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Coaching Staff

Diane Drake — Director

Diane Drake is the Owner and Founder of Drake Soccer Consulting LLC. She has 22 years experience as a Division I College Coach. Drake compiled a career record .500 at Georgetown and George Mason while occupying those positions from 1999-2015

George Mason University

She led the Patriots to 6 top third in conference regular season results and 5 postseason conference tournaments in two different conferences. The Green and Gold earned four postseason Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournaments bids and one Atlantic 10 berth during her tenure. Drake coached nine seasons while the Patriots were a member of the CAA. She built the Green and Gold into solid contenders and earned berths into the CAA tournament two of the last three years in the conference, including back-to-back in 2010 and 2011 as #3 seeds. Both times the Patriots season ended in the CAA semi-finals, both setbacks finishing on penalty kicks. In 2009, Drake posted her best record as head coach of the Patriots, leading Mason to a 14-4-2 mark. The team improved by nine wins over the previous season. That nine-win improvement tied the CAA record for greatest single-season turnaround. Mason allowed just 14 goals on the season, the second-fewest in school history.

Drake came to Mason after spending five seasons (1999-2003) at the helm of Georgetown, where she was the all time winningest coach in program history.

Current Age Group Director and youth coach for Mclean Youth Soccer, has coached youth players from 7-18 for over two decades. USSF A license, NSCAA premiere and Former NSCAA Board of Directors.

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Marla Duncan — GK Icon USA: Goalkeeper Coach

GK Icon USA: Goalkeeper Coach. February 2012-present.
Responsibilities include: planning and conducting goalkeeper training sessions to U9-U18 male and female goalkeepers.

The George Washington University Women’s Soccer: 1st Assistant Coach. 2012-2014
2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Semi-Finalists. 2013 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Participants, Responsibilities Include: Continuous training a development of both field players and goalkeepers-responsible for defensive aspect of the program. Recruiting: database entry, preparation for local and major recruiting events held across the country; communication with recruits, coaches, parents and references for recruits, planned official and unofficial visits, conducted campus tours of GW to recruits and parents, traveled to major recruiting events nation-wide. Compliance Liaison between the Soccer program and GW Compliance officer, Chandra Bierwirth, also includes compliance paperwork for both team and activities, communicating with Chandra regarding NCAA rules and regulations. Video analysis of opposing teams and GW team, preparing scouting reports of opposing teams. Assisted head coach in leadership group meetings and team building activities. Game day logistics-visiting team coordination, video set up and take down, Live Video Coding during games. Social Media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Completed other various tasks assigned by head coach.

Sean Burke

Sean Burke, school counselor at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, has been working in Fairfax County in this role for more than 15 years. TJHSST is routinely selected as the premier academic high school in the country according to US World News and Report. Sean is also the co-founder of Mytonomy which is an educational start up that delivers a near-peer social network designed to bring alumni and faculty advice to high school students while supporting the overburdened high school counselor. Sean is also a youth soccer coach who holds a USSF B coaching license. He has coached in WAGS, CCL, ECNL, W League, Super Y, USSF Developmental Academy and high school. He led the Woodson girls and TJHSST boys to state titles and has won several youth state cup championships as well. He was named All Met Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2008 and Virginia High School Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2007. For the last seven years, he has run a summer fitness program for college women.

Dr Wendy Lebolt — Physiologist

Wendy LeBolt, PhD, founder of Fit2Finish, is an exercise physiologist who specializes in conditioning and training for prevention of injuries in youth athletes. Before developing F2F training, Dr. LeBolt was a member of the Exercise Science teaching faculty at George Washington University. She writes weekly for Fit2Finish.com and has authored the new book, Fit2Finish: Keeping Your Soccer Players in the Game (from Morgan James Publishers).

To Fit2Finish, Wendy Rilling LeBolt brings 23 years of soccer parenting, 15 years of soccer coaching, advanced degrees in exercise physiology and 10 years of college teaching in exercise and sport science. All of this is layered over a lifetime of sports and fitness which is the language she speaks through Fit2Finish, the company she founded in 2001 and where, for nearly a decade and a half, she has trained thousands of young athletes and teams.

