Hive Directors of Coaching

Hive Academy Director

Anne Schafer
Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: Benedictine College (Kansas) Assistant Women’s Coach, 2010-2015.

Coaching Licenses: NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience: Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club? “I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club to share my passion for the game of soccer and to coach and develop soccer players the right way.”

Teams - G02 Ajax, G99 Ajax

Hive Academy U5/U6 Director

Matt Dowd
10U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience:  NFC Coach, 2009-2012; Toro Soccer Club Coach, 2011-2014; Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach/Hive Program Director, 2012-Present.

Coaching Licenses: USSF E License, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club?
 “I coach at Elkhorn Soccer Club to help each player become the best they can be, while enjoying every moment of the journey.”

Email: mkdowd@cox.net

Hive Academy U8 Director

Andy Staberg
9U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: Omaha Public Schools Certified Teacher (2000 - Present) Lincoln High School JV Coach/Varsity Assistant (1999-2001) Bellevue University Men's Assistant (2000) Millard South JV Coach/Varsity Assistant (2005 - 2007) Bennington High School Girls Varsity Coach (20014 - Present) Gladiator Soccer Club coach and trainer;  Omaha Futbol Club coach and trainer; Elkhorn Soccer Club coach and trainer; Coerver® Club Coach

Coaching Licenses: NSCAA Advanced National, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience: Millard Star Select (Ajax), Gladiator Soccer Club (Warriors), West Omaha Soccer Club (Rowdies), Olympic Development Program ('77), Millard South High School (3 year letter-winner)

Why do you coach for ESC?  
"I coach for ESC to provide players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and play the game that has been part of my life for over 35 years.  Growing up and playing soccer in Omaha I was fortunate to play for many wonderful coaches, some of whom are still coaching today and it is those experiences that I want to share with future generations of soccer players.  Coaching soccer for ESC is more than coaching one team - it is coaching a culture and a community of players."

Email: andrew.staberg@ops.org

Hive Academy U7 Director

Chad Lange
8U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: Morningside College (Iowa) Assistant Coach; Bishop Heelan Catholic High School (Iowa) Head Coach. Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach/Hive Program Director, 2012-Present.

Coaching Licenses: USSF National D License, NSCAA National Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience: Briar Cliff University (Iowa)

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
“I coach at Elkhorn because of the great people there; the coaches, the parents, the kids, and everyone else who helps make Elkhorn the best club to work for.  I feel like I have developed great friendships here and that is a big part of the reason I not only want to stay but increase my role and impact with the club.”

Email: lange_chad@live.com

Hive Directors

 

Bobby Labs
7U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: 

Coaching Licenses:

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club?

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5u/6u Director

Amy Tilley
4U/5U/6U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2009 - Present, Bennington Soccer Club 2014 - Present.

Coaching Licenses: USYSA National Youth License, USSF "D" License, NSCAA National Diploma

Playing Experience: Bellevue University

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I really enjoy that I get to help kids fall in love with the game of soccer, while having fun and developing skills and I love the fact that I can make a difference in children's lives, not just on the field but off the field as well.  I see myself as more than a coach... in many cases I am a second mom.  As I sat at a local high school game this spring the team spent a few minutes honoring their parents by giving them a flower.  One of my players parents left early.  So she gave me her "parent  flower."  There are no words to describe moments like that!

Team - G02 Excelsior