FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2017
Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) is delighted to announce Kevin James’ promotion to Technical Director of Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS). In his new role, Kevin will have oversight of the Club's House (Recreation) and Travel soccer programs and will focus on player development and enhancing the player experience.
Kevin has been with VYS for three years as Director of Coaching for the U9 –U12 age groups and has coached many of our Travel teams. Prior to joining VYS, Kevin served as Technical Director for Culpeper Soccer Association and was an ODP staff coach. His Super Y experience includes being a member of the Super Y Regional Staff in 2016. Kevin holds a USSF B license, a USSF National Youth Coaching License and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Kevin is enrolled in the USSF A license course that begins in January.
Since joining VYS, Kevin has helped move the Club forward in several areas. He has been instrumental in establishing the Club’s participation in the summer Super-Y league, VYS’ inclusion in the Virginia Development Academy, the launch of a Winter Futsal league for the younger Travel age groups, and the roll-out of an Athletic Conditioning Program with Explosive Performance at Sport & Health. Kevin has also supported stabilizing and strengthening the Club’s coaching staff and has helped establish a dedicated Travel goalkeeper coaching program.
Kevin’s passion and dedication to VYS have been hallmarks of his contribution to the Club.
Robert Lesjak, VYS President, stated “We are pleased with the leadership Kevin has demonstrated on and off the field and wish to carry forward that positive momentum for the benefit of our players and members across the Club.”
Through his approach to both players and families, Kevin has become a role model of the culture VYS wishes to cultivate.
Established in 1974, Vienna Youth Soccer, Inc. is one of the largest youth sports organizations in Northern Virginia with a current enrollment of over 3,500 players per year between its core House (Recreation) and Travel programs. The Club offers multiple soccer offerings across all age groups that serve the community and is a proud member of the Virginia Development Academy (VDA). VYS is passionate about the player experience which is exemplified by its vision statement: “To build character, confidence, and lifelong love of soccer by providing a continuum of competitive, high quality and positive soccer experience for all players in the Vienna Community.” For more information, visit www.vys.org.