John Denemark has been involved with VYS since the Fall Season in 2007, starting out as an assistant coach on his older son’s house team, then moving on to coach the Cheetahs, his younger son’s house team. John was also a Crossover coach and then travel coach for his son’s U9 and U10 teams. John has served as the NCSL league rep for VYS.
In his professional life John manages a product line for a local a technology company. John brings to VYS management skills in the financial, operational/delivery and personnel areas, as well as a background in building and managing high performing teams and organizations.
I have two sons in the VYS travel program --- Tomas in the U15 Raptors Academy and David in the U12 Vipers Academy. Over the years, I have seen the boys grow and develop within VYS, primarily as a result of the coaching they have had and VYS’s commitment to being a community-based club. I have also seen VYS go through a lot change, over the past couple of years becoming a more professionally run organization. As an at large member of the board, I am looking forward to working with the rest of the VYS Board, Executive Director and the technical staff for the continued improvement of the club. My goals will be to a) ensure a great experience with soccer for the players and their parents, b) to support consistent and predictable operations of the club, and c) to create partnerships with the local high schools to facilitate a smooth transition for our high-school age players.