The Virginia Legacy Soccer Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Membrino as its new Director of Youth Development.
Paul’s main duties will be managing the Advanced Development Program (ADP) for boys and girls ages 6-10 and the Legacy Summer Camp Program. The ADP which now runs programs out of Williamsburg, Newport News and Poquoson/York has about 200 young players under its umbrella. This program is a more advanced program that practices 2 times a week under the instruction of licensed coaches and directors and follows curriculums set forth by Virginia Legacy, Va Youth Soccer and US Soccer.
Paul comes to us from Massachusetts where he has worked with New England Futbol Club and Walpole Youth Soccer. He was a former 4 year player at Worcester State College and majored in communications. He has also worked as a Director of Coaching for Skyline Soccer Association in Denver, Colorado with the U6-U12 Age groups.
Paul currently holds a United States Soccer Federation “B” License and the US Soccer National Youth License. Paul will be moving to Williamsburg with his wife Ali.
“After many talks and meeting with Paul during the interview process – we are positive that he is the young man to take our youth programs to the next level in Wiliamsburg and on the Peninsula. He has the ability to not only connect with the kids on the field but communicate and administrate with parents off the field and that’s an unbelievabale quality/asset to have in a Youth Director.” – Says Bobby O’Brien – Technical Director
Paul had this to say "I'm very excited to be joining the team at Virginia Legacy. The ADP and the age groups it services are essential to every soccer player's development. I'm excited to help build the foundation for the next generation of soccer players at Legacy. Plus, after the storms we have had up here in Massachusetts, I'm definitely ready to get out of the snow!"
Paul will be joining us March 1, and will begin running the Spring ADP programs in Williamsburg, Newport News and Poquoson/York along with other Legacy Directors/Staff while he gets his bearings - we hope everyone will welcome him to the area!