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NYSA Staff

At NYSA we are very proud of the Office and Technical staff we have put together to provide your family with the best soccer experience in the area.  Our Office Staff are here to answer your questions about registration, programs, and schedules and to make your registration experience with NYSA go as smooth as possible.  Our Technical Staff are here to help provide coaches with all the information they need so that when your team hits the field they have all the resources available to make the season a success.

If you have questions about NYSA feel free to reach out to our staff who are ready to provide you with all the information you need or to connect you with the person who can give you the best answer.

NYSA Office Staff

NYSA’s dedicated office staff is a small but dynamic trio. We strive to provide an excellent experience for our players on the field while maintaining a high level of professionalism and support for NYSA participants off of the field.  Our staff is here to help you with everything from registration to program questions.  Feel free to reach out to our amazing staff with questions, comments, or concerns.

 

MEET THE STAFF


CAROLYN GROSS - NYSA OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

CAROLYN GROSS

Office Administrator

Phone: (425) 486-5106

[email protected]


JENNIFER FOWLER- NYSA ASSISTANT REGISTRAR

JENNIFER FOWLER

Assistant Registrar

Phone: (425) 486-5106

[email protected]

DAPHNIE CHOW- NYSA SCHEDULER

DAPHNIE CHOW

NYSA Scheduler

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Phone: (425) 486-5106

[email protected]

Technical Staff

NYSA has put together one of the best Technical Staff teams in the area who are here to support all levels of play.  Our staff team has put together solid training plans for coaches, puts on coaches clinics, provides for model training sessions, and is here to help answer your questions.  Feel free to reach out to our staff with any questions or introduce yourself when you see them at the fields.

ASSOCIATION TECHNICAL STAFF


Michael Duncan

MICHAEL DUNCAN

NYSA Director of Coaching

Phone: (425) 486-5106

[email protected]

MICHAEL DUNCAN

Current Position: NYSA Director of Coaching

NYSA Coaching Staff Since: 1992

US Soccer License: National Youth (2002), USSF 'A' (2005)

NSCAA License: Premier Diploma (2009)

Coaching Experience: 

  • Northshore Youth Soccer Association: Director of Coaching (1998-Present)
  • Washington Youth Soccer: Regional Staff Instructor (2002-Present)
  • Whitman College: Volunteer Men's Assistant Coach (2000-2013)
  • Lake Washington High School: Boys and Girls Head Coach (2003-2007)
  • Bellevue College: Assistant Women's Coach (2002-2004)
  • Washington Youth Soccer: ODP Staff (1998-2002)

Most Memorable Soccer Experiences:

  • Having the opportunity to play in the countries of Sweden and Russia.
  • Coaching the NYSA ADP GU13 Spectre to a state championship in 1998.
  • Coaching the Lake Washington Lady Kangaroos to their first 4A KingCo Championship in 2006.

SELECT TECHNICAL STAFF

  • RICHARD ROMAIN-DIKA - SELECT DIRECTOR OF COACHING
  • - GOALKEEPER COACH
Richard Romain-Dika
 

RICHARD ROMAIN-DIKA

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Current Position: NSC Director of Coaching

NYSA Coaching Staff Since: 2020

US Soccer License: USSF 'A' (2019). Director of Coaching Diploma (2017)

International Soccer License: UEFA 'B' (German Federation - 2019)           

Coaching Experience: 

  • Bellevue College: Head Coach Women's Soccer (2016-Present)
  • Elite Player Development (EDP): Head Coach (2017-Present)
  • Cameroon National Team: Video, Scout Analysis (May 2015-June 2015)
  • Eastside FC: Head Coach (2018-2020)
  • Seattle United: Head Coach (2013-2018)
  • Seattle Sounders FC: Technical Camp Director (2016-Present)
  • Arsenal Soccer School: Camp Staff (2010-2014)
  • Rainier High School: Boys Soccer Head Coach (2013-2017)

Most Memorable Soccer Experiences:

  • Being a part of the coaching staff that reached the Round of 16 with Cameroon Women National team at the FIFA World Cup in 2015.

