Spring 2014 United Red Team
04 Boys United Red is co-coached by Bob Amani & Chris O'Connell
Coach Bob has coached many seasons with VYS as coach for House, All-Stars, Futsal, Indoor, and Travel. He also likes to be on the pitch and play when nagging injuries allow his rapidly aging body to move around. His two boys are big fans of Leo Messi and can be seen wearing their FC Barcelona kits. This is much to his distress as he is a big Chelsea, FC fan. He is energized and ready for a new season with VYS Red. He looks forward to collaborating with Coach Chris, the trainers, the parents, and the boys to foster a positive environment for learning and development. He believes in the mission of VYS and wants to build on that in the many experiences that will be provided this season at practices, the games/tournaments, and various conversations. This journey is one that we're lucky to have together, and it's one that will evolve as we learn and grow. Most importantly, he welcomes your feedback and input to enhance his performance as a co-coach. Looking forward to a great season!
Coach Chris has three children who have played Vienna Youth Soccer, and coached 18 seasons of House prior to joining the VYS Travel Academy. Although a lacrosse player in college, and coming from a family of professional tennis coaches, he loves "the beautiful game." You can find often find him after practices on his "unofficial soccer pitch" - a.k.a. in the goal in his front yard where the local neighborhood kids gather to play on a daily basis.