Pleasanton, CA (June 25, 2012) – After a nationwide search California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Sapsford as their new Director of Coaching – Recreational. Paul’s background of over 19 years soccer coaching and physical education experience combined with his education, Master’s degree in Kinesiology, provide him with the skill set necessary to take Cal North’s coaching program to the next level.
Paul joins the Cal North staff from Las Positas College, where he holds the position of men’s soccer coach as well as the Pleasanton Rage Youth Soccer Club, where Paul is the Director of Sport Psychology & Coach Education. Paul is also a USSF Youth National Staff Scout. Mr. Sapsford holds an USSF "A" license, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Premier License, and UEFA "B" License. Coaching highlights include stints as Head Coach of women’s soccer at Saint Mary’s College 2003 to 2006 as well as Interim Head Coach women’s soccer at Stanford University, where Paul led the team to a 21-2 record and NCAA #1 ranking. Soccer America named Paul 2002 "Coach of the Year".
CYSA Chairman Dr. Pete Zopfi commented, "We are excited to welcome Paul to the Cal North family. He will provide compassionate leadership to our "Recreational Coaching Program" and professional inspiration to our new "Elite Player Program". He and Carlos Menjivar (CYSA Director of Coaching - Competitive) will provide our membership with some of the best coaching classes and seminars available in youth soccer throughout the United States."
2nd Vice Chairman Dan Lovingier said, "Paul will be a great asset to Cal North with his vast experiences. We are very excited and looking forward to him joining our team to promote Recreation Soccer, where "Kids are First."
About the California Youth Soccer Association– Cal North – "Kids First" is the largest state organization within the US Youth Soccer Association. Cal North registers more than 180,000 players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 35,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 132 member leagues of registration. Cal North is dedicated to assisting parents in developing youth as individuals and not just soccer players in a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.cysanorth.org.
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