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US Youth Soccer National Office
Physical Address: 
9220 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1928, Frisco, TX 75034-1928

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Skip Gilbert | Chief Executive Officer

        

BAL16email - sgilbert@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Yvette Saenz | Chief Financial Officer

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - ysaenz@usyouthsoccer.org

Yvette has been with US Youth since May of 2017, and oversees all budgeting, finance, accounting, and human resource operations of the organization.  Prior to joining US Youth, Yvette held similar responsibilities with various companies in industries such as banking, health & wellness, advertising, manufacturing and non-profit.  She received her BBA in Accounting from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for over 20 years.  She has two children and her hobbies include tennis, golf, and of course watching Dallas Cowboys football.

 

Mike Fletcher | Chief Marketing Officer

        

Mike_Headshotemail - mfletcher@usyouthsoccer.org

Mike Fletcher is the Chief Marketing Officer for US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports association in the United States. Mike oversees all marketing, branding, communications and partnerships. Mike has previously served in leadership roles with Hasbro, Inc., Burger King Corporation and J. Walter Thompson. Mike received his M.B.A. from the University of Florida and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

 

Chris Webb | Director of Operations & Event Management

        

ChrisWebbemail - cwebb@usyouthsoccer.org

Webb has been with US Youth Since 2018. Prior to taking the roll of Director of Operations and Event Management at US Youth, Webb served as the West Region Operations Coordinator and the League Manager for the Desert and Northwest Conferences. Before joining US Youth, Webb was the Director of Programs for Arizona Youth Soccer Association. At AYSA Webb was instrumental on creating the Arizona Premier League, an elite level for youth soccer teams in Arizona through a competitive and selective platform. She also managed the format and scheduling of the Arizona State Cup and President’s Cup and started the first ever Charity Golf Tournament and Adult State Cup.  In addition to working with AYSA, Webb worked at Sereno SC where she wore many hats such as: the Director of Operations and Director of Club Relations for 7 years. Prior to her move to Arizona, Webb spent five years as the assistant coach at East Carolina University and served as the head coach at Elon University for three season. Additionally, she also coached at Carolina Dynamo, Campbell University, and North Carolina Wesleyan and spent over 15 years as a coach and administrator with the state and regional Olympic Development Program. Webb graduated from Campbell University with a Masters of Education/Interdisciplinary Studies in 2001 and from North Carolina Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Justice and Public Policy in 1996.  Webb has been inducted in the North Carolina Wesleyan Hall of Fame in 2009 for soccer (all-time leading scorer), basketball (all-time assists leader), and her High School Hall of Fame for being an athlete in both Soccer and Basketball. Fun fact, Webb ran while carrying the Olympic Torch in a relay that stretched across America for the 1984 Summer Olympics. 

 

Chris Duke | Director of ODP

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - cduke@usyouthsoccer.org

Duke has been with US Youth Soccer since November 2017. Prior to accepting a position with US Youth, Duke served as the Executive Director of the Kansas State Youth Soccer Association between 2013-2017, and Director of Coaching for Sporting Blue Valley between 2004-2013. Duke graduated from the University of San Diego in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  After graduating from the University of San Diego, Duke played professional soccer in the MISL, NPSL and CISL.  

 

Marley Wilson | Director of Competitions

        

Marley_Headshotemail - mwilson@usyouthsoccer.org

Marley, served as Chief Operating Officer of Colorado Soccer Association (CSA), he also served as Commissioner of the Desert Premier League, a subdivision of the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League.  

Marley’s knowledge of and passion for the game didn’t just start when he joined Colorado Soccer Association. Prior to joining CSA, he spent nearly a decade in administrative, technical and operational roles at several distinguished soccer clubs, including the Colorado Storm, Colorado Elite and Colorado Fusion Soccer Clubs. He not only grew up in the game as an administrator, but played soccer with the Colorado Springs Blizzards, a member of the USL PDL, Hendon Football F.C., United Youth F.C., and several other clubs.  

Marley holds many credentials and awards in soccer as well, including the USSF “D” and National “Y” Coaching licenses, United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) Advanced Diplomas, and several other accolades that rounds out a nearly 22 years experience in youth soccer.

