Through The Noise
April 18, 2016
Justin Wilt of the Arlington Soccer Association on Building Teams and an Organization that Works for All
Through the Noise #167
Justin Wilt // Executive Director // Arlington Soccer Association
After a couple of trips around the world with Global Communities and USAID, we return back to our neighborhood and welcome Justin Wilt, Executive Director of the Arlington Soccer Association. Not to be confused with Arlington, TX or Arlington, MA – as happens with some regularity by enthusiastic parents from the south and north – this Arlington Soccer Association is based in Virginia and organizes a league for kids as young and tiny as 3 years old up to 19-20. Soccer has been growing in popularity in the US in recent decades and is one of the most accessible and egalitarian sports available. Requiring little equipment – so, a limited financial investment – it breaks down barriers and builds friendships and skills. With 9,000 kids playing soccer in Arlington, there’s a real need for an official organizational structure. And we’re excited to speak with Justin Wilt about making a real difference in the life of kids.
Justin Wilt has more than 30 years of experience leading & improving operations across a variety of industries. In his 7th year as the Executive Director of Arlington Soccer, Justin combines his passion for youth development and the sport of soccer with a strong business drive & discipline.
The Arlington Soccer Association offers recreational, developmental and travel soccer, as well as a number of camps, clinics and other programs serving over 9,000 children each year. We provide 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.