AGM

AGM

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The Arkansas United Annual General Meeting is scheduled for September 11, 2019 @ 6pm.

At the AGM, we provide an annual report to our membership of the current standing of the club and a summary of the past year.  We will also hold elections to the Board of Directors based on the guidelines below:

AR United shall have one class of members: All persons who have paid the club fee by the due date prescribed by the Board of Directors shall be members . The Board of Directors shall set and hold the annual membership meeting during the month of September of each year and Board members shall be elected by the members then in attendance. 

Our Board of Directors are elected by our membership in an advisory capacity to the club.  Each board member is elected for a 3 year term.  Each member can serve a maximum of 3 consecutive terms as stated in our Bylaws.  At the close of the AGM, the newly elected Board Members will meet and elect the Executive Board of Directors.

Current Board of Directors

Walter Anger, President.......term expiring, not running for additional term
Brady Gadberry, Vice President, Treasurer.....term expiring, seeking additional term
Jim Gourde, Secretary
Tod Cochran
Rohan Ranaraja
Allen Finney.....stepping down, will seek to fill term thru Sept 2020
Chad Aduddell
Matt Thornton...term expired, not running for additional term
Cathy Sanders
Eric Stewart
Curtis Bailey

Non-Voting Members:  Jason Farrar, Todd Baker (annual term)

Our Board of Directors meet monthly in an advisory role on behalf of Arkansas United. Board meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 6 pm.   A Director not attending three (3) meetings per year during their term of service on the Board may have his or her office declared vacant upon a vote of the Board of Directors, unless such absences shall have been excused by a majority vole of the Board of Directors. 

 

Will Childers

Will Childers

Arkansas United Soccer Club Invests in Conway  

 

Arkansas United Soccer Club is happy to announce Justin Hawkins will be our Regional Director of Player Development for our North campuses including Heber Springs and Conway. Justin will be based out of the Centennial Campus as part of our ongoing commitment to Conway. In the new position, Hawkins will put a full time focus on all the soccer programs for players aged 3-19. including recreational and competitive teams; as well as camps, special programs and tournaments based at Centennial Park.  
 

“The community of Conway has a rich history of soccer in Arkansas, and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to increase our investment in its growth for the future.  We were excited to partner with City of Conway to take over management of the soccer complex last fall, and have grown our membership to almost 700 families already. Now is a great time to further invest full time staff focus dedicated to serving the community and growing the programs.” said Michelle Cox, AUSC Executive Director.  
 

Coach Hawkins is a former Technical Director for the Arkansas State Soccer Association, where he led the state’s Olympic Development Program and worked with soccer organizations across the state. He has long been a part of the soccer community of Conway; he started his career coaching at UCA and went on to be the Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs at Central Baptist College from 2005-2013, where he was the NCCAA Central Coach of the year in 2007 and 2008. From 2008-2012 Hawkins served as the Central Region Soccer Chair for the NCCAA. He has earned the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, as well as USYS National Youth License and the USSF National “B” level License. He was the director of coaching for Conway United Soccer from 2002-2005.
 

“In the old days, 15 years ago, we had 1200 kids playing soccer in Conway.  We were happy to host the Arkansas Premier Clubs’ State Championships last week here in Conway, bringing in families from 60 teams across the state to Conway.” reported Hawkins. “With this great facility and the strong community support, I’m looking forward to re-growing the youth soccer programs along with camps and summer and winter events.”  

 

Arkansas United Soccer Club Welcomes David Garcia Hevia  

 

Arkansas United Soccer Club welcomes David Garcia Hevia as the newest addition to its stellar staff, as Director of Coaching for Boys’ Programs. In the new position of Boys’ Director, Garcia Hevia will lead the competitive Classic and pre-competitive Academy coaching staff for teams aged 9U - 19U.  “David is a fantastic coach and leader. We are excited about what he will do to increase the level of play for the boys of Central Arkansas. ” said Michelle Cox, AUSC Executive Director.
 

David is a native of Mexico City, where he grew up playing unorganized soccer with friends. His love of the game and hard work pushed him to play at all levels of organized soccer, in Mexico City youth premier teams, through four years at ITSEM College Mexico, and professionally for Cruz Azul. He comes to United most recently from the Lonestar San Antonio Soccer Club, after 5 years as Player Development Director, leading their 22 Academy teams.
 

His coaching career began as many do, as a volunteer coach for his own sons’ teams in youth programs, while raising his family in New York. His passion for the game eventually led him to leave his corporate job to coach full time, growing from 6U to 18U through sixteen seasons with Rochester (NY) Futbol Club and New York West Premier Soccer, including two State Championships, three State Finalists, and nine league championships. “I’m thrilled to join a club with such a rich history - not only as the club with the most Arkansas State Championships, but one that invests in individual player development and provides so much in scholarships to make the game open to many players.”

