With the support of the Board of Directors and in order to continue to provide the very best overall club experience, I have taken steps to restructure the technical side of the club to ensure we have continuity.
We also want to make progress on the most important aspect of our club – Our Competitive teams .
Accordingly, I announced to our coaching staff the following changes to our organizational structure and appointments which will officially go into effect on January 1, 2017. We will begin the transition, however, in the next few days in order to be best prepared for the New Year:
Maria Mora will be taking over as Youth Director for the Recreational program. She will continue in her role as Registrar, and will continue coaching one team. It is an expanded role for her, but I’m happy she has taken on the challenge.
Maria was and will continue to be a vital component for our club.
Juan Rivera will begin his role in a newly created position as Director of Operations. Juan will continue coaching his two teams, and will be available in the office on a daily basis.
Juan will handle all of the clubs game changes, fields, referee assignments, etc. He will be our point person, for all things related to the soccer admin of the club, along with myself and Maria.
In addition, we have created new Assistant DOC roles. I’m really pleased that we were able to promote from within our organization for three of these four roles.
All three that we are announcing now are outstanding young leaders and coaches. They will continue to grow with our club, and help refine and shape our Future.
Assistant DOC Girls Ages 8-12 – Josh Kirk
Assistant DOC Girls Ages 13-18 – Ramiro Vengoechea
Assistant DOC Boys Ages 8-12 – TBA (Will be joining our club at the conclusion of our current season / at present I will continue overseeing this age group)
Assistant DOC Boys Ages 13-18 – Dennis Llama
There are also others in the club who are exceptional leaders, and I would be doing them a disservice if I didn’t recognize them. Richard Chinapoo, and Renato Sorianno are senior coaches who are extremely valued members of our staff, as are others. They have helped lead the club in the past, and I am extremely grateful and privileged to be working with them. I will continue to lean on their knowledge, and experience, and they will continue to act as advisors for me.
The board and I both agreed that change is good for growth. These changes in our structure can help us as we move forward. This is an exciting time for our club.
It is a true privilege to serve the families at the club, and I look forward to our continued partnership as we work to achieve the greater Mission of our Club.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
Director of Coaching and Player Development