 

Tom Condone | Director of Sport and Member Development

        

Tom_Headshotemail - tcondone@usyouthsoccer.org

Condone has been with USYS since 2017. Prior to USYS, Condone served as the Executive Director for the Alabama Soccer Association (2012-2017) and Technical Director for the Tennessee State Soccer Association (2005-2012). He has also been a Head Coach at Spring Hill College, Rutgers University –Newark, and Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Along with receiving his US Soccer Grassroots Instructor License, ‘A’ License, and National ‘Youth’ License, Condone has co-authored a book, ‘Developing a Model Soccer Club: Understanding and Implementing Best Practices for Club Wellness.’

Condone holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History/Political Science from Monmouth University and a Master’s Degree in the Liberal Arts from Spring Hill College.

Condone and his wife Rachal have four children and reside in Orange Beach, AL.

 

Jill Wiser | Executive Assistant

        

Jill_Headshotemail - jwiser@usyouthsoccer.org

Wiser has been with US Youth Soccer since 2003 starting as the receptionist then moved to the Coaching Department as a Programs Assistant in 2007. Since September of 2008, Wiser has been the Executive Assistant for US Youth Soccer. In her spare time, Jill enjoys traveling the world, playing soccer and spending time with friends & family. Wiser has two daughters, ages 23 and 18.

 

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Chris Webb | Director of Operations & Event Management

        

ChrisWebbemail - cwebb@usyouthsoccer.org

Webb has been with US Youth Since 2018. Prior to taking the roll of Director of Operations and Event Management at US Youth, Webb served as the West Region Operations Coordinator and the League Manager for the Desert and Northwest Conferences. Before joining US Youth, Webb was the Director of Programs for Arizona Youth Soccer Association. At AYSA Webb was instrumental on creating the Arizona Premier League, an elite level for youth soccer teams in Arizona through a competitive and selective platform. She also managed the format and scheduling of the Arizona State Cup and President’s Cup and started the first ever Charity Golf Tournament and Adult State Cup.  In addition to working with AYSA, Webb worked at Sereno SC where she wore many hats such as: the Director of Operations and Director of Club Relations for 7 years. Prior to her move to Arizona, Webb spent five years as the assistant coach at East Carolina University and served as the head coach at Elon University for three season. Additionally, she also coached at Carolina Dynamo, Campbell University, and North Carolina Wesleyan and spent over 15 years as a coach and administrator with the state and regional Olympic Development Program. Webb graduated from Campbell University with a Masters of Education/Interdisciplinary Studies in 2001 and from North Carolina Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Justice and Public Policy in 1996.  Webb has been inducted in the North Carolina Wesleyan Hall of Fame in 2009 for soccer (all-time leading scorer), basketball (all-time assists leader), and her High School Hall of Fame for being an athlete in both Soccer and Basketball. Fun fact, Webb ran while carrying the Olympic Torch in a relay that stretched across America for the 1984 Summer Olympics. 

 

Cody Houseknecht | Operations and Event Manager

        

Cody_Headshotemail - chouseknecht@usyouthsoccer.org

Cody Houseknecht has been with US Youth Soccer since 2009.  Previous to US Youth Soccer, Cody worked for the Florida Collegiate Summer league in their Operations department.  Cody graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Masters and Bachelors of Science degree in Sport Management.  He and his wife have two children and reside in the North Texas area.   

 

Tyrone Gonzalez | Operations and Event Manager

        

Tyrone_Headshotemail - tgonzalez@usyouthsoccer.org

Tyrone has been with US Youth Since 2017. Prior to US Youth Tyrone worked with the Houston Dynamo from 2011-2013 as a Marketing Assistant and from 2015-2017 as an Operations Assistant with the First Team. In 2013, he accepted an International Operations internship with Major League Soccer/SUM where he worked closely with the Mexican National Team and assisted with Gold Cup. Tyrone has also held roles with USA Boxing in Colorado Springs and the 2016 Copa America Centenario working with the National Teams from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, and Venezuela. A graduate from the University of Houston (GO COOGS!), Tyrone’s hobbies include working out, going to concerts, signing up for 15k races and then quickly regretting it, karaoke, cooking, searching for the best tacos in Dallas, and Netflix binge watching!

 

Zach Legleiter | Operations and Event Manager

        

Zach_Headshotemail - zlegleiter@usyouthsoccer.org

Zach Legleiter has been with US Youth since April 2019. Prior to US Youth, Zach was an Event Manager at Anthony Travel for four years assisting on housing for several major sporting events, most notably Super Bowl LI, LII and LIII. Zach graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Adult and Higher Education in 2014 and with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication in 2012. When not involved with US Youth, Zach’s hobbies include running, golf, puzzles and seeing movies with his wife. Zach and his wife, Lauren, recently had their first daughter, Kennedy.

