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Summer Soccer Camps

Storm offers camps throughout the summer to keep you sharp and have fun in the off-season

By Amy Snider - March 19, 2018

Colorado Storm is getting the summer camp schedules set in all regions.  For your summer planning, please refer to the links below to find camps in your region.  Also, check out another region to work with different coaches or get a camp which fits your schedule.


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TOWN HALL MEETING South Recreational Coaching Directors

By Amy Snider - February 15, 2018


You are invited to attend Colorado Storm Recreational Town Hall Meeting!

Wednesday, February 21st @ 

UCHealth Training Center*
13403 Broncos Parkway
Englewood, Co 80112

Parents of U7, U8, U9 Boys and Girls- 6:00-7:15 PM

Parents of U10 Boys and Girls- 7:30- 8:45 PM

*Parking is available next to the training center on the south side.

The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the Boys and Girls Coaching Directors for the Colorado Storm Recreational Program and to share our vision of development. Our coaching leadership is committed to providing every member an organized progression from the introduction of soccer, through recreational stages, and into our competitive and elite programs. This meeting will share important dates for the spring season and provide an organized explanation of the programs offered in your age group. Time will be dedicated to the following items:

                                *Spring and Fall Programs

                                *Upcoming camps & clinics



We will introduce two additions to our rec program, Mr. Dave Kunitz and Mr. Tommy Alioto, both licensed A coaches. They will be responsible for the boy's program this Spring. They will replace Herman Sullivan and add additional support to the rec program along with Eric Jensen and Felipe Quiroga on the girls’ side. We hope to implement exciting changes to the Rec, Thunder, Thunder Plus and Thunder Select programs.



4th Annual College Night Recap

By Amy Snider - February 12, 2018

The 4th Annual Colorado Storm College Recruiting Night was a great success, and we thank everyone who took the time to learn more about the recruiting process.  We had over 200 Storm members, representing all four Colorado Storm regions, in attendance!  
The night began with recognition of the Storm Class of 2018 as we celebrated their college commitments and provided an example to the younger, college-bound athletes in the audience that there is a college fit for all our Storm players.  With over 60 players graduating from Storm to their respective college programs, we were proud to applaud their accomplishments and wish them luck in their future endeavors!
Following the Class of 2018 recognition, Dr. Rachel Frank was introduced as the evening's honored guest to give the opening remarks.  Dr. Frank is the co-medical director for Colorado Storm through UCHealth and the University of Colorado Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  She spoke of her experience as a NCAA Division I goalkeeper at the University of Illinois and shared the significant impact that collegiate athletics played in her personal and professional growth.
Once Dr. Frank finished her opening remarks, CAP Director Jeff Oleck took the participants through an interactive presentation about the "Do's and Don'ts of the College Recruiting Process".  This provided direction to the student-athletes, the parents, and also discussed the role that Colorado Storm plays in the recruiting process.  For a copy of the presentation, please visit the College Advisory Program (CAP) page on the Storm website to download a PDF version.
To conclude the evening, a panel of seven NCAA coaches participated in a Q&A with the audience, moderated by CAP Director Dave Kunitz.  Parents, players, and coaches were able to interact with these industry professionals and get their thoughts on specific elements of the recruiting process.  The guidance that these coaches provided to Storm players was invaluable and we greatly appreciate their participation.
Representing all three NCAA divisions, we were pleased to feature the following college coaches:
Kris Peat - University of Denver - NCAA DI
Hank Lewis - US Air Force Academy - NCAA DI
Sian Hudson - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs - NCAA DII
Greg Mulholland - Colorado School of Mines - NCAA DII
Tracy Chao - Metropolitan State University - NCAA DII
Andy Kohel - Johnson & Wales University - NCAA DIII
Amanda Davis - Johnson & Wales University - NCAA DIII
We thank all those who attended and are proud of the proactive steps you are taking in your own college search.  If you have any questions about what was discussed at the College Recruiting Night, please reach out to your regional CAP advisor.

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College Signing Day

62 (and counting) extend careers into college

By Amy Snider - February 9, 2018

We are very proud of the effort of the athletes and their coaches and families for making it to the next level in their playing careers.  We will update this list and our photo gallery page as we continue to finalize our list over the coming months!

