“I have known Kristi Beckman for several years as I served as her mentor on the NSCAA Master Coach Diploma. She was an impressive and dedicated professional who I consider a peer and friend.  Kristi is a leader in soccer development and is accomplished in the technical and tactical aspects of the game. She is a teacher, a collaborator and a leader in equal measure with a  refreshing vibrancy that inspires players. During our time together in coaching education Kristi developed a functional/positional training curriculum which is an impressive and contemporary piece of work that address the “four components” of soccer. Her experience  and knowledge, personality and character make her perfectly equipped to assist young athletes in their student-athlete journey.  Kristi is a colleague and a friend.”  ​ Ian Barker, Director of Coaching Education, United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA)

“I’ve been lucky enough to coach with Kristi since 2014 and can attest that she’s an outstanding coach.  She's has an advanced understanding of the game at all levels and is a great teacher of the game - technique, tactics, strategy, fitness and health... along with hard work and positive energy.  Just talking to her you quickly see her love and knowledge of the game.  It’s refreshing.  But Kristi’s best attribute is she really cares about her players.  She will invest time with them, listen to them and really teach them the game.  Helping players is really important to her, She gets it!"  Mike Jorden, Former Head Coach, Washington Spirit

"Ever since I met Kristi,  when she was on the NSCAA Master Diploma course, I've been impressed buy her passion for carving out roles and responsibilities of her players. It's obvious that she's a student of the game and has a unique ability to pass that on to her players.  John Pascarella, Head Coach - Des Moines Menace

"Coach Beckman served as our Men's assistant coach at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) for three years as the college transitioned from club status to full membership in the National Junior College Athletic Association.  She was a tremendous asset for our institution and helped build a world class soccer program. She is well connected and established within the club/travel program in the Northern Virginia area as well as within the area high schools for collegiate recruiting."  Brian C Anweiler, Director, College-wide Student Life, Northern Virginia Community College