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Eric McAleer Bio

Eric McAleer was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland and is a former professional soccer player, a former Scottish youth national team player and holds a UEFA ‘A’ (i) and a USSF ‘B’ level coaching license. Eric has been attached to the MSYSA board for 20 plus years in various roles and currently works as the Senior VP of Worldstrides Sports who arrange international sports travel for club, high school, ODP and NCAA teams. A former coach for Maryland ODP, DeMatha High School and the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC), he is hugely passionate about delivering awesome coach and player development opportunities and experiences for our membership. With the ever-changing landscape of youth soccer in the United States, Eric is excited about this second VP role and sees it as pivotal in continuing to stay ahead of the curve and helping keep Maryland Youth Soccer as a key playing in the youth soccer world.