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Nov, 2018

Mentor Program Announces 2018-19 Mentors & Mentees for Coaching Education Program


Rush Soccer continues to make strides in being the leading youth soccer organization in the world, and the club is thrilled to announce a new class of mentees and mentors participating in the club’s 2018-2019 10-month long Mentor Program.


What is the Mentor Program?

In January 2017, Rush Soccer Coaching Education launched a six-month pilot program for developing coaches called the Mentor Program. The program received rave reviews and Rush Soccer now continues to support Rush coaches from anywhere within Rush Nation with a full Mentor Program.


The Mentor Program is a 10 month-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select number of Rush coaches. This program was created to support standout coaches, develop their understanding of the Rush Way, foster their desire for self-development, and help them reach the pinnacle of the coaching profession.


The mentees chosen for this year’s program exhibited excitement and drive to become better coaches at their local Rush clubs. There are 3 males and 3 females making up the class of 6, with all committed to bettering their clubs and players through continued education in the game. Rush Soccer Coaching Education is excited to add them to the growth and success of the program.



- Nikolai Derek, Pennsylvania Rush

- Katie Keeter, Virginia Rush

- Armando Sosa, Idaho Rush

- Kylie Clark, Colorado Rush

- Matt Tebo, Wisconsin Rush

- Kourtni Alcock, Rush Wisconsin West


The mentors in the program this year are seasoned coaches who will be able to provide good insight and advice for the mentees. They are steeped in the Rush Way Philosophy of Coaching and excited to help educate another group of passionate coaches. Rush Soccer Coaching Education would like to say a big thank you to the mentors who are taking additional time to invest in the growth of the club through this program!  



- Nik Penn, Rush Soccer Executive Director

- Tim Schulz, Rush Soccer President & CEO

- Arian Hoxha, Hawaii Rush Technical Director (TD) & Rush Soccer National Technical Director (NTD)

- Matt Mittelstaedt, Virginia Rush TD & Rush Soccer NTD

- Juan Castellanos, Georgia Rush TD

- Nicole Lukic - Wisconsin West TD

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