December 2022 Touchline

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TOUCHLINE

E-Newsletter of Virginia Youth Soccer Association
December 2022 Issue NATIONAL 'C' LICENSE REGISTRATION OPEN
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Technical Programs Update

THIS & THAT AROUND VIRGINIA SOCCER

Mark Parsons Appointed Washington Spirit New Head Coach

It is great to see former Culpeper Technical Director Mark Parsons back in DC as the newly appointed Washington Spirit Head Coach After stops with the Portland Thorns and The Dutch National Team, Mark returns to lead the sideline as the NWSL team plays all their home games at Audi Field this year. Best of luck Mark!

Virginia ODP State Pool

The Virginia Olympic Development Program State pools have now been selected State Training begins on December 10 in Fredericksburg at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center. The first event will be a trip to North Carolina in January to play the top teams from Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in a series of friendly games.

International ODP Trip

The 2009 and 2008 boys and the 2009 and 2007 girls gearing up for the Virginia ODP International Trip to Madrid, Spain on April 312 This will be the program's first time since Covid traveling internationally And they couldn’t have picked a nicer locale Great experience for all the players.

2023 AGM and Workshops

The VYSA Workshops and 2023 Annual General Meeting are planned for February 11 at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia Stay tuned here for the announcement of special technical presenters

2022 World Cup Insights

While our Men’s Team bowed out of the World Cup, it’s clear that the young talent coming through is of a high caliber. Players like Adams, Weah, McKennie and Pulisic showed everyone that they can compete and excel on the world stage The experience that they gained and the development that they displayed should set us up nicely for 2026 We still need to develop better finishers and a #9 It is a glaring weakness in our country.

In Memory of Ray Greenberg

Sad to hear about the passing of Ray Greenberg Ray was a huge contributor to the game in both Virginia and Maryland He served as Vice President of the VYSA for a number of years, was a key member of the Adjudication Committee, a staunch supporter of coach education and a huge advocate for player development.

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