Alexandria Soccer Association is excited to welcome Veliko Uzunangelov as the Adult Programs Manager. In this part-time role Veliko will oversee and support all aspects of the adult soccer and futsal leagues at ASA as well as provide additional play opportunities in the future. He has been working as the adult soccer league’s referee assignor for the past few seasons and looks forward to taking on additional responsibility and oversight of this program.
Veliko joins ASA with extensive experience in overseeing and training staff as well as maintaining complex weekly schedules in his former role as Regional Manager of Premier Aquatics.
Additionally, in his role as referee assignor Veliko worked closely with former adult programs manager Peja Ilic and the two continue to collaborate as Veliko transitions fully into the role. Peja will continue to coach at ASA while he pursues a few personal passion projects. The ASA staff will miss seeing Peja each day but can’t wait to support his future endeavors!
Veliko said, “I am very excited to start my new role and officially join the ASA family. It is my pleasure to work in such a positive environment. I am looking forward to getting up to speed in this new position and know I have some big shoes to fill. I will put forth my best effort to keep the Adult Programs growing and to provide a fun environment where all can enjoy playing soccer.”
Over the past several years ASA’s Adult Programs have grown to support hundreds of participants ages 19+ in an outdoor 7v7 league, a winter 5v5 futsal league, women’s seasonal training programs and women’s only pickup soccer. Veliko will oversee and look to grow these programs as well as introduce new opportunities such as adult tournaments, soccer tennis and more. ASA is committed to providing multiple levels of play for adult participants who are interested in staying active and engaged in their community.
Jim Hogan, Deputy Director of Tournaments and Programs said, “Veliko has been a great addition to our ASA team and community since he started supporting our adult leagues. He has been a friendly and professional presence on the fields and courts that our adult participants have grown to appreciate and enjoy. I am excited for Veliko and the participants as we continue to grow and enhance the opportunities and social experiences for our adult community.”