Press Release - John Dingle, Director of Recreation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thunder Soccer Club (TSC) Welcomes John Dingle, Director of Recreation
(Howard County, Maryland – August 1, 2013) - TSC President, Keith O’Neil, on behalf of the board of directors, is pleased to announce the hiring of John Dingle as the Director of Recreation, effective August 1, 2013.
As the Director of Recreation, John will be responsible for developing and implementing a recreation soccer program for the Thunder Soccer Club. He will oversee the Micro and Pre-Travel School of Excellence this fall. John’s vision of the TSC recreation program is first class. This will include age appropriate curriculums, small roster sizes, extensive coaching education, parent education, excellent communication to participants, and consistent scheduling of games. The recreation program will debut in the spring for U5-U8 soccer players.
“The Club invested significant time discussing John’s thoughts on recreation soccer and found that we could partner to develop a program that fits well into Thunder’s overall vision,” said O’Neil.
John Dingle played college soccer at Catonsville Community College and Central Connecticut State University. John spent almost seventeen years with the Soccer Association of Columbia. While at SAC, John held the positions of Assistant Director of Coaching, Director of Coaching/Recreation, and Director of Coaching/Boys Travel. During this time, John also coached premier travel teams. Many of his players were selected to state, regional, and national youth teams. He holds a USSF National “Youth” License, and a USSF ‘B’ License. John also is a member of the MSYSA coaching education staff, instructing many ‘E’ and ‘D’ license courses each year.
When asked about joining the Thunder Soccer Club, John said, “I am looking forward to developing the model recreation soccer program where children can learn soccer the right way at the right age. The Thunder Soccer Club has a great reputation as a Travel Soccer Club and it is an honor to join a great team. I look forward to working in collaboration with the technical team, Tony Corbett and Stefan Draganov, to further enhance the experience of youth soccer players in Maryland.”
Thunder Soccer Club is youth soccer program based in Howard County Maryland offering travel and recreation programs for ages 3-18. The Club has a reputation of putting players first by structuring its programs within a competitive structure appropriate to each player’s developmental stage. Thunder strives to recruit, train and retain quality coaches at all levels.