Get to know crew soccer
Crew Soccer was founded in 2018 in order “to provide the youth in Monroe County, IL and surrounding areas with the opportunity to experience soccer at a competitive club level, expand their soccer IQ, and grow in the game through a team-first, community-focused approach.”
Teamwork: “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson
Focus: A “focused” energy is always encouraged. Crew members should be Easter to play and eager to learn!
Respect: Always show respect for teammates, coaches, officials, competition, parents, fans, your club, the game, and most importantly, YOURSELF!
Our teams play in all competitive levels of the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association as well as in-house leagues.
Crew Soccer has grown to the 8th largest soccer club in SLYSA with wins at the highest levels with even more smiles along the way!
Our 100% volunteer coaches are dedicated to their players and are the core of our club. We couldn’t do this without YOU!
January 2023 marked an exciting new phase for Crew Soccer with the addition of The Fieldhouse and our first indoor training facility.
The opening of The Fieldhouse (located just outside of Columbia, IL) created the opportunity to further increase our training opportunities for players. This fully renovated indoor space allows for multiple uses including footskills development, individual and small group training sessions, coach development and more.
Being indoor and convenient to the vast majority of our players and coaches, inclement weather events means less cancellations and more stability in scheduling for parents! This space in addition to our practice fields at Oerter Park and Columbia Soccer Club fields gives the ultimate flexibility to our coaches.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Crew Soccer is made affordable and accessible partly by our 100% volunteer led Board of Directors. Most sports clubs of our size include generously paid leadership teams that drive up costs that are passed on to the individual players. Our Board of Directors proudly takes no compensation for their countless hours dedicated to the improvement and support of the club’s players and coaches. Meet our Board members:
Nathan Trexler, Executive Director
Nathan has been with Crew SC since its founding and currently coaches our 2013B Blue and 2011G Blue teams.
- Running Board Meetings
- Signing / approving documents related to club business
- Hosting our annual Coach Appreciation event
Jarod Merz, Vice-President
Jerod is one of Crew SC’s founders and currently coaches our 2010G Blue team.
- Nominations/Elections of Board members
- Concussion Program
- Equipment needs
- VEO coordination
- Scholarship Program
Eric Zobrist - Internal Operations Director
Eric has been with Crew SC since its founding and is heavily involved in our training and development program. He coaches multiple teams in our 2011 Girls, 2012 Girls, and 2013 Girls age groups.
- Managing relationships with fields and facilities
- Watch rainout line and post updates/cancel events
- Practice Schedules for teams
- Friday Fun Nights
Matt Klopmeyer, External Operations Director
Matt is our fourth and final founder of the original Crew SC and heavily involved in coaching and outreach outside of the club. He coaches our 2010G Blue, 2012G White and 2014B Gray teams.
- Creation and distribution of all printed and online material representing Crew SC
- Social Media / Websites
- External Events such as parades and ambush games
Amanda Sander, Club Admin & Treasurer
“Coach Amanda” joined Crew SC as a parent in 2019. Amanda coaches our 2016B Sander/Thompson team, is a frequent “Guest Coach” in various age groups and helps run our U8/U7 program.
- Bi-annual Reports / Annual Budget
- Player Registration in GotSport/Payments
- League & Tournament registrations
- Liability Waivers (League, tournament, fields etc.) / Insurance
- TeamApp setup/maintain
Jeff Brueggman, Secretary
Jeff is a member of our 2011 Girls and 2013 Boys coaching staff and coaches the 2011G White and 2013B White teams. Jeff joined the club in 2019.
- Meeting agenda and notes for Board meetings
- Maintaining by-laws
- Crew email account
- Offer letters, non-acceptance letters etc.
- Any formal written releases (in coordination with board)
Blake Salger, Sponsorship Director
Blake joined Crew SC in 2019 with his two children, Sophia and Will.
- Maintain and distribute annual sponsorship packet
- Solicit new sponsors
Eric Webb, Coach Development Director
Eric joined Crew SC in 2019 and coaches our 2012B Blue and 2011B Gold teams. Eric helps with club-level activities such as kickarounds & tryouts.
- Coach requirements for SLYSA
- Coach registration in GotSport
- Blackout Dates/Tournament Selection
- Grassroots program
- TeamApp Training for Coaches
Jon Sander, Player Development Director
Coach Jon joined Crew SC in 2019 and is a member of the coaching staff in our 2011 Girls, 2012 Girls, 2013 Girls, and 2015/2016 age groups.
- Crew’s Youth Development Program (U8 and down)
- Weekly practice plans
- Specialized Training Opportunities
- Crew SC Camp