Dave AmslerDave has been a professional soccer teacher for 35 years.
In 1975 he
was one of the first 50 coaches to earn the USSF "A" coaching license -- American soccer's highest license. Dave has been the Director of Coaching for FC Richmond since 1985.
FC Richmond's 1,500-member youth soccer organization offers programs for recreation, player development, and travel soccer players, including the Magicand Mystx travel teams. In 1976 Dave founded the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club and continued as its director until 1985 when he founded FC Richmond Magic.He
was active in both the boys and girls Olympic Development Programs for 20 years as a Region I staff coach and a Virginia State team coach.Dave served as Director of the JCP State Coaching School for 10 years and has been a frequent lecturer for youth soccer coaches in the South. Dave was also Co-Director of the Randolph Macon Soccer Camp for eight years and was a high school soccer coach for three years. While attending Campbell College in North Carolina, Dave was voted team MVP all four years, was an All-South, All-American.
For three years and was inducted into the Campbell University College Hall of Fame
in October 2000. As a soccer player and coach, Dave has traveled to twenty-three (23) different countries.
Three hundred and fifty-four (354) former players in his
programs have played in 89 different US colleges and universities.Over the years, he has coached and participated in the development of thirteen (13) National Team players; several college, high school, and Parade All-Americans; twenty (20) professional players; three (3) professional-level coaches; and the only current FIFA-licensed referee in the State of Virginia. Dave earned his B.S. in Health and Physical Education while attending Campbell College.He
is married and has three children, four stepchildren and three grandchildren. Dave Amsler