Expert Contributors

At, our experts are selected for their extensive experience, valuable perspectives, and genuine commitment to advancing the sport without hidden agendas. In addition to our regular contributors, the Soccer Parenting Association features numerous guest experts contributing through insightful blog posts.


Dan Abrahams

Sports Psychologist

Stuart Armstrong

Founder, The Talent Equation

Todd Beane

Founder, TOVO Academy

Jay DeMerit

Retired USMNT

Skye Eddy

Founder, Soccer Parenting

Jennifer Fraser, PhD

Author and Educator

Jess Freemas

Female Athlete Specialist

Chris Gorres

Sports Performance Trainer

Lindsay Hazard

Owner, Cherish Nutrition

Gérard Jones

Director of Coaching, Sporting KC

Nick Levett

Head of Coaching, UK Coaching

Nick Manzoni

Founder, SportsLab360

Dr. Jerry Lynch

Sports Psychologist

Karen Scholl


Tom Shields

Technical Director, STA

Pammie Sichangwa

Sting SC Pre-Academy Director

Stephen Smith

President, A Wired Family

Greg Simmonds

Founder, Own Touch & Futsal RVA

Stuart Singer

Performance Psychology Coach

Paul Tisdale

Co-Founder, Tis Talks TEAM

Lucas Zeiler

Mental Performance Coach


Esse Baharmast
World Cup Referee

Ian Barker
Soccer Leader

Lawrence Cann
Street Soccer USA

John Cone
Founder, Fit for 90

David Copeland-Smith
Beast Mode Soccer

Gary Curneen
Modern Soccer Coach

Tony DiCicco
Former USWNT Coach

Tony Earp
Elite Soccer Academy

Donna Fishter
Performance Consultant

Jeff Gross
Head Coach, Campbell Univ.

Nicole Hercules
CEO - NMH Consulting

Jay Howell
Executive Director

Erik Imler
US Olympian (1992)

Dr. Kristine Keane
Sports Neuropsychologist

Chris Kessell
USSF VP Candidate

Mutanda Kwesele
Founder, The Rising Point

Jessica Lahey
NYT Best-Selling Author

Doug Lemov
Author, Teaching Expert

Dr. Joe Machnik
US Soccer HOF

Christie Marshall
Personal Best Sports

John Maurer
Richmond Strikers Board

Ed McLaughlin
Athletics Director, VCU

Michael Mollay
Founder, JUNGO

Mark O'Sullivan
AIK Football Club

John O'Sullivan
Changing the Game Project

Giovanni Pacini
NSCAA Master Coach

Chris Panayiotou
Virginia Rush DOC

Adrian Parrish
FC Cincinnati Academy

Susie Petruccelli
Author, Raised a Warrior

Christine Rampone

Richard Shorter
"Non-Perfect Dad"

Sam Snow
Youth Soccer Consultant

Erica Suter
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Yesenia Torpoco 
Soccer Mom & Referee

Dr. Elizabeth Vantre
School Psychologist

Dr. Peter Vint
Former USOC

Amanda Visek, Ph.D.
Sports Researcher

Tiffany Weimer
Founder, Duktig Brand

Andrew Ziemer
Ziemer Brothers Soccer