Hall of Fame Inductee Darl Rose
Darl Rose, 2010 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee, Administrator
Darl Rose began his involvement as a charter member of United States Youth Soccer Nevada. From 1974 through 1988, he served as treasurer, vice chairman, chairman and past chairman.
In 1980, Rose became involved in US Youth Soccer committees including the regional protest and appeals, National McGuire Cup and budget.
He was elected US Youth Soccer Region IV Director in 1988 and served on the board of directors through 2006. During this time, Rose used his marketing skills to promote the organization before the national office grew to include a marketing department.
A strong communicator, Rose created a welcoming atmosphere in the Region IV giving newcomers the ease to express their opinions allowing for a more open discussion of all involved. His commitment to US Youth Soccer and its mission was contagious to those around him encouraging others to contribute at the same level he did.
Rose was also on the U.S. Soccer Federation board during that period. He served on several U.S. Soccer committees and served as the head of delegation for several National Team trips abroad. In 2001, Rose was awarded the U.S. Soccer President's Award. In 2007, he was elected to life membership.
In 1996, for Rose's years devoted to youth soccer, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association awarded him the Heroes Award for Nevada and he was selected as one of the Top 10 Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association Heroes Award. For Rose's service to US Youth Soccer and the players of Las Vegas, he was honored by Las Vegas with the "Key to the City" in 1996.