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Age Groups, Teams and Coaches

USA Teams 

Teams are formed through open, age and gender-specific tryouts in mid-June. Our trained and licensed coaches evaluate participants based primarily on individual skill-level and coachability. Secondarily, recognition may be paid to more subjective factors (e.g., team continuity/balance, advanced skill, player attitude/effort, etc.).  We historically field at least one team at each age group for each gender.  We strive to ensure that our first teams are comprised of players of the strongest skill and like age/development.  We often will form multiple teams at a given age group and, as such, are able to support the developmental needs of all players.

Current USA Coaches & Teams for the 2021/22 Competition Year

Based on tryouts, USA further strengthened its foundation of teams.  The matrix below shows the teams and coaches that we currently have for the upcoming competition year.

Premier Boys

2009 [u13] Boys Premier Head Coach Kurt Borgman
2008 [u14] BoysPremierHead CoachJuanGonzalez
 2006 [u16] BoysPremier Head CoachWade Schuemann
 2005-03 [u17-19] BoysPremierHead CoachJuanGonzalez
 Premier Girls    
2008 [u14] GirlsPremierHead CoachKelly Stetser
2007 [u15] Girls Premier Head Coach Jim Theis
2006 [u16] Girls Premier Head Coach Kirk Sautter
2005-03 [u17-19] Girls Premier Head Coach Juan Gonzalez

Boys Select and Elite

2014/15 [u7/8] BoysRedHead CoachKellyStetser
2013 [u9] Boys
RedHead CoachMatNguyen
2013 [u9] BoysWhiteHead CoachJamesLunga
2012 [u10] Boys Red Head Coach Bob Bishop
2012 [u10] Boys
WhiteHead CoachConnorFowler
2012 [u10] BoysByron Center RedHead CoachLancePellow
2012 [u10] Boys
Byron Cntr WhiteHead CoachLancePellow
2011 [u11] Boys Red Head Coach Kevin Pike
2010 [u12] Boys Red Head Coach Wade Schuemann
2010 [u12] Boys White Head Coach Cory Williams
2009/088 [u13/14] Boys Red Head Coach Travis Saylor
2007 [u15] Boys Red Head Coach Paul Dobb
2007 [u15] Boys Byron Center Red Head Coach Lance Pellow
2006 [u16] Boys Red Head Coach James
2005-03 [u17-19] Boys Red Head Coach Kevin  Pike

Girls Select and Elite

2013 [u9] Girls Red Head Coach Laura Molina
2012 [u10] Girls Red Head Coach Rogelio Meza
2012 [u10] Girls
WhiteHead CoachNickArnold
2011 [u11] Girls Red Head Coach Rachel Goudie
2011 [u11] Girls
WhiteHead CoachYosiHernandez
2010 [u12] Girls Red Head Coach Rogelio Meza
2010 [u12] GirlsWhiteHead CoachKerriHamilton
2010 [u12] Girls
BlueHead CoachAlexaMiller
2009 [u13] Girls Red Head Coach Travis
2009 [u13] Girls White Head Coach Anna Bron
2008 [u14] Girls Red Head Coach DanaDunning
2007 [u15] Girls Red Head Coach Sergio Reyes
2006 [u16] Girls Red Head Coach Raquel Pena
2004-03 [u18-19] Girls RedHead CoachMollyCurrens
2004-03 [u18-19] Girls White Head Coach Bruce Lane

Important points when considering the coaching at USA:

Each USA team has a licensed, experienced head coach dedicated to that team (i.e., our coaches generally do not coach multiple teams so your player's team receives 100% of the coach's focus).

Each team generally has a staff of 2-4 individuals (head coach plus assistant coaches) to ensure an optimal coach:player ratio and the ability to focus on individual and team development.  Many of our teams have a dedicated Technical Coach to further bolster the coaching ranks and aid the Head Coach with technical development.

Each team has a team manager who supports the coaching staff, players, and families throughout the season.

The Club provides our coaches with continual training opportunities throughout the year to ensure ongoing development.

USA has a dedicated Director of Coaching and a Player Development Technical Director to help guide the placement and development of our coaches and players.

USA has a functional Board of Directors that is dedicated to providing open, effective communication to the Club families.


USA is ALWAYS looking for talented, dedicated coaches.  Whether to serve as a head coach or an assistant, openly embrace individuals that want to get involved. Through out coach development approach we install coaches on teams the in a manner the best supports both the team and the coach.  The depth and breadth of our coaching resources have proven to provide stability, competence, and nurturing to our teams through their coaches.  Our coaches receive compensation for their time, energy, skill, and dedication.

If you are interested in joining the USA Coaching Team, contact Wade Schuemann, the USA Director of Coaching at [email protected] or Bruce Lane, the USA Director of Operations at [email protected]

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