DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS SOCCER CLUB
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Soccer Legend Mike Haas Joins DLVSC
Michael Haas has joined the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DLVSC) as a Technical Director. Haas is the past President of 5280 Institute of Soccer in Colorado. For the past 27 years Haas has been a National Staff Instructor for the US Soccer Federation and a National Staff Coach for Region IV. As the Technical Director, Haas will be developing DLVSC players and coaches to compete at the highest level. DLVSC is now considered one of the top clubs in the country for developing players. That development is showing results on the field. Before joining DLVSC, Haas was a Director at the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. He has also been a Director of Coaching and Player Development at the Colorado Storm Soccer Club.
Michael began his coaching career as the Player-Assistant Manager for the Colorado Foxes. He would soon go on to coach and develop talent for multiple US Soccer youth national squads. Mike has worked with both the youth and senior US National Teams, 14U/15U/16U/17U and 18U US Boys, 23U US Men and Women, World University Team, and the US Men’s Paralympics team. Michael has also served US Soccer as a scout at the 1999 and 2007 Women’s World Cups.
Michael Hass is also known for his years as a professional soccer player. Haas played for the Dallas Tornado of the NASL and the Denver Avalanche of the MISL
The Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club was founded in 2004 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) youth soccer organization. For years, the club has developed some of the most successful players from Las Vegas including current New England Revolution player and former Glasgow Rangers Matt Polster and former USL player Blake Malone, Christain Volesky and Robbie Sagel. DLVSC develops players from age 6 years old to 19 years old, both boys and girls. The club is the co-host of the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup. This year, the club won 2 NV state championships and competed in the USYS National league as well as the National League Desert Conference. The club plans to compete as the only non-California team in the SoCal league.
About his decision to join DLVSC, Mike Haas says; “I believe the club has tremendous growth potential. The coaching and support staff have a lot of experience in the game and are of great quality. The philosophy of the club aligns with mine in that the player comes first in all soccer decisions.
Mike went on to say, “I plan to work and mentor the staff so that we set a standard philosophy and culture for the club that embodies not only the idea that we develop players, but we instill a culture of winning. We want players to know that when they join DLVSC, that winning soccer games is part of our culture. We don’t just want to make great soccer players, we want to make great people. I look forward to working with the club, and especially with the players as we look to continue raising the standards of soccer in our community.”
The DLVSC season will be having player tryouts the first week of June. Players interested in being part of the team should email the club for more information or visit the DLVSC website at downtownlvsc.com
DLVSC is excited to have Mike Hass as a new Technical Director. His vast experience and knowledge of the game will benefit all of the players within our soccer community.