Congratulations to Michel Vanderhart and Roger Mahach for earning the Recreational Coaches of the Year by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association. They were selected from among nominees across the state, based on criteria which include encouraging enthusiam and self-confidence on the field and motivating players to develop to their fullest potential; involvement in the soccer community; dedication to continuing development as a coach; and instilling sportsmanship in their players.
"Coach Michel Vanderhart was awarded the 2013 Girls Recreational Coach of the Year award for excellence in coaching his VYS girls House team, which is currently at the U9 level. Coach Michel also coaches two VYS girls' travel teams-- U12 Pride White and Pride Silver, to which he brings the same dedication, enthusiasm, motivational style, and emphasis on sportsmanship. His Pride White team won the WAGS sportsmanship award for Fall 2013. In addition, he serves as volunteer House Commissioner for U9 Girls and as a trainer in several VYS programs." - Anita Landry
Roger Mahach was awarded the 2013 Boys Recreational Coach of the Year for his time and outstanding commitment to the VYS boys programs.
Vienna Youth Soccer extends its thanks and appreciation to both coaches for their excellent contributions, dedication and support to the VYS programs. You make us VYS-proud!!