Howarth Hired As New DOC / Technical Director

Illinois Youth Soccer is pleased to announce that Adam Howarth has been hired as the new Director of Coaching - Technical Director.  US Soccer 'A' licensed coach Adam Howarth comes to Illinois Youth Soccer with many years of experience as Coaching Education Instructor and Illinois & Region II ODP Coach.  Adam served as the Men's and Women's Head Coach at Eastern Illinois University.  He has a master's degree in Sports Administration and taught Kinesiology and Sports Studies at Eastern Illinois University. Adam started his soccer career as a semi-pro player with Burnham FC in England.  He will assume his full-time position with Illinois Youth Soccer at the conclusion of the spring season with the Green White Soccer Club, where he is the Director of Coaching.   

"Adam is already a great asset to Illinois Youth Soccer and we are looking forward to his full-time involvement," said Illinois Youth Soccer President Gus Bender.  "He has great ideas and is committed to coaching and player education. We also appreciate that he is fulfilling his obligation to the Green White Soccer Club and assisting them during the search process."  

"Adam Howarth has been a tremendous DOC for Green White Soccer Club for the past three years,"  Mike Folkers, the Youth Soccer Board President of Green White Soccer Clubstated.  "We're sad to lose him, but we're happy for Illinois Youth Soccer where he will be able to share his many talents with all of their member clubs. His commitment to player development and community involvement were the same values that have guided our club for the past 60 years. We wish Adam well and know he will do a great job in his new role."