CORE & ACADEMY COACH
Soccer Spectrum Outdoor Field
1251 Digital Dr, Richardson, TX
Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:00PM - 6:00PM & 6:00PM - 7:00PM
April grew up in Southern California playing soccer in club, Olympic Development Program Cal South (ODP) and then in college for Pepperdine University where she earned a BS in Sports Medicine. In 2004 she moved to Texas to earn her master's degree in Exercise Physiology. She continued playing for various semi-professional teams as well as both North Texas and South Texas Open Women's Leagues winning National Titles. She continued coaching academy for D'Feeters ('97s, '98s, '99s), FCDallas ('00, '01, '02), and select teams for FCDallas girls ('00, '01). After taking time off from coaching to focus on family, she returned to coaching as her then 4-year-old daughter wanted to play soccer with her friends.
Even with her National D and National Youth Soccer Coaching Licenses, April spent time as a Grade 8 Referee winning young female referee of the year for PYSA. As a Grade 7 referee she ran Center and Assistant Referee (AR) for college games, UIL games, academy and select level games, adult games and recreational games of all levels.
April focuses on developing the total soccer player. She aims to create a fun environment where youth can practice both technical and tactical skills, learn the fundamentals of the beautiful game, learn respect for the game and for one another, and build life skills gained through teamwork and decision making. Her coaching philosophy is guided by the F.I.R.S.T code: Fun, Improvement, Respect, Safety and Teamwork
In her full-time career, April works at Hilton Corporate. Before joining Hilton, she taught Exercise Physiology at UNT and UTA. She also spent time as a performance and functional trainer for all ages as a regional trainer for Equinox. April is excited to join a team of experienced coaches where together they can collaborate and create a great environment for youth in sport.