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Elite FC Coaching Staff

U8 boys - Mike Heifner
U9 boys - Nick Bowsher and John Rausch
U9 Girls - Ashley Gruenbaum and Kirk Procuniar
U10 Boys - Nick Bowsher and Nate Andrews
U10 Girls - Matt Levy
U11 Boys - Dave Barta and Jordan Tipton
U11 Girls - Matt Levy and Chad Hamilton
U12 Boys - Aaron Stanford and Jordan Tipton
U12 Girls - Brent Armstrong and Jordan Ziegler
U13 Boys - Andy Hockman/Justin Krueger and Chad Hamilton
U13 Girls- Brent Segner and Danny English
U14 Boys - Brent Armstrong and Derrick Walling
U14 Girls - Randy Spain and Erin Green
U15 Boys - Marc Kirsch
U15 Girls - Marc Kirsch and Cari Hockman
U16/17 Boys - Matt Humphrey
U16/17 Girls - Randy Spain

-Former College Coaches
-High Scho
ol Head and Asst Coaches
nsed Trainers
-Former College Players
-Great Role Models

-State Cup Champs
-Some Former Elite FC Players
-National Award Winner

Elite FC Trainers



Club Role/ Accomplishments
  Marc Kirsch Club Director
2 time Ohio South State Cup Champion
Ohio South Presidents Cup Champion
NSCAA National Coaches Award winner
NSCAA National Diploma Coaching License
Asst. Coach at Ohio Wesleyan University 2003-2004
Head Coach Marysville High School Boys 1998-2003,2005-2012
Winniest Coach in MHS Boys History
Olympic Development Coach 

  Brent Segner Director of Operations, Girls Director
US Soccer National D License
NSCAA Level 1,2,and 3 Goalkeeping Licenses
NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma 
Coerver Youth Diploma
Marysville High School Goalkeeper Coach
  Nick Bowsher Staff Coach , Boys Director
Asst. Soccer Coach Fairbanks High School Boys Program
Former Asst. Coach Marysville High School Boys Program
Coaching Director for UCISL
Presidents Cup Championship
US Soccer Grassroots 7v7, 9v9, 11v11,
US Soccer "E" License
  Brent Armstrong  Staff Coach

  Played collegiate soccer at College of Charleston in Charleston, SC
· US Soccer National “E” License
· Coaching with Elite FC since 2012

· My coaching philosophy – I have played since I was 5 years old and have had the opportunity to play at various levels including club, ODP, high school, college and adult leagues.  I have truly come to love the game known around the world as the beautiful game.  I enjoy watching players develop new skills and come to understand the game better.  My goal is to see the players enjoy themselves while building their technical skills and their decision-making capabilities to be used in dynamic game situations.

  Mike Heifner Youth Program Coordinator , 8 Boys Academy Coach
  • Coach with Elite FC since 2002
  • Coordinator of 'Get Your Kicks' Winter Indoor Soccer clinics for 3-6 year olds since 2002
  • Coordinator of 3 - 5 year old Summer Youth Soccer Camp since 2002
Philosophy for coaching the younger age groups 
it is important to do these three things:
  1. develop a love of the game
  2. instill fun into every practice
  3. develop the fundamental skills needed to play the game of soccer
Matt Levy Staff Coach
Former Marysville High School Girls Varsity Head Coach
US Soccer National D license
ODP Staff Coach
Winniest Coach in MHS Girls Program History
Started coaching with Elite in 1999
  Randy Spain Staff Coach
US Soccer National D license
NSCAA Level 1 & 2 Goalkeeper Diploma
Coach of the Year in conference
Fairbanks High School Head Soccer Coach
Coach of the Year Central District
Coach of the Year Central District for sportsmanship
  Andy HockmanGoalkeeping Director
NSCAA Advanced National GK Diploma
ODP GK Director
ODP State GK Coach
Fairbanks High School Asst Coach and GK Coach
Co-Owner of Keepers First Academy 
US Soccer Coaches Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma
US Soccer 9v9 certificate, F License
Pursuing National D License

"A victory isn't always scoring more goals than your opponent; it's helping and watching a young player develop their soccer skills, falling in love with the game, and building character to be a future leader"

   Justin Krueger  Staff Coach
Played college ball at Ohio Wesleyan University
NCAA Academic All American
ODP State Team
Former Bishop Watterson Girls Varsity Asst. Coach
Former Goalkeeper coach Eagles FC 

Reasons I coach:
1). I love the game of soccer -- playing, watching, and coaching! 
2). I enjoy training young people and helping them develop a love for the game.
3). I believe playing a team sport instills important life lessons in our kids. It is fun being a part of that process! 

  Dave Barta  Staff Coach
  Cari Hockman  Staff Coach
Played at Ohio State University
Former Asst. Coach at Walnut Springs HS
Champion Grand Park Tourney
Mossl Tourney Champs

Reason I coach:

I have played soccer all my life and currently still play year-round.  I love the game; whether it’s watching, playing, studying, practicing or training. I enjoy developing young athletes and seeing them accomplish a new skill or move and pushing them to be the best they can be on and off the field. Growing their character as young athletes through soccer is very rewarding and one I take seriously.  I love to hear, “Coach, what can I do better or how can I improve?”  This is what drives me to continue developing these young athletes to hopefully someday play collegiately, professionally or for fun as an adult. 

Derrick Walling  Staff Coach

Former Graham High School Coach
Played for the All-Marine Corps Team
Played for the Quantico Marine Corps Base Team
US Soccer F License

Coaching Philosophy
1.      Develop team players while improving individual skills.
2.      Be disciplined and respectful.
3.      Have fun and love the game.

Slogan:“Do your job!”

I tell my players that if they are doing their job (playing their position with discipline) and their teammates are as well, then soccer becomes easy. We may not win every game when everyone does their job but we will at least put up a fight and make it harder for the other team to win!

  Chad Hamilton  Staff Coach
US Soccer Grassroots 7v7,
US Soccer Grassroots 9v9,
US Soccer Grassroots 11v11,
US Soccer "E" License
  Alan Hinderer Staff Coach/Shelly Park Coordinator and Turf Management
staff at Scotts Miracle Grow
Expert in Fertilization
Expert in Aeration
Expert in Turf Management
  Glenda Kirsch Club Administrator
great at communicating to all the parents
Cards all the players
Prepares teams for league/tourney play
Works with parent reps.
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