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Meet your FC Coaches!

FC is proud to showcase our elite group of coaches. From the fundamentals to advanced tactics, you can be sure these coaches have their eyes set on the game and turning your child into the best soccer player they can be. 


Coach Emma (U17 Girls)

Emma Fleming coaches our 2005G team and has been with FC Missoula since she first moved to town in 2018. In addition to her current post, she’s previously coached the 2007G, 2009G, and 2010G teams. Prior to moving to Missoula, Emma coached in New York and Colorado and spent 2 summers in college traveling with Tony DiCiccio’s SoccerPlus camps. Originally from Michigan, she grew up playing competitive soccer for Michigan Rush & competing for Michigan ODP. After her sophomore year, she transferred to a boarding school in Minnesota, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, where she played full time for their ECNL soccer club. She continued her soccer career through college at St. Lawrence University (NY, Division 3). When not coaching or playing soccer, you can find Emma enjoying all that Montana has to offer with her husband and dog! She loves being a part of such an amazing community in Missoula and helping young women find & grow their confidence and voice through soccer.


Coach Carsyn (U17 Girls)

My name is Carsyn Kraft, and I'm a 23 year old Carroll College graduate from Helena, Montana. After graduating Helena High School in 2016, I attended Carroll College under athletic and academic scholarships. At Carroll, I helped lead the women’s soccer team to two conference championships and had the opportunity to compete in two national tournaments. Not only did soccer allow me to continue my athletic and academic careers at Carroll College, but it also taught me the importance of leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and strong work ethic. 
During college I was also able to help coach the Carroll Women's Soccer camp each summer, as well as assist with the Helena Arsenal program from time to time. 

Since graduating Carroll in 2020, I have moved to Missoula to be a medical device sales representative for a company called Stryker. During my free time I remain active and enjoy hiking, boating, water sports, reading, cheering on my younger siblings, and spending time with family and friends.


Coach Gordon (U14 Girls)

Gordon has been coaching for over 15 years, and has coached in Great Fall, Helena and Missoula, MT.  He has been a coach at FC Missoula since 2016.  Currently, Gordon is head coach of FC Missoula White 2008G - PR team.  Gordon has his USSF D license, and is working toward his USSF C license.


Coach Mike (U13 Boys & U11 Girls)

Mike has been playing soccer for 35+ years, coaching soccer for 5+ years, and FC Missoula Club President since January 2021. 

He started coaching an ambitious group of boys in the YMCA soccer league and transitioned them to FC in 2019, as well as a similar group of girls who transitioned to FC in the Spring of 2021.   He is a passionate coach who focuses on player development, discipline, sarcasm, and enjoyment of the game he loves. 

Mike has excelled at soccer his whole life and continues to play in various adult leagues around Missoula.  He considers it bittersweet to have been inducted into the Old Boys League in 2021.  

All three of Mike's children play FC Soccer and share his dedication to the game. 

His wife, Sara, makes it all possible.


Coach Miki (U13 Girls)

Miki co-coaches our 2009/10G team with Coach Carin. His favorite pastime is building frequent flyer miles on flights between Missoula and Atlanta (where he is originally from). Miki played youth soccer up until high school, but then soon transitioned to coaching his younger brother's team - who happens to be Coach Mihir of the FC Missoula U12 Premier team! Some might even say he taught Coach Mihir everything he knows about soccer :)

 

Miki is passionate about working with kids and helping them reach their full potential, both on and off the field. He is currently working towards his USSF "D" Coaching License, and is looking forward to an action-packed season with FC Missoula.


Coach Carin (U13 Girls)

Carin co-coaches our 2009/10G team.  Born and raised near San Francisco, CA she's been playing soccer since mesh jerseys were fashionable.  Growing up she played for her local club and high school team and spent summers as a sports camp counselor.  She continued her soccer career through college at UC San Diego winning a National Championship with an amazing group of women and inspiring coach.  She started coaching her kids' teams here in Missoula.  She is passionate about helping young people find their confidence on the field and to enjoy being active in soccer and other sports. She lives in Missoula with her family and occasional foster kittens.


Coach Mihir (U13 Girls)

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA , I played competitive soccer for ~15 years.  Eventually I moved to the Bay Area to work as a logistics engineer & played semi-pro soccer there for three years. While I enjoy watching Chelsea FC in my spare time, I’m a big advocate for growing the game locally at a grassroots level. I truly believe the US is a sleeping giant of soccer talent, and with the right approach - great things can be realized. Very excited for this journey with FC Missoula!


