Stephen Hauter

Teams Coached

U12 Girls Gold, U15 Boys Black


U14 State Champions. DePauw University. Very fortunate to play Club, High School, College, and Professionally with by Brother Brad who is now the Head Coach at DePauw University Men's Soccer.

I Started Coaching Soccer In College and met my wife while coaching her Sorority Soccer Team.

I Have Coached Club, High School, College, and Professional Soccer.

I have Coached many players that now play either overseas professionally or with Major League Soccer through either Club, Illinois ODP Program and Ohio South ODP Program, in no particular order:

  • Michael Bradley played for Sockers F.C. Chicago while his Dad was the Coach of Chicago Fire now plays for Toronto F.C. & U.S. Men's National Team,

  • Ned Grabavoy - Illinois ODP - Major League Soccer,

  • Brad Guzan - Illinois ODP - Major League Soccer,

  • Mike Magee - Illinois ODP - Major League Soccer,

  • Doug Warren - Sockers FC Chicago - Illinois ODP - Major League Soccer,

  • Jonathan Spector played for my Club Team and signed with Manchester United at age 16 - has been on the U.S. Men's National Team,

  • Tara Hurless - was on my Illinois ODP State Team for 2 years and is currently the all-time leading scorer at University of Illinois where she was recently inducted into their Hall of Fame,

  • Alexa Fiehrer played on my ODP Team for 2 years and went on to play for Xavier University,

  • Meghan Blank played on my ODP Team for 2 years and played for University of Dayton.

  • Malia Berkely played on my ODP State Team, full ride to Florida State & U.S. Women's National Team.


Including Coaching in College before getting Licensed I have Coaches for 31 years and absolutely love it. I am currently the District 1 ODP Head Coach and a Coaching Education Instructor for both United Soccer Coaches and United States Soccer Federation.

Birth Place

Harvey, Illinois

Coaching Education

USSF A, USSF B, USSF C, USSF D, USSF E, USSF F, USSF National Youth License. United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma, United Soccer Coaches Director Of Coaching Diploma. Meulensteen Certificate 100 Diploma, 200 Diploma, 300 Diploma. World Football Academy - Youth Periodisation Diploma

Coaching Experience

Hoffman Estates (Illinois) Express Team, Palatine Celtics (Illinois) Soccer Club, Head Coach William Rainey Haper College (Illinois) 1991-1996, Illinois ODP Boys Director 1989 - 2001, Naperville Lightning ( Illinois ), Sockers F.C. Chicago ( Illinois ), Glenview Titans ( Illinois ), Camps In Illinois, Texas, Indiana, & Kentucky, Ohio State Men's Soccer Camp, Indiana University Men's Soccer Camp, Indiana University Women's Soccer Camp, High School Camps in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Ohio South Youth Soccer Association District 1 ODP Head Coach, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy, Sycamore Arsenal Soccer Club, Cincinnati Excite Assistant Coach - Indoor Professional Team, Cincinnati Classics Hammer F.C., Kings Hammer Soccer Academy, Warren County Soccer Club, Technical Director and Director of Coaching for Southwest Soccer Club.ODP Region II Staff Coach. CUSA Staff Coach.

Coaching Philosophy

I try to make the Players in training as uncomfortable as possible in terms or the Mental Side of the Game so that the game simply becomes muscle memory. I am very passionate about the game and my style of training.


I maximize my time to get as many touches on the ball as possible in training and make certain they are challenged and stretched to outside of their 'comfort zone'.


I highly encourage them to work with a ball every day at least 30 minutes per day and use your weaker foot twice as many times as their dominant foot.


As I train the Players, I am encouraging them to think 2, 3, & 4 passes in advance both offensively and defensively.


There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

Favourite Team

FC Barcelona

As part of our year-round training and programming and CUSA offers;

  • Twice per week training in Spring & Fall

  • 2-3 times per week training in Winter on turf under floodlights

  • Indoor Futsal sessions once per week during the winter

  • Pre-season Camp

  • Skills Camps and Clinics


If you are in the Dayton area, and beyond, CUSA is the best club to be at and will provide your player with the best training available in state.

Come out and train with us for a few nights, we guarantee you'll love the experience. Book a couple of training sessions with us

CUSA Soccer Club

P.O. Box 750651, Centerville, Ohio, 45475


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