Website Manager

Petoskey Youth Soccer Association

Director of Coaching and Player Development

Ashley Antonishen
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Ashley Antonishen is a PYSA and Petoskey High School alumni who has returned to the area with a vast amount of soccer coaching experiences. She played collegiate soccer at Northland College (Ashland, WI) and was twice named UMAC All-Conference as a center midfielder. Ashley has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Secondary Education along with an Athletic Coaching minor from Northland College and a Master’s Degree in General Education from Elmira College. “My coaching philosophy is very holistic, I want my athletes to be prepared physically, tactically, and emotionally. I believe athletics is a great learning environment for character skills and promotes healthy habits that will benefit our athletes long after their playing careers.”

Coaching Experience

  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • Graduate of NCAA Women’s Coaching Academy
  • NSCAA Special Topics Diploma: Mental Training
  • Head Coach, Alma College Women’s Soccer (2015-2017)
  • Michigan ODP Staff Coaching (2017)
  • Head Coach, Elmira College Women’s Soccer (2010-2015)
  • Youth Coach, Soaring Capital Soccer Club (2013-2015)
  • Head Coach, Northland College Women’s Soccer (2008-2010)
  • UMAC Coach of the Year 2009
  • Assistant Coach, Northland College Men’s & Women’s Soccer (2007-2008)
  • Assistant Varsity/Head JV Coach, Ashland High School (2004-2008)
  • Coached 2 Conference Player of the Year, 4 NSCAA All-Region, 8 Conference Player of the Week and 31 All-Conference Players at the collegiate level.
  • Camp Director, Cornell Soccer Camps (2012-2015)
  • Camp Coach at Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, St. Lawrence Girls Academy, iDiscover Camp and the Michigan Jaguars camps.  

Academy Director

Pete Platte
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For anyone that does not know Pete, he has worked with PYSA for over 11 years has his national diploma and state E and D license. Pete has worked with all age ranges at this point and enjoys seeing the youngest players develop a love for the game. Through sports and coaches, Pete has learned a lot about life off the field such as accountability, respect, dealing with mistakes made, and many others. He is hopeful that the Academy Program can help to instill some of these values and lessons for your young players while they begin to love the game.

Executive Director & Tournament Administrator

Christine Webster

For office admin: (231) 348-2947x2
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For tournaments: 
(231) 348-2947x1

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