be driving either the Liverpool kids to
practice and rely on someone else to
get Ryan to practice or the other way
around. Then I will help pick up after
Practices are usually at the same time
but at three different fields – so having
someone organized is a key component
to making this work for the Andersons.
And that’s where Jill comes in.
“She is a very organized person and
that’s the only way we have been able
to manage this,” Matt says. “She has
everything written down and tells me
where I need to be.”
Jill has a color-coordinated calendar
in the kitchen that she updates
frequently. Lucas is orange, Ryan is
green, Macy is pink and Ella is purple.
“Everything we do is based off that
schedule and Jill does an amazing job
keeping it updated so everyone knows not
only where they need to be but also where
everyone else needs to be,” Matt said.
The calendar is linked to their phones
so they have access to it even if they are
not at home.
“I can set reminders of where I need
to be on my phone,” Matt said. “And
technology certainly helps but it takes a
special person who is organized to keep
something like that updated and I’m
lucky to have Jill.”
Matt works full-time at Coyote
Logistics in Ann Arbor while Jill
works part-time and is also the team
manager for two Liverpool teams.
Matt also helps with the club including
organizing tryouts, finding resources for
scholarships and securing sponsorships
for the various teams.
Matt grew up playing soccer and
coached at both Ann Arbor Pioneer
High School – across the street from
Michigan Stadium – and Dearborn
Heights Crestwood HS. He passed his
passion for the game on to his children
who have taken it to another level – the
Liverpool Football Club International
Academy-Michigan is a premier soccer
academy based in Pontiac, Mich., with
teams in Waterford and Ann Arbor. The
club features more than 90 teams and
1,100 players ages 8-18 who compete in
premier and mid-level select programs.
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