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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 the 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:


                              
                       



 

 

Madison Pickett
Director of Soccer
 
Coaching/Education Qualifications:
BS Sports Management, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
USSC - The Director of Coaching Role Diploma (Business of Club Management, Developing In-House Club Education, Sexual Harrassment Workshop, Hiring & Developing Staff, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Competition & Player Well Being)
USSC - Youth Club Administration Diploma
UW - Parkside Coaching Certificate
USSF "D" License
USSF "E" License
Earned LaLiga Formation Methodology - Level 3
Earned NSCAA Natiional Diploma
Elite Clubs Nationa League (ENCL) H.E.R Coaching Scholarship Recipient, Houston, TX
 
 
Coaching Experience:
Challenge Soccer Club - Head Coach, Houston TX
Kickers SC - Head Coach
Aurora University - Women's Soccer Volunteer Assistant
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, Aurora, IL

Playing Experience:
UW - Parkside (NCAA Div. II)
West Aurora High School
Kickers Soccer Club
 
 
Nick Kudyba
Director of Operations
Goalkeeper Coach
 
Coaching/Education Qualifications:
USSF National D License
USSF National E License
USSF National F License
NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer (Heading Certificate)
NSCAA LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate
NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
United Soccer Coaches Futsal Level 1 Diploma
Illinois Mandated Reporter
SafeSport
BS Exercise Science - North Central College
 
Coaching Experience:
Kickers SC Head Coach
Kickers SC Goalkeeper Coach
University of St. Francis (IL) Goalkeeper Coach
Kickers SC Intern Coach
AYSO Oakhurst- U5 Volunteer Coach

Playing Experience:
North Central College (NCAA D3) - Naperville, IL
NWI United FC - Valparaiso, IN
Griffith High School - Griffith, IN

 

Rob Kettle
Head Coach and College 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

 

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
Grade 8 US Soccer Referee Certified
Concussion in youth sports training
AHA Heartsaver First Aid SPR AED Certified
NSCAA Get aHead Safety in Soccer Certification
USSF Grassroots Coaching Certification
USSF Grassroots 11v11 Coaching License
NSCAA LGBT Diversity & Inclusion Certification
 

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 and Head GK Coach

Playing Experience:
Nazareth Academy
Benedictine University

 

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
NSCAA Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer (Heading Certificate)
NSCAA LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate
NSCAA Futsal Level 1 Diploma
USSF Grassroots 11v11 Coaching License
USSF Grassroots 9v9 Coaching License
USSF Grassroots 4v4 Coaching License

 

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 

 

 

Va Shon Watkins
Head Coach
 

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
USSF National "C" Coaching License
USSF National "D" Coaching License
United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Certificate

Coaching Experience:
Kickers Soccer Club Head Coach
Palatine Celtic SC Coach
Elgin Community College Assistant Men's Coach
Alithsa Head Coach
Soccer Made in America Trainer

Playing Experience:
Aurora Borealis SC
College of DuPage
Team Chicago
Wheaton Wings

 

 

 

Oscar Gaytan
Staff Coach
 

Coaching/Education Qualifications:
B.A. in Finance, Actuarial Science, Roosevelt University
USSF National "F" Coaching License
USSF Introduction to Grassroots

Coaching Experience:
Kickers Soccer Club Staff Coach
Fox Valley Park District Summer Camps

Playing Experience:
Roosevelt University - 2X Captain, All Conference senior year
West Aurora High School - 2X All-Conference, 2X All-Sectional, 2X All-Area, 2X team MVP, 2X Captain
Kickers Soccer Club
Local Men's Leagues