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 Section 3 Staff

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Mark Schmalz

3/E/327 Marcy, NY

Contact: 

mrschmalz@schmalzmech.com

WORKSHOPS:

  • Virtual Expo Moderator

 

AYSO BACKGROUND:

 

AYSO Volunteer since 2000

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • Section 3 Director

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • Region 327:

    • Coach

    • Referee

    • Regional Registrar

    • Regional Commissioner

  • Area 3E Director

 

AYSO Certifications:

 

  • Intermediate Coach

  • Intermediate Referee

  • Advanced Management

  • Dispute Resolution REV.

  • Safe Haven

  • CVPA

  • Registrar

  • Coach Instructor

  • Referee Instructor

  • Advanced Management Instructor

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Randy Pittman

Section 3  

Fitchburg MA

Contact: 

rpittman.nbod@gmail.com

WORKSHOPS:

  • Return to Play Roundtable 1: Complying with local health guidance - Moderator

 

AYSO Background:

 

  • AYSO Volunteer since 2002

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • Section 3 Liaison and management instructor

  • AYSO National Board of Directors

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • Region 1476:

    • Regional Commissioner

    • Coach & Coach Instructor

    • Referee

  • RC Caucus Facilitator

  • Section 3 Director

  • Chair Person for the following committees: AYSO Nominating commission, Volunteer Membership Program, Return to Play.

 

 AYSO Certifications:

  • U5- Advanced Coach

  • Regional Referee

  • Safe Haven

  • Advanced Management Instructor

  • Coach Instructor

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Bill Hummell

3/T/220 Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, NY

Contact:

wdhummell@yahoo.com

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 1994

  • Team Coach/Referee - 1994-2004

  • Regional Board/Reg. Referee Administrator

  • Regional Commissioner - 1998-2001

  • Area Director - Area 3-T - 2001-2003

  • Section Director - Section 3 - 2003-2006

  • National Board of Directors - 2006-2016

  • NBOD Liaison to AYSO Sections 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 11 and 13

  • Chairman, National Legal Commission - 2007-2011

  • National Secretary – 2011-2013

  • Assistant National Secretary – 2013-2014

  • National Vice President – 2014-2015

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • Advanced Management Instructor

  • Advanced Coach

  • Safe Haven

  • Author, Section Director Training Manual – July 2009

  • Co-Author, AYSO Due Process/Dispute Resolution Guidelines – 2008

 

Other AYSO Experiences:

  • Region 220 earned 3 Pele Awards for growth and 2 Platinum Awards - RAP

  • Area 3-T earned two Platinum Awards - AAP

  • 2009 President's Citation of Gratitude

  • 2008 President's Citation of Gratitude

  • NBOD Liaison to CRT - 2014-2015

  • Chairman, Hall of Fame Commission - 2012-2015

  • NBOD Structure/Governance Committee - 2012-2015

  • NBOD Liaison to Marketing Commission – 2012-2014

  • Compensation Committee (re: National Office employees) - 2012-2014

  • Rules & Regulations Task Force: 2008-2009

  • Operations Commission Member - 2006-2009

  • NBOD Liaison to National Referee Advisory Commission - 2006-2007

  • Chairman, 2005 Nominating Commission (Bylaw 4.04)

  • Co-founded Future Famers' Cup played at National Soccer Hall of Fame – 2005

  • Section 3 - finalist for Section of the Year

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Dave Hershfield

 

 

3/T/95 Somers, NY

Contact:

DMAN2143@aol.com

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 2014

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • Assistant Regional Commissioner Region 95

  • Registrar Region 95

  • 12U Girls Head Coach Region 95

  • 12U Boys Head Coach Region 95

  • 10U Girls Head Coach Region 95

  • 10U Boys Head Coach Region 95

  • Section 3 Developer

  • Section 3 Secretary

 

 

AYSO Certifications

  • Safe Haven

  • Advanced Management

  • Management Instructor Course

  • Dispute Resolution REV

  • Due Process

  • Concussion Awareness Training

  • Registrar

  • Coach Administrator

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Peter Goldberger

3/A/611

Contact:

peterg@eoftech.com

AYSO Background:

  • Active in AYSO since 1998

 

Current AYSO Positions:

  •  Section 3      Director of Referee Admin

  • Area 3A        Director of Referee Assessment

 

 

Previous AYSO Positions:

