Expert Contributors

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

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
Global Director, Beyond Pulse

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

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

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)

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