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Academy Staff

YOUTH ACADEMY DIRECTOR

 DAN HAINES

The Youth Academy Director will be responsible for both the boys and girls ages U9 - U12  The Director is responsible for communication, scheduling, curriculum development and general oversight of the PVUFC Youth Academy program.  The Director will promote more year-round programming to a wider range of community members and build a curriculum for strengthening the development of PVUFC's youngest players.

Coach Haines begins his 1st year working with Park Valley United FC. Coach Haines comes to PVUFC from Tonka United, where he was the U13-U15 Director and coached the 2002 Premier Girls team.  Prior to his time with Tonka United, Dan was on the coaching staff for ten years at Dakota Alliance in South Dakota.  He played soccer at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota.  Coach Haines also has extensive coaching education, which includes currently holding his USSF National D License, NSCAA National Diploma and NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma.

 

Boy's Youth Academy Staff

Academy Master Coach | Jose Leon
Jose is in his 5th year coaching with PVUFC. Coach Leon currently plays on the Men's Club team at the University of Minnesota and coaches boy's soccer for St. Louis Park High School.  Jose currently holds his MYSA E level coaching license.  

Academy Team Coach | Karaan Mehrottra
Karaan is in his 2nd year working with the PVUFC Academy. Coach Mehrottra  played intramural at Purdue University.  Karaan currently holds his MYSA E level coaching license.

Academy Team Coach | Dylan Izquierdo
Dylan is in his 3rd year coaching PVUFC. Coach Izquierdo also coaches the U15 girls team.   Dylan currently holds his MYSA E level coaching license and is currently in pursuit of his D level license.

Academy Team Coach | Graham Smith
Graham is in his 5th year coaching PVUFC. Coach Smith also coaches the U18 boys team.   

Girl's Youth Academy Staff

Academy Master Coach | Jose Leon
Jose is in his 5th year coaching with PVUFC. Coach Leon currently plays on the Men's Club team at the University of Minnesota and coaches boy's soccer for St. Louis Park High School.  Jose currently holds his MYSA E level coaching license.  

Academy Team Coach |Anna Schuerich

Academy Team Coach | Lauren McManus
Coach McManus begins her 3rd year working with Park Valley United FC. Coach McManus most recently coached the U12 (2006) Girls Silver TCSL team this summer and is extremely familiar with the U9-U12 age groups, having spent time working in the PVUFC Academy.  

Academy Team Coach | Reid Lapakko
Reid is in his 4th year coaching with PVUFC and has previously coached the U15 and u16 girls teams.