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Aug, 2017

AYSO United RI Launches it's new United programs

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)  East Providence is happy to announce the launch of its new Club Program, AYSO United. AYSO United will replace our current program, starting this Fall.

AYSO United is AYSO’s official club program. Our club allows players to enjoy more advanced play, participate in an intense competition and receive cutting-edge training while still enjoying the benefits of AYSO and its Six Philosophies. AYSO United models its program under U.S. Soccer’s Zone 1 initiatives that fall directly under our “Development over Winning” approach.

 AYSO United players will be selected through a tryout or by Joining one of our Development Teams, once on the team, each player will be guaranteed 50 percent playing time. All AYSO United players, will play at least half of every game, have coaches that follow AYSO’s coaching philosophies, will practice exemplary good sportsmanship and will have advanced player development opportunities to grow in a challenging environment.

 Recently Appointed Director of Coaching, Karl Hanrahan stated;

 “ I am very excited about our new program, having development teams, with no try out allows ALL players the chance to grow their skills and confidence to advance to higher levels of competitive play with our top United teams. We lose too many young players from the game, never knowing if had they just been given a chance, they may have developed into great players. Also, we have other development programs for younger players during the year and also Goalkeeper programs. I look forward to working with the players and coaches over the coming seasons”

New Director of Coaching, Karl Hanrahan,  brings a wealth of experience in Soccer and Youth Development. Karl is originally from England and moved to the US 5 years ago to be with his wife, Gina and daughter Rebecca. Karl started playing at 5 years old for his local club, his position was mainly Goalkeeper, but Karl has played in a number of positions when needed for his junior clubs. Karl went on to play for his town middle school, then Hhgh school, winning the Country Championship(State Schools Divison 1) along with a number of English school Tournaments. Karl played for his home town youth team, Workington AFC. At 13 years old, Karl was selected to play for his district, then Country as a Goalkeeper(State Team Equivalent) and played through his entire high school career At the same time, he was also selected to attend Carlisle Utd school of excellence and played with their Academy team. Karl finished his youth playing at 17 to join the military, but continued to play for college, local men's teams and Sea Cadets.  

Karl has over 12 years experience of working in Youth Development and Soccer players of all age groups. Karl spent over 8 Years in the UK coaching various teams, Karl was also a Lieutenant in the Royal Marines Cadets and was the Chief Instructor for the UK, Along with being in a volunteer role, A Sea Cadet Unit Commanding Officer and Royal Marines Cadets Detachment/Troop Training Officer.  

Karl's Qualifications include, USSF F Licence, AYSO 6U/8U/10/12U Coaching Certificates, AYSO Intermediate Coach, AYSO Safe Haven, AYSO and National CDC Concussion Awareness Training, AYSO Referee Certification,  NSCAA LEVEL 1 Diploma, State Registered EMT in RI, American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid/Basic Life Support Instructor. Karl is also currently working on his USSF D Licence Qualification

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East Providence, Rhode Island 02914

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Phone : 401-578-1121
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