Evelyn Gill, 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee, Administrator
Evelyn Gill has been devoted to youth soccer on the local, state and national level for over three decades. Gill has been committed to strengthening and planning for the future in every position she has held.
Gill began her involvement with youth soccer at the grassroots level where she established numerous recreational programs for the players in addition to coaching both recreational and competitive teams. Gill was then elected as the president of New Jersey Youth Soccer, where she established the first state office, initiated the US Youth Soccer American Cup festival, organized New Jersey Youth Soccer’s first workshop and developed a relationship with Rider University to provide ODP practice and game fields that still exist today, in addition to continuing her development of grass roots recreational programs.
Gill was chosen as the Secretary on the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors in 1996, and held that position until she was elected as the Vice President of the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors, a position she held for 14 years. During her tenure on the Board of Directors, Gill initiated strategic planning efforts, helped establish a grant program, chaired focus groups was instrumental in obtaining approval for many new programs, conducted workshop seminars and offered advice and assistance when needed.
While serving on the US Soccer Board of Directors she led a successful effort to have US Soccer adopt its first Risk Management Program. Gill also has also been a member of both the US Soccer Committee for Disabled Athletes and the Credentials Committee.
In addition to her duties as a board member, Gill also served as a liaison to the Risk Management, Girls ODP, Hall of Fame, TOPSoccer, Soccer Across America and Registrars Committees. Gill worked for over three decades to help develop, advance and promote programs and serviced for all players, and took to heart that youth soccer is “the game for all kids.”
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