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FYSA Hires New Director of Competitions


FYSA Welcomes Christian Velasquez as the New Director of Competitions to Start 2023

AUBURNDALE, Florida (January 22, 2023)-- Florida Youth Soccer Association welcomes Christian Velasquez as the new Director of Competitions. Christian will lead and facilitate all FYSA Competitive events, including the state & regional leagues (FSPL, Sunshine Conference, Sunshine Academy) and all Florida State level Cup events (State, President's, Commissioner's, and Futures Cups). He will also be the liaison with US Youth Soccer and the Southern Region (formerly Region III) during regional and national-level competition series for all FYSA teams and clubs.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Florida Youth Soccer Association,” Velasquez expressed. “I'm looking forward to working with the clubs, coaches, and players within the FYSA community and offering first-class leagues and competitions across all levels of play."

Velasquez joins the FYSA staff with a degree in Sports Business from Saint Leo University (Florida). Most recently, Velasquez was the Director of Operations for the USL Championship and was previously the Director of Youth League Operations for the USL.

FYSA looks forward to Christian bringing his experience and knowledge to this role as FYSA strives to proceed to drive success, growth, and development for all its competitions. He will officially join the staff on January 23, 2023, and will spearhead the 2023 Cups Season. 

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