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Experts at are chosen for their experience, perspective, and undeniable desire to elevate the game with no hidden agendas. In addition to our regular contributor experts, the Soccer Parenting Association has many guest experts contributing through guest blog posts.


Dan Abrahams
Sports Psychologist

Stuart Armstrong
Founder, The Talent Equation

Yael Averbuch-West
Founder, Techne Futbol

Todd Beane
Founder, TOVO Academy

Skye Eddy
Founder, Soccer Parenting

Jennifer Fraser, PhD
Author and Educator

Chris Gorres
Sports Performance Trainer

Dr. Kristine Keane

Doug Lemov
Author, Teaching Expert

Nick Levett
Head of Coaching, UK Coaching

Dr. Jerry Lynch
Sports Psychologist

Nick Manzoni
Founder, SportsLab360

Michael Mollay
Founder, JUNGO

Tom Shields
Global Director, Beyond Pulse

Stuart Singer
Performance Psychology Coach

Karen Scholl

Pammie Sichangwa 
Sting SC Pre-Academy Director

Greg Simmonds
Founder, Own Touch & Futsal RVA

Erica Suter
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Lucas Zeiler
Mental Performance Coach


Esse Baharmast
World Cup Referee

Ian Barker
United Soccer Coaches

Lawrence Cann
Street Soccer USA

John Cone
Founder, Fit for 90

David Copeland-Smith
Beast Mode Soccer

Gary Curneen
Modern Soccer Coach

Jay DeMerit
Retired, USMNT

Anthony DiCicco
Soccer Executive

Tony DiCicco
Former USWNT Coach

Tony Earp
Elite Soccer Academy

Donna Fishter
Performance Consultant

Jeff Gross
UNC-G Women's Soccer

Nicole Hercules
CEO - NMH Consulting

Jay Howell
Executive Director

Erik Imler
US Olympian (1992)

Chris Kessell
USSF VP Candidate

Mutanda Kwesele
Founder, The Rising Point

Jessica Lahey
NYT Best-Selling Author

Dr. Joe Machnik
US Soccer HOF

Christie Marshall
Personal Best Sports

John Maurer
Richmond Strikers Board

Ed McLaughlin
Athletics Director, VCU

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

Richard Shorter
"Non-Perfect Dad"

Sam Snow
Youth Soccer Consultant

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

Lucas Zeiler
My Soccer Mentor

Andrew Ziemer
Ziemer Brothers Soccer

Christine Rampone