Welcome David Dir

Welcome David Dir

Dear OCYS Families, 

 

It is with great excitement that we introduce David Dir as Orlando City Youth Soccer’s new Executive Director! With all of the uncertainty in 2020, we are thrilled to have such a truly passionate and experienced soccer professional leading this organization.

 

"The OCYS Board Members are delighted to have someone with David's extensive experience and background join the club. Between the OCYS affiliation with Orlando City Soccer Club and our facility in Seminole County, we have great potential to be the best in the State of Florida. We hope all members of the club will go out of their way to introduce themselves to David and welcome him to our soccer community."

 

David’s background in soccer spans all areas of the sport, having played in the NASL and coached in the MLS, worked as a professional analyst and broadcaster for renowned networks such as ESPN and Fox Sports, and served as President and Executive Director of the Colorado Storm, among other accomplishments. His knowledge of the game and the business of this sport will be instrumental in reshaping the OCYS organization.

 

David’s main areas of focus as OCYS Executive Director are to continue developing a pathway of all levels of playing for Orlando youth, growing our technical staff and services, improving programs and partnerships, and leading the capital campaign as we strive for a full renovation of the Seminole Complex. 

 

“ I am extremely proud and excited to usher in a new era at Orlando City Youth Soccer club,” says Dave Dir. ”The work that has been done before me is notable and I look to build on that tremendous potential to make our club the example for clubs who want to offer the most inclusive opportunities and the highest quality of player development “

 

We look forward to cultivating a true sense of community and ultimately enhancing playing opportunities for all OCYS players under David’s direction.

 

More About David

For the past 18 years, David has served as President and CEO of Dave Dir Consulting, a well-established professional player identification, scouting, and evaluation service. He brings extensive experience in Facility management, Player and Staff education, 501c3 business management and strategic partnerships.  He previously served as President & Executive Director of the massive youth soccer club, the Colorado Storm from 2014-2018 and for ASG Soccer club in Dallas from 2002-2012. Dave has been a scout for the United States Soccer Federation and the Vancouver Whitecaps, Assistant Coach for the USA U-20 Men’s National Soccer Team and Head Coach of the Dallas Burn and the Colorado Foxes, as well as broadcaster/analyst for the major sports networks World Cup Tonight, MLS Weekly, ESPN, and Fox Sports.

 

If you have any questions, or would like to connect with Dave personally, please feel free to contact him at David.Dir@ocyouthsoccer.com