Touchline Tales By Rob Brown
Kylea and Gary
astern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, has added two more set’s of hands to it already great staff. With all of the programs and events we are gearing up for we needed a couple of more people to fill out our staff.
One of the newcomers is Gary Stephenson, who has been working with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer on an interim basis as an education administrator. In his new role, Stephenson is responsible for the coaching education including coordinating the coaching curriculum, coaching courses, and the general education of coaches throughout the Association. Gary will work directly with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Mike Barr to enhance the development of coaches and players in Eastern Pennsylvania. Gary has coached in the USA for eleven years, working across various levels from under-five players to NCAA Division 2 and 3 programs. Gary holds a honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, England. He has also been a member of the Olympic Devel-
opment Program coaching staff for 4 years. Stephenson holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” coaching license and he also holds National Youth License as well as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, National Goalkeeping Diploma, Director of Coaching certificate. A few weeks earlier, on November 7th, Kylea Meredith came onboard as the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer. In her new position Meredith will assist in the implementation of marketing goals and direct Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s annual Workshop. Kylea graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and a certificate in Children’s Literature. After graduation, she worked as an Early Childhood Education Teacher at a Pre-school in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the past few years she has also worked for Thom Meredith, Inc., a sports marketing and events company, as a Project Manager for the 2011 US Youth Workshop in Louisville, KY, as well as the upcoming 2012 US Youth Workshop in Boston, MA. Meredith recently moved to Philadelphia.
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U15 Boys Horizon Services Indoor Cup | Riverfront, Scranton U15 Girls Horizon Services Indoor Cup | Riverfront, Scranton Indoor Technical Training U9 Boys Horizon Services Indoor Cup | In The Net, Palmyra NSCAA Convention, Kansas City U14 Boys Horizon Services Indoor Cup | Wyoming Valley Sports Done Indoor Technical Training U14 Girls Horizon Services Indoor Cup | Wyoming Valley Sports Done MLK Day | Offices Closed U13 Boys Horizon Services Indoor Cup | Riverfront, Scranton Indoor Technical Training U13 Girls Horizon Services Indoor Cup | Riverfront, Scranton
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U16 Boys Horizon Services Indoor Cup | In The Net, Palmyra Indoor Technical Training U16 Girls Horizon Services Indoor Cup | In The Net, Palmyra Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Outdoor Cup application deadline
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Workshop, Region I Girls Symposium and ODP Showcase Games 40th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Gala Annual General Meeting Roster Freeze Date deadline
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