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We have a highly committed staff that have guided the growth and development of Alpine Strikers for many years.  The General Director - Gino Pucillo oversees the whole club and its directors and staff. The Director of Coaching – Owen Flannery, makes all hiring decisions related to the coaching staff. The Technical Director Jeff Wilson, in conjunction with the GM & DOC, are responsible for all on-field issues for the Club including coaching education and training, soccer curriculum, age group development and oversight of player selection and placement processes.  The Director of Operations – Simone Hedinger, is responsible for club administration, local marketing, recruiting and managing volunteers and ensuring the highest possible customer satisfaction in the execution of our soccer programs. The club registrar - Christine Orr manages all registration and volunteer related administrative tasks. The referee coordinator - Susi Campbell schedules all referees for games and mentors new referees in our club. 


Alpine Strikers is proud to provide our local community with an outstanding group of professional soccer coaches that are committed to our core mission and values.  Our coaches are responsible for all on-field issues related to their teams including player selection and playing strategy.  Of particular note, Alpine Strikers is the only soccer club in the country that has had back to back National Finalists for the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach Award.  Our coaches all undergo yearly training by the Positive Coaching Alliance and are consistently working to improve their coaching knowledge and skills through coaching licensure and continuing education courses.

Board of Directors

Alpine Strikers FC is a non-profit, community based organization. The Club is managed by an all-volunteer board of directors.  The Board of Directors provides the leadership, direction, organization, management and financial oversight of the Club. Board members are elected each May to a one- or two-year term, with each team in the Club getting one vote.

Role:Name:Parent of:
PresidentSara Filipek08G Red
Vice-President - older teamsBret Simon---
TreasurerScott Gaffney12G Red
Safety & DisputesScott Ross09G Red
Marketing & Community RelationsOPEN---
General Manager (staff)Gino Pucillo
Director of Coaching (staff)Owen Flannery---
Technical Director (staff)Jeff Wilson---
Director of Operations (staff)Simone Hedinger---
Club Registrar (staff)Christine Orr---
Club Scheduler (staff)Amar Patel---


Alpine Strikers FC is a volunteer-run organization in which all families are expected to contribute time to their teams, and each team is expected to contribute time to the club.  All club-wide services (age group coordination, registration, field scheduling, referee assigning, uniforms, club-wide events) are organized by volunteers.  

Our teams are managed by volunteer Team Managers and other volunteer staff – they are responsible for all off-field issues (scheduling, finance, etc.) operating to norms established by the Club. Team Managers are nominated by their team and approved by the Board. Each team manager is expected to attend club-wide meetings which are open to the entire membership. In turn, the Club provides extensive training for its Managers, Schedulers and other volunteers.

Mailing Address:

Alpine Strikers FC   -  P.O. Box 620693  -  Woodside, CA 94062