TSSA Host successful AGM weekend in Nashville
The Tennessee State Soccer Association held it’s Annual General Meeting(AGM) from Feb. 2nd-4th at the Nashville Airport Marriott. This is the second consecutive year for the AGM to be held at the Nashville Airport Marriott, with the event slated to return there once again, February 1-3, 2019.
The AGM brings coaches, DOC’s, Club Presidents, vendors, sponsors, and TSSA yearly award winners from across the state. This year’s theme carried the phrase “Connecting Together to Make Soccer Better,” as we strive to create a unified vision for soccer in TN. Meetings and events began Friday afternoon and concluded Sunday morning. The majority of business takes place on a busy Saturday with special sessions ranging from coaching education and player development to club sponsorships and player registration. The day of meetings is capped off with an awards ceremony and dinner with 200 soccer leaders, families, and award winners in attendance. This year the awards dinner featured Richard Mulrooney, the first individual to ever be inducted into the TSSA Hall of Fame as a player. Richard spent his youth days in Memphis and later became a college All-American, MLS All-Star, and a consistent player for the US Men’s National Team during the 2001 qualifying stages headed into the 2002 World Cup. To read Richard’s full bio and to see the list of other award winner, please click here.
The AGM is also the place TSSA conducts yearly business for it’s members and this year we had several elections taking place. Three TSSA district representatives and three executive committee members of the TSSA Board of Directors were up for re-election. After voting was concluded, all 6 of the incumbent TSSA board members retained their positions. In district meetings, Amy Windley won the East, Leanna Wright the Central, and Rene Bustamante the West. During the voting portion of the regular AGM, all executive board incumbents won election and retained their positions on the board. John Snyder was re-elected TSSA President, Otey Smithson the VP of Adults, and Carl Cooley as Secretary/Treasurer. The TSSA Board guides and supports the mission and vision of the TSSA staff and its member clubs. This is a tremendous time of growth for soccer in Tennessee and the TSSA BOD has been highly engaged in unison with the staff to promote, grow, and pioneer the next movement of soccer in Tennessee.
Special thanks to all those who attended, as well as our many sponsors that continue to help youth soccer in Tennessee.