Olivia Mackey

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Olivia Mackey

How old were you when you started?: 
I was 4 years old when I first started playing soccer

Years spent with HP Elite & Beyond: 
4 years

Favorite activity at HPEB training sessions?: 
I used to love playing small sided games, but my favorite was learning to volley.

Favorite memory of HPEB training sessions?: 
My favorite memories were always made with my club teammates during the small sided games. We'd joke around with one another if one of us beat the others with different moves pretty badly. And we'd make up team names.

College attended: 
Elon University - Class of 2014

Highest level of soccer: 
Semi-Professional - Seattle Sounders women

Current Status: 
I am currently at home teaching kindergarten and coaching for Loudoun soccer. I am deciding between continuing my teaching career here or going back out to Seattle for another season.

Ashley Manning

Name: Ashley Manning

How old were you when you started?: 12-years old

Years spent with HP Elite & Beyond: 10 + years

Favorite activity at HPEB training sessions?: My favorite activity at HPEB was always the small 2v2 and 3v3 games. I loved these, because you were able to take moves you just learned and try them out in a full speed game. Eventually they became extremely fun because you were no longer thinking of the moves you learned and what situations on the field they work best in, but just doing them! It was always the best how you could practice your 1v1 moves in a setting where it was okay to dribble a bunch.

Favorite memory of HPEB training sessions?: My favorite memory with HPEB was running into training sessions right after school. Then getting put on opposite teams than Skippy (my sister, teammate) and having to drive home together with someone who won and someone who usually bitterly lost because we were always very competitive with each other.

College attended: Virginia Tech

Highest level of soccer: College Level

Current Status: After getting trained by Hugo, Quan, and Bi for 6 years, I work with HPEB training kids in the position I was once in.