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2016 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year Announced


Ohio’s James Waldron named 2016 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year

 LOS ANGELES (Jan. 13, 2017) — James Waldron of Cincinnati, Ohio, was honored as the 2016 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year award recipient Friday night at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2017 US Youth Soccer Workshop in Los Angeles.
Hilary Kennedy, host of The US Youth Soccer Show, set the stage for the night as the master of ceremonies for the more than 1,000 in attendance. Boys and Girls Recreation  and Competitive Coaches of the Year, Young Referee of the Year, Administrator of the YearVolunteer of the YearGoal and Save of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award were also presented during the Gala, and the latest US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame inductee were honored, as well.

James H. Waldron has been an active administrator for youth soccer since 1975. Waldron has been a member of Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association Inc. since 1975, starting as a coach. He was first elected to the Board of Electors in 1976 and then named President in 1977. Furthermore, Waldron was the founder of Cincinnati United Soccer League and has served as president since its founding in 2002. Waldron was also a licensed referee and refereed the first US Youth Soccer Regional Championship in Ohio South. 
The recipient of the Administrator of the Year award is selected by the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala Committee. The Administrator of the Year Award honors the extraordinary accomplishments in administration over a career.

For bios on each of the regional award winners, click here.
For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to 


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