KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 9, 2023) – United Soccer Coaches is starting the process for selecting the next chairs of the Disabilities Allies Coaches Community and the Native American Coaches Community.

This is a three-year term with the possibility of a second three-year term. We are also seeking applicants for the position of vice chair and soliciting interest for members of these Coaches Communities to become active members of the strategic leadership teams. The terms become effective upon completion of this process and upon approval at the next United Soccer Coaches Board of Directors meeting.

The former Disabilities Allies Coaches Community Chair Kate Ward has resigned, and Dan Tuuri is now serving as Interim Chair. Chris Behler is serving as Interim Chair of the Native American Coaches Community.

If you are interested in becoming the Coaches Community Chair, please submit a cover letter and resume to communities@unitedsoccercoaches.org. 

Once we receive the applications, we will review the applications and work with members of the strategic leadership team to select a Coaches Community Chair. This takes place under the leadership of the Advocacy Council Chair of the United Soccer Coaches Board or Directors, Dan Woog. It can include a sub-committee that consists of other Coaches Community Chairs and United Soccer Coaches Members with support from United Soccer Coaches National Office Staff. The recommendation is then submitted by the Advocacy Council Chair to the United Soccer Coaches Board of Directors for final approval.


Coaches Community Chair

The Coaches Community Chair provides leadership for their Coaches Community. They must make sure that the Coaches Community meets deadlines, turns in reports, and participates in meetings. They are responsible for ensuring that their community functions efficiently, effectively and with transparency.

The Coaches Community Chair:

  • Must be a current member in good standing with United Soccer Coaches
  • Demonstrate that they are a current leader and member of the Coaches Community
  • Must be informed about the mission, services, policies, and programs of United Soccer Coaches
  • Commit to the mission and vision of United Soccer Coaches
  • Adhere to the Association By-Laws, Vision, Core Values, Diversity Statement and Code of Ethics
  • Abide by the Conflict-of-Interest Statement

The Coaches Community Chair will:

  • Participate in necessary meetings, meet deadlines, and produce deliverables required by the Advocacy Council Chair, Coaches Communities, their individual Coaches Community and professional staff of United Soccer Coaches.
  • Submit regular reports as needed to the Advocacy Council Chair and United Soccer Coaches Board of Directors

Applications are due at the end of the day on Friday, March 3, 2023. These should be sent via email to communities@unitedsoccercoaches.org.


Coaches Community Vice Chair and Strategic Leadership Team Members

We are also looking for members interested in becoming vice chairs or participating as a member of the strategic leadership teams of these Coaches Communities. If the Coaches Community Chair is not able to fulfill the duties or commit sufficient time and effort to complete the goals and objectives described above, the vice chair will replace the chair.

The chair, vice chair and strategic leadership team will work with the Advocacy Council Chair, leadership of the Coaches Communities and professional staff of United Soccer Coaches. They will lead and inform others in their Coaches Community about United Soccer Coaches and the benefits of membership. They will take responsibility to direct and lead members of their Coaches Community.

United Soccer Coaches is committed to celebrating and serving the needs of its diverse membership. We are the home of all coaches. The chair, vice chair, strategic leadership team and Coaches Communities are important and valued representatives of United Soccer Coaches.

If you are interested, please email communities@unitedsoccercoaches.org.