Meet Our Team

Our Elite FT Team Loves the Game and Loves Coaching.

To ensure the best experience for our program participants, staff training is our top priority. Our ongoing training program is called The Elite Way! This program is designed to ensure our entire staff is engaged in the identical training methods and philosophies. It creates a training style similar to the KNVB (coach’s education program in Holland). In our program, all coaches teach the same style, so regardless which trainer is on the field, they are teaching The Elite Way!

“My daughter just loves soccer so much and Erika has done a tremendous job helping her. The 1:1 was worth every cent and then some! She is absolutely loving camp!”

Marcy Bitner

“My daughter and I have enjoyed the [6 Week Program] on Wednesday night at 6:30. We look forward to continuing training and coming each week. Your staff and facility are wonderful!”

Kathy Smith

“Thank you for all that Elite FT does; not only teaching soccer skills but building self confidence. I am so glad as a parent that they are all such great leaders and teachers.”

Jenn Hagedorn

Justin McMillian

Justin McMillian

Owner

Started Elite FT: 2002

Hometown: Granite City, IL

High School: Granite City High School (HS All-State)

Club Team: Granite City Elks

College: SIUE; Western Illinois (College All-American, Conference Player of the Year)

Experience: Played for Indiana Blast (Rookie of the Year), St. Louis Steamers (Rookie of the Year), St. Louis Illusion (1st Team All-PASL), and Illinois Piasa

Roxie Strange

Roxie Strange

Soccer/Speed Program Director

Year joined Elite FT: 2015

Hometown: Granite City, IL

High School: Granite City High School

Club Team: Elks, Granite City Select

College: Lewis & Clark Community College, McKendree College

Experience: Head Women’s Soccer Coach- STLCC- Florissant Valley, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach – McKendree College

Bob McMillian

Bob McMillian

Back Office

Office Team

Office Team

Justin McMillian
Owner & Operator

Bob McMillian
Back Office

Roxie Strange
Soccer & Speed Program Director

David Cole
Staffing Coordinator

Crystal Gedris
The Annex Program Director

David Cole

David Cole

Staffing Coordinator, Elite FT Director & Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2015

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL

High School: O’Fallon Township High School

Club Team: Metro United

College: Belhaven University (2012 National Champion Team) & McKendree University

Josh Boyd

Josh Boyd

Elite FT Director & Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Chris Fanning

Chris Fanning

Elite FT Director & Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels

Elite FT Director & Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2013

Hometown: Alton, IL

High School: Althon High School

Club Team: 

College: Culver Stockton College

Rob Lugge

Rob Lugge

Elite FT Director & Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL

High School: O’Fallon Township High School

Club Team: 

College: McKendree University

Patrick Amundsen

Patrick Amundsen

Elite FT Director & Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Andrea Frerker

Andrea Frerker

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2016

Hometown: Maryville, IL

High School:

Club Team: 

College: Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville

Sydney Moore

Sydney Moore

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2015

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL

High School: O’Fallon Township High School

Club Team: 

College: Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville

Colton Clark

Colton Clark

Elite Ft Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: Troy, IL

High School: Triad High School

Club Team: 

Kenneth Bond

Kenneth Bond

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2018

Hometown: Glen Carbon, IL

High School: Edwardsville High School

Club Team: Glen Ed

College: Illinois State

Emma Knoebel

Emma Knoebel

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2017

Hometown: Maryville, IL

High School: Collinsville High School

Club Team: Sporting STL

College: McKendree University

Connor Wright

Connor Wright

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: Edwardsville, IL

High School: Edwardsville High School

Club Team: Glen Ed

College: Mizzou

Kelli Kinnikin

Kelli Kinnikin

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2018

Hometown: Belleville, IL

High School: Belleville West High School

College: Fontbonne University

Tara Kennedy

Tara Kennedy

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2011

Hometown: Waterloo, IL

High School: Gibault High School

Club Team: St. Louis Scott Gallagher

College: McKendree University

Nolan Kumming

Nolan Kumming

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Cameron McNeil

Cameron McNeil

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2018

Hometown: Edwardsville, IL

High School: Edwardsville High School 

Club Team:

College:

Kiara Stewart

Kiara Stewart

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2018

Hometown: Okinawa, Japan

High School: Mascoutah High School

Club Team: Gateway FC 

College: St. Louis University

Megan Pawloski

Megan Pawloski

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Morgan Wilson

Morgan Wilson

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Seth Keomanivane

Seth Keomanivane

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Blake Hagler

Blake Hagler

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Olivia Olson

Olivia Olson

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Noah Henry

Noah Henry

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Dallas Eicken

Dallas Eicken

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Crystal Gedris

Crystal Gedris

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL

High School: O’Fallon Township High School

Club Team: Independent team – O’Fallon Express

College: St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Courtney Kendrick

Courtney Kendrick

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: Jonesboro, IL

High School: Anna Jonesboro Community High School

Club Team: 

College: University of Southern Mississippi; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Toby Ybarra

Toby Ybarra

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL

High School: O’Fallon Township High School

Club Team: 

College:

Nicole Lepping

Nicole Lepping

Elite FT Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis

Elite FT Speed Trainer

Year joined Elite FT:

Hometown:

High School:

Club Team: 

College:

Zoe Brochu

Zoe Brochu

Elite FT Trainer & Goal Keeper

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: Ajax, Ontario, Canada

High School:

Club Team: 

College: McKendree University

Michael Hoelting

Michael Hoelting

Elite FT Trainer & Goal Keeper

Year joined Elite FT: 2017

Hometown: Edwardsville, IL

High School: Edwardsville High School

Club Team: Glen Ed

College: Millikin University

Julie Scheiter

Julie Scheiter

Elite FT Trainer & Goal Keeper

Year joined Elite FT: 2017

Hometown: Collinsville, IL

High School: Collinsville High School

Club Team: St. Louis Scott Gallagher

College: University of Illinois at Chicago

Isabella Henderson

Isabella Henderson

Elite FT Trainer & Goal Keeper

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: St. Peters, MO

High School: Fort Zumwalt East

Club Team: JB Marine Sporting

College: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Grant Toby

Grant Toby

Elite FT Trainer & Goal Keeper

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: Glen Carbon, IL

High School: Edwardsville High School

Club Team: 

College:

Jensen Schoch

Jensen Schoch

Elite FT Trainer & Goal Keeper

Year joined Elite FT: 2019

Hometown: Orlando, FL

High School: Eureka High School

Club Team: 

College: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

We love hearing from you.

contact us