About Us

Mission Statement

The Scandia United Soccer Academy was formed to create an opportunity for  youth soccer players to experience playing soccer in an International setting. We strive to provide a learning environment whereas our youth can learn about different cultures through the game of soccer. We travel to Denmark and Sweden, where we join in with some of their youth players to engage in an International soccer experience. Our youth are asked to live with each other and learn how to problem solve as individuals and as groups. They will learn about other cultures, as well as sharing our American culture with our friends from Scandinavia. We attempt to bring a closer relationship between the United States and Scandinavia.

Every player will participate in training sessions and games throughout the entire Journey. In some cases, players will be given opportunities to play on multiple teams of differing age (playing up), depending on their ability and desire. We encourage players to challenge themselves throughout the training sessions, in order to be well prepared for tournament play. Although, we do not guarantee a specific amount of playing time, each player will play a significant amount throughout the training sessions and tournaments. We strive to provide an incredible soccer environment for our players to learn and excel in an International setting. The tournament play is very competitive and will require our players to be physically fit and mentally tough!

Directors and Coaching Staff Statement

Our Directors and Coaching Staff are all licensed professionals with several years of coaching experience. We have been involved with coaching at various levels and multiple tours over the past years and have provided safety and security for all of our youth players. We continue striving to provide the best possible experience for our players and attempt to keep their best interest in mind when making decisions related to chosen activities. Most of us have had children that have been involved in past tours to Scandinavia. Therefore, we gladly assume the responsibility of caring for our youth players on a personal and family oriented level. We welcome our parents and supporters to ask any questions that they feel need to be answered, in order to provide a level of comfort and trust for all of our players and their parents/supporters.

Credentials



BRAD JORDAN
Co-Director & Staff Coach

  • Former Director of Coaching (15 years)
  • Soccer Camp Director
  • Dana Cup No.1 and Gothia Cup Staff Coach - 2005-present
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • USSF ‘B’ National Coaching License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma
  • ​Multiple NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas
  • Positive Coaching Alliance certified
  • Former high school coach
  • 40+ years coaching and 30 years playing experience
  • Former collegiate and semi-pro player
  • 2022 USC Convention: Coaching the Complete Female Player


KEVIN DEVITT
Co-Director & Staff Coach

  • Director of Coaching, and Commissioner–Kauai, Hawaii
  • High School Boys and Girls Coach
  • Dana Cup No.1 and Gothia Cup Staff Coach - 2005-present
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • USSF ‘D’ National Coaching License
  • Multiple NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas
  • Positive Coaching Alliance certified
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma I & II
  • 25+ years coaching experience
  • 2022 USC Convention: Coaching the Complete Female Player


WAYNE SMITH
Director/Staff Coach Emeritus

  • Former Assistant Director of Coaching
  • Glenwood Springs High School - Boy's Varsity Soccer Coach (2013-2018)
  • Soccer Camp Director
  • Dana Cup No.1 and Gothia Cup Staff Coach, 2009, 2011, 2014-present
  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • USSF ‘D’ Coaching License
  • Multiple NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas
  • Positive Coaching Alliance certified
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma
  • 20+ years coaching experience


SOREN JENSEN
Danish Director & Staff Coach

  • UEFA 'B' Coaching License
  • Coordinator - Tonder Sportsforening
  • Former Board Member – Tonder Sportsforening
  • Dana Cup No.1 and Gothia Cup Staff Coach, 2007-present
  • Multiple NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas
  • 25+ years coaching and playing experience

 

BILL ENSLEY
Staff Coach & Chaperone

  • USSF 'D' License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma
  • NSCAA Multiple Special Topics Diplomas
  • Positive Coaching Alliance certified
  • Assistant Director of Coaching
  • Competitive and Developmental Coach
  • U9 - U18 Youth Coach
  • 15+ Years Coaching Experience
  • 2022 USC Convention: Continuing Education

 

JENNIFER ENSLEY

Staff  & Chaperone

BERNADETTE (BERNIE) DEVITT

Staff & Chaperone

  

MEREDITH STANLEY
Staff Coach & Chaperone

  • 14+ Years Playing Experience
  • 3+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Current High School Girls Coach

HAILEY BIRD
Staff Coach & Chaperone

  • Current Club Administrator & Academy Director
  • Former Collegiate player and team captain
  • 'Soccer Without Borders' coach, Guatemala
  • 10+ Years Coaching Experience
  • 20+ Years Playing Experience
  • USSF E, USC Level I & II, Urban and Grassroots Coaching Diplomas

  

NICK MANCINI
Goalkeeper Coach & Chaperone

  • Former D1 Goalkeeper - Sienna College
  • Collegiate Top 5 ranking -
    • Goals Against, Shutouts and Save %
  • Former Professional Goalkeeper -
    • NPSL Brooklyn Italians & Rhode Island Reds
  • Current Club Director of Goalkeeping
  • Former ODP Scout

  

KYLE ROOD
Staff Coach & Chaperone

  • 19+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Former Club V.P. & President
  • Former Assistant Director of Coaching
  • USSF D License
  • USSF C License - in process
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified