Mike Gurdak has served as VP-House for the past nine years. During that time, the House program has seen considerable growth.
Mike was a strong advocate for VYS hiring a full-time Technical Director, and subsequently has worked with the Technical Director to try to improve the skills not only of our children, but also the skills of those that are coaching in the House program.
Mike has helped implement several programs to improve the VYS House program, including at least one Supportive Saturday each season, licensing courses for our coaches, and Positive Coaching Alliance courses.
Mike has his F coaching license, he has taken the Positive Coaching Alliance course offered by VYS, has coached various House teams, and is a certified Level 8 referee.
I am proud to have served our community and VYS as VP-House since 2005. I believe that our House program, which puts nearly 3,000 children on the soccer field each weekend of the season, is not only the best run youth sports organization in Vienna, but in the entire Northern Virginia region. That would not be possible without the efforts of the outstanding group of dedicated VYS volunteers and staff. I intend to continue working with others to provide the children in our community with a fun, safe and supportive environment where they can enjoy playing soccer.