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