Florida's Virgil Stringfield II awarded Dr. Thomas Fleck Award
Stringfield is a co-author of The Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual. Three of his co-authors are fellow award winners: Thomas Fleck, Ph.D., Ronald Quinn, Ph.D., and David Carr, Ph.D.
Stringfield holds his USSF "A" License and National Youth License for coaching. He also received a national diploma from the NSCAA. He has over 30 years of experience coaching club teams and over 20 years of experience coaching and administering soccer camps.
Within US Youth Soccer, Stringfield has been a national instructor since 2003. From 1995-1997, he was a committee member for US Youth Soccer Region IV. In 1992, he coached US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program
Girls Region III.
At the State Association level, he was on Florida Youth Soccer Association's
coaching staff since 1983 with the exception of when he was director of coaching for Arkansas State Soccer Association
from 1998-1999 and for Arizona Youth Soccer Association
from 1995-1997. From 1993-1994, Stringfield was a state staff coach for Louisiana Soccer Association
. Currently, he is the director of coaching education for Florida Youth Soccer.
Stringfield has been part of the USSF national coaching staff instructing National Youth License and USSF "C" License courses since 1996. He helped design the curriculum for the National Youth License.
He holds a master of education, physical education, from William Carey College. Stringfield was an adjunct instructor at William Carey College from 1988-1989 then at Seminole Community College from 1990-1993. Stringfield also taught math in secondary schools for 11 years.
He was William Carey's assistant men's coach from 1987-1989 and the women's head coach from 1988-1989. He was Florida Southern College's assistant men's coach from 1985-1987.
Future recipients of the "The Dr. Thomas Fleck Award" will be awarded based on merit as determined by the US Youth Soccer state technical directors and US Youth Soccer coaching department when deemed appropriate, but not necessarily on an annual basis.
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