 

Aaron Heffernan | Operations and Event Manager

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - aheffernan@usyouthsoccer.org

Heffernan has been with US Youth Since 2019. Prior to US Youth, Heffernan served as a Police Officer in the NYPD where he worked Patrol. Prior to joining the force, Heffernan was the ECNL Director for 3 years at Albertson Fury and the Girl’s Technical Director for 2 years at FC Fury NY (GDA) and FC Albertson Fury (GDA). Heffernan graduated Magna Cume Lada from Arizona State University in 2013.  After graduating ASU, Heffernan became full time as a staff coach at Sereno SC in Phoenix, AZ. Heffernan currently holds a USSF B Coaching License and has experience in working with youth, college, and pro programs. When not involved with US Youth, Heffernan enjoys reading, watching sports, or spending time with family and friends.

 

Tiffany Graze | Programs Administrator

        

Tiffany_Headshotemail - tgraze@usyouthsoccer.org

Graze started in the organization in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant and has since been promoted in the Operations Department as a Programs Administrator. In her free time, she loves shopping and spending time with friends and family. Graze enjoys traveling around the world with her husband and one-year-old daughter.

 

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Mike Fletcher | Chief Marketing Officer

        

Mike_Headshotemail - mfletcher@usyouthsoccer.org

Mike Fletcher is the Chief Marketing Officer for US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports association in the United States. Mike oversees all marketing, branding, communications and partnerships. Mike has previously served in leadership roles with Hasbro, Inc., Burger King Corporation and J. Walter Thompson. Mike received his M.B.A. from the University of Florida and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

 

Jordan Gracey | Content Services Manager

        

Jordan_Headshotemail - jgracey@usyouthsoccer.org

Jordan has been with US Youth Soccer since 2019. Prior to joining US Youth Soccer, he worked for a few professional baseball teams, most recently the Rangers AA affiliate in Frisco, Texas. Jordan graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Media Production in 2013. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies, and filmmaking.”

 

Ryan Loy | National League - Marketing & Communications Manager

        

BAL4email - rloy@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Nick Bellows | Media Operations Assistant

        

Nickemail - nbellows@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

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Yvette Saenz | Chief Financial Officer

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - ysaenz@usyouthsoccer.org

Yvette has been with US Youth since May of 2017, and oversees all budgeting, finance, accounting, and human resource operations of the organization.  Prior to joining US Youth, Yvette held similar responsibilities with various companies in industries such as banking, health & wellness, advertising, manufacturing and non-profit.  She received her BBA in Accounting from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for over 20 years.  She has two children and her hobbies include tennis, golf, and of course watching Dallas Cowboys football.

 

Debbie White | Accounting Manager

        

Debbieemail - dwhite@usyouthsoccer.org

Debbie has been with USYS since January, 2018.  Prior to USYS, she served as Sr. Manager,  Global Revenue Accounting, for Genband in Plano, Texas from 2010 to 2017.   Debbie is holds a BBA in Accounting from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas and is a CPA licensed in Texas.  Her hobbies include travel, music, reading and exploring her Irish heritage.  She lives in Plano, Texas.

 

Damaris Taylor | Accounting Coordinator - Receivables

        

Damaris_Headshotemail - dtaylor@usyouthsoccer.org

Taylor began her career with US Youth Soccer in 2007 as the receptionist and has grown within the organization now providing assistance as an Accounting Coordinator since 2013.  Taylor graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor in Business Administration.  In her free time, Taylor loves going to concerts and to Dallas Stars hockey games.  She also loves being involved in her church and is a member of the choir.  Taylor is married and has two children ages 19 and 17.

 

Martha Mena | Accounting Coordinator - Payables

        

Martha_Headshotemail - mmena@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

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Chris Duke | Director of ODP

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - cduke@usyouthsoccer.org

Duke has been with US Youth Soccer since November 2017. Prior to accepting a position with US Youth, Duke served as the Executive Director of the Kansas State Youth Soccer Association between 2013-2017, and Director of Coaching for Sporting Blue Valley between 2004-2013. Duke graduated from the University of San Diego in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  After graduating from the University of San Diego, Duke played professional soccer in the MISL, NPSL and CISL.  

