We are excited to kick off our Summer 2016 season! Click here for more info and to take advantage of our payment options!
Also, Traveling uniform try-ons are happening at the St Andrews Youth and Sports Center at 300 East Ave in Mahtomedi Monday, Feb 8th and Tuesday, Feb 9th from 3:30-5:30. Swing by and have your player try on their uniform to make sure you get the right fit!
My name is Katie Bethke and I wanted to take this time to introduce myself to the Mahtomedi Soccer Association as the new Youth Technical Director. I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to making an impact within the club and Mahtomedi community. I am an Eau Claire, Wi native that grew up playing competitive club and ODP in Minnesota. I continued on to the University of Minnesota where I was a four year starter and was the captain of the Gophers my Junior and Senior Year. While attending university, I also was fortunate enough to be on the U23 US Women’s National Soccer Team. I made the decision to pursue a career in professional soccer, which allowed me to play in the USA, Norway, Germany, and Sweden. After five years of playing professional, I decided to retire in September, 2015. While I had a great career as a player, I knew that I would always be a better coach.
During my time as a professional soccer player, I coached within the youth academies of my club teams to help train and grow the future players of the sport. That is where I found my passion for youth development in soccer. While I enjoy all age levels of the game, youth development is where I know I can make the greatest impact for Minnesota soccer. I know firsthand what it takes to get to the different stages of the game in a player’s career and it is my responsibility to development youth players to their full potential so they have these opportunities available. I believe in constant coach education and learning from the game. Soccer is constantly evolving and the players are as well. The game is becoming faster and more technical. The US is now realizing that youth development is at the heart of producing our next generation of soccer players in this country. This is where I want to be and I believe that Mahtomedi has a bright future as a club and community.
To the parents, I will do everything in my powers to give your children every opportunity to grow on and off the field. To the players, I will bring 100% to this club and expect the same from you. If you can bring your best to trainings day in and day out, the club and myself will be able to give you every resource we possibly can to constantly improve your player development. As I start this position, please do not hesitate to introduce yourself. I am excited to get involved within the MSA and implement a youth development system that constantly is improving the players of the club.
University of Minnesota Women's Soccer Team August 2007-November 2010
-Player, 4-year starter, Team Captain (2009, 2010)
U23 US Women's National Soccer Team April 2010- March 2011
-Player, Training camps and International games (England, Germany, South Korea, Sweden, and Norway)
Student Coach-University of Minnesota July 2012-November 2012
-In charge of the technical training for team development
-Recruiting responsibilities and assisted in day-to-day operations with the coaching staff
-Professional Soccer Player February 2011-September 2015
-Player and Captain 2013,2014
Professional Soccer Coach July 2014-November 2014
-Assistant Professional coach at IK Grand Bodø
Youth Academy Coach July 2011-September 2015
-Coached the youth academy players within the professional club teams
-Created youth academies for clubs that did not have one to development new talent
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
Communication Studies BA December 2012
Indiana University-Kelley School of Business
MBA, MS Finance March 2014-Present
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