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Sid Bloom


Sid began his coaching career over 30 years ago when he coached his daughters’ club teams, who would go on to win four state championships. He also coached a women’s team in the Eastern Mass Women’s Soccer League. In 1985, Sid became involved with the Boston Area Youth Soccer League (BAYS). He held multiple positions within BAYS, and from 1993 to 1995 he served as the league’s President and as a member of the state’s Leagues Committee, which ran the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions. In 1999, Sid was appointed Vice President of Massachusetts Youth Soccer before progressing to becoming President and serving for eight years. Sid was instrumental in attaining membership approval for the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Field Complex. In 2003, Sid was appointed as Region I Recreation Chair, later becoming U.S. Youth Soccer National Recreation Chair. In 2011, Sid was honored as the first Director Emeritus of Massachusetts Youth Soccer. Sid continued his involvement in the game as the Region I Chair for the Soccer Across America Committee of US Youth Soccer.