Stack Sports Presents

The Growth, Organization, Advancement, & Learning in Soccer Council

The GOALS Council, a national strategic advisory council founded by Stack Sports and industry luminaries, is an action-oriented group of leaders in the soccer space working together to better the sport for the next generation. This idea incubator will solve for key issues facing the sport and work together to move ideas forward at the community, region, and national level.

The Stack Sports commitment is to move forward council ideas in the industry via our efforts, connections, partnerships, and resources.

Community Soccer Ball Box

The GOALS Council Community Soccer Ball Box is designed to increase participation in soccer through the simple act of sharing a ball.

Have you found a box in your community? Feel free to grab a ball and play – no field or game rules are required. Do you have an extra soccer ball that you no longer use? Share it with your neighbors by simply adding it to the box.

Take a ball. Have some fun. Leave a ball for the next one.


Introducing the GOALS Council

What does the GOALS Council Do?


GOALS Council Founding Members

Joel Dragan, Executive Director of Florida Youth Soccer Association, Founding Member and 2023 Chairperson

Roberto V. Aguas, CEO of Copa Holdings, FC Copa Academy, COO and Co Founder of United Women’s Soccer, Founding Chairperson

Laura Halfpenny, Executive Director of Georgia Soccer, Founding Member

Gordon Henderson, Executive Director of Ohio Soccer, Founding Member

Miriam Hickey, Executive Director of High Country Soccer Association, Founding Member

d’Alary Dalton, CEO & Founder of Alta California Sol and Sol Soccer Club, Founding Member

Joe Guerra, President of The Soccer Club of Guilford, Inc., Founding Member

Diego Bocanegra, Former Head Women’s Soccer Coach at University of Houston, Founding Member

Mark Botterill, VP of Sales at Augusta Sportswear, Founding Member

GOALS Council Committee from Stack Sports

Andrew Hiatt, VP of Growth / Market Strategy, Founding Member
Frannie Fabian, Head of Partner Engagement, Founding Member
Autumn Browning, VP of Partner Experience, Founding Member
Adam Abney, General Manager, Founding Member

For questions about the GOALS Council please email [email protected].