  •  Member  National Nominating Commission  

  • Region 3/A/611  Assistant Regional Commissioner

  • Region 3/A/611 Registrar

  • Region 3/A/611  Division Coordinator

 

Certifications:

  •   Advanced Referee Instructor

  • Referee Assessor

  •  Referee Instructor Evaluator

  • Advanced Referee

 

Other Athletic Credentials:

  •  Certified USTA Tennis Umpire

  •  Certified Intercollegiate Tennis Association Umpire

  • Vice President – Eastern Tennis Umpires Association

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Ginnie Pittman

3/Fitchburg, MA

Contact: 

ginniesue@hotmail.com

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AYSO Background:

  •  AYSO Volunteer since 2002

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • Section 3 Management Administrator

  • Section 3 CVPA

  • Member of National Management Council

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • Recipient of Management Spirit Award 2018

  • Co-founded Region 1476 in NH

  • Asst. Regional Commissioner

  • Regional CVPA

  • Regional Secretary

  • Regional Fundraising Director

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • RC Training

  • Advanced Management Instructor

  • CVPA

  • Treasurer

  • Registrar

Noah Swertloff

 

3/473/Brooklyn, NY

Contact: 

noah@brooklynayso.net

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 2005

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • Section 3 Volunteer Coordinator

  • Regional Coordinator, VIP and Supplemental Programs – Camps, Clinics and Academy

  • VIP Instructor, R473

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • RC Training,

  • Division Coordinator

  •  Regional Management

  •  CVPA

  • Registrar

  • Treasurer

  • Financial Auditor

  • Introductory Management

  •  Dispute Resolution

  • Safe Haven

  •  Concussion Awareness

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Meg Kreinen

3/T/95 Somers, NY

Contact:

MKreinen.MK@gmail.com

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AYSO Background:

  •  AYSO Player from 1988- 2001

  • AYSO Volunteer since 2012

 

Current Roles:

  • Regional Commissioner- 95

  • Section 3 Safety Director

 

Former AYSO Roles:

  • Safety Director- Region 95

  • Assistant Commissioner- Region 95

  • Soccerfest Coordinator- Region 95

 

AYSO Certifications

  • VIP Volunteer Training                

  • Z-Online U-10 Coach     

  • Z-Online U-6 Coach

  • Playground Coach

  • Schoolyard Coach

  • Introduction into Instruction

  • Safe Haven

  • Concussion Awareness

Peter van der Heijden

 

3/T/220 Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, NY

Contact:

peter@vanderheijden.org

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WORKSHOP:

  • VIP = Very Important Players, Soccer for Special Needs Players

 

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 1998

 

Current AYSO Roles:

  • VIP Head Coach Region 3/T/220

  • VIP Coordinator Region 3/T/220, Area 3T, Section 3

  • Board Member Region 3/T/220, Area 3T, Section 3

  • Adult League Coordinator Region 5021

  • Assistant Section 3 Director

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • Region 3/T/220: Coach, Regional Commissioner

   •  Region 3/T/220, Area 3T, Section 3 Webmaster

  • Acting Area 3T Director

  • Section 3 Director

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • Safe Haven, CVPA, Treasurer, Safety Director, Advanced Management, AD Training

  • Intermediate & VIP Coach

  • Regional Referee

  • Intermediate Coach Instructor

  • Advanced Management & VIP Instructor

Dan Howald

3/T/455 Croton-on-Hudson, NY 

Contact:

danhowald.ayso@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS:
• Marketing Your Program in “The New Normal” - Co-Instructor with Yvonne Lara
• Return to Play Roundtable 1: Complying with local health guidance - Moderator
• Return to Play Roundtable 2: Region organization and training activities - Moderator
• Return to Play Heroes Forum - Moderator
• Social and Digital Marketing for Your AYSO program - Co-Instructor with Yvonne Lara
• Alternative Play Soccer, with Scott Snyder and David Kilpatrick

• Various Marketing and Program Workshops


AYSO BACKGROUND:
AYSO Volunteer since 1998

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

Director of Program Implementation
 U5 Master Coach, Region 455
 VIP Head Coach, Region 455
 Section 3 Marketing Director
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Other AYSO Experience:
 Region 455:
o Coach
o Referee
o Regional Coach Administrator
o Regional Commissioner

 Area 3T Director
 Chair, AYSO National Marketing Commission

 National Vice President, AYSO National Board of Directors
 

AYSO Certifications:
 Intermediate Coach
 Regional Referee
 Safe Haven
 Advanced Management Instructor
 Coach Instructor

