Amanda Vandervort (vandey01)


San Francisco, CA

About vandey01:

Hi, my name’s Amanda. I’m a soccer coach, but with an advanced degree in educational technology, I’m more likely to blow your mind with an eye-popping highlight video than with a killer step-over. I played soccer at the University of Wyoming, was the Graduate Assistant at The College of New Jersey and then the Head Coach at New York University for 4 years. I worked for an online start-up in San Francisco in 2007, and enjoyed my 6-month stint in Chicago working for the Chicago Red Stars, a Women’s Professional Soccer team, as the Director of Online Marketing, Website and Camps. Now I’m back in the Bay Area as the Website Coordinator for WPS. I’ve recently been asked to Chair the NSCAA Women’s Committee and to act as the WPS Advisor to the NSCAA Board of Directors.

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Soccer Science

A look at the soccer world from the personal perspective of Amanda Vandervort, a former college coach and fan of professional soccer, with an emphasis on the technologies that are revolutionizing the way we see the beautiful game.

Brazil and Back Again: Three Days at the 2014 World Cup
Three days was all I needed to find a window of opportunity to get to Brazil for World Cup 2014. The 12-hour flight down, and 24-hour trek home, were totally worth it as the experience of attending a World Cup game is just beyond comparison. On my first ...[Read on]
Three Rules to Follow for Social Media Success
It’s safe to say that the MLS off-season has included a lot of presentations. Not that I mind, in fact anybody that’s ever worked with me will tell you that I love a good Power Point. But in all this prepping and presenting to our ticket ...[Read on]
Recapping my experience at the FIFA Women’s Com-Unity Seminar in St. Kitts and Nevis
After the course in St. Lucia, I flew to St. Kitts and Nevis, where I had the honor of working as a Communications and Marketing Instructor for another FIFA Women’s Com-Unity Seminar. My flight out of St. Lucia was really early in the morning, an...[Read on]
FIFA Women’s Com-Unity Seminar in St. Lucia
St. Lucia, a tropical island in the Eastern Caribbean, is an absolutely breathtaking, scenic place with incredibly friendly people. The country has a small population of about 160,000 people, and every single person I passed by – whether in the F...[Read on]
Women’s Football Instructors Seminar in Zurich
I was invited to the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, for the Women’s Football Instructors Seminar, from March 20-23, 2012. My work with FIFA is generally focused on Marketing and Communications for Com-Unity Seminars, so I’m not really...[Read on]
The FIFA/CONCACAF Women’s Soccer Conference in Vancouver
I arrived tonight in Vancouver, B.C., for the FIFA/CONCACAF Conference on the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany 2011. After looking through my brochure, I’m excited to see that many coaches, instructors and staff from FIFA projects I’...[Read on]
NSCAA Convention Presentation: 5 Secrets to Successful Soccer Websites
What would the NSCAA Convention be without the added excitement (and pressure) of speaking? For the second year in a row, my good friend and peer Ryan Knapp and I presented together. Ryan and I met in 2009 at Tweet – Blowing the Whistle on Social...[Read on]
Photos: MLS SuperDraft and NSCAA Convention
The 2012 NSCAA Convention could once again be called: The busiest week of my life. Here’s the play-by-play, through the camera on my iPhone. I’ve posted the photos in chronological order, enjoy! Tuesday, January 10 Arrived in Kansas City ...[Read on]
Amanda Vandervort is running for NSCAA Secretary: Check out her answers to the NSCAA Candidate Questions
I’m currently running for Secretary of the NSCAA. The election winner will be announced at the annual business meeting at the NSCAA Convention in Kansas City on Friday, Jan. 13, so as we’re getting closer to the event, I thought it would be...[Read on]
The FIFA Women’s Com-Unity Seminar in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
42 hours of flight time for 5 days of work, and totally worth it. I’m honored to have been the Communications and Marketing instructor for the FIFA Women’s Com-Unity Seminar in Tanzania in October 2011. FIFA conducts these seminars to brin...[Read on]