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MSYSA Hires Director of Coaching

MSYSA Hires Director of Coaching
SAT, Oct. 6, Glen Burnie, MD - The Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) is excited to announce the onboarding of Alan Lydiate, Maryland's new Director of Coaching.


Alan Lydiate, Director of Coaching
Alan Lydiate started as MSYSA's Director of Coaching on October 1, 2018. He will work to develop and implement the USSF Coaching Education courses throughout Maryland while supporting and guiding the Olympic Development Program (ODP) coaching program.
"Alan brings a new and positive dynamic to our coaching education platform," MSYSA Executive Director Flo Egan said. "His stellar background, knowledge, and love of the game will allow MSYSA to continue to invest in our players, parents, and coaches. Alan will work closely with our coaching staff throughout the state in this leadership role to assist the coaches in advancing their knowledge and education to give our members a great experience both on and off the field."
Alan has 15 years of full time youth soccer coaching experience and eight years of volunteer coaching experience in England. He has served as a Director of Coaching at the competitive club level for 10 years.
"My goal is to support the continued growth and development of grassroots-licensed coaches throughout Maryland, especially at the recreational level, and the ODP programming and staff" Alan said. "I am excited to work to ensure Maryland's great reputation as one of the country's hotbeds for youth soccer development continues to grow from strength to strength."
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MSYSA is a US Youth Soccer National State Association and is affiliated with both US Youth Soccer and the US Soccer Federation. The mission of MSYSA is to serve as the primary advocate for youth soccer in the state. MSYSA is dedicated to offering the highest quality soccer education, player development and programs while fostering sportsmanship, fitness, diversity, teamwork and passion for the game.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit