Club Director Todd Kingsbury is in his 17th year, overseeing a period of transition and reinvention that has seen the club rise to new heights. Todd has instilled a set of values and expectations in all of his players that lead them to strive to constantly improve and find success on the field and in life. His first generation of players are now returning to serve the club in a variety of different ways, most notably with 13 former Far Post players currently on the coaching staff. While seeking to develop the best possible soccer players in the state, Todd has also succeeded in helping mold some very impressive young men and women in all respects.
In his role as Club Director, Todd primarily focuses on the following:
Shelley Forrest, Club Administrator
Shelley has been a part of Far Post Soccer Club since 2011. She started as a soccer mom, helped for 6 years as a team manager, and served for 4 years on the Board of Directors. This will be her first year as Head of Administration. Shelley has spent her life working with kids as an elementary school teacher, substitute teacher and mother of two awesome sons. As administrator for Far Post, she is now in charge of clubwide communication, tryouts, player registration, rosters & player cards, uniforms, and GotSoccer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jared will be stepping in to take over our indoor leagues. He is in charge of securing teams, match scheduling, assigning referees, and the overall league expereince. Email: email@example.com.
Janette Hasenecz, Fundraising & Community
Janette is in charge of managing the club's sponsors and strategic partners, community outreach and engagement, and all indoor tournaments (3v3, 5v5, and 8v8). Her work is vital in terms of promoting the Far Post brand and identifying other like-minded organizations to partner with. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gene Smith will be serving as our U11-12 Director of Coaching. Gene will be focusing on helping players develop their technical foundation while improving their tactical decision-making. Furthermore, he will be working to develop specific technical skills that will be needed for the transition to 11v11 play. Email: email@example.com.
Brad Cole will be working as the U13-16 Director of Coaching. While the players in this age grouping will face different challenges--U13's transitioning to 11v11, U14's preparing for the Holland trip, and U15/16's acclimating to being a high school athlete--their pathway and instruction will be the same. All players within these age groups will develop knowledge of the different roles for each player within multiple systems of play and the necessary technical skills to fulfill these roles. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam Alden will serve as the U17-U19 Director of Coaching. Sam will be tasked with developing a comprehensive training curriculum and competitive schedule that prepares our oldest players and teams to compete at the highest level. He will do this while developing a hard-working and competitive mentality at this important age. Sam will work closely with Head of College Search Adam Pfeifer to ensure that our players have the exposure and ability to continue playing at the collegiate level if they choose to. Email: email@example.com.
We would be NOTHING without our coaches.
Far Post prides itself on having the best coaching staff in the state. With 5 current college coaches, 2 former college coaches, 4 Varsity High School coaches, and 13 college players, and 8 former Far Post players on staff, it's easy to back up that claim.
Far Post has an innovative curriculum modeled after the USSF Player Development Initiatives. The club also places an emphasis on coaching education, with a number of our coaches working on or having completed the USSF Badges and/or NSCAA Diplomas. Our staff regularly meets to discuss the state of the club and its players, as well as detail our approach for the upcoming months.
Soccer and development are both very fluid concepts and our approach must be too. We are constantly looking to innovate and improve the product that we give our players instead of following others or continuing to do the same thing year after year. The player comes first, and we never lose sight of that.
Please find a brief bio and photo for each coach on the section navigation.