Colorado Storm CLASS OF 2018
Gabby MacDonald Colorado State University   D1 Business 18/19ecnl
Reagan McCombs University of Central Arkansas   D1 Pre-Dentistry 18/19ecnl
Savannah Warner University of Wyoming   D1 Pre-Med 18/19ecnl
Keelyn Osoba Air Force   D1 Military and Strategic Studies 18/19ecnl
Sam Studt Colorado State University   D1 Business 18/19ecnl
Morgan Szarka Creighton University   D1 PreLaw 18/19ecnl
Natalie Beckman Denver University   D1 undecided 18/19ecnl
Alesia Garcia University of New Mexico   D1 undecided 18/19ecnl
Camryn MacMillan Denver University   D1 Biological Science 18/19ecnl
Chaynee Kingsbury University of Colorado   D1 undecided 18/19ecnl
Jaelyn Hendren University of New Mexico   D1 Business/Marketing 18/19ecnl
Claire Huston Southeastern Louisana   D1 Psychology 18/19ecnl
LIndsi Jennings MIssissippi State University   D1 Criminology 18/19ecnl
Claire 'Scooter' Ross MIssissippi State University   D1 undecided 18/19ecnl
Emma Billings Johns Hopkins   D3 Biology/Medical Studies 18/19ecnl
Haley Onan University of Northern Colorado   D1 Psychology 18/19ecnl
McKenna Wilson University of Northern Colorado   D1 Business Administration 18/19ecnl
Fabiola Estrada University of Colorado Colorado Springs   D2 Chemistry 18/19ecnl
Ally Swain Colorado Mesa University   D2 Nursing 18/19ecnl
Hanna Chaja University of South Florida   D1 Geological Oceanography 18/19ecnl
Alexis Gaffney Valparasio   D1 Kinesiology 18/19ecnl
Emily Chamberlin Adams State University   D2   00Select
Drew Morrisey Doane University (NE)   NAIA   00Select
Cassidy Brown Avila University (MO)   NAIA   00Select
Katie Evans Fort Hays State University   D2   99Select
Eva Riggs Adams State University   D2   99Select
Kaitlyn Emmons West Virginia Wesleyan   D2 Psychology 99Select
Savannah Mills University of Colorado Colorado Springs   D2   99Select
Macy Boughn Clarke University (IA)   NAIA   CR
Jessica Rost University of Dubuque (IA)   D3   CR
Summer Hatch Colorado State University - Pueblo   D2   CR
Keaton Cloven     D3   CR
Megan Kowalis Southern Methodist University        
Kennedie Brumbelow NorthEastern Junior College   NJCAA   FC
Laramie Lake Western Nebraska Community College   NJCAA   FC
Maraia Rubin Gillete College   NJCAA   FC
Macy McKinney Neosho Community College (KS)   NJCAA   FC
Grant Disselkoen Dordt College (NB)   NAIA   FC
Blair Durant University of the Pacific   D1   FC
Kalen Niedling Univesity of Northern Colorado   D1 Speach Language Pathology North
Franchesska Ramirez Delaware State University   D1 Undecided North
Sabrina Bridwell Colorado State University - Pueblo   D2 Biology North
Erin Gibson Colorado State University - Pueblo   D2 Physical Therapy North
Porsche Nieto Colorado State University - Pueblo   D2 Nursing North
Miriam Caballero Metropolitain State University - Denver   D2 Political Science North
Holly Ciberay Midland University   NAIA Criminal Justice / Sociology North
Ashton Hall Mesa State University   D2 Elementary Education North
Rachel Boyle Adams State University   D2 Biology North
Taylor Wilpolt University of Colorado Colorado Springs   D2 Engineering North
Kayla Hruby Wheeling College   D2 Music North
Meghan Groom Fort Hays State University   D2 Nursing North
Madison Kemp Wayne State University   D2 Business North
Becca Jeambey Adams State University   D2 Nursing North
Chloe Cook Adams State University   D2 Business Management North
Emali Ortega Northeastern Junior College   JUCO Pre-Med North
Ashlee Minne Trinidad State University   JUCO Vet Science/Biology North
Hannah Day Trinidad State University   JUCO Undecided North
Trinity Patrick Millikin University   D3 Biology Pre-Med North
Catherine Klemp Illinois Tech   D3 Aerospace Engineering North
Daisia Knowles Finlandia University   D3 Psychology / Fasion North 