Wendy has published hundreds of articles and columns on topics related to health, wellness, fitness and sports performance. She publishes weekly columns on youth sports and injury prevention at Fit2Finish.com and at Soccerwire.com and posts regularly to her inspirational blog, The Kinesthetic Christian.

Wendy did her undergraduate work in biology at The College of William and Mary, earned her Masters degree in Exercise Science from The George Washington University and was awarded her PhD in Physiology from the Medical College of Virginia. While on the Exercise Science faculty at George Washington University, she taught anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and kinesiology and built a reputation as a popular speaker at corporate and educational health and fitness events. The mother of three daughters, she moved from teaching to coaching and training when she founded Fit2Finish in 2001.

Wendy LeBolt, PhD of Oak Hill, VA
  • Founder of Fit2Finish, LLC. Bringing the science of fitness to the fun of sports to keep athletes in the game. She works with teams and their coaches to bring the latest science on conditioning for injury prevention to their training, practices and game play.
  • Exercise Physiologist, faculty in Exercise Science Dept at GWU for 9 years.
  • Coaching and training for 15 years. USSF licenses.
  • You can find her website and regular F2F blog at www.fit2finish.com.

Fabian Vega — Associate Director of Development Programs

Fabian has been involved in the game of soccer for 35 years as player and coach. He was born in Peru and came to the US at the age of four. Raised in Fairfax VA he has extensive experience as a player and coach at both the youth and professional levels. In Peru, he played for two first division teams, Sport Boys and Deportivo Municipal, as well as trained with the men's national team. Fabian also played for the Dragons, a first division team in El Salvador, before moving to the professional ranks in the United States. While here in the U.S., he played for several teams in the A league (Long Island Rough Riders, Minnesota Thunder, Maryland Mania) and also trained with D.C. United and the 1996 US Olympic team.
As a coach, Fabian has worked with many different premier clubs and soccer schools (MLU, RFC, TFA, Phoenix Soccer Club, CASA FC, and Evergreen FC). He coached many teams in the South Jersey area that were ranked nationally and went on to win state and regional championships. In addition to coaching a team to a National Championship where they placed 3rd. Many of the teams that he has been involved with have won many of top premier tournaments (Jeff Cup, WAGS, FC Delco, Disney, etc.). As a youth coach, he won 4 State Cup Championships and has helped many girls and boys get opportunities to play at Division 1 Colleges and Universities. Fabian also worked with NJ Youth Soccer ODP program as evaluator and served as the 2000 U-14ODP Boys Head Coach. He ran programs for the Futbol Training Club and was part of the coaching staff of the Washington Spirit Super Y program. He is USSF licensed and KNVB, BRASILIAN certified.

Amy Fuller — Yoga instructor

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Melissa Bibbee — Head Coach Chantilly HS and SYA Soccer

  • USSF C licensed coach
  • Former GK at U of Delaware

Spencer Henderson

License: NSCAA Premier License and USSF National Youth License
Playing Experience: Div III and Div I
Coaching Experience: Coached in ODSL, NSCL, DA, and ECNL leagues

David Springer — Spring Fit

Coach David Springer has his degree in Exercise Physiology – Sports Medicine from East Stroudsburg University and has over 25 years of experience in the performance training field. He has worked within four professional sports organizations but now serves as Head Strength & Conditioning coach at Cassel's Sportsplex in Herndon to volleyball, soccer and football teams locally.

Sports Performance Training
  • Sports Specific Strength – developing a workout program that tailors to individual sport need such (Example: focusing on lower body power and explosiveness in jumping athletes)
  • First Step – acceleration, stop and start speed
  • Top Speed – improve 40m dash time
  • Agility – lateral quickness, change of direction, cutting, footwork
  • Mobility – loosening of hips to improve movement
  • Flexibility – increasing the range of motion of major joints to decrease injury
  • Build Character!!!!!
Injury prevention
  • Education of Proper Athletic Techniques – jumping/landing and weightlifting safety and proper techniques
  • Strengthen muscles supporting major connective tissue (Example: emphasize strengthening protocols for muscles surrounding the knee joint to protect ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL)
  • Concussion Prevention – educating athletes on concussion severity while strengthening the musculature of the neck to better support the skull
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