Coaching Education: 23 women assigned mentors for Pro and "A" License courses

World championship-winning head coaches Jill Ellis, April Heinrichs and Anson Dorrance  are among the mentors for the first 23 USSF Pro and 'A' license candidates of the SheChampions Coaching Mentorship Program. The candidates are among the first beneficiaries of the Jill Ellis Scholarship Fund, which covers 50% of tuition for female Pro, “A” and “B” license candidates.


Pro License
Candidate -- (Mentor)
Twila Kaufman, Houston Dash -- (Laura Harvey, U-20 USWNT)
Tracey Kevins, U.S. U-17 WNT -- (James Clarkson, Houston Dash)

'A' Senior License
Candidate -- (Mentor)
Rebecca Tweed, STA Coach -- (Heather Dyche, Univ. of New Mexico)
Freya Coombe, NJ/NY Gotham FC --  (Erica Dambach, Penn State University)
Kaitlin Okamoto, Salvo SC -- (Platini Soaf, West Coast FC Girls)
Jasmine Mander, Canada (Matt Potter, U-23 USWNT)
Amy Lepeilbet  -- (Heather Dyche, Univ. of New Mexico)
Nikki Washington, Univ. of Washington (Karla Thompson, U.S. Soccer)
Brandi Chastain, Santa Clara Univ. (Lisa Cole, Antigua and Barbuda)

'A' Youth License
Candidate -- (Mentor)
Emma Thomson, George Mason Univ. -- (Jill Ellis)
Eloisa Borreguero, ASC San Diego -- (April Heinrichs)
Natalia Astrain, Kansas City NWSL -- (Laura Harvey, U-20 USWNT)
Ronnie Woodard, Tennessee SC -- (Michele Nagamine, Univ. of Hawaii)
Nicole Lukic, Wisconsin-La Crosse -- (Sue Ryan, Stony Brook Univ.)
Nicole Brower, Loudoun Soccer -- (Missy Price, Wellesley College)
Sarah Fawcett, 24-7 UK -- (Jenn Klein, Univ. of Michigan
Angelina Pane, Univ. of Dallas -- (Tina Ellertson, Univ. of Washington)
Meghan Frey, Long Island SC -- (Janet Rayfield, Univ. of Illinois)
Katie Schoepfer, College of the Holy -- (Anson Dorrance, Univ. of North Carolina
Lindsey Johnson, Arizona SC -- (Amy Griffin, OL Reign Academy)
Jessica Nash, Rush Wisconsin -- (Lesle Gallimore, Girls Academy Commissioner)
Katrin Kaarna, Rush New York -- (Keidane McAlpine, USC)
Liz Lima, South Shore Select Director -- (Lauren Gregg)
1 comment about "Coaching Education: 23 women assigned mentors for Pro and "A" License courses".
  1. R2 Dad, May 14, 2021 at 12:54 a.m.

    This is a great idea. Candidates invest so much time and resources into these licenses. Good luck!

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