Coach Maddie (U12 Girls)

Coach Maddie has been playing soccer for about 20 years. Growing up she played for her local club and high school teams in Durango, Colorado, competing for  New Mexico ODP. She continued her soccer career in North Carolina playing for a Division II college, where she studied Exercise Science and Psychology. Maddie moved to Missoula, Montana and is in her second year as a Doctorate student at the University of Montana studying Physical Therapy, while simultaneously pursuing her MBA.

Maddie coaches the 2010 girls team for FC. Last season she was most proud of the team’s willingness to learn and grow on and off the pitch. When she interviewed the girls at the end of the season, they all said that becoming best friends with their teammates and becoming better soccer players were their favorite parts of the season, which is incredible!


Coach Connor (U12 Girls)

Hello! My journey with soccer began when I was five years old. I grew up in the Flathead Valley and played club soccer with the Flathead Force for a number of years. I attended Glacier High School and received All-Conference honors, leading me to play one year at Carroll College. Following the conclusion of my competitive playing career, I assistant-coached two u16 boys Helena Arsenal teams for two seasons while continuing to play recreationally. I’m excited to continue coaching with FC Missoula! Outside of soccer, I’m currently attending graduate school at UM and you can find me skiing, biking, running, or playing music in my free time!


Coach Scott (U10 Girls)

Coach Scott was born and raised on the Oregon Coast and starting playing soccer at the age of 5.  He graduated from Stanford University where he was a member of the Cardinal Football and Rugby teams.  Although Scott played almost every sport growing up, he still considers soccer his first love.  He enjoyed watching the Portland Timbers play at the old Civic Stadium and attended training camps with the University of Portland Pilots.  Scott started coaching when his daughters began playing sports and loves teaching soccer, especially when a younger player starts to grasp concepts of the game for the first time.


Coach Jay (U10 Girls)

Jay started playing soccer at a age 7 and was immediately hooked. He played for 13 years, culminating with a Big Ten Championship under Coach Gorman at Penn State. Having had the ability to train under some of the best, he hopes to pass on this knowledge to younger generations.  He currently holds grassroots coaching licenses for 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 and hopes to achieve his Class D license this year. Coach Jay contributes his success to his wife, Kyli and his daughter, Brooke, who also plays for FC. He is extremely excited for the opportunity to help build this organization into Montana's finest soccer club.


Coach Chris (U10 Boys)

Christopher Fleming coaches our 2012/2013B team and currently holds U.S. Grassroots Coaching Licenses for 9v9 and 11v11. Although this is his first official coaching position, prior to moving to Missoula, he spent a lot of time volunteering to coach Pre-K children for his hometown recreation department in Michigan. He has wanted to coach soccer his entire life. He began playing soccer at the age of 6 and began playing competitive club soccer for Michigan Rush at 9 years old. He also played MHSAA DIII for Grosse Ile High School, playing varsity all four years and earning Michigan All-State DIII honors on two occasions. He continued his soccer career through college at Adrian College (MI) (NCAA DIII). When not coaching, Christopher spends a lot of time playing pick-up soccer with his friends and enjoying the great outdoors! He loves FC Missoula and its dedication to ensuring every kid is having fun and growing not only as players, but also as people.


Coaches

FC Missoula Youth Soccer strives to have the most knowledgeable coaches and staff.  We encourage our coaches to seek training and improve their coaching skills through classes, course work, and hands on training events.  We believe in the importance of both player and coach development.

We also offer an excellent compensation package for our coaching staff. Benefits include:

  • $150 Credit for FC Gear at the Team Store (First year only, then $50)
  • Head Coaches receive $100 per player
  • Assistant Coaches receive $50 per player
  • All Hotel and travel expenses paid for
  • Player credit for Parent Coaches (Limit 1)

Interested in coaching at FC Missoula?

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ESSENTIAL COACH HOW-TO'S

Accessing TeamCenter

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Messaging Your Team in TeamCenter

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Basic Team Management

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Add Contacts to Receive Team Messages

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Managing RSVPs

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Sending RSVPs for Existing Games or Events

Do you import your game schedules from a third-party scheduler or create them manually on your team page? This article explains how to add RSVPs to those games and events after they are imported.

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