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Office Staff



Florida Youth Soccer Association

Address: 2828 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823    |    Phone: 863-268-8220    |    General Questions:

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST


At this time, the State Office has implemented a flexible working policy that ensures office staff can meet commitments remotely while answering calls when available in the office. The best way to reach any staff member is via their listed email below. 

Name/ Title Responsibilities

Joel Dragan

Executive Director | 863-268-8220 Ext: 316
The senior member of the association responsible for all FYSA staff and adhering to the state mission, vision, & values.

Mike Strickler

Director of Coaching & Player Development | 863-268-8220 Ext: 321
Responsible for coaching education, ODP, and coaching/player development programs coordinated through FYSA.

Christian Velasquez

Director of Competitions | 863-268-8220 Ext: 310
Coordinates all FYSA state leagues and tournament competitions.

Jacqui Cannon

Member Services & Registration Specialist | 863-268-8220 Ext: 312
 GotSport Registration, SafeSport, aids registration questions to the membership, assists with individual travel requests, and all risk management questions involving SafeSport & background checks.

Franchesca Pineda

Financial Specialist | 863-268-8220 Ext: 309
Handles all finance matters pertaining to the FYSA State Office.

Mark Godwin

Associate Director of Coaching | 863.268.8220 Ext: 307
Grassroots / Recreation - Work with local communities and clubs to spread programs on recreational soccer in Florida. Point of contact for all grassroots and the C licenses.

Ashley Willis

Coaching Education Specialist | 863-268-8220 Ext: 303
Responsible for coaching course operations for all coaching licenses and assisting other coaching initiatives.

Giancarlo DeGregorio

Events Coordinator | 863.268.8220 Ext: 305
Assists with all the state level competitions and state leagues.

Sarah Schneider

Communications Specialist | 863.268.8220 Ext: 308
Manages Partnerships/ Sponsorships, Social Media, General Communications/ Press Releases, & plans the AGM.

Ashley Ellison

Operations & Office Administrator | 863-268-8220 Ext: 305
Assists with all state-hosted events and coordinates the approval of tournaments/travel, and all certificate of insurance requests.

Ethan Figgener

ODP & Events Liaison | 863.268.8220 Ext: 304
Assists with all state-hosted events and helps coordinate the Florida Olympic Development Program (ODP).
For information on employment opportunities at FYSA or any affiliates please click here.



Florida Youth Soccer Association

Address: 2828 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823

Phone: 863-268-8220

General Questions:

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST