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US Club Soccer hires Coach Licensing Technical Leads

By US Club Soccer, 03/04/21, 11:45AM EST

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US Club Soccer is excited to announce the onboarding of three Coach Licensing Technical Leads to support U.S. Soccer coach licensing programming.

Three individuals have been carefully selected to work with US Club Soccer member organizations to improve coach licensing accessibility and instructor support across the country. Each individual will support a specific region.

Coach Licensing Technical Leads from East coast to West coast:

  • Beau Morki: Northeast and Southeast; based in New York

Morki holds a U.S. Soccer National A License, an NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, a U.S. Youth National License and is NASPE certified. He currently serves as the Director of Coaching for the Westchester Youth Soccer League and Technical Director of Eastern Football Club.

  • Marcie Schwartz: North Central and South Central; based in Ohio

Schwartz holds a U.S. Soccer National B License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA National Goalkeepers Diploma and U.S. Youth National License. She currently serves as the Director of Coaching for the Ohio Travel Soccer League and Executive Director of Solon Lightning Soccer Club.

  • Nick Lusson: West 1 and West 2; based in California

Lusson holds a U.S. Soccer National A License and NSCAA Premier Diploma. He currently serves as the Director of Membership for NorCal Premier Soccer and Athletic Director for the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League and Sheriffs Fútbol Club.

All three Coach Licensing Technical Leads hold the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Instructor License and are active instructors with US Club Soccer.

 

The Coach Licensing Technical Leads will be leading the following informational webinars (also available on-demand):

Topic: Hosting a U.S. Soccer Grassroots Course: Planning, Marketing, Financing

Audience: US Club Soccer League Directors interested in hosting U.S. Soccer grassroots courses 

Day/Time: March 16, 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET 

 

Topic: Instructing a Blended Grassroots Course (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) 

Audience: U.S. Soccer Instructors working with US Club Soccer 

Day/Time: March 17, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET

Topic: Instructing a Blended D Course (Part 1) 

Audience: U.S. Soccer Instructors working with US Club Soccer 

Day/Time: March 24, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET

 

 

Topic: Instructing a Blended D Course (Part 2) 

Audience: U.S. Soccer Instructors working with US Club Soccer 

Day/Time: March 31, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET 

Please contact Ashley Lehr at alehr@usclubsoccer.org to register for an upcoming webinar.

 

US Club Soccer has hosted more than 250 grassroots courses since 2018 and was approved to host five C courses in 2021. In addition to hosting courses, US Club Soccer has nominated over 65 instructors for U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Instructor License.

“We believe Beau, Marcie and Nick are a fantastic addition to support our growth in hosting U.S. Soccer coaching education,” said Ashley Lehr, US Club Soccer Sr. Manager of Club Development & Outreach. “We are proud to serve our members by providing U.S. Soccer coaching education and look forward to offering support to both aspiring coaches and instructors.”

US Club Soccer member organizations can apply to host grassroots modules and D courses in either the traditional or blended format.


ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.

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