Hive Directors of Coaching

Hive Academy Director

Anne Schafer
Hive Academy Director
8U Hive Director

Professional Experience: Benedictine College (Kansas) Assistant Women’s Coach, 2010-2015.

Coaching Licenses: NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience: Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club? “I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club to share my passion for the game of soccer and to coach and develop soccer players the right way.”


Shane Melrose

Shane Melrose
10U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2014-Present

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'F' License

Playing Experience: Cuyamaca College (CA)

Why do I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club? I coach at ESC because I believe our focus on the individual first creates an environment where kids learn the skills they need to be creative on the soccer field.  The creative spark helps make the game their own and will inspire a life-long love of learning and exploration that is needed for them to reach their highest potential both on and off the field.


Hive Academy U8 Director

Andy Staberg
9U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: Omaha Public Schools Certified Teacher (2000 - Present) Lincoln High School JV Coach/Varsity Assistant (1999-2001) Bellevue University Men's Assistant (2000) Millard South JV Coach/Varsity Assistant (2005 - 2007) Bennington High School Girls Varsity Coach (20014 - Present) Gladiator Soccer Club coach and trainer;  Omaha Futbol Club coach and trainer; Elkhorn Soccer Club coach and trainer; Coerver® Club Coach

Coaching Licenses: United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience: Millard Star Select (Ajax), Gladiator Soccer Club (Warriors), West Omaha Soccer Club (Rowdies), Olympic Development Program ('77), Millard South High School (3 year letter-winner)

Why do you coach for ESC?  
"I coach for ESC to provide players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and play the game that has been part of my life for over 35 years.  Growing up and playing soccer in Omaha I was fortunate to play for many wonderful coaches, some of whom are still coaching today and it is those experiences that I want to share with future generations of soccer players.  Coaching soccer for ESC is more than coaching one team - it is coaching a culture and a community of players."


Hive Directors


Bobby Labs
7U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: 

Coaching Licenses:  United Soccer Coaches Foundations of Coaching Diploma

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club?


5u/6u Director

Amy Tilley
4U/5U/6U Hive Academy Director

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2009 - Present, Bennington Soccer Club 2014 - Present.

Coaching Licenses: USYSA National Youth License, USSF 'D' License, NSCAA National Diploma

Playing Experience: Bellevue University

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I really enjoy that I get to help kids fall in love with the game of soccer, while having fun and developing skills and I love the fact that I can make a difference in children's lives, not just on the field but off the field as well.  I see myself as more than a coach... in many cases I am a second mom.  As I sat at a local high school game this spring the team spent a few minutes honoring their parents by giving them a flower.  One of my players parents left early.  So she gave me her "parent  flower."  There are no words to describe moments like that!