Indiana Soccer announced today that Director of Education Vince Ganzberg will be shifting his focus to furthering educational initiatives and developing community soccer in Indiana. As part of the realignment of duties in the greater Indiana Soccer organizational structure, the leadership and management of the US Youth Soccer Indiana Olympic Development Program will be reallocated.
This shift in responsibility will allow Ganzberg to concentrate his efforts on furthering the education of coaches, parents and volunteers. Ganzberg will also invest his time on the fields and in the clubs, assisting with the growth and development of more robust community soccer programs to serve youth and adults of all ages and skill-levels.
“Vince is recognized nationally for his work in coach and player development and has also served as a leader in the Olympic Development Program for Indiana and Region II,” said Dave Guthrie, Indiana Soccer Executive Director. “Under his leadership, both ODP and the coaching/parent education programs have grown in substance and stature to the point that the breadth of this role now requires additional staff leadership. Vince has a heart for education and recreational soccer and is a tremendous resource for the member clubs in this respect. By allowing Vince the freedom to invest more of his time in these areas, the youth and adults of Indiana Soccer will be more richly served.”
Ganzberg holds a US Soccer (USSF) “A” License, the NSCAA “Premier” Diploma and a US Soccer (USSF) “National Youth” License. He is an instructor and member of the US Soccer National Staff(USSF), the NSCAA Academy Staff, and the US Youth National Staff.
Indiana Soccer is now in the process of identifying a qualified, passionate and committed individual to continue the leadership of the Indiana Olympic Development Program.
Ganzberg is looking forward to his new duties and is thankful for this opportunity to serve the Indiana Soccer community from a different perspective. He is pleased to spend more time on the fields, in the communities and in the classroom serving as an ambassador of soccer.
“It has been an honor leading the Olympic Development Program in Indiana for the past eight years,” said Ganzberg. “During my tenure, the program has grown in numbers and stature due to the quality of clubs, coaches, and volunteers we have here in Indiana. Although I will be stepping away from this area of management, I look forward to contributing to the growth and development of soccer in other ways through expanded educational programming and heightened attention to community soccer programs.”
About Indiana Soccer: Indiana Soccer is a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and United States Youth Soccer. It is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law. Indiana Soccer has a current membership base of over 56,000 youth players, 3,000 adult players, 8,000 active coaches, 3,800 referees and thousands of volunteers through its network of over 140 local member clubs across the state. Indiana Soccer is organized to provide nonprofit, public, educational soccer development and competition. Its leadership is comprised of an Executive Committee and a volunteer Board of Directors who represent all parts of the state. The organization currently has a professional staff of 6 full-time employees working out of the State Office just east of Indianapolis.