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CO ELEVATION FC

Luke Baker

Head Coach 2010G Summit & 2011B Summit


My coaching philosophy is to create a fun learning environment, that develops the players technical and tactical abilities, while also opening their minds to the intricacies of soccer IQ. We will try and play simple soccer, always win the possession battle, reward hard work, and learn valuable life lessons along the way. 

College Attended:

Colorado State University - Grad 2002

High School Attended:

Chatfield Senior High - Grad 1998

Coaching History:

  • While in College in 2001, Luke took a job coaching competitive boys for Storm in Fort Collins where he starting taking coaching classes and found a passion for coaching the game he loved. 
  • Once his kids got old enough, Luke wanted to get back into coaching. He started coaching both of his kids in 2014 and eventually transitioned to Co Elevation FC.  Both of his teams found immediate success and provided the kids stability you can’t find at other clubs in the area. 
  • The 2010 Girls Summit team plays in CSA Premier 1 league and has finished in the top 5 all three seasons. They have won multiple tournaments including the Utah Surf Cup in June of 2021 and is one of the best 2010 girls teams in the state. 
  • The 2011 Boys Summit has lost only 1 league game in the past 3 seasons, have won multiple tournaments and indoor leagues, and is currently ranked the #5 2011 boys team in the state.  
  •  Luke served as the Director of Coaching for Elevation (U9-U12 Girls and Boys) from June of 2020 to December of 2021 supporting the age group as they grew from 4 teams to 12 teams. 

Playing History:

  • Luke has played since he was four years old in Littleton, starting with Club Columbine before that turned into Rush Colorado.
  • In high school he switched to Tennis and Lacrosse and played one year of college lacrosse before jumping back into soccer, which was his true love.
  • Since then he’s played in what seems like every league in the state and has won 10+ Championship in the CCSL League, and was the Golden Boot Award Winner in 2014. 

Licenses:

  • USSF D License
  • USSF E License
  • Grassroots 7v7 License
  • Grassroots 9v9 License
  • Grassroots Referee Certified
  • CDC Concussion trained
  • Safesport trained
  • United Soccer Coaches 7x7 License and Diploma 
  • United Soccer Coaches 9x9 License and Diploma 
  • United Soccer Coaches "Get ahead Safely in Soccer" License

Fun facts:

  • Favorite soccer teams
    US Men’s and Women’s National Teams
  • Favorite international soccer player or coach
    Pep Guardiola and Kevin De Bruyne
  • Soccer position(s) you played
    #9 and #10
  • How or who got you started up in soccer:
    My dad was my youth coach and installed the love of the game
  • Favorite before game meal/snack
    Clif Bar and Gatorade
  • Favorite aspect of youth soccer
    The kids smile when they show up at practice
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