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 Glenn Sturchio
Vice President  
Treasurer Mark Paczosa
Member Jayne Bushman
Member Jeff Cabalka
Member John Poe
Member Steve Spohn
RYSA Staff
Director of Coaching Neil Cassidy
Director of Player Development Chris Belcher
RYSA Registrar and Administrator Casey Lineberry
Administrative Assistant Annie Block
Operations Committee
The Operations Committee meets the fourth Thursday of each month at noon at the RYSA office.
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 Eric Adams
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 Kevin O'Dell
Outlying Communities Coordinator Doug Beinborn
Master Coordinator Linda Hyberger
Boys Coordinator U14-U18 Sara Birkholz sebirkholz@hotmail.com
Boys Coordinator U09-U13
Girls Coordinator U14-U18 Beth Davidson
Girls Coordinator U09-U13 Jackie Johnson
At-Large Member Mark Klarich,
Anthony Birch
Equipment Coordinator Jeremy Hildman
Tryout Coordinator Tony Hill
Uniform Coordinator Tom Byrne
Referee Assignor Tom Lawrence (289-0896)
Competitive Game Field Assignor Beth Davidson
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 Glen Melmer (254-2891)
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) Tom Lawrence (289-0896)
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 Glen Melmer (254-2891)
RYSA Newsletter Coordinator  
Fuad Mansour Scholarship Committee Co-Chair  
RYSA Website