CBAA Soccer Mission Statement
The CBAA Soccer program is dedicated to the task of promoting and enhancing the culture of soccer for the youth and families of the Central Bucks area. The CBAA Soccer program will strive to develop players at all ages and levels of play: recreational; travel; and premier. We are dedicated to developing players and coaches to the highest level through a quality instructional program.
CBAA soccer program willcultivate each player's mind, body and spirit by:
- building, developing, and improving their skills and fitness levels
- instilling confidence, initiative, emotional growth
- embracing and nurturing a sense of community and teamwork
- advocating high standards of sportsmanship and fair play
December 8, 2011
December 8, 2011
CBAA Intramural Soccer (IM) & Buckingham United Soccer Club (BUSC) Reintegration Announcement
The CBAA Executive Board has begun the process of re-integrating the administration and operations of our intramural & travel soccer programs; CBAA Intramural Soccer and Buckingham United Soccer Club. The reintegration of the program into one management structure is consistent with the CBAA By-Laws. We believe that combining the organizations will provide a platform for the CBAA Soccer Program to grow, in terms of youth participation, volunteerism and the overall quality of the experience that our member families and players have...[..read more...]
Soccer Steering Committee Resolution - December 21, 2011
The CBAA Board resolves In accordance with Article VIII, Section 5 of the CBAA By-Laws, that the CBAA Board will form a Soccer Steering Committee to oversee and advise the reintegration of Buckingham United Soccer Club (BUSC) and CBAA Intramural Soccer (IM) into CBAA Soccer. The duties and responsibilities of the Steering Committee will .... [more]
CBAA Soccer Seeking Soccer Leadership - January 29, 2012
Application Deadline today, Friday February 10, 2012
Dear CBAA Soccer Member,
We would like to announce the official commencement of the CBAA Soccer Leadership Search. We have developed a comprehensive list of management responsibilities and duties. The goal is to announce the appointments of Soccer President and Soccer Director of Operations by Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Anyone interested being considered for the positions of Soccer President or Soccer Director of Operations will need to complete and submit their Application package, which will include letters of recommendations, via email to the CBAA Vice Chair no more than 10 working days following posting of this announcement. Late applications may be entertained at the discretion of the CBAA Board and Soccer Steering Committee.
Completed application packages will be initially reviewed by the Soccer Steering Committee. The Soccer Steering Committee will conduct interviews with President and Director of Operations candidates. The Soccer Steering Committee will provide recommended candidates for each position for CBAA Board review. The CBAA will determine the need for interviews following its review of the candidates and the Steering Committee recommendations.
The CBAA Board will make appointments for both positions based on its review and the recommendations of the Soccer Steering Committee. Click the link to view The newly formed Soccer Mission Statement and application package.
Please contact Robert Law (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions and forward your complete application package to the same address.
Thank you for your interest in supporting CBAA Soccer.
CBAA Soccer Steering Committee
CBAA Executive Board
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New Leadership Announced
The CBAA Executive Board is excited to announce the new leadership team that will complete the integration of CBAA Intramural Soccer, Buckingham United Soccer Club (CBAA’s travel program) and TOP Soccer (CBAA’s special needs program) into CBAA Soccer. The leadership search was conducted by the CBAA Soccer Steering which includes Mrs. Bonnie Gepner (former CBAA Executive Board member), Honorable Maggie Snow (former CBAA IM President) and Matt McGahran (former CBAA Board Member, former BUSC President, former CBAA IM President and Current Director of CBAA TOP Soccer). The Steering Committee conducted a thorough and thoughtful review of the candidates and provided their recommendations to the CBAA Executive Board for their consideration and approval.
Dr. Robert Law has been named CBAA Soccer President. The new CBAA Soccer leadership team includes Jon Irey as the CBAA Intramural Director of Operations and Ed Beedle as the Buckingham United Director of Operations. In addition, both Neil Smart of Smart Soccer will continue in his role as the IM Director of Coaching and Ryan Howard of Total Soccer as the Director of Coaching for Buckingham United.
