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Scott Gaither

Scott Gaither

Title: Co-Founder Of Happy Feet Owner/Director

Phone: (816) 728-9922

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Scott grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Belton High School in Belton, MO. Scott began playing soccer in the Grandview Belton Soccer Club around the age of 8 and instantly fell in love with the sport. Over the next ten years Scott played competitively with multiple teams, improved his skill and determined that he wanted to become a professional soccer player.

Scott received a scholarship to attend Lewis University in Romeoville, IL and played soccer there for one semester under Nationl Staff Coach Alex Hernandez.

Scott returned to Kansas City to get married and be closer to his new daughter Diana. There he received a scholarship to play for Bobby Bozada and the UMKC Kangaroos.

Scott left UMKC to pursue a professional career and over the next two years tried out for seven professional teams with the last team offering a contract. Negotiations fell through and Scott returned to college at Johnson County Community College coached by Jim Schwab. While there Scott led the country in scoring at the NJCAA level for most of the season and received MVP honors for his efforts.

In the fall of 1990 Scott was invited to play in the MISL All-Star Budweiser Classic to be played in Kansas City at Kemper Arena. He scored two goals in the game and garnered enough attention to be drafted by the Kansas City Comets. He signed an amateur contract with the team and ended up traveling and playing one game on the road in Tacoma, WA.

The Comets folded the next summer and Scott was drafted by the Kansas City Attack of the NPSL.

Scott signed with the KC Attack the following year and after seven tryouts, an amateur contract, three colleges and three years of trial he began his official professional playing career.

Scott played in two leagues year round for the next seven years and ended his career in Biloxi, MS.

Over the next eight years Scott worked in Sales and Management and coached College and High School soccer. He also married and added two little girls to the family after finishing his degree at Emerson College in Boston, MA.

Eager to return to full time coaching Scott approached Andy Barney, an old friend and colleague as well as former employer. Andy convinced Scott that the best place for his talents was in the youth premier club side of coaching. From there Scott became an official Legends partner and started his own Legends Club.

Scott came up with an idea for a preschool soccer class he called Happy Feet in the summer of 2006. He took the idea to Andy Barney and together they formed two companies over the next six months to perform classes and to take the HappyFeet/Legends concept across the country. The results have been nothing short of amazing as tens of thousands of children across the country now participate in the Happy Feet program and the Unique Out of the Box Legends Training Methods.

Coaching Experience

  • USSF Licensed Coach
  • William Jewell College Head Men's Soccer Coach
  • Park University Men's Assistant Head Coach
  • Columbia County Girls Varsity Coach
  • Crossroads Catholic School Girls Varsity Assistant Coach
  • Arizona Youth Staff Soccer Coach
  • 20 years of camp and youth premier coaching

Watch & Learn about HappyFeet
https://www.youtube.com/user/scottyg3211/videos