My name is Crystal Sullivan. I am running for the position of President of Piney Green Soccer Club. While I have never served as President of PGSC, I do currently hold the positions of PGSC Commissioner and Registrar..
My current position as PGSC Commissioner is to serve as the PGSC Representative for ECSA. I have made many working relationships with the soccer community that have assisted PGSC over the years with scheduling, training and improvement of soccer in our area.
Some of my experience includes:
Coaching Experience:
U6 Kicksters Head Coach - 2006-2008
U8 Mustangs Assistant Coach 2006
U8 Sidekicks Head Coach 2008-2009
U9 Thunder Head Coach 2010
U10 Wrath Assistant Coach (Challenge) -2011
U6 Mustangs Head Coach- 2014
U12 Twisters G Assistant - 2013
01 Coastal Crew (Indoor only) -
U5 Sidekicks Assistant Coach- current
PGSC Head Registrar. 2011- current
PGSC Recreation Coordinator 3 years
PGSC Commissioner - 5 years
PGSC Risk Management Liaison - 3 years
ECSA Secretary - 2 years
ECSA Treasurer - 2 years
OCSA Secretary - 3 years
● Being part of the board when PGSC received Recreation Club of the Year by North Carolina Youth Soccer Association in 2014.
● Helped set up the and work with the PGSC board for the Mary Finley Scholarship Program
● Helped secure sponsorships from Dick's Sporting Goods and Good Year Tires (along with the help of local businesses) to get gear when there were available programs.
● Served on a Disciplinary and Appeals Board for North Carolina Youth Soccer Association
● Worked with members of the Soccer Community and the Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission to host a Recreation Soccer Tournament
● Attended training for NCYSA in Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston Salem, Goldsboro and locally in Jacksonville.
● Many times I have assisted the Area Referee Assignor with securing referees.
● Assisted ECSA Commissioner in scheduling ECSA games (past).
● Scheduler for CAMSL league
My youngest child is 16 and plays baseball for WOHS. There's typically only one weekend of the season where he has a game, My weekends are free to be at the soccer fields. My oldest son has given back and has coached at PGSC and now my daughter is doing the same. My husband starting officiating soccer a couple of years ago because we had such a need in our area. You you will always find us on a field somewhere. Many wonder what they will do when their children grow up and they no longer get to take their children to sporting events. I have the privilege and pleasure to continue to do this. I love it! It is so refreshing to be able to have a positive impact on our youth and to be part of PGSC. I truly believe we have the best people and best to offer.
If elected President, I hope to accomplish
● To continue a good working relationship with Hunters Creek Middle School as those in the President position have successfully done
● To seed the fields with winter rye in the fall to prepare for Winter/Spring weather. This is a must!
● Aerate/seed the fields to promote new growth
● Work with coaches on coaching development by getting our coaches enrolled/trained in NCYSA/USYS courses
● Repairing or replacing the walk through bridges.
● Landscaping the entrance at PGSC so it is not so muddy.
● Looking for local sponsorships
● Recognizing a PGSC Coach of the Year
These are not things that one person or even a board can do alone. I would like to get more members involved as every contribution counts.
I hope you will vote for me as your next President. I feel I have a lot to offer our families and would like to continue to be part of the PGSC Family!
Respectfully submitted,
Crystal Sullivan