Jacob Cohen, Jacob’s Soccer Camp
Hale Lieberman, Director of the Bethesda, MD camp
Hale is 16 years old and is now entering his 9th year with the Bethesda Soccer Club in Maryland. He serves on the player advisory committee and is a certified grade 8 referee. He plays soccer, basketball, and volleyball for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where he will graduate in 2018
The following coaches have generously agreed to donate their time and work with our campers during the week.
Mike Barr (Chief Coaching Advisor to Jacob’s Soccer Camp)
In addition to being the Technical Director for Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer (EPYS), Coach Barr is one of the most successful coaches in the region. Barr has coached at the college, high school, and club level in the mid-Atlantic region. In twenty years as coach at Strath Haven High School, Coach Barr’s teams won thirteen Central League titles, five District One titles, and five PIAA state championship titles. Several of Coach Barr’s players have gone on to play college soccer – many at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. In only three years at Immaculata, the team improved from 6-10-1 in 2007 to 10-7-4 in 2009 and earned a trip to the CSAC championship match.
Dom Balsamo, Head Coach, FC Montco Die Mannschaft Coaching Experience: YSC Union Juniors 2009 – Present, FC Montco U16 (currently ranked 1st in the Nation) 2009 – Present, Patriot FC U13 2013 – 2016, Rosemont University Assistant 2014 – Present.
Playing Experience: Drexel Team Captain 2004-2006, Full Athletic Scholarship Drexel University 2001-2006, FC Delco U23 National Champions – 2005, FC Delco U23 State & Regional Champions – 2005, FC Delco Team Captain – 2005, 2001 NSCAA National All-American, 2001 PA Player of the Year, 2001 Suburban 1 League Player of the Year, Mercer United NJ State Champion – 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Kevin Jennings, Assistant Head Coach, FC Montco Die Mannschaft Coaching Experience: USSF National ‘D’ License, TEYSA/FC Europa 2002 – 2014, FC Montco 2014 – Present. Playing Experience: Penn State University Varsity soccer team: 1982 – 1985. Captain, Team MVP 1985, Sligo Rovers: 1987
Jeff Rohrman, Bethesda Soccer Club, Director of State Cup Teams
As the Head Coach at the University of Wisconsin and assistant coach at the University of Maryland, Coach Rohrman has had a long and successful journey at two of soccer’s most prestigious and respected programs. Over his time in the collegiate game, Rohrman has worked with many former and current National Team players, including Taylor Twellman, Danny Califf, Clarence Goodson, Alex Yi, Oguchi Onyewu, and Kyle Beckerman. He also has helped produce many players who have gone on to play at the professional levels in both the US and abroad. In addition, Rohrman has produced numerous All-Conference, All-Region, All Tournament, and All-American selections at both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland. He was a part of an ACC Regular Season Championship, ACC Tournament Championship as well as a Final Four appearance during his coaching tenure at the University of Maryland. USSF National “A” License
Nancy Rohrman, Bethesda Soccer Club, US Development Academy
Coach Rohrman has an outstanding coaching resume and playing career that spans over 20 years. Nancy has been a part of numerous State and Regional Championships at the club level, while developing and producing players who have gone on to represent State and Regional ODP Teams, as well as US Youth National Teams and the US Women’s National Team. Nancy holds a US Soccer National “B” license.
As a player, Nancy competed at the University of Hartford, where she was named All-Conference, All-Region, NCAA All-Tournament, and Conference Player of the Year, while guiding the Hawks to 4 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Final Four her senior season. Upon graduation, Nancy was selected to be a member of the US Women’s National Team that participated in, and won the gold medal, at the World University Games in 1993. She was a member of the US Women’s National Team for 2 years, and competed in 4 US Olympic Festivals, winning one gold medal.
Gary Stephenson, Assistant Technical Director Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer. In his role as Assistant Technical Director, Gary is responsible for coaching education including coordinating the coaching curriculum, coaching courses, and the general education of coaches throughout the Association. Gary works directly with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Technical Director Mike Barr to enhance the development of coaches and players in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Gary has coached in the USA for 11 years, working across various levels from under-five players to NCAA Division 2 & 3 programs. He has also been a member of the Olympic Development Program Coaching Staff for four years. Stephenson holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” coaching license and he also holds National Youth License as well as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, National Goalkeeping Diploma, Director of Coaching certificate.
Jeremiah J. White III
Co-Owner of the Delaware Stars, American Soccer League professional Soccer Team, Founder of White Sport Ventures, Co-Founder/Director of NXT Soccer. Former Professional Soccer Player in Serbia, Greece, France, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Poland and USA.
The following individuals have generously agreed to donate their time and work as Advisors to Jacob’s Soccer Camp.
Bethany Rubin Henderson
DC SCORES, Executive Director. Bethany is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur, Echoing Green Fellow, and recent White House Fellow.
DCSCORES instills self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community in low-income DC youth through an innovative year-round, after-school, team-based approach that combines poetry, soccer, and service-learning. DC SCORES currently serves 1,500 low-income DC youth at 47 schools.
Bethany’s career has spanned the social, for-profit, and government sectors. While in the White House, Bethany coordinated the 2013 Youth Jobs+ initiative and participated in developing My Brother’s Keeper, a public-private partnership focused on helping boys and young men of color get and stay on track cradle to career. In 2008, Bethany founded City Hall Fellows, an award- winning, nonpartisan, post-college local government service corps (www.cityhallfellows.org). City Hall Fellows uses service-learning principles to prepare young people to take active civic leadership roles in their own hometowns.
Previously, Bethany was a trial attorney at international litigation firm Quinn Emanuel, where she won an award from the California State Bar Association for her pro bono work helping special needs low-income students obtain the education to which the law entitles them. She also helped build out the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at George Mason University.
Former Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer TOPSoccer representative.
TOPSoccer (The Outreach program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs.
The TOPSoccer program is designed and administered by US Youth Soccer and its volunteer TOPSoccer committee provides meaningful learning, development and physical participation opportunities to these young athletes through the game of soccer.
Masters level Special Education Certification, Gwynedd Mercy University. M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education, Temple University.
President of Bucks and Montgomery County Cooperative Education Association; member of Pennsylvania Cooperative Education Association, American and Pennsylvania Career and Technical Associations, National Association for Curriculum Development, Omicron Tau Theta National Honorary Professional Graduate Society in Career and Technical Education, Temple University; and the Career and Technical Student Organization SkillsUSA District 2 Board Assistant Chair; possesses Pennsylvania teaching certificates in Cooperative Education, Marketing Education, Business Education, and Special Education K-12.