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 Congratulations to the U15 Stafford Revolution 99G Blue!
They submitted a fantastic entry into our contest and gave us some great reasons why they would like to meet Ali Krieger at the VYSA Convention!  
In case you missed it, here is their entry.

This is an exceptional group of student athletes proud to be competing in WAGS D2 in the Spring.  These young ladies have been together for the most part since U10, which is rare, but much like Ali's youth soccer experience with her core team.  At this very influential age where young women often leave the sport for various reasons it would prove very motivational to meet one of their idols, especially one from their own backyard that just happens to be one of our Nation's best players ever.

Their coach, Heidi Wilbrandt (former D1 player at Davidson, and currently carries her USSF C License) recounts her experience when she was their age and had the opportunity to meet Mia Hamm in Chicago on a World Cup qualifying tour and how much it meant to her.  She sites that experience as one of the reason she pursued college soccer and continued her love for the beautiful game through teaching others as a coach for the last 6 years.  If meeting Ali could touch even one of these players in the same way that would be more than amazing.

When these young ladies were asked why they would want to meet Ali (over a team group text of course - how modern), these were some of their responses and should be considered as the answer to why they would like to meet her:

"I would like to meet her so I can ask her about what kind of commitment it takes to go pro since she started at our level and in our area."

"I would like to meet her because she is such an inspiration to all young soccer players.  She has accomplished so many things and being able to meet her would be unbelievable.  She's such an inspiration and an amazing soccer player.  Being able to ask her questions about her soccer life and how it all works would be a wonderful experience for me as well as my team"

"I want to meet her to ask her questions on how she got to the professional soccer level.  Also about what we should be focusing on at our age to become all around better soccer players for the future."

"I want to know her favorite soccer player of all time, and why?"

"I would like to meet her because not only is it an incredible opportunity, but I feel that we would grow as soccer players.  Being able to meet one of your idols is an amazing experience, and meeting a national team player who has been through intense training and extreme commitments would be inspiring to all of us.  I know our team would not waste such and incredible gift."

"I would like to meet her to ask her how hard it was for her to build up a brand new team and help them become undefeated."

"I would like to meet Ali because I look up to her and she's an amazing athlete.  I want a hug."

"I would like to ask Ali about overcoming the obstacles she faced when recovering from her ACL surgery."

"Ali is such a great athlete, from our area, and is a beautiful person.  I would like to ask her about her childhood, and what she was doing at our age to prepare for the next level."



VSTC Seeks Ops Mgr
Manager of Operations
The Virginia Soccer Training Center
Fredericksburg, VA


The Virginia Soccer Training Center (VSTC), is seeking a Manager of Operations. This is a full time position that resides within the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) with offices in Fredericksburg, VA. This position reports to the Executive Director of VYSA.
Responsibilities include scheduling, staffing, daily operation of VSTC including adult leagues, field rentals, State Program operations (ODP, Coaching Ed, Academy etc.) and other events as required. Position will oversee grounds maintenance vendor and initiate preparation of the facility for internal and external rentals and events. The Manager of Operations will be VYSA’s on-site supervisor for all external events and VSTC operated adult leagues.
Requirements: 1-3 years of experience in facility operations preferably in the sports industry. Detail oriented, strong inter-personal skills, ability to communicate VYSA’s and VSTC’s core values to our members and customers. Must be fluent in digital technology including MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Experience with one or more event scheduling software products is desired but not mandatory. Ability to work nights and weekends (flex schedule) is required. A college degree is a requirement to apply. A compensation package which includes medical insurance coverage is competitive in the non-profit sector and commensurate with a candidate’s experience.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter which MUST include salary requirements no later than 1/31/15 to APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT SALARY REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. VYSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Virginia Soccer Training Center (VSTC) is owned and operated by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association, one of the largest non-profit youth soccer associations in the United States serving over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Virginia Soccer Training Center sits on over 50 acres of former farmland in Spotsylvania County, VA halfway between the Washington, DC and Richmond, VA metro areas. When complete, VSTC will feature 9 state of the art FIFA regulation fields including a soccer specific stadium and training center headquarters. VSTC will be home to VYSA programs including ODP, the VYSA Academy and Coaching Education and open to VYSA’s clubs and leagues to utilize for training and tournaments. For more information about VYSA go to For more information about VSTC go to


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VYSA and Nationwide Insurance Ink Multi-Year Sponsorship Agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     For Immediate Release
Virginia Youth Soccer Association Announces Multi-Year Category Exclusive Sponsorship Agreement With Nationwide Insurance
Fredericksburg, VA.  October 1, 2014
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) announced today an exclusive multi-tiered sponsorship and marketing agreement that establishes Nationwide as the “Official Insurance Provider of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association” and the “Official Insurance Provider of the Virginia Soccer Training Center”.
The agreement provides Nationwide with a variety of marketing and promotional opportunities with VYSA including VYSA’s new multi-million dollar soccer training facility (The Virginia Soccer Training Center) opening this November in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. VYSA members will receive special offers from Nationwide for a variety of their products including auto, home, power sports and life.
“We are thrilled to be associated with one of America’s leading insurance providers” said Phil Summers, VYSA’s Executive Director. “We are especially pleased to have Nationwide as an anchor sponsor of the Virginia Soccer Training Center which will be attracting hundreds of thousands of youth players and their families in the coming years”.
The agreement includes naming rights for Nationwide on two fields at the Virginia Soccer Training Center as well as on-site activation, signage and other promotional opportunities.
About Nationwide
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; specialty health; pet, motorcycle, boat and farm insurance. For more information, visit
Nationwide, Nationwide is on your side, Join the Nation and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
About the Virginia Youth Soccer Association
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), the VYSA Academy Program, Coaching Education and more.
About the Virginia Soccer Training Center
The Virginia Soccer Training Center is owned and operated by VYSA and is one of the finest soccer training facilities on the East Coast. Situated on 50 acres of former farmland in Spotsylvania County half way between Washington, DC and Richmond, the facility boasts nine FIFA regulation fields including a small stadium. The facility will be the future home of VYSA’s State offices and indoor training facility.
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