Coaching Staff

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR 2020-2021 Coaching Slate! 

 


Coaching Philosophy

The VYS coaching philosophy is centered on player development and can be characterized by 4 main components:

 

-Training and competition are age and ability based

 

-Training is reality-based

 

-Learning is experiential

 

-Coaching is holistic

 

 

 

Coach Expectations

 

-All VYS Travel teams are coached by VYS professional staff.

 

-Coaches are expected to attend Fall/Spring training sessions, Fall/Spring games, tournaments, and VYS-sponsored winter training.

 

-Players/parents should not expect to have the same Coach for more than one year.

 

-VYS never intends to make a coaching change during the year.

 


Technical Staff

Technical Director
Kevin James

 

License: USSF A License, USSF National Youth License, US Soccer Grassroots Instructor 

 

 

Director of Coaching - Girls
Michel Vanderhart

 

License: USSF A License 

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-Travel soccer, girls 

 

 

Assistant Director of Coaching, Girls (U10-U12)

Vincent Kooijman 

 

License: USSF C License, USSF National Youth License

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-Travel soccer, U10-U12 Girls

 

 

Director of Coaching - Boys
Steve Lehany

 

License: UEFA B, USSF C License

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-Travel soccer, boys

 

 

Director of House
Stephen Bird 
 

License: USSF B

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-House League

 

 

Director of Coaching, Development Center

Curtis Wilson

 

License: USSF B

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-U6-U9 Development Center

 

 

Director of Goalkeeping & College Support 
Austin Roser


License: USSF C, Advanced National Goalkeeping, USSF National Youth 

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

Goalkeeping

-Interest

-Training 

College

-The Process/ Timeline
-Communication 
-Difference between divisions

 


2020-2021 Coaching Slate 

Quick Links

-Girls 2020-2021 Coaching Slate

-Boys 2020-2021 Coaching Slate

 

Girls 2020-2021 Coaching Slate

 

U9 Girls

Red: Curtis Wilson

License: USSF B

 

Black: Curtis Wilson

License: USSF B

 

White: Veronica Paz

License: USSF D

 

Silver: TBA

 

U10 Girls

Red: Michael Newhall

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

 

Black: Michael Newhall

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

 

White: Veronica Paz

License: USSF D

 

Silver: TBA

 

U11 Girls

Phoenix: Vincent Kooijman

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth License

 

Black: Regi Hinds

License: USSF C

 

White: Tim Venn

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

 

Silver: TBA

 

U12 Girls

Phoenix: Vincent Kooijman

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth License

 

Black: Regi Hinds

License: USSF C

 

White: Will Bowman

License: USSF D

 

Silver: Tim Venn

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

 

U13 Girls

Phoenix:

Head Coach: Michel Vanderhart

License: USSF A

Assistant Coach: Lindsey Ottavio  

License: USSF D

Goalkeeper Coach: Mark Bragaw

 

Black:  Richard Landis

License: USSF C

 

White: TBA

 

U14 Girls

Phoenix:

Head Coach: Stephen Bird

License: UEFA B

Assistant Coach: Lindsey Ottavio  

License: USSF D

Goalkeeper Coach: Mark Bragaw

 

Black: Kailyn Slade

License: USSF D

 

White: TBA

 

U15 Girls

Phoenix:

Head Coach: Michel Vanderhart

License: USSF A

Assistant Coach: Lindsey Ottavio  

License: USSF D

Goalkeeper Coach: Mark Bragaw

 

Black:  Richard Landis  

License: USSF C

 

U16 Girls

Phoenix:

Head Coach: Stephen Bird

License: UEFA B

Assistant Coach: Lindsey Ottavio  

License: USSF D

Goalkeeper Coach: Mark Bragaw

 

Black:  Kailyn Slade

License: USSF D

 

U17 Girls

Phoenix: 

Head Coach: Michel Vanderhart 

License: USSF A

Head Coach: Lindsey Ottavio  

License: USSF D

Goalkeeper Coach: Mark Bragaw

 

U19 Girls

Phoenix: 

Head Coach: Michel Vanderhart

        License: USSF A

Head Coach: Lindsey Ottavio  

License: USSF D

Goalkeeper Coach: Mark Bragaw

 

Fury:  Kathy Clark

         License: USSF D

 

 

Boys 2020-2021 Coaching Slate

 

U9 Boys

Red: Gwyn Jones

License: USSF C, UEFA B

 

Black: Oscar Leon

License: USSF D

 

White: Luis Zavala

License: USSF D

 

Silver: TBA

 

U10 Boys

Red: Gwyn Jones

License: USSF C, UEFA B

 

Black: Luis Zavala

License: USSF D

 

White: Oscar Leon

License: USSF D

 

Silver: TBA

 

U11 Boys  

Eagles: Ben Mork

License: USSF C

 

Black: Oli Freeman

License: UEFA Level 2

 

White: Greg Knepper

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

 

Silver: Aidan Yektafar

License: Grassroots

 

U12 Boys  

Eagles: Ben Mork

License: USSF C

Black: Oli Freeman

License: UEFA Level 2

White: Greg Knepper

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

Silver: Eric Ascencio 

License: Grassroots

 

U13 Boys

Eagles:

Head Coach: Kevin James

License: USSF A, USSF National Youth, USSF Grassroots Soccer

Assistant Coach: John Ciampa

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

Goalkeeper Coach: Austin Roser

License: USSF C, Advanced National Goalkeeping, US National Youth

 

Black:  Babak Yektafar

License: USSF A License

 

White: Max Banziger

License: USSF D License

 

U14 Boys

Eagles:

Head Coach: Steve Lehany

License: USSF C, UEFA B

Assistant Coach: John Ciampa

License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

Goalkeeper Coach: Austin Roser

License: USSF C, Advanced National Goalkeeping, US National Youth

 

Black:  Keyon Khalilian

License: USSF C

 

White: TBA

 

U15 Boys

Eagles:

Head Coach: Steve Lehany

License: USSF C, UEFA B

Assistant Coach: Gwyn Jones  

License: USSF C, UEFA B

Goalkeeper Coach: Austin Roser

License: USSF C, Advanced National Goalkeeping, US National Youth

 

Black:  Keyon Khalilian

License: USSF C

 

U16 Boys

Eagles:

Head Coach: John Ciampa

License: USSF C, USSF National

Assistant Coach: Gwyn Jones  

License: USSF C, UEFA B

Goalkeeper Coach: Austin Roser

License: USSF C, Advanced National Goalkeeping, US National Youth

 

Black:  Babak Yektafar

License: USSF A License

 

U17 Boys

Eagles: Austin Roser

License: USSF C, Advanced National Goalkeeping, US National Youth

 

Black: Peter Kallin 

License: USSF B

 

U19 Boys

Eagles: John Ciampa

License: USSF C License, USSF National Youth

 

Black:  TBA

Contact Us

Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Address: 311 Maple Ave West Unit D, Vienna VA 22180

|  703-242-3828 |

Questions@vys.org

 

Mission Statement

To provide the opportunity for children of all abilities living in and near Vienna to be involved in a high-quality soccer experience.