Melissa Hersh

Soccer for Success Field Operations Manager


Melissa Hersh has been with the Colorado Rapids Youth Club since 2012, and working with Soccer for Success since 2014. Melissa provides oversight of a significant number of Soccer for Success sites, helping to manage coaches and site coordinators helping to implement the Soccer for Success curriculum.

I enjoy working with a positive team who wants to transforms communities using soccer. I also love getting the opportunities to work with young players and watching them develop as soccer players while learning life lessons through soccer.

Melissa joined the team in January 2015 and has been coaching for the club since fall of 2012. She has coaches in the Soccer for Success, Fab 5, Fab 4, and Premier Training programs. She also holds her USSF ‘F’ and ‘E’ License and NSCAA Urban Coaching Diploma.

Prior to joining the team she worked with children with special needs as a Behavior Therapist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Science with a focus on autism from the University of Kansas. While there, she was a member of the women’s rowing team all four years. Originally from Topeka, Kansas Melissa loves living close to the mountains where she can hike, camp, and ski whenever she gets the chance.



Phone Number:

303.399.5858 ext. 302


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