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PSW Interview with Bo Amato, VYSA Boys Coach of the Year

Anthony “Bo” Amato, Winner of VYSA Boys Competitive Coach of the Year. Amato is the Annandale Boys and Girls Club Technical Director and long time competitive coach. His current under-17 Annandale United FC team recently repeated as VYSA State Cup Champions, after winning U.S. Youth Soccer under-16 Region I League in the spring, and then advancing to 2010 the Region I semifinals in West Virginia last summer, barely losing to eventual champions Eastern Pennsylvania in OT/PKs.

Amato spoke on video about a variety of topics with Potomac Soccer Wire’s Chris Hummer after receiving his award at the recent 2011 VYSA Workshop.

Topics covered in this video include:

  • What winning this award means to him
  • Who he attributes his success to, and explaining how Gordon Miller has been a strong influence on his career
  • The current state of the Annandale Boys and Girls Club
  • Explaining more about the state of ABGC and talking about college recruiting
  • The trend of players choosing to go pro instead of taking the college path
  • The necessity of entertainment during a pro game