Skye is the founder of the Soccer Parenting Association with a mission of inspiring players by empowering parents. Skye is a sought after speaker for parents, coaches, clubs and players. A former professional player, Skye was a collegiate and youth All-American goalkeeper, Defensive MVP of the Final Four (1993) and State Champion track athlete. Skye has coached extensively in the youth and collegiate games. A MBA graduate of the University of Richmond, Skye has earned her USSF "B" License, the USSF National Goalkeeper License, the USSF Grassroots Instructors License, and is a sought after Coach & Parent Educator and Club Consultant.
Social media manager
A Sports Communication major at Emerson College (Boston), Cali is also the captain of the Women’s Soccer Team and played youth soccer for Richmond United ECNL (Virginia). An experienced coach, technical trainer and soccer camp counselor, she is working towards her USSF “D” license and hopes to continue coaching after playing. At Soccer Parenting, Cali manages social media reach and messaging across all social platforms.
Sarah Dwyer Shick
club operations manager & LIAISON TO ADVISORY GROUPS
In 15 years in intercollegiate coaching, Sarah coached at each of the three NCAA divisions and spent three years as an assistant with the Dutchess Community College NJCAA men's program. Sarah spent nine years with U.S. Youth Soccer's Olympic Development Program in Eastern N.Y., serving as Director of the Girls North ODP program for five. She is also the founder of The Sports Bra Project, a nonprofit that works to increase access to sports by providing sports bras to girls and women in areas where they are not easily accessible. At Soccer Parenting, Sarah is responsible for supporting our Club Members, engaging our Youth Coach Advisory Group, and acts as the liaison to our Advisory Board.
Although Elaine is an avid sports fan, soccer is the one sport her boys did not play growing up. Being surrounded by such passionate soccer advocates has definitely piqued her interest in this amazing sport! Through the years, Elaine has been an elementary teacher, scrapbooking consultant, law firm office manager, stay-at-home mom, PTA president, and real estate transaction coordinator. At Soccer Parenting, Elaine works behind the scenes coordinating the production of the weekly newsletter, updating club logos on the website, and other organizational tasks to support the Soccer Parenting mission.
director of club operations
Kelley grew up in Northboro, MA and played collegiately at Old Dominion University and then for the U.S.W.I.S.L. Hampton Roads Piranhas. She was the Head Coach at Division III Fitchburg State College (2004-2005) and then the Assistant Coach at the University of Richmond (2005-2007). She coached for many years in the youth game, has her D license, and is thrilled to be back in the game with Soccer Parenting after taking some time off to raise her children. At Soccer Parenting, Kelley is responsible for supporting our Club Members.
CLUB MEMBER sales manager
As a Mexican-American who grew up in Northern California, Julio's love for this game grew thanks to his father's soccer culture and watching his beloved Chivas de Guadalajara. With over 25 years of soccer experience, he joins our team as a Sale Manager. He is the current United Soccer Coaches' Latino Advocacy Group Chair. As a US Soccer Grassroots Instructor, we are happy to have Serrano, as his passion for teaching the game to others is evident in the work he does for Illinois Youth Soccer. At Soccer Parenting, Julio is responsible for outreach to new clubs interested in becoming a Club Member.
director of creative operations
An award-winning television and digital media executive for 20+ years, Derrall is using that experience to help advance the mission of Soccer Parenting. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and has managed newsrooms for ABC, FOX, and NBC affiliates. He was nominated for a 2021 EMMY for directing the documentary, “The Social Divide.” Derrall found his passion for the youth game through his children 10 years ago. He quickly engaged with his local club in Chattanooga, TN, first as a team manager and then at the board and staff levels. At Soccer Parenting, Derrall is responsible for website and graphic design, branding strategy, and oversees content curation.