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Kickers Soccer Club Coaching Staff 

Kickers SC attracts and retains excellent coaching staff who fulfill the club's requirements with respect to coaching licenses, playing experience and their player development philosophies. All Kickers SC training staff are selected and approved by the club directors and the Kickers SC board. Each member holds USSF, NSCAA, UEFA coaching licenses, has played through collegiate level or has an excellent and well-rounded knowledge of the game. Kickers SC encourages all staff to continue their own professional development. The staff are highly-motivated and seek to improve the development of all Kickers players from recreation to the premier level.

Kickers staff are qualified by the following organizations:


                                           



 

Luke Weaver
Director of Soccer Development

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
BA Honors Degree in Applied Sports Science and Coaching
FA Level 3 (UEFA B) Coaching License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
US Soccer Federation National Youth Coaching License
West Ham United Academy Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma
NSCAA Level 1 Diploma
US Soccer Federation F License 
Coerver Youth Diploma

FA Level 2 Coaching License 
FA Junior Managers
FA Out of School Hours

League Manager's Association Creating a Culture of Excellence certificate
Concussion in youth sports training
Positive Coaching Alliance certificate
FA Safeguarding Children certificate
FA Equality and Diversity certificate
FA Psychology award
NSCAA Get AHEAD Safely in Soccer (heading certificate)
NSCAA Diversity and Inclusion certificate 
 
Coaching Experience:
USA
Kickers SC Director of Soccer
University of Notre Dame Summer Camp Coach
New Palestine, IN Girls Varsity High School Coach
Challenger Sports Club Coach and Summer Camp Coach
Britannia/UK International Soccer Summer Camp Coach

 
England
College of St. Mark and St. John Coach of the Year (Men's Soccer)
College of St. Mark and St. John Men's First Team Head Coach
Match Analysis and Scouting for clubs in the English FA Football League
Plymouth Argyle FC Youth and Community Coach
Great Torrington School Coach
Langtree School Coach
 
Playing Experience:
Youth with Torridgeside YFC
Torrington Admirals FC
Torridgeside FC
College of St. Mark and St. John FC
 
 

Rob Kettle
Head Coach and College Recruitment Advisor

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
US Soccer "A" Coaching License
USSF National Youth License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Concussion in youth sports training
Positive Coaching Alliance Certificate

Coaching Experience:
Kickers Soccer Club Head Coach
Benedictine University -- Men's Head Coach
Director of Training -- Eclipse Soccer Club, Texas
Course instructor/ODP Coach - South Texas Youth Soccer Association
Course instructor - Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association
ODP Coach - Ohio South Youth Soccer Association
Head Men's and Women's Coach - California University, Pennsylvania
Head Men's Coach - Curry College, Massachusetts 
Assistant Men's and Head Women's Coach - Miami University, Ohio

Playing Experience:
Wimbledon FC, London, England (now AFC Wimbledon)
Fisher Athletic, London England
Boston Bolts, MA - ASL
Dayon Fliers, OH -  CISL

 

Nick Walan
Director Of Boys Soccer

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
USSF National C License
USSF National D License
USSF National F License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Diploma
English FA Continuing Education Courses
Concussion in youth sports training
Positive Coaching Alliance Certificate
NSCAA Get AHEAD Safely in Soccer (heading certificate)
NSCAA Diversity and Inclusion certificate
Mandated Reporter
 
Other:
Served in the US Army
 
Coaching Experience:
Kickers SC Head Coach
Kickers SC Director of Boys Soccer
Chicago Fire Juniors Asst. Director of Youth Development & Programs
Chicago Fire Juniors Head Coach
Chicago Sockers FC Head Youth Coach and U23 Men's Assistant Coach
Marmion Academy High School Varsity Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:
Kickers SC as a youth player
Various other youth clubs and men's leagues.
Marmion Academy High School Varsity Captian 
 
 

Sergio Gaytan
Head Coach

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
NSCAA National Diploma
Coerver Youth Diploma
USSF Module
Concussion in youth sports training

 

Coaching Experience:
Kickers SC Head Coach
Men's league Head Coach

Playing Experience:
Youth with Zacatecas, Mexico
Universidad Autonoma, Mexico
Multipule Men's leagues in Los Angeles and Chicagoland

 
 

David Hanke
Head Coach

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
B.S. Biology, Minor Fine Art
Finishing Masters in Education
IYSA "D" License

NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 License
Concussion in youth sports training

Coaching Experience:
Kickers Soccer Club Head Coach
Benedictine University - Men's Assistant Coach
Benedictine University Summer Camp Coach
Waubonsie Valley High School - Boys JV Coach
De La Salle Institute - Boys and Girls Varsity Coach
Kopion SC Coach

Playing Experience:
Nazareth Academy
Benedictine University

 

Christine McCree
Head Coach

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
MA Reading
BS in Elementary Education
IYSA "E" License
Coerver Youth Diploma

Coaching Experience:
Kickers SC Head Coach
Plank Jr. High Girls Head Coach
Oswego East HS Summer Camp
Oswego East HS Winter Coach

Playing Experience:
University of Illinois
Campton United -- (State Champions)
Illinois ODP

 

Mike Schuenemann
Head Coach

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
B.A. in Finance, Economics & Management, St. Ambrose University
J.D., University of Dayton
USSF National "F" License 

NSCAA Level 1 Diploma 

Coaching Experience:
Kickers Soccer Club 
Assumption High School Girls Soccer - Davenport, IA
Fox Valley Park District Summer Camps 


Playing Experience:
St. Ambrose University - 2X Captain, 2X All-Conference First Team, 2X Academic All-American
Marmion Academy - All-Conference
Kickers Soccer Club U23
Kickers Soccer Club

 

 

Sebastian Skital
Head Coach

Coaching/Education Qualifications:

USSF National C License
USSF National D License
US Men's Amateur License
 

Coaching Experience:
Champions FC Coach
Ajax FC Coach
Naperville Lightning Coach
AAC Eagles Coach

Playing Experience:
Youth Team JKS Jaroslaw in Poland U9-U16
Regional All-Star Team in Poland
Professional Soccer Player for Division I, II and III in Poland
Polonia Mielec Chicago
Green/White SC Chicago
AAC Eagles Chicago
Illinois and USA Select Team
Multiple awards for MVP and State Champions 

 

Andrea Torcivia
Head Coach

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
USSF National "D" License

USSF E License

ASEP Certified (American Sports Education Program)

NSCAA Diveristy and Inclusion Certificate

NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Certificate

Positive Coaching Alliance

Coaching Experience
Naperville Soccer Association - 17 years
Naperville Northl High School

Playing Experience:

Naperville Central High School
Naperville Express
IWSL Womens League
Various Clubs
 

Trey McClure
Head Coach

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
BS Civil Engineering - The University of Illinois
USSF National "D" License 
Grade 8 Referee & Referee Assignor
 
Coaching Experience:
Downers Grove Roadrunners Staff Coach
Castle AC Head Coach

Playing Experience:
Naperville Central High School
Local Adult Leagues
 
 

Nick Kudyba
Head Coach
GoalKeeper Coach
 
Coaching/Education Qualifications:
BS Exercise Science  - North Central College
USSF National "E" License 
 
Coaching Experience:
Kickers SC Intern Coach
AYSO Oakhurst U5 Program

Playing Experience:
North Central College, Naperville, IL
NWI United FC
Griffith High School, Griffith, IN