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Michael Titowsky

3/A/611- West Side Soccer League (WSSL)

New York, NY

 

Contact:

michael.titowsky@mdafny.com

917 519 9319

AYSO Background:

 

AYSO volunteer since 2003

  • Coach, U6-U9

  • Division Head, U9-U19

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • Section 3 Director of Referee Instruction

  • Regional Director of Referee Instruction, WSSL

  • Board Member, WSSL

  • Safety Committee Member, WSSL

  • Referee, all divisions

 

Additional Background:

  • Co-founder, in 2006, of adult soccer club- Geezer FC

  • Mediator, NAM (National Arbitration & Mediation)

  • Court-appointed mediator: New York, Richmond and Nassau Counties

  • Previously a civil trial attorney, NYC

  • Frequent lecturer for clients, bar associations and other professional groups on various legal topics

  • Softball Umpire- West Side Little League, NYC Private Schools

  • Soccer Referee- Public School Athletic League-NYC; Catholic High School Soccer Association-NYC, NYC Private Schools, Volo Sports (adult recreational league)

 

AYSO  Certifications:

  • Safe Haven

  • Concussion Awareness

  • Safe Sport

  • Coach

  • U8 Referee

  • Regional Referee

  • Intermediate Referee

  • Referee Instructor

  • Advanced Referee Instructor

  • Advanced Referee

  • National Referee

  • Referee Mentor

 

Additional Certifications:

  • NFHS Soccer Referee

  • USSF Grassroots Soccer Referee

 

AYSO Courses and Workshops Created:

  • Mentor Certification Course, AYSO National Referee Program

  • Creating and Running a Virtual Referee Course- Section 3 Expo, 2022

  • Promoting Greater Cooperation Between Coaches and Referees- Section 3 Expo, 2023

  • What’s The Temperature of The Match? Reading the game and responding to varying levels of intensity.  Section 3 Expo, 2024

Irwin Kavy

 

3/T/201 Ossining, NY

Contact:

ijkavy@gmail.com

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AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 1983

 

Current AYSO Roles:

  • Region 201 Board Member

  • Area 3T Treasurer

  • Section 3 Auditor

  • National Director of Tournaments

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • Region 201 Coach, Referee, Regional Commissioner

  • Area 3T Director

  • Section 3 Assistant Director

  • National Games Venue Chair

  • Chair, National Tournament Commission

  • Chair, National Games Task Force

  • Chair, National Severe Weather Task Force

  • Chair, National Play Time Task Force

  • National Concussion Task Force

  • National Extended Play Task Force

  • National Strategic Plan Task Force

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • National Referee

  • Advanced Coach

  • Advanced Instructor

AYSO Service Awards:

  • National Distinguished Service Awards

  • Mike Fults National Warrior Award

  • National Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee

Soccer Outside AYSO:

  • High School Coach

  • High School Referee

  • USSF Referee

New York Jets Hall of Fame Inductee

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Larry Swertloff

 

3/R/473 Brooklyn, NY

Contact: 

lswertloff@brooklynayso.net

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since:  1993

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • VIP Instructor, R473

  • Intermediate Referee, R473

  • Advanced Management Instructor

  • Section 3 Director of Sponsorship and Fundraising

  • Member, AYSO National Audit Committee

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • Board Member at-large supporting Regions in Area 3-A

  • Coach

  • Referee

  • VIP Coordinator/Trainer

  • Safety Director

  • CVPA

  • Director Supplemental Programs - Camps, Clinics & Travel programs

  • Area 3A Director

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • AD Training 

  • RC Training

  • Due Process

  • Dispute Resolution,

  • Dispute Resolution Rev

  • Safety Director

  • CVPA,

  • CVPA Annual Update

  • Safe Haven

  • Safe Haven Update

  • Safe Haven Coach

  • VIP Coach/Referee

  • VIP Instructor

  • Coach Instructor

  • U6 Coach

  •  U12 Coach

  • Intermediate Coach

  • Referee

  •  Intermediate Referee

  • Advanced Management

  • Intermediate Management

  • Grade 5 Regional Teacher

Theresa Osbourne

3/E/1084 Oakfield, NY (Western NY)

Contact:

OakfieldAYSORegion1084@gmail.com

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 1999

 

