SOFC Lincoln Elite Program

2009-2006 Birth Years
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The SOFC Lincoln Elite program is an accelerated technical program designed for ambitious players in the u11, u12, u13, & u14 age groups who seek the highest level of training and competition. The Lincoln Elite player pool is composed of players based in and around Lincoln and trains primarily at Sporting Speedway Village. The SOFC Lincoln Elite teams train in the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons with the most qualified and experienced coaches in the Lincoln area.


INQUIRES: Please direct all inquiries to James Beckmann phone: 402 730-5442 or Email:

Sporting Omaha FC Lincoln Teams 2020-2021

- 2010 - James Beckmann

- 2009 - James Beckmann

- 2009 - Krista Kester

- 2008 - Ben Damewood

- 2007 - James Beckmann

- 2006 - Ben Damewood

Lincoln Elite SOFC Staff

James Beckmann

  • USSF “A” License

  • NSCAA Advanced National License

  • Former Head Men’s Soccer Coach Nebraska Wesleyan University 2000-2009, All time Leader in Wins

  • Player: 3 Time Captain and All-Conference at Nebraska Wesleyan, 1996-1998, Honorable Mention All-American, 1998

Ben Damewood

  • USSF C License

  • 20 years experience as Club Director and Coach in Lincoln

Dennis Beckmann

  • USSF B License

  • 30 year club coach and director in Nebraska, coach of 3 Regional Finalists

Krista Kester

  • Sporting Omaha FC Lincoln Elite, U12 - Lincoln

  • USSF D

  • NSCAA National Diploma

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What Our Families are Saying About the Staff...


"James coaching style has helped my son develop leadership skills, perseverance, and confidence on and off the soccer field.  James inspires young athletes to reach their full potential while guiding them to skill mastery, knowledge of the game, and passion to improve.  The feedback James gives players is individualized and pushes each player to get better." 

A. Miller

"James is a wonderful coach and mentor to our soccer team. Each player has grown and improved by great lengths since James became their coach. He is teaching life long skills that not only makes my son a better player, but a better person. We are truly blessed to have him as our coach"
L. Miller