Staff

KEVIN "COACH WARD"

Executive Director & Coach, COE, U15 – U18 Boys

Strikers F.V. : 1997 – Present

Experience: Director of Coaching & Player Development
Lead Coach Trainer U8-U18 Girls and Boys

Ankeny Soccer Club, Ankewy, Iowa 1994-1997
Coach/Trainer U5-U12

Christ the King, Soccer Program, Little Rock, Arkansas 1990-1994
Coach U5-U9

Personal: Better know as “Coach Ward” in the tri-cities area, “Coach” has vast experience in developing players from U5 through U19 age levels and has coached over 1,900 youth soccer games. His teams have consistently been recognized by State and National ranking organization, competed at the highest levels of the IWSL and NISL divisions, and brought home many awards from, State, Regional and National tournaments. You will find many of Coach Ward’s current and former players participating in the Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP), leading area high school teams, and receiving All Conference and All Area Honors in addition to extending their careers at the collegiate level. An adamant promoter and believer that soccer development is a process that if implemented correctly can allow youth players the opportunity to reach their full performance potential which is necessary to just participate in today’s very competitive sports environment. Coach Ward is open to discuss development with anyone who may be interested.

License: NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma,
NSCAA National Diploma and USSF D License