 

Coach Garcia Hevia immersed himself in Spanish soccer, with coach education in Spain at Valencia FC, Villareal FC, Malaga FC, Granada FC, and several other pro clubs in Spain and acquiring a CEDIFA Coaching Diploma. David has also embraced the US coaching education, earning a US National Youth License, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, Goalkeeping Diploma and presently is completing the USSF “A” level this month. He is multilingual, speaking Spanish, English, and Italian. He and fiancé Maria will be moving to Little Rock in June, and he will be at the APC State Championship Tournament May 11-12 to meet players and families.
 

“With the continued growth of our competitive program to 32 teams and development success that’s seeing 13 graduating players going on to play in college next year, the time was right to put individual and dedicated focus on each of our Girls’ and Boys’ programs,” according to Brady Gadberry, VP of Arkansas United Soccer. “Adding a coach and leader like David who will focus on teaching players as they grow from 9 all the way to 19 is the right next step for soccer in Arkansas.”  
 

Brittany Axford, herself an USSF “A” licensed, championship winning coach, who has just earned the prestigious USSF Instructor’s License, will become Arkansas United’s first Girls’ Director. After successfully directing the AUSC Academy programs and staff for both boys’ and girls’ teams, she will now focus on player and coach development for all of the competitive Classic and pre-competitive Academy coaching staff for teams of girls aged 9U - 19U.



Arkansas United Soccer Club is a 501c3 nonprofit youth organization serving our community since 1980. Our principal mission is the promotion of youth soccer, with over 2000 members.. We strive to instill a love for the game in each of our players and to provide an atmosphere where each player may participate and progress according to his or her interest and ability. To learn more about our Recreational, Competitive and Tops Outreach programs, please visit www.arkansasunited.com  

Dave Marshall joins staff

Dave Marshall


Dave Marshall Joins Arkansas United Soccer Club

 

Arkansas United is excited to announce that Dave Marshall is joining the Arkansas United team to lead all

Recreational Soccer programs as our new Rec Director. Over 1,800 players aged 3-19 play recreational soccer through our programs.  “We are thrilled about all that Dave will bring to our players, volunteer coaches and our whole community,” said Walter Anger, AUSC president.  
 

Dave comes to Arkansas United from Sporting Arkansas in Bentonville, where he has served as the Sporting Academy Director for several years. He previously served as the Director of Coaching for the Fort Smith Express/River Valley Soccer Club and was key to growing their programs from 400 players to over 1000. He has won numerous awards including the 2002 Region III Adidas NSCAA Youth Girls Coach of the Year and was awarded the 2015 NSCAA Youth Girls Southwest Regional Coach of the Year.. He holds numerous coaching licenses including the USSF Grassroots Instructors License, USSF A license canidate and National Y Badges.
 

Dave was a part of the Dallas coaching community for over 18 years and worked with programs at every level from recreational to college. A product of the DFW soccer community, with over 40 years of involvement as player and coach, he is dedicated to teaching youth athletes the joy of the game.
 

“We look forward to all that Dave will  bring to our programming. Dave will spend the summer preparing for the upcoming fall season and getting out to meet the community”, said Michelle Cox, Executive Director of AUSC. “We feel that it is critical to continue to invest in the future of Arkansas Soccer and know Dave Marshall will help bring added success to the next generation of players.”
 

Adding Marshall to the staff allows United to best serve the all the communities of Central Arkansas.  With the continued growth of players and teams north of the river, Justin Hawkins will now bring a full time focus to supporting our members and growing programming of North Little Rock, Conway and Heber Springs.  The future of soccer in Arkansas is bright.



Arkansas United Soccer Club is a 501c3 nonprofit youth organization serving our community since 1980. Our principal mission is the promotion of youth soccer, with over 2000 members.. We strive to instill a love for the game in each of our players and to provide an atmosphere where each player may participate and progress according to his or her interest and ability. To learn more about our Recreational, Competitive and Tops Outreach programs, please visit www.arkansasunited.com  

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Arkansas United Soccer Club formerly known as Little Rock Futbol Club has been a 501c3 nonprofit youth organization serving our community since 1980. Our principal mission is the promotion of youth soccer. We strive to instill a love for the game in each of our players and to provide an atmosphere where each player may participate and progress according to his or her interest and ability. We take great pride in developing our players as athletes, students and responsible young men and women. Our players form life-long friendships with their club mates, acquire leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship skills that ultimately prepare them for life beyond soccer.

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