Our Staff Members are truly teachers of life and soccer! Our Directors and Coaches are knowledgeable, loving, kind, caring, ethical, intelligent, dedicated, fun mentors of great character and soccer ability. Parents love the many unique, positive ways in which our coaches get children to learn difficult skills, work hard and achieve their potential. Our trustworthy staff work to a "One of a Kind" proven curriculum.
HappyFeet Assistant Director
Phone: (479)-372-4860 X 706
HappyFeet Assistant Director
Phone: (479)-372-4860 X 701
Phone: (479) 372-4860 X13
Owner & Operator, Matt Holdaway has played soccer and worked with children his entire life. Matt played soccer at William Jewell College in Kansas City, helping his team become NAIA Heart of America Region V Champions and reach the Final Four of the 2006 NAIA National Tournament.
The majority of his youth soccer experience was marked by coaching styles focused on one and two-touch passing, emphasizing winning at all cost. It was not until college that Matt was first exposed to playing a style of soccer that emphasized the skill and footwork of the individual player. This past experience adds to Matt's passion for coaching the HappyFeet Legends way.
Matt has a passion for people. He loves working with kids of all ages, helping them to develop into confident, highly-relational young men and women. This has been a theme throughout his life. From church-work and mission trips, to working in orphanages and soccer camps, he has always found life in giving to younger generations.
Matt continued that journey of service to younger generations by joining the HappyFeet Legends organization in Kansas City. It was there that Matt’s passion for developing children and his love for the game of soccer were united. As he studied and experimented with coaching the HappyFeet Legends way, he became more and more confident that focusing on the primary skill of individual foot work was critical to developing children into both brilliant players and people. Matt then had the opportunity to experience running HappyFeet operations during his time as the HappyFeet Program Director for the home office in Kansas City. This responsibility helped prepare him for the transition to operating multiple HappyFeet Legends franchises.
Over the past 10 years, Matt has helped grow a team that operates HappyFeet Legends programming in NW Arkansas, Springfield MO, and Nashville TN. Through the addition of key support positions and systemizing many administrative tasks, we are able to allow our local Directors and their team of coaches to focus solely on what is most important - positively impacting the lives of children in our programs through soccer, the HappyFeet Way!
Dylan Fiegel grew up in the KC Metro and was a multiple sport athlete growing up. He graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City with a Bachelors of Secondary Education, he also holds a Masters in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Missouri, and a Masters in Soccer Coaching Education from Ohio University. He moved to Wichita, Kansas in 2012 and began teaching and coaching at Wichita Heights High School. He coached the varsity program for Heights for 8 seasons, during his time there he won the Greater Wichita Athletic League(GWAL) Coach of the Year in 2018. His final and most successful year came in 2019 when the Heights Falcons went 14-4-1, they were the first public high school since 2011 to win the largest high school soccer tournament in the state of Kansas, the Titan Classic. Later that year his team won a KSHSAA Regional Championship. His teams at Wichita Heights also were successful in the classroom by having the highest GPA for Fall sports in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Dylan was also heavily involved in club soccer in the Wichita Metro. He coached for Kansas Rush Wichita and was the Senior Boys Director of Coaching. His 2004 Boys team played in the Heartland League in Kansas City and in the National Premier League Central States Conference. While working with KRW he grew the boys side of the club by 30% in 2 years and his teams finished as State Cup and President’s Cup finalist. In his other duties he served as the College Advisory Program (CAP) Director. Dylan moved back to Kansas City in Summer of 2020 and began working at J.C. Harmon High School as a social studies teacher and the varsity boys soccer coach. He also began coaching at Kansas City Scott Gallagher (KCSG) coaching the 2004 and 2005 boys age groups. While coaching for KCSG his teams played in the National League Midwest Conference and Elite Clubs National League Regional League (ECNL RL) Heartland Conference. In his two years at J.C. Harmon rebuilt the program after the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID. His first season in 2021 the team went 5-11 the following year in 2022 the team went 10-6 and he won the Meadowlark Coach of the Year. Dylan holds the following credentials from the United Soccer Coaches (USC): Goalkeeper 1 and 2 diplomas, Advanced National Diploma, and Premier Diploma. He currently holds the following United States Soccer Federation licenses: USSF E, USSF D, USSF C. He is currently enrolled in the USSF Coach Educator Course and plans on running Grassroots Coaching Courses in Arkansas once he has completed the license. .
Phone: (479) 372-4860
Soccer has always been a part of Jorge’s life. He started playing at age 3 in North Carolina and played all through High School at Rogers High School. During his years at RHS Jorge was an All-State Player. His senior year He tried out for Sueno Alianza De Futbol and was invited to play with 7 teams from the Liga MX. From there Jorge Played second division with Pachuca FC and with Texas Rush Soccer in the US Development Academy League. He recently finished his playing run at Ecclesia college and graduated with his Bachelor's degree. He is passionate about the sport and is excited to share that passion with the players and families that are a part of HappyFeet. He believes soccer had such a positive impact on his life, Jorge cannot wait to give your child the same genuine experience!
Phone: (479) 372-4860 X 701
Soccer has always been a part of Ana’s life. She started at a young age and played all through High School at Bentonville High School. She is passionate about the sport and is excited to share that passion with the players and families that are a part of HappyFeet. She believes soccer had such a positive impact on her life, she cannot wait to give your child the same genuine experience! When she's not working she loves spending time with her family and chasing around her adorable son, Brody who will finally be old enough for little toes in the fall!
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