Organization

Mission Statement

The mission of Auburn Soccer Association is to provide recreational youth soccer opportunities by offering a challenging and educational program, while developing a lifelong passion for the sport in all of our athletes. Our programs are dedicated to the development of both individual and team skills, while emphasizing leadership, character, good sportsmanship, and commitment to compete at the highest level of desired play.

Club Culture

Our players are not here to “Booooot it!” during games. We are teaching and learning soccer, having fun, making mistakes, and constantly striving for a higher standard of play. We aspire to grow independent, intelligent, creative soccer players who play the beautiful game beautifully. We work hard to keep all of our players involved in soccer through their U19 years and beyond—as referees, young coaches, team sponsors, board and committee members, and eventually soccer parents with their own soccer-loving kids.

Overview

The Auburn Soccer Association Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Auburn Parks & Recreation Department, directs the operation of the soccer program in the City of Auburn. The board meets at the Auburn Soccer Complex at Noon on the third Monday of each month throughout the year. All meetings are open to the public, and interested persons are invited to attend.

Through the work of its various committees, the Board sets policies and procedures, operates registration, establishes calendars, provides for fundraising activities, assists in the renovation and development of facilities, and carries out other projects as needed. The Board is self-perpetuating, which means the current Board will elect the following year’s board members in May. Persons interested in learning more about the Board or becoming a member of the board or a committee should contact Jason Burnett, League Sports Coordinator, at jburnett@auburnalabama.org or 334-501-2943.

Board of Directors, 2023-2024

Executive Director Alison Hall
President Chad Parish
Vice President Lindsey Turner
Past President Rodney Turnbull
Secretary Hannah Biglow
Treasurer Kevin Kelly
kkelly@auburnalabama.org
Adult League Director Yohannes Mehari
Recreational League Director Greg Hayes
Recreational League Commissioner
U6-U8
Becca McAlpin
Recreational League Commissioner
U10-U13
Genevieve Urness
Recreational League Commissioner
U16-U19
Ivori Redditt
League Sports Coordinator
Non-voting Advisor/Staff
Jason Burnett
jburnett@auburnalabama.org
Athletic Programs Director
Non-voting Advisor/Staff
Houston Manning
hmanning@auburnalabama.org
Financial Director
Non-voting Advisor/Staff
Sarah Derrick
sderrick@auburnalabama.org

Committees, 2023-2024

Recreational League Committee

Greg Hayes (chair), Becca McAlpin, Gigi Urness, Ivori Redditt

Adult League Committee

Yohannes Mehari (chair), Chris Correia, Jessi Riel, Frances Pittman, Heather Medlin, Kumar Kathavarayan

Referee Liaison Committee

Russell Wood (chair), Rodney Turnbull, Tina Baker, Hannah Biglow, Michael Carbajal

Public Relations Committee

Becca McAlpin (chair), Chad Parish

Lead Coaches

Robert Harris (U6 Coed), Jim Hunt (U8B), Matt Cobb (U8G), Chad Gibbs (U10B), JT Brown (U13B), Karen Engledow (U13G), Rodney Turnbull (U16B), Chad Parish (U16G)

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