Current AYSO Role:

  • Section 3 Coach Instructor

  • RC Region 1084

  • 12U Coach

  • 10U Coach

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • National Coach

  • Grade 2 Coach Instructor

  • Grade 5 Regional Teacher

  • Advanced Management Instructor

  • AD Training

  • RC Training

  • Safe Haven

Andrew Hongell

3/T/95 Somers, NY

Contact:

ahongell@optonline.net

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WORKSHOPS:

  • Coach Workshops Coordinator

 

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 1985

  • AYSO Coaching Spirit Award 2008

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • Section 3 Coach Administrator

  • Area 3/T Coach Administrator

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • National Coaching Council 2000-2008

  • Region 95:

    • Coach

    • Referee

    • Coach Administrator

    • Coach Instructor

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • National Coach

  • Intermediate Referee

  • Advanced Management

  • Section and Area Staff Training

  • Safe Haven Courses

  • CVPA

  • Grade 2 (Asst National) Coach Instructor

  • VIP Instructor

  • Playground Activity Leader

  • Foundations of Futsal

  • eAYSO Instructor

 

Other Soccer Certifications:

  •  United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) National Coach 2002

  • United States Soccer Federation D License 1997

Mark Deierlein

3/E/327 Deerfield, NY

Contact: 

markucp@msn.com

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Workshop:

  • Event Treasurer

 

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 1994

 

Current AYSO Role(s):

  • Section 3 Treasurer

  • Area 3E Treasurer

  • Area 3G Treasurer

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • Region 344:

    • Coach

    • Referee

    • Regional Treasurer

    • Regional Commissioner

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • Intermediate Coach

  • Regional Referee

  • Advanced Management

  • Safe Haven

  • CVPA

  • Registrar

  • Treasurer

  • Auditor

  • Management Instructor

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Darren Rogers

Section 3 Director of Referee Assessment (2023 - present)

WORKSHOP:

  • VIP = Very Important Players, Soccer for Special Needs Players

 

AYSO Background:

  • AYSO Volunteer since 1998

 

Current AYSO Roles:

  • Referee: Regions 186, 79, and 715 (2019 - present).

  • Section 3 Director of Referee Assessment (2023 - present).

  • Area 3B Referee Administrator (2022 - present).

  • Region 186 Board Member.National Referee Council (2023 - present).

 

Other AYSO Experience:

  • Section 8 Coach Administrator and Coach Trainer (2012 - 2019).
    Area 8A Coach Administrator and Director of Referee Instruction/Assessment (2011 - 2019).
    Region 1472 Referee Administrator and Board (2013 - 2019).
    National Coaching Advisory Commission and Section Coach Administrators Group (2015 - 2019).
    • Trained 6U through Advanced Coaches and Coach Instructors; trained, mentored, and assessed Regional, Intermediate, and Advanced Referees, across Sections 6/8.
    • Helped Region 1472 achieve Platinum Regional Assessment (2013 - 2019), and Area 8A reach Platinum Area Assessment (2018 - 2019).
    • Developed Region 1472 and Area 8A Player clinic (adapted "1000 Minutes" program), Referee mentoring and "It's Your Call" series, plus "Coaches' Corner" resources.
    • Helped plan and organize the annual Section 6/8 Expo (2013 - 2019).
    • Refereed, coached, instructed, mentored, organized, played.
    Area 5B Coach Trainer (2010 - 2011).
    Region 335 Commissioner (2007 - 2011) and Board (2005 - 2011).
    Coach, Referee, and Instructor (2002 - 2011).
    • Helped Region 335 reach Platinum Regional Assessment and win Area Growth Awards (2008 - 2010) while becoming largest Region (ca. 1300 children each year) in Area 5B.
    • Trained Coaches and Referees in Area 5B.
    • Started and grew 5U "Mini Kickers" program to more than 100 children per season (2008 - 2011).
    • Coached 5U-19U age levels; Refereed AYSO, TSSAA high school, and TYSA club games.

 

AYSO Certifications:

  • AYSO Certifications

  • National Coach

  • Advanced Coach Instructor

  • National Referee

  • National Referee Assessor

  • Advanced Referee Instructor

  • Referee Mentor

  • Regional Referee Administrator

  • EPIC Volunteer

  • Regional Commissioner

  • Treasurer, Auditor, Registrar, CVPA, Safety Director

  • Playground/Schoolyard Activity Leader

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