College Recruiting Night

Feb 8th at South High School

Amy Snider

Save the Date!  The 4th Annual Colorado Storm College Recruiting Night will be held on Thursday, February 8th at Denver South High School.  The presentation will begin at 7pm.
This annual gathering of Colorado Storm prospects, parents, and coaches will provide an in-depth look at the college recruiting process and how to best position oneself to be seen by college recruiters.  The format for the evening will include: a brief recognition of Storm's 2018 college commits, "Do's and Don'ts of the College Recruiting Process" presentation, discussion to help college-bound players understand the recruiting timeline, and open Q&A with a panel of current NCAA & NAIA coaches.
This event is free and open to any/all Storm players from any region.  It is strongly encouraged that 2004 and older players attend, as the recruiting process actively involves those age groups.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email your regional College Advisory Program (CAP) Director.  More information on Storm's CAP program can be found here:
For an updated list of college coaches who will be attending, please follow @coloradostorm_gk on Instagram.

Steph Gabbert International Instructor

By Amy Snider - January 10, 2018

Storm 00/99 ECNL coach Stephanie Gabbert is also on the international instructional staff for CONCACAF, the FIFA region that includes North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. As part of this staff she is involved with CONCACAF’s Women’s Grassroots Development Program. This program focuses specifically on growing the game for girls and training female coaches across the CONCACAF region. With a current focus on the Caribbean, coach Gabbert recently lead two coaching courses for women in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in November, and St. Lucia in December, which also included clinics for girls on the islands.

 “It has been such an honor to be a part of the CONCACAF staff and help the federations in these countries provide opportunities for women and girls to continue their growth in women’s
soccer” said coach Gabbert. “To be able to be a part of the learning process with these female coaches and young girls who have such passion for the sport has been so inspiring and a highlight of my coaching career”. 

The Colorado Storm Boys ECNL is in full swing

And the 03 Boys have quickly established itself as a league leader.

By Amy Snider - January 8, 2018

The Colorado Storm Boys ECNL is in full swing and the 03 Boys, coached by Director Brian Haynes, has quickly established itself as a league leader.  After 5 games, the team has 4 wins and 1 loss and leads the U15 Texas Division with an impressive 2.23 points per game.  According to Coach Haynes, "I enjoy working with the group.  Its been a smooth transition for the players who played in the DA and are now in the ECNL.  Our hope is that our next generation of DA players see this as an excellent pathway for their development.  The standard and organization of the league is extremely high and I've been impressed with every aspect in this inaugural season."  Standouts thus far have been Mitchell Morris, Ben Beckman, Peyton Voelker, Isaac Boherer, Cyrus Gulati, Gavin Tinic, Josh Dermer, and Matthew Kishenevski.
College coach exposure was abundant for our 00's and 01's who attended the first ever ECNL National Event in Sanford, FL over the New Years holiday.  Coaches from over 100 colleges were in attendance and both coaches (Diego Cerro and Jon Jacobs, respectively) were impressed with the number of coaches who attended their games.  Said Coach Cerro, "The facility was beautiful, and we are very happy with level of competition and college coach exposure the team is receiving".  
The league breaks until April 8th, and then trips to San Diego and San Antonio will follow.  For more information on the Storm Boys ECNL go to

Doing More with Less:

Observations from the Ugandan Soccer Pitch

By Jeff Oleck - January 8, 2018

Unless you are the LA Lakers, Chelsea FC, or the NY Yankees, “do more with less” is every coach’s mantra. This idea resonates even stronger in a youth sports environment. Coaches are given a group of players, a handful of equipment, and a patch of grass to mold their individuals into one cohesive unit.  What happens from there is a fantastic blend of creativity, observation, and adaptation – but the ability of that coach to develop his or her players, and of the future success of that unit, relies greatly on the motivation of each individual. 
What do the players want, and what are they willing to do to achieve it?
I have been fortunate in my twelve years of coaching to work with players all over the world. They have gathered on clay dirt fields and plush grass stadiums. Some have played with shiny new equipment, some simply rolled out a ball made from trash and banana leaves. But despite the circumstances in which these players train and develop, whether their home pitch is a $10M synthetic turf field or a plot of dirt with two sticks as goalposts, the deciding factor in their success is and will continue to be their own internal drive and motivation.
Spending time in Kampala with Fields of Dreams Uganda last month and working closely with our boys and girls players from ages 11-20, I was able to see the source of this motivation. What I saw was joy.
This type of joy is simple and unconditional, not like we often see in the States. Often times, myself included, joy can be conditional and transitory like when it comes from scoring a goal or making a great save. However, because soccer (football) to them represents an outlet from unbearable daily life, it holds much more significance.  It is a break from the difficult survival mode of every day – where you may not know when your next meal will come or whether you will have shelter when you sleep at night. Soccer is not just another “thing to do” for these young men and women, it is an activity that transforms their day, their lives, and brings great joy into their world.
Here’s one example: One hot (upper 80’s, humid) afternoon at Wakiso Children’s School of Hope, the players had a day off from their Hope Cup matches and were spending it training with their teams, washing uniforms, preparing food, and enjoying time with one another on the Wakiso campus.
Training had ended, teams were scattering to the dormitories or to the sidelines to chat with their teammates – and there in the corner of the field was a group of young teenage players running sprints. They took turns doing shuttle runs over about 30 yards, and once they finished one sprint they stood by and encouraged their teammates, waiting for their next turn. 
As this was happening, some players on the sidelines took notice and joined the group – increasing the number of participants one by one. This continued for about 20 minutes until they all came together, spoke a few quiet words, and walked off the field.
No coaches were there. No managers were standing over them screaming, “one more!” No one stood by with a stopwatch. It was just them, their teammates, and the joy of putting in the work.
There is a quote I often see that reads, “Character is who you are when no one is watching.”
I can tell you from first hand experience that our FoDU players are men and women of character. They have taken full ownership of their development as athletes, and as more importantly, as human beings. 
These players know what they want – to make their teammates, their peers, and their coaches proud. They know what they need to do to get there – more. And they do it all with an unwavering feeling of joy.
I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year filled with unconditional joy!
-Coach O.
For more information on Fields of Dreams Uganda and how to get involved in their work, please visit or email Jeff Oleck at

Instagram Challenge

By Storm Soccer - January 1, 2018

Colorado Storm Soccer is beginning an Instagram Monthly Challenge to get our players more involved with our Social Media and to show off our wonderful players to the soccer community. Each month we will announce a new challenge where players and parents have an opportunity to post photos or videos to Instagram using the #BeingCoStorm hashtag or emailing them to Amy Snider for a chance to win a prize. We will announce each months winner in our monthly clubwide newsletter. Below are the upcoming monthly challenges. We look forward to seeing the wonderful photos of our players and teams.

JANUARY: Off Season Photo Challenge. Take a photo of what you do off season, nap, eat, hang with teammates, play with your pet and post it to your Instagram using #BeingCoStorm or email the photo to Amy at Don't forget to use the hashtag and include team info like 13ThunderGirls. 

Fun Team Pose Challenge. Take a fun photo of your team after a tournament or after a game and post it to your Instagram using #BeingCoStorm or email the photo to Amy at Don't forget to use the hashtag and include team info like 01DABoys. 

MARCH: Action Shot Challenge. Have your parents take an action shot of you during a game and post it to your Instagram using #BeingCoStorm or email the photo to Amy at Don't forget to use the hashtag and include team info like 05FCSelectBoys. 

APRIL: Player & Parent Photo Challenge. Take a photo in your uniform with a parent and post it to your Instagram using #BeingCoStorm or email the photo to Amy at Don't forget to use the hashtag and include team info like 03CRPremierGirls. 

MAY: Boots & Ball Photo Challenge. Take a photo of your teams cleats and a ball, or just your feet and a ball, spell out a word, be creative and post it to your Instagram using #BeingCoStorm or email the photo to Amy at Don't forget to use the hashtag and include team info like 01DABoys. 

Don't forget to follow our Instagram Page! 


Get Involved this winter

By Amy Snider - December 3, 2017

North- Futsala/Futcinco
Futcino Futsala League
Storm North’s FutCinco league has 31 teams with 245 players U9-U14 participating this season. Our first session is full and underway but we will be starting our second session January 14th and it will run through February 25, on Sundays at Horizon HS and open to Storm players and players outside the club- all are welcome! For more information contact

Castle Rock - Futsal
Colorado Storm Castle Rock offers Futsal for boys and girls during the winter for players U6 to U18. The next Indoor league begins January 5th!!! Team and individual registration available.
If bringing a team the maximum roster size is 8.
We have many girls and boys teams that need individual players.
Games are played:
Fridays evenings for High School players
Sat - Sun for U6 to U14 age groups.

The cost is $80/player and you play 8 games.

Here is the registration link:

Fort Collins- Futsal 
Fort Collins has 80 player in their December “Dutch style” Futsal league.  For more information or to check on waitlist contact or visit