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We have a highly committed staff that have guided the growth and development of Alpine Strikers for many years. The Director of Coaching – Owen Flannery, makes all hiring and administrative decisions related to the coaching staff. The Technical Director Gino Pucillo, in conjunction with the 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 LaValle, 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.
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.
|President||Kate Hamel||08G Red; 05B Red|
|Vice-President - older teams||Bret Simon||---|
|Vice-President - younger teams||OPEN||---|
|Treasurer||Neil Weintraut||05G Red|
|Club Registrar||Vicky Abbott|
|Fields Coordinator (Menlo Park)||OPEN||07G Red|
|Fields Coordinator (Portola Valley & Woodside)||Dawn Machicao|
|Safety & Disputes||Steve Foster||05G Red; 02G Red|
|Marketing & Community Relations||Sara Filipek||---|
|Manager Mentor & Representative||Lisa Dunlevie||05B Red|
|Director of Coaching (ex officio)||Owen Flannery||---|
|Technical Director (ex officio)||Gino Pucillo||---|
|Director of Operations (ex officio)||Simone Hedinger||---|
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.
Alpine Strikers FC - P.O. Box 620693 - Woodside, CA 94062