 

Mica Goodrich | National ODP Administrator

        

USYS_ODP_Cropemail - mgoodrich@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Ryan Dicce | ODP Administrator - East

        

USYS_ODP_Cropemail - rdicce@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

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Marley Wilson | Director of Competitions

        

Marley_Headshotemail - mwilson@usyouthsoccer.org

Marley, served as Chief Operating Officer of Colorado Soccer Association (CSA), he also served as Commissioner of the Desert Premier League, a subdivision of the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League.  

Marley’s knowledge of and passion for the game didn’t just start when he joined Colorado Soccer Association. Prior to joining CSA, he spent nearly a decade in administrative, technical and operational roles at several distinguished soccer clubs, including the Colorado Storm, Colorado Elite and Colorado Fusion Soccer Clubs. He not only grew up in the game as an administrator, but played soccer with the Colorado Springs Blizzards, a member of the USL PDL, Hendon Football F.C., United Youth F.C., and several other clubs.  

Marley holds many credentials and awards in soccer as well, including the USSF “D” and National “Y” Coaching licenses, United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) Advanced Diplomas, and several other accolades that rounds out a nearly 22 years experience in youth soccer.

 

Marc Frankland | League Manager - Great Lakes and Midwest Conferences

        

BAL3email - mfrankland@usyouthsoccer.org

Frankland has been with US Youth Since 2018. Prior to US Youth Frankland owned and managed a successful event management company, running large scale youth soccer tournaments since 2005. Frankland was also a Division I Mens Assistant Soccer Coach at Western Michigan University up until his time with US Youth. Frankland graduated from John Moores University (Liverpool, England) with a BSc of Physical Education in 2002. When not involved with US Youth, Frankland's hobbies include golf and following his beloved Everton FC. Frankland and his wife Amanda have two children and reside in Michigan.

 

Mike Leland | League Manger - Piedmont, Sunshine, Mid South and Frontier Conferences

        

USYS_NL_Conf_Generic_Logo_RGBemail - mleland@usyouthsoccer.org

Leland has been with US Youth Soccer as a League Manger since 2018.  Prior to US Youth Soccer, Leland served as the Director of Competitions of South Texas Youth Soccer from 2012-2018 and as the Programs Coordinator of Montgomery Soccer, Inc. from 2008-2012.  A graduate of the University of Dallas in 2008, Leland enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and woodworking.  Leland and his wife, Grace, have six children and reside in Virginia.

 

Ryan Loy | National League - Marketing & Communications Manager

        

BAL4email - rloy@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Scott Belton | Assistant Manager - Leagues Program

        

BAL1email - sbelton@usyouthsoccer.org

Belton has been with US Youth Soccer since 2019. Prior to US Youth Soccer, Belton has worked as a Retirement Accounts Representative with Charles Schwab and an Enrollment Advisor with Laureate Universities. Belton graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Saint Mary’s University where he also worked in the intramural sports program. Outside of work, Belton enjoys supporting the local food and music scenes of Maryland with friends and family.

 

Nic Ellingboe | Assistant Manager - Leagues Program

        

BAL2email - nellingboe@usyouthsoccer.org

Ellingboe has been with US Youth since 2019. Prior to this position Ellingboe managed large scale soccer tournaments since 2015. Nic graduated from Aquinas College in 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Sports Management. In his free time he enjoys running, golfing, playing soccer and going to the movies. Ellingboe currently resides in Grand Rapids Michigan.

 

Jimmy Sparkman | Assistant Manager - Leagues Program

        

USYS_Leagues_Croppedemail - jsparkman@usyouthsoccer.org

 

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Marley Wilson | Director of Competitions

        

Marley_Headshotemail - mwilson@usyouthsoccer.org

Marley, served as Chief Operating Officer of Colorado Soccer Association (CSA), he also served as Commissioner of the Desert Premier League, a subdivision of the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League.  

Marley’s knowledge of and passion for the game didn’t just start when he joined Colorado Soccer Association. Prior to joining CSA, he spent nearly a decade in administrative, technical and operational roles at several distinguished soccer clubs, including the Colorado Storm, Colorado Elite and Colorado Fusion Soccer Clubs. He not only grew up in the game as an administrator, but played soccer with the Colorado Springs Blizzards, a member of the USL PDL, Hendon Football F.C., United Youth F.C., and several other clubs.  

