Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

 

 

2021-2022 NCSL Coaching Slate coming soon!!

 


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.

 


2021-2022 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 (U9-U12)

Vincent Kooijman 

 

License: USSF C License, USSF National Youth License

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-Travel soccer, U9-U12 Girls

 

 

Assistant Director of Coaching, Girls (U13-U19)

Michael Newhall

 

License: USSF C License, USSF National Youth License

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-Travel soccer, U13-U19 Girls

 

 

Director of Coaching, Boys
Stephen Lehany

 

License: UEFA B, USSF C License

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-Travel soccer, boys

 

 

Assistant Director of Coaching, Boys (U9-U12)

Gwyn Jones

 

License: UEFA B

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-Travel soccer, U9-U12 Boys

 

 

Assistant Director of Coaching, Boys (U13-U19)

Babak Yektafar

 

License: USSF A License

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-Travel soccer, U13-U19 Boys

 

 

Director of House
Stephen Bird 

License: UEFA B, USSF C License

 

Contact me if you have questions about: 

-House League

 

 

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

 


 

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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.