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David Thomas, National Club Program Director

David manages and facilitates growth for AYSO United. His expertise with UK International (AYSO Soccer Camps), along with his established relationships in the soccer community makes him the best person to create and help build programs for advanced play and to supplement player development support to AYSO’s strong player base within local AYSO programs.

Before AYSO, David served as UK International’s Regional Director. While there, he ran all of the soccer business in Los Angeles and New Mexico, including sales, marketing, customer service and staff management. He launched a sales campaign focusing on client retention and growth for AYSO and UK International and increased clientele by 36 percent. He has participated in original development and testing of UK International programs for U-4 players, which led to AYSO branded programs such as Playtime Adventure. He increased his territory’s revenue to have the highest growth in the company. Lastly, he was recognized as UK International’s Regional Director of the Year in 2013 and 2015 for the recognition of sales growth and other achievements for him and his team.

Prior to UK International, David spent several years as a coach and Academy Director at all levels of the soccer realm. David has a USSF B License and a National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma. His expertise, connections and experience will ensure your program’s success.


James Janosz, National Club Operations Manager

James is new to AYSO, but with his experience in competitive soccer, he’ll be an asset to AYSO United. Previously, James worked at Cal South first as an intern in the Coaching Education Department in 2012 and returned in July 2014 as a Membership Development Coordinator. He later transferred into Cal South Operations, working with recreational programs, State Cup, National Cup and the California Regional league.

In addition, he’s coached at various clubs and at Cypress High School. He has a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management from California State University Long Beach.

Before joining Cal South fulltime, he interned at UC Irvine athletics, Cal State Fullerton athletics and USA Water Polo.


Scott Snyder, AYSO Player Development Specialist

Scott has been with AYSO since 2012, holding the position of AYSO Player Development and Technical Advisor in the Coaching Department. During this time he has helped the National Coaching program reach new heights by rewriting the national curriculum for volunteer coaches, developing coaching workshops and creating communications for volunteer coaches to keep AYSO at the forefront of youth soccer education. Starting in 2015, Scott took on the role of AYSO’s Player Development Specialist.