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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:


                              
                       



 

 
Nick Walan
Director of Soccer
Coaching/Education Qualifications:
USSF National B License Candidate
USSF National C License 
USSF National D License 
USSF National F License
La Liga Formation Methodology Level 3
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
Safe Sport
 
Other:
Served in the US Army
 
Coaching Experience:
Kickers SC Director of Soccer
Kickers SC Head Coach
Illinois ODP Coach
Chicago Fire Juniors Asst. Director of Youth Development & Programs
Chicago Fire Juniors Head Coach
Chicago Sockers FC Head Youth Coach 
Chicago Sockers FC U23 Men's Assistant Coach
Marmion Academy High School Varsity Assistant Coach

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

 

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

 

Nick Kudyba
Director of Operations
Goalkeeper Coach
 
Coaching/Education Qualifications:
USSF National E 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
 

 

 

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

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 

 

 

Va Shon Watkins
Head Coach
 
Coaching/Education Qualifications:
Coming Soon
Coaching Experience:
Coming Soon

Playing Experience:

Coming Soon