World Soccer Organization
World Soccer Organization is a 501(C3) corporation that runs soccer clinics, after-school programs, camps and training
for underprivileged and inner city children as well as the general youth community.
World Soccer can create all levels of programs with caring and dedicated coaches from all over the world.
Dr Jaime Arias
Dr Jaime Arias co-founder and Director was a Doctor for Professional Youth Soccer in South America and has dedicated his life to reach out to communities through Soccer. He realized early that his family as well as his community needed, sports, creativity, education, and stimulation to keep them motivated and inspired.
He also hosted a weekly radio show on how sports contributed to a healthy life.
He used his skills to mentor, doctor and teach soccer. He was the vice-president of _la accion communal_ a community service organization that created programs for Medellin’s youth. He was a director of _Escuelas de Futbol_ tournament which sponsored scholarships for inner city and at-risk youths.
Dr. Jaime Arias came to New York in 1998. Since then he has shared his knowledge and passion for soccer with: Dalton School (as the varsity coach), Manhattan Soccer Club, all ages for A.Y.S.O in Manhattan and Westchester and Hyde School in Connecticut and Maine.
Leslie Hamer is an innovative business leader with an established track record of success in founding and managing diverse companies in the private and public sectors. Soccer lover, Mom, Team manager and Director of non-for-profit Soccer Company Leslie uses her skills to organize tournaments, camps, after-school and soccer events for The World soccer Organization [New York and US Futsal Across America Futsal]
Leslie has lead L.A. Confidential, a Communications, Sports Management, Event Planning and Public Relations agency; an executive search and co-sourcing company, SMG a temp service and Strategic Management Group, a management consulting firm. Her prestigious client list includes Goldman Sachs, Sotheby’s, Chase, Salomon Brothers, IBM, Nike, Digitas, Lowe Worldwide and American Express. Leslie is also a director of World Soccer Organization. Leslie has successfully created and built diverse companies.
Leslie applies innovative sponsorship and event planning skills to her philanthropic work. Establishing strong relationships with Real Madrid,FC Barcelona, CBF, The FA and UEFA New York Futsal has successfully recruited many great Coaches.She co-founded the annual Pelé Soccer Scholarship for the Children’s Aid Society benefiting 60-100 children in conjunction with the production of a charitable event for the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival at MoMA for the film, Eternal Pelé. Leslie produced and sponsored Soccer events for the JCC, World Soccer, Children’s Aid Society , New York Public Schools and New York Soccer Clubs . For the Hyde Schools, a private high school based on character development, she served as chairperson of the New York parents’ committee and developed sports scholarships for boys’ and girls’ clubs’ soccer events. Leslie co- created the first not-for-profit soccer program for children at risk at the Manhattan JCC; organized and was a sponsor of an MTV event for the annual National Black MBA Association, and also organized sports events for charity with Nike sponsorship. She has helped coordinate the annual Ringling Brothers Circus for children with disabilities and coordinated multiple film festivals.
Now managing Falcao ,Portuguese,Colombia and other national team players takes up most of her time
Recognized for her entrepreneurial achievements, Leslie is invited to speak at sponsorship and association meetings. She is a published author on global issues and has studied international affairs at Columbia.
Jennifer Medina is a 2001 graduate of the University Of California, Berkeley. She both played and coached at her alma mater, where she was a member of the Golden Bears’ women’s soccer team from 1997-2000.
From 1997-2007 Medina founded and ran First Touch Soccer Camps. Medina also helped run and coach the Cal Women’s summer soccer camps from ’02 to ’06. Medina recently graduated from NYU with a masters in Mental Health Counseling.
In 2009, Medina was the assistant coach for the 2009 US Women’s Futsal Team. Right before Medina came to New York, she was the Assistant Women’s Coach at Bucknell University where she was extremely proactive in developing a winning program along with the new head coach, Ben Landis. During her two year stint at Bucknell, the Bison realized their first birth into the NCAA Division I tournament. In both years, the Bison had record breaking seasons.
Medina has coached several club teams as well as Piedmont High School varsity boy’s soccer team. Medina was honored with the Coaches Award in 2003-04 for her work with the U16G ACC Mavericks team, a group she had coached since 2000. With Medina’s reputation she was in high demand and was thus, also the full-time head coach for the Juventus U15G team in Redwood City, Calif., along with both the ACC Mavericks U10G and U16G squads in Berkeley, Calif.
As a competitive youth soccer player, Medina’s club team won the 1994 Snickers National Championships and was awarded the tournament MVP by a panel of judges/coaches. Medina was also a member of the U16 and U17 United States National Teams. Following her college career, Medina played futsal with the United States Futsal Federation (USFF) from 2000-04 where she was the captain. Medina also captained and coached her club futsal team with back-to-back national titles in 2002 and 2003. A three-year USFF player representative, she was also a two-time most valuable player and had the opportunity to play international matches against Canada and Australia. Jennifer played professionally for two years in England.
In 2002, Medina co-authored the first USFF Futsal Coaching Manual with Decio Luczynski. Medina has her NSCAA Advanced National coaching license and USSF “C” coaching license.