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US Youth Soccer announces Ellinger leaving to take another position

June 11, 2008 10:00 PM
FRISCO, Texas (June 12, 2008) – US Youth Soccer, largest youth sports organization in the nation, today announced that John Ellinger, technical director, will be leaving US Youth Soccer to pursue other endeavors. 

"We regret that John is leaving as our Technical Director," said Larry Monaco, president of US Youth Soccer. "He is an individual with exemplary knowledge, ability, and understanding of soccer. We wish him well in his new endeavors."

Sam Snow, the organization's assistant technical director has been named interim technical director. Snow has been with US Youth Soccer for five years and will oversee the technical and coaching education department. 

"We appreciate the significant contribution John has made to US Youth Soccer during the past seven months and I wish him success in his new position," said Jim Cosgrove, executive director of US Youth Soccer. "The organization is in a great place for this transition and our next technical director." 

US Youth Soccer serves over 900,000 coaches, volunteers, referees and parents as well as over 3 million youth players annually through soccer program that foster the physical, mental and emotional development of youth ages Under-5 through Under-19. To learn more about US Youth Soccer and the numerous programs for all children, visit

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About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer -The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.  For more information, visit



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