Marley holds many credentials and awards in soccer as well, including the USSF “D” and National “Y” Coaching licenses, United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) Advanced Diplomas, and several other accolades that rounds out a nearly 22 years experience in youth soccer.

 

Brad Roos | Program Manager - East

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - broos@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Jonathan Meersman | Program Manager - Midwest

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - jmeersman@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Jane Llewellyn | Program Manager - South

        

BAL5email - jllewellyn@usyouthsoccer.org

Llewellyn has been involved in soccer administration since 1994 – at the club, state and regional level until joining US Youth in 2014.  Llewellyn is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and from VA Tech  with a Bachelor of Education with an emphasis in cardiac rehab, health and wellness.   Aside from soccer, her hobbies include traveling, reading and community volunteering but most of all spending quality time with her seven grandchildren.  Llewellyn and her husband Boxley have raised four children and reside in North Carolina.

 

Tom Mendoth | Program Manager - West

        

TomMendothemail - Tom Mendoth@usyouthsoccer.org

Mendoth currently serves as the Program Manager for the Far West Regional Championships. Prior to the position, he was Cal North State Cup Chair for 10 years.

 

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Marley Wilson | Director of Competitions

        

Marley_Headshotemail - mwilson@usyouthsoccer.org

Marley, served as Chief Operating Officer of Colorado Soccer Association (CSA), he also served as Commissioner of the Desert Premier League, a subdivision of the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League.  

Marley’s knowledge of and passion for the game didn’t just start when he joined Colorado Soccer Association. Prior to joining CSA, he spent nearly a decade in administrative, technical and operational roles at several distinguished soccer clubs, including the Colorado Storm, Colorado Elite and Colorado Fusion Soccer Clubs. He not only grew up in the game as an administrator, but played soccer with the Colorado Springs Blizzards, a member of the USL PDL, Hendon Football F.C., United Youth F.C., and several other clubs.  

Marley holds many credentials and awards in soccer as well, including the USSF “D” and National “Y” Coaching licenses, United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) Advanced Diplomas, and several other accolades that rounds out a nearly 22 years experience in youth soccer.

 

Shaun Fleming | Program Manager - East

        

ShaunFlemingemail - sfleming@usyouthsoccer.org

Fleming has been involved with youth sports since 1975 and specifically with youth soccer for over 25 years.  This includes work at the state level, as well as on the Regional level before becoming the chair of the US Youth Eastern Presidents Cup in the Fall of 2017. He also works as an IT system software engineer/manager for the University of Maryland and has been with the university for over 30 years. When not involved with US Youth, Fleming enjoys attending DC United soccer games and, especially, playing as a goalkeeper in adult indoor soccer leagues. Fleming and his wife, Elwyn, have 3 children and reside in Maryland.

 

Jen Fickett | Program Manager - Midwest

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - jfickett@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Lynn Bertovic | Program Manager - South

        

Lynnemail - lbertovic@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Tracy Ellis | Program Manager - West

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - tellis@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

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Tom Condone | Director of Sport and Member Development

        

Tom_Headshotemail - tcondone@usyouthsoccer.org

Condone has been with USYS since 2017. Prior to USYS, Condone served as the Executive Director for the Alabama Soccer Association (2012-2017) and Technical Director for the Tennessee State Soccer Association (2005-2012). He has also been a Head Coach at Spring Hill College, Rutgers University –Newark, and Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Along with receiving his US Soccer Grassroots Instructor License, ‘A’ License, and National ‘Youth’ License, Condone has co-authored a book, ‘Developing a Model Soccer Club: Understanding and Implementing Best Practices for Club Wellness.’

Condone holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History/Political Science from Monmouth University and a Master’s Degree in the Liberal Arts from Spring Hill College.

Condone and his wife Rachal have four children and reside in Orange Beach, AL.

 

Sari Rose | Grassroots Coordinator

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - srose@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

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Ryan Cigich | National Referee Administrator

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - rcigich@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Francisco Villarruel | Regional Referee Administrator - Midwest

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - fvillarruel@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Roger Morton | Regional Referee Administrator - South

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - rmorton@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Matt Buckman | Regional Referee Administrator - West

        

USYS_website_200x267_3email - Mbuckman@usyouthsoccer.org

 

 

 
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