOPSoccer program in Corrales, NM. Off the pitch, they are advocates for children living with special needs, avid movie enthusiasts, and enjoy spending time together with their two Scottish Collies (Nova and Sage), and their Alaskan Malamute (Bear).

michaelp@littletonsoccer.net

 

Michael Fall

MICHAEL FALL

BOYS COMPETITVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR U11 - U19

Bio:

I am the Boys Competitive Program Director. My role is to manage all aspects of competitive programming for the U11-U19 boy participants. I am responsible for the day-to-day logistics and management of all programming that serves our boy players. 

My essential duties are to help develop top-notch coaches, to cultivate and manage our coaches and surrounding schools, to manage team rosters, communicate with families, plan training sessions, and manage player placement and movement. Last but not least, I strive to provide a fun, challenging, and engaging environment that teaches our players to play with passion, respect the game, and strive for excellence on and off the field. 

I have played soccer at every level from U6 to representing the USMNT. My coaching credentials include  USSF “C” and “B” licenses, an NSCAA Youth Level 6 diploma, and an NSCAA Academy Sports Performance diploma. I also hold a Master's level fitness certification. 

I began my coaching journey by being a “helper” at the University of Central Florida’s summer soccer camps while I was in high school which prompted me to obtain a coaching license so I could be paid. I  continued playing and coaching throughout my collegiate and professional career gaining more education along the way. I have coached youth soccer at the U6-U18 ages and at every level of play. In  2011 I brought my daughter’s team over from Colorado Storm because we liked the family feeling that  Colorado United gave us! Parents were impressed with the motto of “Developing Players for Life”. My first team at United was the U11 girls silver team. I coached on the girl's side for 6 years in the U11-U14 age group and was then moved to the boy's side coaching our 1st and 2nd level teams. 

My passion is to develop youth soccer players on and off the field. I will continue this mission as the  Competitive Program Director. 

I have been married to my wife Allie for 28 years and we have 3 children, 20-year-old twins Carlie & Nick and 14-year-old Tanner. We are an active family and enjoy most all sports, the beach and good movies.

 

michaelf@littletonsoccer.net

Katy Sackett

KATY SACKETT

GIRLS ASSISTANT DOC U11 - U12

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I am the assistant director on the girl's side focusing on the u11 and u12 age groups. My role is to build relationships with the players and families to cultivate an environment that pushes players to be their best while developing their skills, being competitive, and having fun. I work closely with the coaches to ensure all our players are finding success. My journey with United started as a parent when my daughter went through the competitive program. From there, I began coaching and have been coaching with Colorado United going on eleven years. I have been an age group assistant and now an assistant director with our youngest competitive girl;s teams for the past seven years. When I'm not on the soccer field, I am a full-time fourth and fifth-grade teacher in Denver Public Schools. I have been teaching for 16 years and recently completed my master's degree in curriculum design and development.

Sports is about teaching and developing young people for life – learning the game is secondary. If we have taught the game but failed to prepare our athletes for life and its challenges, then we have missed the point. If we teach the game properly – we can do both – prepare for competition on the field and in life. That’s what it means to play soccer and develop players for life. As a coach and assistant director, I am here to support the players in their soccer endeavors while supporting them in building confidence, leadership skills, and teamwork.
 
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters and enjoying the Colorado outdoors. You can find me paddle boarding at the lake, snowboarding, fly fishing, and enjoying live music.
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HERMAN SULLIVAN

DOC GIRLS U11 - U19

Bio:

Hello, I am Herman, and I am the Director of Coaching for the U11-U19 Girls. I have been on a soccer field since the age of 3 and loved it ever since. I have lived in the Littleton area most of my life, I went to Goddard Middle and Heritage High Schools. I played youth soccer for the Littleton Knights until it combined with the Littleton Bombers for the 1st version of Littleton United. I also played college soccer in southern California and have had the opportunity to play on various high-level teams since then.

I began my coaching career at Littleton United back in the late 90’s. I have had the awesome opportunity to coach at all levels within several clubs both locally and in California. I have been a Recreational Director as well as an Age Group Director.  I also was the head coach for the Colorado Foxes (Premier Development League).  This particular team/league was a pathway for college soccer players to the professional game. Most recently I have been a coach at Heritage High School as well as at Real Colorado in the ECNL programs. Over the years I have worked to obtain the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma, as well as USSF licenses. I am very excited to bring my experience to the club and help both coaches and players become better versions of themselves.

When I am not coaching, I enjoy traveling with my wife and daughter. My daughter is a senior in high school and is embarking on playing college soccer, so we have been living that journey with her. I also enjoy being outside and spending time with our 2 dogs Maggie and Benny. I also like to dabble with fun recipes in the kitchen. I am looking forward to being part of the team to take Colorado United forward into the future. Thanks!

 

herman@littletonsoccer.net

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