The Parkland Area Soccer Club (PASC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Fernando Carrizo as Director of Coaching for our girls program and Ryan Kleintop as Director of Coaching for our boys program. They have started their new roles effective April 1, 2016.
As Director(s) of Coaching, Fernando and Ryan will Promote PASC’s vision and strategy for player development across all PASC programs, age-groups and activities including camps, training sessions as well as support implementation of age-appropriate training activities designed by PASC’s new Technical Director Matt Baker. Together they will spread the organization’s vision and provide education, training and leadership for the club’s volunteer coaches.
Fernando Carrizo: Born and raised in Chile. Played in the academy school in Antofagasta, Chile. Moved to the USA and played with U-14 Tri-Boro, Ice City U-16/U-17 Boys and U-18 thru U-21 Lehigh Valley Select. Went and played for William Allen High School soccer from 1986 to 1990 and were District finalist in 1989. Played in the Lehigh Valley Amateur League from 1986 to 2007 and won 3 championship titles with PAC, Sunburst and Allentown Soccer Club. Played in the Lehigh Valley Latin League from 1989 to 2009 and won 6 championship titles. Played summer league at Lehigh University and won 2 championship titles. Played for Chilean United (semi-professional team) in Queens, New York for 3 years. 2008 Colonial Coach of the Year! 2009 New York Red Bulls High School Cup Pennsylvania Coach, 2010 FC Sonic Assistant Coach NPSL Final Four National Championships 3rd Place, 2012 LVU U-18 Boys EPYSA Indoor State Cup Champions, Volunteered Coach for the Allentown YWCA/YMCA for 8 years, EPYSA ODP staff coach for 5 years, EPYSA Coaching Education Instructor, 2013 District 11 (2A) Champions for Moravian Academy Boys Soccer. 2014 Colonial League and District League champions for Moravian Academy Boys Soccer, and Technical trainer and instructor!
NSCAA Regional, Advanced Regional, National License, Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA Advanced State Goalkeeping Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USSF National Youth Diploma
ODP Staff Coach 4 Years
Ryan Kleintop: Entering his ninth year with the Parkland High School Boys Soccer program and the fifth as the junior varsity head coach. Coach Kleintop is a 2003 graduate of Parkland High School where he was an All-Area and All-State player in his senior season. He graduated from Penn State University where he was a member of the track team, twice earning Academic All-American honors as a long jumper. He holds a graduate degree and teaching certification from East Stroudsburg University. He currently teaches Health and Physical Education at Kratzer Elementary School in the Parkland School District. Coach Kleintop is also a member of the Parkland Track and Field staff as the head pole vault coach. Along with the high school programs, Coach Kleintop works with many of the area’s youth teams and organizations, including the Parkland Area Soccer Club’s developmental academy training, and the high school transition program. He holds a USSF National D Coaching License.
The Parkland Area Soccer Club takes pride in all our volunteer coaches and the board of directors believes in our mission and supports the philosophy that drives these outstanding trainers to develop our children to succeed in this beautiful sport. Please join me in welcoming Fernando and Ryan to our PASC family.
We are pleased to announce our sixth Striker / Keeper Camp. Many teams do not have the resources to specifically train the goalkeepers. Yet having a goalkeeper minding your net that is schooled on proper technique will make far more routine saves look easier and a few tougher ones look routine.
PHS GK Coach Katelyn Gristick along with recent graduates Julia Hulbert, Shannon Kriz, Becky Webster, Regan Allsop hold or share almost all the schools goalkeeping records. They are excited to help your child develop better goalkeeping starting positions, foot work and hand position, HEH principle, shot blocking, parrying, diving and distribution. Current PHS HS GK’s will be there to assist Coach Gristick, Hulbert, Kriz and Webster.
No keeper’s camp is over till the GOALIE WARS CHAMPION is crowned.
As a volunteer organization, The Parkland Area Soccer Club seeks candidates to fill open seats on the board as well as current open non-board positions and committee positions throughout the year.
If you are passionate about providing a great soccer experience for our children, are interested in helping to make decisions that will shape the future of the Parkland Area Soccer Club, have time to devote to community service in this manner, and are a person who gets things done and works well with others, we encourage you to apply for any of these open Board and non- board or Committee positions. We welcome your application regardless of your soccer knowledge or experience. Please reach out to the contacts below if you would like to find out more information about the open positions.