Dr. Law is a 17 years resident of Buckingham Twp and has been involved in CBAA sports program for over 10 years as both a CBAA IM and BU coach as well as a CBAA Executive Board member. Rob is a retired US NAVY Commander who completed more than 20 years of service as a Surface Warfare Officer including tours on surface combatants and in the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Law attended Clark University where he earned his undergraduate degree and was later awarded his doctorate by the University of Pennsylvania. Rob is employed by de maximis, inc. where he is a Senior Project Director and a Project and Technical Coordinator on USEPA Superfund cleanups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania including the Lower Passaic River sediment clean-up where he directs the investigation and feasibility study of the 17-mile study area. Dr. Law has also served on the Buckingham Twp Water and Sewage Commission as a member and Vice-Chair from 1998 to 2005. He is married to Dr. Yvette Bordeaux who has been a coach in all three CBAA program – Basketball, Lacrosse and Soccer. Yvette and Rob have two daughters – Alex who has played CBAA/BU Soccer and CBAA Lacrosse and Cate who has played CBAA/BUSC Soccer as well as CBAA Basketball and Lacrosse. Both Alex and Cate are Central Bucks East athletes who participate in Field Hockey, Soccer and Lacrosse.
Mr. Irey has coached U7, U8, U10 and U12 IM Soccer and CBAA basketball. Most recently, Jon has worked directly with Neil Smart in an informal advisory capacity relating to CBAA IM soccer operations. Jon is currently a sole proprietor business owner managing an Employee Benefits consulting and brokerage business based out of the Doylestown area and has 27 years of work experience in various facets of health care, employee benefits, healthcare technology and administrative outsourcing. He has worked for a variety of national employers, including Pacificare Health Systems, Ingenix, Inc. (United Health Group), CIGNA, Prudential, Provident Life & Accident. Jon retains a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University of Ohio and currently resides in Doylestown with his wife Jill and daughters Sabrina and Jenna.
Mr. Beedle has been involved with Soccer pretty much his entire life. Grew up playing Soccer (IM and Travel) from age 5 in the Lehigh Valley where he was a member of the Shimano Juniors and Ross Bike (U 19 team and was on the practice squad for the PA Stoners (American Soccer League) ) all Coached by Willie Erhlich. He was a Pennsylvania High School All-State player and then played for Walt Bahr at Penn State for 2 years. He has been a member of CBAA for 12 years coaching both IM and travel for all of those years on both the boys and girls teams. His BUSC Boys team had a fun and successful run and in their final year were ICSL Elite Champions, Virginian Finalists and State Cup Finalists. Also, that year he took them to England to play in Umbro International Cup in Manchester and attend (watch not play) Arsenal’s Emirates Cup tournament in London. He currently Coaches the BU Banshees who are doing very well. In addition to Coaching Ed has made a number of Contributions to the club. He started our MLS Club partnership program first with the NY Red Bulls for 3 years and continued on with the Union. He also brought us two World Cup festivals in 2006 and 2010. He also helped lead our MIC Tournament in 2009 and 2012. Ed and his wife Nancy have two children Evan (18) and Julie (10) who play/ed CBAA Soccer and Basketball for many years. Professionally, Ed is a Regional manager for Spirax Sarco and is a graduate of P S U. Ed has a passion for the game a great deal of experience as a player, coach and organizer and as such very well suited for his role as Director of Operations for BUSC.
Mr. Smart is the CBAA IM Program Director and Director of Coaching overseeing player development and coach training, in addition to having a number of administrative responsibilities, for the CBAA IM program. Neil’s affiliation with CBAA spans close to 25 years beginning with his Smart Soccer camps, first hosted by the club in 1988. Since then Neil has been involved in many aspects of the CBAA training and player development program culminating in his current role. Neil’s background has always been in teaching and coaching he graduated with a degree in education from the prestigious Carnegie PE College, part of Leeds Metropolitan University in England. Once settled in the USA he was Head of PE & Health at the Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill for ten years and has been a full time professional coach for children and teams of all ages since 1985. As well as being nationally licensed by both the USSF and English FA he is also an accomplished player, including playing professionally for the Philadelphia Freedom and representing UGH in the US Open Cup Final against the USA National team.
Mr. Hayward fell in love with soccer at the young age of 5, when began playing in-house soccer in the P.A.L. soccer league in Danbury, CT. He played travel and premier soccer in CT, before continuing his playing career at The College of New Jersey, where he was a 4-year starter, and part of the National Runner-up team of 1997. He concluded his career at TCNJ as the team Captain, and was named a Regional All-American in 2000. Ryan graduated Magna Cum Laude from TCNJ in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. After graduation, Ryan worked for 2 years as a Senior Research Analyst at The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, before realizing that his true calling in life was coaching soccer. After leaving The Fed, Ryan founded Total Soccer in 2002 with former TCNJ Men's Soccer teammate, Evren Asral. Since 2002, he has dedicated his professional life to the development of youth soccer players, and the game of soccer. His goal is to further promote the game of soccer at the youth level, and to help kids understand why soccer is commonly referred to as "The Beautiful Game." Ryan is an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C. of the English Premier League, and his favorite player of all time is Zinedine Zidane. His most memorable soccer moment was being at the Camp Nou in Barcelona to witness Lionel Messi's first Barcelona hat-trick in a 3-3 tie with Real Madrid. Ryan is currently the Men's Assistant Coach at The College of New Jersey, and the Director of Coaching at Buckingham United Soccer Club. He also coaches two boys teams at FC Bucks, and resides in Newtown, PA
In addition, a new CBAA executive committee will be forming from current BU committee members as well as interested IM parents. Some of the highly qualified candidates who have indicated an interest in being part of the CBAA Soccer program are being invited to join the committee. A new Volunteer Director is being added to the leadership to coordinate and support volunteer opportunities for CBAA/BU Soccer parents.
CBAA Soccer is pursuing several initiatives to increase older IM & BUSC player involvement including
- · IM and BUSC Player Executive Committee Representatives
- · TOP Soccer Buddies
- · Older IM and BUSC Player as Assistant Coaches/Mentors for IM and BU teams
There is a wealth of training, skill and love of the game that can be given by our older players to our younger players – we encourage our older players to step up and support CBAA Soccer’s younger players.
CBAA believes that the benefits of the combined CBAA Soccer new organization:
- · Improved developmental path and progression for players, both within a recreational soccer environment or within a competitive travel soccer environment
- · Bring new enthusiasm and ideas to the organization
- · Better coordination and attention for field management and scheduling
- · Improved progression of coach and volunteer training
- · Better communications across all of CBAA’s soccer programs
The CBAA Executive Board and the new CBAA Soccer leadership hope these changes and other efforts will provide a better and improved experience to the Central Bucks youth Soccer players and their families. We also hope that all of our CBAA Soccer families can help us to develop and improve our programs.
Soccer Steering Committee Resolution - December 21, 2011
The CBAA Board resolves In accordance with Article VIII, Section 5 of the CBAA By-Laws, that the CBAA Board will form a Soccer Steering Committee to oversee and advise the reintegration of Buckingham United Soccer Club (BUSC) and CBAA Intramural Soccer (IM) into CBAA Soccer. The duties and responsibilities of the Steering Committee will include:
- Assist the CBAA Board in the development of a leadership structure for the combined CBAA Soccer Program including duties and responsibilities. Initially, identify the roles and responsibilities for the CBAA Soccer leadership team (i.e., Soccer President and Director of Operations).
- Review and identify a recommended list of CBAA Soccer leadership team candidates from CBAA members (i.e., Article IV, Section 1.A) for consideration and appointment by the CBAA Executive Board.
- Provide advice and counsel to the CBAA Soccer Program leadership team in the development of General Operating Procedures (Article XI) that detail the routine management of the CBAA Soccer Program. A draft of the General Operating Procedures should be provided to the CBAA Board in March 2012 for review to determine consistency with the CBAA By-Laws
- Periodically (quarterly and other times as needed) provide a written and/or verbal report on the progress of CBAA Soccer to the CBAA Board identifying any issues that require the attention of the Board.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CBAA Board.
The Steering Committee will consist of the following members: Ms. Bonnie Gepner (past CBAA Board Secretary), The Honorable Maggie Snow (past CBAA IM President), Mr. Manny Garcia (CBAA Basketball President), and Mr. Matt McGahran (Top Soccer Director, Past CBAA Board Member, BUSC President). The Soccer Steering Committee shall be the responsibility of the CBAA Chair. The Soccer Steering Committee shall be reviewed and reappointed annually during December.
CBAA is Please to Offer a Variety of Youth Sports
CBAA is please to offer a variety of Youth Sport Opportunities to the Central Bucks Area. CBAA is home to Three Soccer programs, which includes: TOPSoccer, a program for special needs children; Recreational, an intramural based program; and Travel Soccer, a more competitve based offering.