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Rochester Youth Soccer hires director

The Rochester Youth Soccer Association has chosen Frank Spaeth to serve as its new director. He is the association’s first full-time director since the RYSA was formed in 1975.

Spaeth, who started in the new position on March 1, will spearhead efforts to increase awareness of and participation in youth soccer, focusing on the day-to-day business operations of the RYSA, public and community relations, marketing, sponsorship generation, fundraising and business development activities.

"I’m really excited to be working for such a wonderful organization," he said. "I look forward to helping continue to strengthen the RYSA’s presence in, and value to, Rochester and the surrounding communities with the vital help of our volunteers and coaches."

Spaeth, who lived in Rochester from 1999 to 2004, returns after spending three years in Pocatello, Idaho, where he worked as the public relations, marketing, promotions and advertising manager for the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

In Rochester, he worked for 21⁄2 years as senior editor of Exhibitor Magazine Group. He also served as assistant general manager for the Minnesota Chill during the U.S. Professional Volleyball team’s existence.

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More than 5,000 youths participate in RYSA programs annually. For more information on the organization and its programs, contact the RYSA at (507) 280-7584.

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