Bob Maynes (Meritorious Service) - Inducted 2020
Bob Maynes has been dedicated to the development of recreational players and training of their coaches. He started with McLean Youth Soccer in 1985 and in 1987 began 22 years of service as the volunteer DOC. He also started their ref training program and severed as a ref for 22 years and ref instructor for 25.
One of his most satisfying achievements was, with the guidance of Tom Fleck and Ron Quinn, developing the Continuous Play model for small sided games for U8 and younger. He did sessions throughout the state to spread small sided games in the 90’s. This model is found throughout Virginia and now in many other states.
Bob has been on the VYSA Board since 1999. He was the first VYSA Director of Club Development, a Rec Rep to the VYSA Board and Rec Chairman. He has been VP and finance chair of VYSA since 2010. Bob was instrumental in the development of the Virginia Soccer Training Center, visiting over a dozen facilities and overseeing the creation of its business plan and supervising its construction.
Bob Maynes not only brought his recreational soccer knowledge to the board, but also his political experience as a US Senate press secretary. Whatever VYSA needed Bob was there. He traveled the state to gather knowledge and expertise. No task was ever beneath him. He was proud to be the garbage man in year one of regionals at the complex and in year two he worked parking all day. President Denise Edwards said, “I would not know how I could have done the job without him.”