PREMIER TECHNICAL STAFF

  • BRANDON MITALAS - DIRECTOR OF SOCCER OPERATIONS
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Jason Farrell

BRANDON MITALAS

Director of Soccer Operations

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 Sound Football Club (SFC) and the Northshore Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) are proud to announce the addition of Brandon Mitalas as the Director of Soccer Operations.  Mitalas will begin to manage all operational aspects of the premier club, effective immediately.

In his role, Mitalas will be the operational club leader and, as such, will manage the SFC technical and administrative staff, liaise with current and future club/association vendors and partners, develop a strategic plan to guide stability and future growth and make sure the club continues to be well positioned in the soccer community.

“As an association, we are excited to welcome Brandon home as he returns to our premier program as the Sound FC Director of Coaching.  We believe that Brandon’s ingenuity, experience, and dedication to the premier players in our area will allow us to grow and expand the quality soccer programming offered by Sound FC, which is an integral part of the continued success of our association.”  -- Bryan O'Donnell, President of NYSA

“I have deep ties to Sound FC, playing and coaching for the clubs that lead to the birth of Sound. I am passionate about this community and it’s young student-athletes, and I am thrilled that I now have the opportunity to come back and work to grow the game and our club!  I feel that we are what we have done, seen, and experienced. Everything that I have experienced so far in life, has prepared me for the opportunity to lead Sound FC. I cannot wait to jump in head first and begin my chapter of leadership with Sound FC as the premier destination for players, families, and coaches.”  -- Brandon Mitalas, Premier DOC for Sound FC

Evan Spong

EVAN SPONG

Current Position: NYSA 4v4 Director

NYSA Coaching Staff Since: 2010

US Soccer License: USSF 'D' (2011)

Coaching Experience: 

  • Northshore Youth Soccer Association: Staff Coach - Camps and Academies (2010-Present)
  • Sound FC: Head Coach (2010-Present)
  • Juanita High School: Men's Assistant Coach (2014-Present)
  • TOPS: K-8 School Head Coach

Most Memorable Soccer Experiences:

  • Coaching the TOPS school team to their first title.

David Hartshorn
 

DAVID HARTSHORN

Current Position: NYSA 7v7 Director

NYSA Coaching Staff Since: 2020

US Soccer License: USSF 'C' and currently working towards USSF B

Coaching Experience: 

  • Sound FC: Head Coach (2016-Present)
  • Washington Premier FC: Head Coach (2013-2016)
  • Challenger Sports Academy: Trainer (2006-2012)
  • Gwent Dragons Disability Soccer Team: Coach (2009)
  • University of Wales, Cardiff: Reserve Team Coach (2007-2008)

Most Memorable Soccer Experiences:

  • Coaching the Washington Premier B98 Navy team to win the Presidents Cup.
  • Representing my country at the youth level.
  • Playing in Spain with my University team.
  • Building lifelong friendships throughout the game.
Walt Antoniuk
 

WALT ANTONIUK

Current Position: NYSA 9v9 Director

NYSA Coaching Staff Since: 2008

US Soccer License: USSF 'A' (2009), National Youth (2013)

Coaching Experience: 

  • Sound FC: Head Coach (2008-Present)
  • Northshore Youth Soccer Association: Staff Coach - Camps and Academies (2014-Present)
  • Sounders FC: Summer Camp Director and Coach (2006-2013)
  • Forest Ridge High School: Girls Head Coach (2005-2013)
  • Earlham College: Men's Varsity Coach (2000)

Most Memorable Soccer Experiences:

  • Playing soccer with my family and neighborhood friends at the park as a youth.
  • Flaying "futbol" on the beaches Brazil while visiting family and traveling with my brother.
  • Coaching the Forest Ridge Ravens to the school's only trip to the state quarterfinals in 2006.

Contact Us

12810 NE 178th St, Suite 202
Woodinville, Washington 98072

Phone: 425-486-5106
Email: [email protected]

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