Our Philosophy

RYSA strives to provide a positive experience for developing players and coaches who have the desire and commitment to excel in the sport of soccer. Our goal is to make it fun, and instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport.

RYSA Way: Staff & Volunteers

All staff and volunteers at RYSA work to keep the best interest of each child in mind and are passionate about the game of soccer.

Board of Directors
President John Poe
Vice President  
Treasurer Mark Paczosa
Member Jayne Bushman
Member Anne Zimmerman
Member Jeff Cabalka
Member Glenn Sturchio
Member Steve Spohn
RYSA Staff
Director of Coaching Neil Cassidy
Director of Player Development Chris Belcher
RYSA Registrar and Administrator Casey Lineberry
Operations Committee
The Operations Committee meets the fourth Thursday of each month at noon at the RYSA office.
Long Range Planning Don Beed
Director of Coaching Neil Cassidy
Operations Chair Glenn Sturchio
Recreation Chair Paul Keller
Travel Chair Maureen Schembri-Wismayer
Recreational League Committee
The Recreational League Committee meets the second Thursday of each month at 7pm at the RYSA office.
Chair Paul Keller
Past Chair Cheryl Root
Financial Secretary  
Equipment Coordinator
Uniform Coordinator  
Practice Fields Coordinator  
Sponsorships Coordinator  
Age Group Coordinator  See Rec Contacts page
Volunteers Needed
Competitive League Committee
Key Volunteers and Contacts from the Competitive League Committee meet the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00am at the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission.
Chair Maureen Schembri-Wismayer
Past Chair Glenn Sturchio
Secretary/Treasurer Chris Fursa
Outlying Communities Coordinator Doug Beinborn
Master Coordinator Greg Christner
Boys Coordinator
Boys Coordinator Kevin Lowery
Boys Coordinator Denise Villeneuve Denise.Villeneuve100@gmail.com
Girls Coordinator Greg Christner                       rysacoordinator@gmail.com
Girls Coordinator Jackie Johnson
At-Large Member Mark Klarich,
Anthony Birch
Equipment Coordinator
Tryout Coordinator Tony Hill
Uniform Coordinator Tom Byrne
Referee Assignor Glen Melmer (254-2891)
Competitive Game Field Assignor
Practice Fields Coordinator John Resman (280-0929)
Fields, Goals, Nets & Field Lines Organizer  
Tournament Committee
Tournament Director Joe Doppler
Assistant Tournament Director Tom Sand
Registrar Christy Boyer
Financial Secretary  
Game Field Schedule Coordinator Tom Sand
Head Score Keeper Steve Clark
Field Marshal Coordinator Jane Coe
Volunteer Coordinator Jane Coe
Communications Coordinator Greg Opdahl
Marketing Coordinator  
Sales Coordinator  
Emergency Response Coordinator Greg Opdahl
Awards Coordinator  
Rules Coordinator  
Star of the North Advisory Wayne Lemens
Other Key Role Volunteers
RYSA Risk Assessment Coordinator Greg Opdahl
Referee Scheduling (Spring/Fall Rec) Tom Lawrence (289-0896)
Referee Scheduling (Spring/Fall Competitive) Glen Melmer (254-2891)
Referee Scheduling (Tournament) Glen Melmer (254-2891)
Referee Contact for Game Cancellations (Youth Rec League) Tom Lawrence (289-0896)
Referee Contact for Game Cancellations (Competitive) Glen Melmer (254-2891)
Referee Contact for Game Cancellations (High School/Adult Leagues) Steve Clark
Minnesota State Youth Referee Administrator Urule Igbavboa
RYSA Referee Liason Dennis Rickert
RYSA Newsletter Coordinator  
Fuad Mansour Scholarship Committee Co-Chair  
RYSA Website