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High Country Soccer

Summit County, Colorado

Executive Director

Miriam Hickey was appointed as the fifth Executive Director of High Country Association in April 2021 by the High Country Soccer Board of Directors. 

She began playing soccer with the boys in her neighborhood at a very young age in her homeland The Netherlands. In 1989-1990 Miriam had to make a choice to either sign a contract to play professional soccer in Italy or play collegiate soccer in the US. She choose to play in the US and stayed until 1997. She was a two-time All American as a NAIA player and coached at the College of the Southwest in NM and started the NCAA Division I women’s soccer program at LSU where she coached two seasons. 



From 1997-2005 Miriam Hickey, her husband Jerome and their two children lived in the Netherlands, where Miriam was employed by the KNVB, the Royal  Dutch Football Association in the Football Technical Department as the Coordinator for the Development of Youth Football. During her 8 year tenure at the KNVB Miriam was also the Team Manager for the Dutch Women’s National Team, Assistant Coach for the U15 and U17 Girls National Teams and the National Manager for the Development of Girls and Women’s Football.

In 2005 Miriam, her husband and three children moved back to the US and lived in Michigan for 12 years, where she worked as a coach and Director of Coaching for Vardar East, AC Milan Detroit and Troy Soccer Club.  From 1999-2015 Miriam was an Olympic Development Program age group coach for the USYSA Region II.  She holds the UEFA B-License, U.S. Soccer A-License and DOC License. 

Since 2012 Miriam has worked for FIFA as a Women’s football instructor and has lead coaching courses for several CONCACAF Member Associations. She was also appointed as a FIFA Technical Study Group Member for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada and the 2016 U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

in January 2017  U.S. Soccer offered her the job as the Girls Development Academy Director in Chicago, where she stayed until April of 2020 when Covid-19 ended the DA program.

Since her hiring in April 2021, High Country Soccer Association has continuously made improvements to all programs (adult, youth, recreational and competitive), has expanded programming numbers across all programs, has collaborated with community organizations, has expanded the sponsorship program for the recreational teams and Miriam was instrumental in creating the  Centura St Anthony Summit Hospital partnership as the organization’s main sponsor.  Miriam and her staff are continuing to enhance the development of the players and coaches, while remaining true to its mission and a mountain organization at heart. She is passionate about soccer and Summit County and is excited to continue to advance all that High Country Soccer has to offer for the community.

Miriam, Jerome and their youngest son Ben reside in Silverthorne and the enjoy all the exciting outdoor activities that Summit County has to offer.

Contact Us

High Country Soccer

PO Box 1996 
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498

Phone: 312-259-0720
Email: [email protected]

High Country Soccer

PO Box 1996 
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498

Phone: 312-259-0720
Email: [email protected]
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