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Announcing MYSA’s New Executive Director

By Minnesota Youth Soccer, 06/12/18, 12:00PM CDT


Matt Madeira officially begins June 15

On behalf of Minnesota Youth Soccer’s Staff and Board of Directors we are excited to welcome Matthew Madeira as our new Executive Director. Matt will officially join us on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Through an extensive four-month nationwide search we received an overwhelming response for the Executive Director job opening and feel fortunate to have had such a rich pool of applicants. We conducted a thorough vetting process by current and former board members, staff engagement and outside parties with expertise in executive hiring and onboarding.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the staff, the board, and the membership at Minnesota Youth Soccer,” says Matt Madeira. “Minnesota has a reputation for great programs, events and a forward-thinking culture. MYSA’s Core Values are serving the soccer community, play the right way, seeing all possibilities and listening to all voices. I am eager to travel the state and meet our membership, work with coaches and clubs, and join staff in our efforts to take youth soccer in Minnesota to the next level.”

Matt joins Minnesota Youth Soccer after four years as the Executive Director of Cal North Soccer. As Chief Executive and Operations Officer of one of the largest Youth Soccer Associations in the United States, Matt served 150,000 players, 30,000 coaches, 40,000 volunteer administrators, led 62 employees, and managed business and marketing systems, and the deployment of collaborative relationships with Northern California clubs. After becoming the Executive Director of Cal North Matt developed and strengthened critical relations with current, past and future members of the association resulting in the first growth of membership at Cal North in seven years.

The previous 28 years Matt worked in the private sector as a business owner. He managed, mentored and worked as a leader for employees and was responsible for all levels of business finance and structured growth. Matt’s business success and passion for soccer led him to the Executive Director position at Cal North.

Matt’s volunteer involvement with nonprofit soccer organizations began when he coached his son’s soccer team in Oregon. He became involved in the local soccer club as a Board Member, served as a community recreational Board President, became a Board Member of Oregon Youth Soccer, and was the state representative to the State Referee Committee. In 2010 Matt became the President of Oregon Youth Soccer and served for four years before moving to California.

We are confident that Matt’s leadership, experience, knowledge and integrity will be a great match for the Members, Staff and Volunteers of Minnesota Youth Soccer. Please join me and the MYSA Staff and Board of Directors in welcoming Matt. We look forward to introducing Matt Madeira to you in the coming months.

If you have any questions or comments about this announcement please email me at:


Steve May
MYSA President