Coach Ahmad played soccer in college for JCCC and is now a semi-pro player for the Sunflower State FC soccer team. He is currently studying at the school of aviation to become a pilot. Coach Ahmad enjoys playing football whenever he has free time and loves teaching kids the basics of soccer. He wants to see the sport grow more widespread all over the United States in order to give it the value that it deserves.
Coach Lauren will be graduating Olathe Northwest H.S. in May. She will play Soccer at Stephens College and pursue a degree in Integrative Human Biology. Coach Lauren enjoys spending time with her two dogs and friends in her free time. She loves working with kids especially when soccer is involved. She wants to help develop soccer skills and a love for the game.
Coach Thomas is from France and has been living in the United States for 4 years now. He just graduated with a B.A in Finance and International Business from Washburn University, Topeka, KS. In France, he used to work with children in cultural activities and sport programs. He has been playing soccer his whole life, and he was playing on a National level before deciding to come to the United States to focus on his studies. During his free time, he loves to go out with his friends, play soccer, and different sports like karting, tennis, and pickleball. Coach Thomas loves soccer and believes that sports can have a powerful impact on the youths’ lives, so he’s working hard to transmit his passion for the game.
Coach Imani originally from Miami, Florida and a Caribbean background, Soccer has always been a big influence in her life! In her Youth, Coach Imani played many sports, include soccer, volleyball, MMA, Dance and track and field. With a passion for athleticism, Imani has a passion for nurturing the youth. She has 7 years of experience in child care and took a couple of classes in Child Development. With a passion for soccer and an awareness for youth development, coach Imani drives herself to deliver the an Excellent Experience of growth and fun for the children!
Coach Matt grew up in the Kansas City area, and played soccer at Bishop Miege High School. He is currently attending Trinity University and intends to pursue a Master’s Degree in School Psychology after completing his undergraduate degree. He’s played soccer since he was three, and been a Barcelona fan since he was eight. Lionel Messi has always been an idol to him, as he too was very small for his age, and Messi showed him that you don’t have to be the biggest or strongest in order to have skills and succeed. Coach Matt loves working with children, and he wants to help them enjoy the game as much as possible.
Coach Lilly is from Kansas City where she grew up with her two brothers, her parents, and her grandmother. She started playing soccer when she was 5 years old, and played on multiple club teams throughout her experience. She also played on her high school team! Lilly will be graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in December 2021. In her free time, she likes to draw, listen to music, and to spend time with her pet bunnies and her family!
Coach Morgan grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and attended Blue Valley North High School. She is currently playing soccer for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she also studies Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Coach Morgan enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music, playing chess, and eating ice cream. She hopes to teach kids the love of soccer while instilling valuable life lessons.
Coach Julian was born and raised in Kansas City. His current favorite color is white because it can become any color. He went to ArchBishop O’hara High School and then continued his education at Rockhurst University where he earned his Bachelors in Sports and Exercise Science. Coach Julian has been playing soccer since he was three and plays where and whenever he can. His favorite sports team is Real Madrid and favorite skill is the maradona. He has just over 4 years working with children of all ages. His favorite part about coaching is being able to see kids just enjoy themselves and have fun.
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