There is a new director in town with the Revs and some big plans on the horizon. On Tuesday June 1, Revolution United Sports proudly welcomed Lucas Therrien as the new Program Director for the club, and the clubs first full time employee. During the COVID19 break in 2020, the Revs worked towards this goal while ultimately receiving a 5 year grant for a recent college graduate to take on a full time position. This position is 100% privately funded by the grant with not financially impact to the club, registrations or its members.
"We know the sports world has changed quite a bit, and to continue to provide top notch service to our members as well as grow some of our programs, we felt that bringing in someone full time was the right move, but wanted to do this without an impact to the club," said Cory Halvorsen, Executive Director for Revolution United. "Far too many times clubs are making huge announcements on field improvements, new facilities, new staff and paid coaches, all while continuing to raise their registration fees making it unaffordable for many participants."
Revolution United joined on with colleges throughout the state to look at interns during 2020's down time. Lucas, who is a recent college graduate in Sports Management has been seen throughout the fields and courts for almost a full year, working behind the scenes on scheduling, registrations and working with other towns. He has also played an instrumental part in the growth of the club and some of the most recent partnerships that have been announced. As a former player for Revolution United, and Prospect Mountain High School alum, he fully understands the role within the local community and bringing players together for the schools that are being served.
" I am excited to continue working with all of those who I met over the past year, as well as meet some new players, parents and coaches as programs continue to grow," Lucas, said.
Revolution United was established in 2011 and after 10 years of growing the club into what it is today, Founder & Executive Director Cory Halvorsen will be stepping down from his role in spring 2022. The club was started as a soccer club playing its first competitive soccer season for Granite State Youth Soccer League in NH coached by Cory and Mike Brown. Since that time, thousands of players have joined Revolution United in soccer & basketball, competitive and recreational as well as summer camps to join in on the fun and play the sports they love.
" I am excited to see the direction the club is taking, and there is no doubt it will be taking a full time focus. I am proud of where the club started and where it is today, but also know there are more things to accomplish," Halvorsen said. "With recent partnership announcements, as well as more to come, this effort won't be easy but it is time for new leadership with guidance being given from the outside. It has been a great 10 years but very much looking forward to being able to watch my son play in his games and grow up playing the sports that I love."
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