For Immediate Release
January 28, 2019
Two Arlington Soccer Association Coaches Win Prestigious Awards
Arlington, VA - Two Arlington Soccer Association coaches, Mo Tayari and Osman Cuadros, have been awarded the 2018 Virginia Youth Soccer Association Girls and Boys Competitive Coach of the Year, respectively. In addition, Coach Tayari won the US Youth Soccer Eastern Region Girls Competitive Coach of the Year and was one of four finalists for this award at the national level.
Mo Tayari has been coaching with Arlington Soccer for the past 13 years. He has won seven State Cup Championships, one Regional Championship, and several Regional finalists and has graduated multiple players to play competitively in Division I, II and III in college. In addition to coaching the 2004 Development Academy and 2003 Pre-Academy girls’ teams, he serves as Arlington Soccer Association’s Youth Director.
Coach Tayari’s 2004 girls’ team saw significant accomplishments under him. They include the participation in the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championship, 2017 Super Y National Champions, 2018 USYS Eastern Regional League Champions, 2018 VYSA State Cup Champions, 2018 USYS National League Finalist, and several additional tournament and league championships.
Sydney Belt is one of the players on his 2004 team. “Coach Mo has always instilled in us the importance of working hard, and working together, to achieve team success,” she said. “I have learned so much about soccer and about dedication by playing on one of his teams.”
Playing from 2013-2016 for Coach Tayari’s 2001 girls’ team who, among other successes, had an impressive record of 42 undefeated games in a row, Cadyn Westhoff commented on the experience. “Coach Mo didn’t create players, but selfless, loving and great people. He turned my team into something I had never been so proud to be a part of. He believed in all of us, giving us the strength to believe in ourselves. He naturally creates instincts in players to go above and beyond what they think is possible. I am so grateful to have had him as my coach.”
Osman Cuadros joined Arlington Soccer last year and made an immediate impact on the club with his 2002 boys’ team winning the USYS National Championship. His coaching philosophy is to invest completely in every player.
Coach Cuadros’ 2002 team had significant success, including US Youth Soccer National Champions, US Youth Soccer Region I Champions and VYSA State Cup finalists. Not only that, this team was awarded the Sportsmanship Award at the National Championships.
One player from this team, Brandon Johns described his observations while playing for Osman Cuadros. “Coach Osman is a great coach. He knew we would win Nationals even before we did. He always has the winning mentality, and that carries over to us.”
Also on his 2002 team, Henry Marshall stated, “Coach Osman brought out the best in each and every player. He took each player’s ability to a whole new level. Coach Osman had a crucial role in our national championship run, and, without him, none of our success would be possible.”
Director of Coaching German Peri said, “The VYSA Competitive Coach of the Year Award is a tremendous honor for any club. For Arlington Soccer to receive both the Boys and Girls Award this year is overwhelming and humbling. The work ethic of Mo, Osman, and the entire technical staff are evidence of their commitment to youth players and ASA .”
Arlington’s Executive Director Adam Brick added, “These awards are a testament to the leadership of German Peri and the commitment of our coaches, technical staff and players.”
Coach Tayari and Coach Cuadros will be honored for their awards at the VYSA Awards Gala on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at University of Mary Washington’s Jepson Alumni Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
About Arlington Soccer Association: Founded in 1970, the Arlington Soccer Association provides quality soccer programs and experiences for people of all abilities, backgrounds and financial means to encourage personal growth, promote a love for the game, and advance soccer in Arlington and surrounding communities. Arlington Soccer offers recreational, developmental and travel soccer, as well as a number of camps and clinics to more than 9,000 children per year. Arlington Soccer is dedicated to providing participants with the opportunity to learn, have fun and reach their full potential.