The following is the slate for the 2013 AGM on which to vote:
Secretary/Clerk: Robert Trudeau
Director Outreach Programs: Ray Robinson
District 2 Representative: Eric Freeman and Caroline Foscato, candidate by petition
District 4 Representative: David Dalrymple
District 6 Representative: David Boloz, Keith Begun
Steve Smoller, Chairman
Candidates for District 2 Representative (listed alphabetically)
North Easton, MA
Eric has served as a member of Board of Directors of Easton Youth Soccer where he acted as both Treasurer and Registrar. He has coached recreational teams and both boys and girls travel teams. Two of his travel teams have been honored with Sportsmanship Awards. Eric has been involved in Mass Youth Soccer’s District Select Program as the District 2 Administrator and as a coach. He holds a Mass Youth Soccer “F” Coaching License. In 2012, Eric was elected the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Girls’ Recreational Coach of the Year. He currently serves on the South Shore Soccer League’s Executive Board and is responsible for the U16 and older age groups.
President and Co-founder of South End Soccer, a non-profit all volunteer youth soccer program in Boston’s South End/Lower Roxbury with the mission to provide high-quality soccer programming to children 5-12 years of age. Caroline has acted as Registrar, website and marketing manager and coordinator between the Board of Directors and Boston Parks & Recreation and local schools. She has also worked closely with Mass Youth’s GOALS Program and is currently serving on the Mass Youth Soccer Culture Committee. She holds a Mass Youth Soccer “F” Coaching License. “I feel that I can bring to the Board a level of experience and knowledge in this area along with partnerships, community connections and a passion for positive influences to youth.
Candidates for District 6 Representative (listed alphabetically)
Keith is the President of Ayer-Shirley Youth Soccer. He has coaching experience in all age groups from U6 through U19 and has coached teams to berths at the MTOC 4 separate times. He is the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach at the Parker Charter School in Harvard, MA and holds a USSF “D” Coaching License. He is a Grade 8 Referee with 8 years of refereeing experience. “I believe there is a big need for continuity of development of younger players and coaches in order for youth soccer to continue to grow and compete with other youth sports in Mass…”
Dave is a member of the Board of Directors and Director of Coaching for Southborough Youth Soccer. He is a Coach of both U9/U10 Boys and Girls recreational and travel teams. His extensive coaching experience includes 13 years as a coach with the Mass Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, a stint as the Assistant Men’s Coach at Worcester State College and as the Head Coach and Boys’ Director of Coaching for Tri-Valley United. He is presently the Assistant Women’s Coach at Framingham State. Dave has also served as a member of Mass Youth Soccer’s Instructional Coaching Staff for nearly 15 years. He played at both the University of Melbourne and at Bentley College. Dave holds a USSF “B” Coaching License and an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. “I feel I have a strong knowledge of the ever changing soccer landscape in the state and across the country…”
Candidate for Secretary/Clerk
A member of the Board of Directors of Essex County Youth Soccer Association since 1993. Has served as Age Group Director, Vice President, President and presently is an At-Large Member of the Board acting as the ECYSL representative to the Mass Youth Soccer Leagues Committee. Is a member of the Mass Youth Soccer Culture Committee. Served as a member of the Board of Directors of Danvers Youth Soccer in various capacities including Vice President and President. Is a Grade 8 Referee and has coached from the U8 through the U19 levels for both Boys’ and Girls’ teams. Holds a Mass Youth Soccer “D” Coaching License. Served as Tournament Director of the Danvers Invitational Tournament and has been involved in TOPSoccer and Special Olympics programs for over 15 years.
Candidate for District 4 Representative
Current District 4 Representative on the Mass Youth Board of Directors and currently the Chairman of the Mass Youth Soccer Appeals Committee and liaison to the Mass State Referee Committee. A member of the Board of Diresctors f BAYS and current BAYS Registrar. Former BAYS Competition Committee, Rules Committee, Division Director and BAYS Vice President. Former member of the Bedford Soccer Committee as Age Group Coordinator and 1 year as its President. Intramural and Travel Team coaching experience. Holds a Mass Youth “E” Coaching License and is a Grade 8 Referee
Candidate for Director of Outreach Programs