Capital Soccer Association

2013/14 Select Coaching Staff

Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches to help meet those goals. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our club and community.

Erik Grunnet

Youth Director

Coaching Experience
  • Asst Coach North Central College (Naperville IL) '07-08
  • Asst to U6-U8 footskills coach for Chicago Fire Juniors (IL) '08
  • OBSC Coach (Oak Brook SC [IL]-all U10 A & B girls, U13B girls, U14A girls, coed footskills) /09-'11
  • Notre Dame coaching seminar Jan '10
  • FC Panthers Carol Stream Aug '11-Aug '12 (U13 girls gold, U17 girls gold & showcase, coed footskills)
  • Capital Soccer Assc (NE) March '13-present (U11 boys, & U14 girls)
Add'l Qualifications
  • USSF National D license '10
Playing Experiences
  • Playing soccer for 29 years (started in AYSO)
  • IHSA All-Sectional player as a senior
  • 2x IL State Cup Finalist ('97-'98 with Pegasus)
  • Club at University of Iowa '98
    • 3x team elected captain
    • NCC all-around athlete of year for 2002 (represents spirit of NCC scholasticly and in sports competition)
    • voted on by all NCC athletes (meant a lot coming from all of my peers, plus a small scholarship amount too)
    • Naperville Strikers PSL (Players Sports League ([competitive amateur], co-Treasurer) '04-'12
  • Semi-pro in Metro League IL (we got a tournament stipend)
    • Green & White '06-'07
    • Vikings '08
    • Sockers FC over 30: 2013

Matt Chaffee

U17 Boys

Coaching Experience
  • High School Head JV at Lincoln Lutheran for 3 years
  • Asst Varsity at Pius X for 3 years
  • Club soccer
Playing Experience
  • Club team in Dallas, Texas
  • Club team in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Lincoln Lutheran High School
  • NAIA at Concordia
  • NCSAA Premier License

Alex Schueler

U11 Boys

Coaching Experience
  • Waverly High School JV Head Coach and Asst Varsity Coach 2010-Present
  • U15 Boys Academy Asst Coach Fall 2012
  • U10 Boys Head Coach Spring 2013
Playing Experience
  • High School Career
    • Waverly High School
    • 4 Year Starter/Letter Winner
    • 3 Time Eastern Midlands First Team All Conference Selection (soph- sr years). Was honorable mention EMC All Conference Freshman year.
    • 2 Time All State Honorable mention in Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star (Jr and Sr years).
  • College Career
    • Cloud County Community College 2007-2009
    • Started every game in career at Cloud CC.
    • KJCCC All Conference Honorable Mention (Soph Year)
    • Team Captain Sophomore year.
  • USSF National E

Kris Klem

U18 & U10 boys

Coaching Experience
  • Club soccer for 7 years
  • Head Coach Waverly Varsity Boys
Playing Experience
  • Nebraska Wesleyan
  • USSF National D

Bryan Fitzgerald

U15 & U16 Boys

Coaching Experience
  • Club soccer for 5 years
Playing Experience
  • Dana College
  • USSF National E
  • To gain the trust and respect of the players and to be viewed by the player as a teacher/role model. Once the trust/respect foundation is there pass along as much of the knowledge of the game onto the player.

Paul Smith

U12 Boys

Coaching Experience
  • Has been coaching club, select and high school soccer for over 20 years
  • HS State Championship (coaching staff)
  • Licenses/Certifications
  • USSF National D
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper level 1 and 2

Rudy Wagner

U12 Girls

Coaching Experience
  • Rudy has been coaching competitive club soccer for over 25 years and is also an active referee. He has produced many teams that played at a regional level and many players who have gone on to play college soccer at all levels including Division 1.
  • USSF National D
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper level 1 and 2
  • NSCAA High School Coaching

Phillip Yapp

U12 Boys

Coaching Experience
  • Club soccer for 10 years
  • Volunteer High School coach
Playing Experience
  • All American Soccer Team New York -1982
  • Scholarship offer to Concordia University (New York)
  • Club Soccer New York
  • Club Soccer Nebraska
Coaching Qualifications
  • USSF National D

Joel Bergt

Goal Keeper Coach & U7 Boys Group Coordinator

Playing Experience
  • Played in the CSA program from the age of 4-K12
  • Participated in the Olympic development program
  • Four year letter winner at Lincoln East High School
  • High School All-State selection once and a Super-State selection twice at the goalkeeper position
  • Played a year at junior college level for Barton County
Coaching Qualifications
  • Attended the top goalkeeper training programs offered for youth soccer in the United States including Number One Camps under the guidance of many United States National team coaches for my age groups


Upcoming Events

U7-8 first practice August 12
Fall 7v7 Adult Soccer Begins August 24
NSL and ENSA seasons begin August 20
Micro first Thursday evening practice Field #1 August 21
U7-8 first games begin weekend of  August 23
Micro first Sunday afternoon practice August 24
ENSA U8 festival hosted by CSA @ Abbott September 7
Fall Rec Cup for U9–U10 teams October 10-12
 Final session for Micro October 12
State Cup for all U15-U18 teams October 15-26

Club Info

Phone Listing      Mailing Address:    Fields: 
Weather Line  (402) 434-6302    Capital Soccer Association    Abbott Soccer Complex 
Jackie Wagner  (Administrator)    P.O. Box 29435    7600 No. 70th 
Email   (402) 464-5425   Lincoln, NE 68529    Lincoln, NE 

Field Status

Open Open

Abbott Indoor Fields (03:09 PM | 05/13/14)

Open Open

Abbott Sports Complex (03:09 PM | 05/13/14)