FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Gunston Soccer Club hires Chris Hudler as its new Academy Director and Director of Grassroots Player Development
Chris comes to Gunston after having spent 7 years at DC SCORES, most recently as their Senior Manager of Elementary School Soccer. Under his leadership, DC SCORES has grown to serve over 3,000 youth annually at over 60 schools and recreation centers throughout Washington D.C. Chris also created the Junior SCORES (U7/U8) program and curriculum which grew from serving 80 youth to 600 youth in the span of 3 years and is now a model for America SCORES affiliate sites across the country. Prior to working at DC Scores, Chris spent 5 years as a valuable member of the DC United Academy staff.
A few of Chris’ licenses and education experiences include a US Soccer Federation National D License, Director of Coaching Diploma from United Soccer Coaches, National Urban Soccer Diploma and he is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Chris is also a National Training Facilitator for the U.S. Soccer Foundation, where he leads field training and classroom sessions for coaches from across the country.
“I could not be more excited to bring on someone of Chris’ pedigree to help lead Gunston. Chris’ experience and credentials are beyond compare and I look forward to working with him. Chris has a proven track record of developing players from all ages and backgrounds and that expertise will greatly benefit our players, community, and club”
As Academy Director and Director of Grassroots Player Development, Chris will be responsible for leading our Academy Program (U7/U8), developing a recreation curriculum, and creating new programs. Chris will also support growth of all aspects of Gunston’s soccer programs in order for us to better serve all of our Gunston families. Gunston is dedicated to growing the game at the Grassroots level, and Chris will be a big part of helping us do that.
“I would like to thank Dave Sanford and the rest of the Gunston leadership for giving me the opportunity to join this incredible club. The reception I’ve received has been fantastic and my wife, daughter, and I can’t wait to get to know everyone in the community better. I look forward to sharing my knowledge, experience, and passion for the game of soccer and to continue to grow Gunston’s impact on its community.”
About Gunston Soccer Club
Gunston Soccer is a non-profit soccer club that was founded in 1991. For more than three decades, Gunston has been committed to developing soccer players in a fun and exciting environment. Today, Gunston serves more than 2,000 players in the greater Alexandria community, including Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Fort Belvoir and Lorton. While other clubs in Northern Virginia increasingly look to grow their player ranks from outside their home communities, Gunston strives to focus first and foremost on serving its own community. We seek to develop the player and the person and provide memories that will stay with players long past their playing days. Come check us out at https://gunstonsoccer.com and become a part of the Gunston family. #GunstonPride!!!