Melissa Meister has been appointed to the National Legal Commission of the American Youth Soccer Organization (“AYSO”), a California non-profit corporation that is the largest youth soccer organization in the United States. As part of her appointment, she will work on AYSO’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
“I wanted to join the Commission because I am a lifelong soccer player (since I was eight) and I have always loved how the concept of “team” can transcend the kind of boundaries that tend to keep people apart (race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status),” says Meister. “AYSO is community-oriented and strives to make soccer fun for, and accessible to, all children. I’m hopeful that my work on the AYSO Legal Commission can help advance those goals”
Consistent with AYSO being an all-volunteer organization, its National Legal Commission is comprised of 21 volunteer lawyers of various specialties located throughout the country.
Melissa also volunteers as an AYSO 6U soccer coach.
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