2021 / 2022 Coaching Slate

2021 / 2022 Coaching Slate

Roanoke, VA (April 7th, 2021) - VBR Star is excited to announce our upcoming coaching slate for the 2021/2022 season. As we continue to grow and build our coaching staff, we have a couple new announcements to make.

Noah Jefferson will assume the new title of Assistant Director of coaching. Noah will be overseeing all players from U5 to U12 while also coaching an older team and being the Assistant coach on the USL Academy Team.

Lizzie Boone will be stepping into a new role for the club this summer, as the Director of Female Development. This role will fit Lizzie perfectly, as she has a sincere passion for developing young female soccer players. Lizzie will coach a team and will also oversee a technical program for all female players during the upcoming season. We believe that a person like Lizzie can build the necessary relationships with female athletes to help them achieve their goals.

Over the past 12 months, VBR Star has seen coaches thrive in the US Soccer Coaching Development Pathway. All coaches at VBR Star are Nationally Licensed:

  • 2 VBR Star Coaches have achieved the US Soccer C License

  • 9 VBR Star Coaches have achieved the US Soccer D License

  • 10 VBR Star Coaches have achieved the US Soccer Grassroots License

  • 1 VBR Star Coach has achieved the US Soccer Grassroots Instructor License 

Full-Time Staff

  • Executive Director - Danny Beamer

  • Director of Coaching & Player Development - Chris McClellan

  • Assistant Director of Coaching - Noah Jefferson

  • Director of Goalkeeping - Jason Balach

Part-Time Staff

  • Championship Coordinator - Jacob Harris

  • Director of Female Development - Lizzie Boone

2021/2022 Coaching Slate

2011 Boys Elite Boys Championship
Noah Jefferson James Corring/Jim Lane
2010 Boys Elite Boys Championship
Shawn Morrison Jacob Harris
2009 Boys Elite Boys Championship
Will Krause Brandon Perigen
2008 Boys Elite Boys Championship
Chris McClellan Luca Gregory
Development Coach: TBD
2007 Boys Elite Boys Championship
Shawn Morrison Evan Saleeby
2006 Boys Elite Boys Championship
JD Carlin Tim Dudley
2005 Boys Elite Boys Championship
Sheldon Blue Luca Gregory
2003/2004 Boys Elite/USL Boys Championship
Chris McClellan Philani Mlotshwa
Dev Coach: Philani Mlotshwa Dean Jones

2011 Girls Elite Girls Championship
Devin Tomlinson Evan Saleeby
2010 Girls Elite Girls Championship
Brian Luoma Brian Luoma
2009 Girls Elite Girls Championship
Lizzie Boone TBD**
2008 Girls Elite Girls Championship
2007 Girls Elite Girls Championship
Jason Balach TBD**
2006 Girls Elite Girls Championship
Eric Martin TBD**
2005 Girls Elite Girls Championship
Noah Jefferson TBD**
2003/2004 Girls Elite Girls Championship
JD Carlin Scott Jenkins

"TBD" - Teams can and will be filled at any age group that has numbers to form team. Coaches are available to fill team needs.

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2002 Highland Farms Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24017

Office: 540.345.7820
Fax: 540.345.7840

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VBR Star Soccer Club began in 1986 with the aim to become the premier youth soccer club in the Roanoke Valley. Over the course of 35 years, it has grown to over 1200 kids and 52 travel teams, competing in some of the top youth soccer leagues on the east coast,  ECNL - Regional League and NPL.

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