Esteban Maldonado, Director of Youth Development
Esteban "Este" grew up playing soccer on a Division 1 NCSL team coached by Clyde Watson. He received a full scholarship to play soccer at James Madison University. Este also played in the Chivas De Guadalajara Youth System in Mexico. He has trained with AJ Auxerre, Lorient FC and FC Metz in France. At JMU, Este majored in Kinesiology and minored in Business.
Este holds his USSF "A" License, USSF National Youth Coaching License, Manchester United Long Term Player Development Diploma, and he is one of the LMVSC Development Academy Trainers. Este is a Staff VYSA ODP Coach, Northern District Head Coach and ODP State Coach.
Being selected as the LMVSC Director of Youth Development, Este feels that the combination of his National Youth License, USSF A License, and his playing experience are all solid elements that will help in his role as the Director of Youth Development. Other great attributes are that Este speaks both Spanish and English fluently, and he also grew up in this area, attending high school at Edison.
Este will be responsible for developing and delivering a training curriculum tailored for the very young soccer player. Creating an environment that is both educational and fun, Este feels the programs "will provide the framework young soccer players need as they are learning soccer fundamentals."
Kyle Morsink, Director of the Developmental Academy
Kyle Morsink grew up playing in Costa Rica for several Youth Academies including L.D.A. and was selected to the U-17 Costa Rican national pool. He attended James Madison University where he was a four year starter and second-leading points scorer in the 2007 season. Kyle also played for Club Deportivo Saprissa Corazon in Costa Rica, and IMG Bradenton Academics - PDL.
Kyle holds his USSF "B" License, USSF National Youth Coaching License. Manchester United Long Term Player Development Diploma, and is one of the LMVSC Development Academy Trainers.
Being selected as the LMVSC Director of the Developmental Academy Program is a great fit for Kyle. While at JMU he majored in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Management and minored in Business. With Kyle’s Playing background, Coaching License and College degrees, "this program, under Kyle’s guidance has exceeded the Club’s expectations", stated Lula Bauer, LMVSC Executive Director.
Kyle’s most important responsibility to the Developmental Academy is selecting his coaching staff. It is important that his Coaching Staff possesses the ability to relate to the 8 year old soccer player. Kyle’s business background has proven to be an attribute in his role as Program Director. From creating and implementing the under 8 curriculum, to scheduling, educating parents and coaches, as well as organizing game day, Kyle wears many hats within one program.
Zach Roszel, Director of Goalkeeping
Zach’s passion for the game was evident from a young age. As a youth soccer player, Zach led his high school team to a #1 ranking in the state of Virginia. He continued his soccer career playing at both East Carolina University and Radford University. At both universities he was a starting player and finished his college career as team captain during his junior and senior years at Radford. While at Radford, Zach earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing.
As a former Head Coach to a large northern Virginia soccer program and as a former Division 1 Goalkeeper, Zach has trained alongside international and US coaches. As the founder and owner of ZAR Soccer Academy Zach’s philosophy is to develop well- rounded, high performing goalkeepers. Zach holds a USSF Coaching License and a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma.
In his new role as Director of Goalkeeping at LMVSC, Zach will bring his extensive experience and training to the Club’s goalkeepers by attending matches and providing evaluations for development. For those players who pursue college level play, Zach provides guidance to optimize performance. “I really enjoy watching players develop skills over time particularly when they can translate knowledge into action,” says Zach. Zach is a great addition to the LMVSC Technical Staff.