To speak to someone about Carson Valley's AYSO program, feel free to call us at (855) AYSO318 (297-6318).
Regional Commissioner - Liz Baumgartner
As a perpetual soccer mom, I have always taken delight in watching my children enjoy themselves playing soccer. My two youngest daughters started in AYSO over 10 years ago and are still playing soccer (and reffing!) to this day. My husband Dave and I have been involved with AYSO soccer in various board and volunteer positions for many years. We have met and befriended a lot of caring families who are of like mind, which is to give as many children in our community a chance to experience the fun game of soccer.
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Coach Coordinator - Heather Hinkle
As a former AYSO player, and a parent of young children, I continue to feel the need to serve our community by volunteering my time on the Carson Valley AYSO Board. I have nothing but fond memories of learning the game, developing self confidence, building lasting friendships and enjoying my time on the field while I played AYSO in this valley. I am committed to participating on the Board in any way that allows my children as well as all children in the Carson Valley to receive those same opportunities and experiences that I had.
Spring Coordinator and Child / Volunteer Protection Advocate - Rob Rose
It was five years ago that I received the call from our local AYSO region asking if I would volunteer to coach my daughters soccer team. I was terrified. I had never played soccer and knew nothing about the game. After some cajoling from my dear wife and kids I reluctantly accepted the position. A few hours of internet surfing and reading coaching manuals provided by AYSO I did my best to ready myself for my first coaching experience. I’ll never forget the first day I met the kids on the team with their smiling eager faces and positive energy. I was hooked. Fast forward five years and I still love coaching the kids and have expanded my involvement with the organization as a division coordinator, field coordinator, referee and now the Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate .
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Safety Director - David Van Wagenen
David Van Wagenen is our Safety Director and helps the region understand and follow the health and safety rules set by AYSO. He is the go-to guy for all questions regarding safety on the field, AYSO insurance, and what to do when a player or adult volunteer is injured on the soccer field. David has served four years on the board, two years as Safety director and two years as Coach Administrator. This year will be his 6th year coaching and he’s a certified referee. Off the field, David works as an engineer, volunteers with the Boy Scouts, and enjoys being with his wife of 16 years and four children camping and doing work projects around the house. He is also an ultra-distance endurance cyclist and has completed the Death Ride six times.
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Uniform Coordinator - Anita Whiteley
years ago we signed up our son with AYSO not knowing anything about
soccer but we were happy as parents to help out in anyway we could. Over
these years our daughter has also played AYSO. It has been a fun
journey learning as we went and have really grown to love the game. I
started out volunteering as team parent, then coached five years, served
three years as a Division Coordinator and now this will be my second
year as the Uniform Coordinator. We have loved watching our kids get out
and be active while enjoying the outdoors and having fun. We love being
involved with AYSO because it has built confidence, developed good
sportsmanship, built friendships and taught our kids how to work as a
team at even a young age. I look forward to another great year
representing Region 318.
Director of Instruction - Tyler Thew
Tyler has been a volunteer for AYSO since 1998 when his son’s team needed an assistant coach and referee. He is our Director of Instruction and helps coordinate the coach and referee training offered by the Region. Tyler is a certified referee trainer, coach trainer, referee instructor evaluator, and referee assessor. Talk to Tyler if you have any questions on how to become certified as a coach or referee or how to upgrade your current certifications. Tyler’s favorite soccer teams are the San Jose Earthquakes and Liverpool Football Club. Tyler’s beautiful wife, Tiffani, provides him with constant cheer. He is very proud of his fantastic son, Noah, and his brilliant daughter, Lindsey. “You’ll never walk alone”.
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Field Coordinator - Joseph Whiteley
In elementary school I played soccer on a coed team sponsored by the local Kiwanis club in the area I grew up. When our kids were old enough to play AYSO in this community, I was taken back to the fun times and the experience I had as a youth playing soccer. I have supported AYSO for the last few years and was an assistant coach on my sons team during one of the recent seasons. It is great to be able to volunteer and be more active in an organization that provides so much for our youth in the community. It is good to see the skills that the youth develop and it is rewarding to be a part of their success. I enjoy the being in the outdoors with my family and cycling in my free time.
Picture Day Coordinator - Staci Garner
I volunteered for AYSO because my daughter started at age 5 in the AYSO youth soccer program. She is now 21 years old and is still playing soccer. A few things AYSO has taught my daughter, Amanda, is team work and commitment. In addition, she has developed long lasting friendships. She is at UNR now and her roommates are all soccer friends she has grown up with. I myself have made long lasting friends through the soccer community. Volunteering is my way to give back what the experience has given not only to my daughter, but to myself as well.
Referee Administrator - Kerim Posadas
I have volunteered as a U6 AYSO soccer coach since last year for my son's new soccer season. Now I am volunteering to coach and referee for both of my kids' (Ivan and Felipe) team. I have been playing soccer from the age of four and stopped playing two years ago. I played on different clubs around the country: college, amateur, and professional soccer leagues. It's an honor to teach our new generations about this beautiful sport and make them the new soccer stars. I face one of my biggest challenges in my life and hope to succeed by growing older and continue teaching what I know best..."SOCCER".
Assistant Director of Instruction - Michael Gibbons
Registrar - Rhonda Vega
Secretary - Tami Gray
Treasurer - Nancy McDermid
Scholarship Coordinator - Becki West