New York State West Youth Soccer Association

Director of Recreational Soccer
The Recreation Director (RD) will hold a 2 year appointed position on the NYSWYSA Board of Directors. The RD actively participates in monthly NYSWYSA board conference calls.  The RD is a visible board member within the NYSWYSA recreation community:
  • The RD shall represent the interests of Recreation Soccer in all NYSWYSA matters.
  • The RD shall uphold the NYSWYSA core values of improving the quality and impact of recreation soccer in NYSW and helping all member clubs advance recreation soccer.
  • The RD shall foster policy as it relates to maintaining existing NYSWYSA programming and creating new programming.
  • The RD shall attend recreation league and club meetings to create awareness of NYSWYSA affordable and flexible services, programming and resources.
  • The RD shall work closely with the NYSWYSA Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director and Director of Coaching Education to maximize their professional expertise in all recreation soccer matters.
  • The RD shall work closely with the Executive Director and NYSWYSA office staff to maximize their professional expertise in all recreation soccer matters (budgeting, marketing, advertisement of events, website, etc.)
  • The RD should have a working knowledge of the following as they relate to recreation soccer in general and current NYSWYSA programming:
    • Education programs and instructors; For coaches, For parents, For referees
    • Resources available to assist with program development & implementation
    • Strategies to promote watching soccer games (parents and players)
    • Programs to celebrate recreational play (festivals, 3v3 days, skills days, etc.) Fun for all (players, parents, facilitators)
    • Working Knowledge of the USSF "Best Practice for Youth Soccer" and how they apply to Recreation Soccer.
    • "How-to" education strategies to enable volunteer groups to ensure program sustainability
    • Strategies to promote specially trained "coaches" to educate and train club directors & administrators
    • Strategies to promote recreation program "experts" who are available in person to write program curriculum documentation for local recreation programs
    • Strategies for offering programs that are affordable for all recreation players

Send your letter of interest and resume to Amy Gush, NYSWYSA Executive Director, at by March 15, 2016.

Any person who is an officer, director, voting member of a club, or who receives remuneration for services (except as a coach or a referee) from a member club or an affiliated league, is ineligible to serve on the BOD.  --  
NYSWYSA ByLaws, Article IV, 1.1