My name is Bruce C. Cuppett and I would like to place my name for consideration for the Utah Youth Soccer Association President’s position. I retired 31 December 1999 from the US Army after thirty years, three months and three days as a Command Sergeant Major. I then served for eight years as the CEO for Waterpro, Inc. which is the management firm for Draper Irrigation Company which serves the city of Draper, Utah with culinary water and provides a pressurize irrigation system for Draper, Bluffdale and Sandy City. I retired from Waterpro, and then went to work for the next four years with The Department of Defense as a civilian contactor to the US Army to teach leadership and survivability courses to the Active Army and Reserves and retired on 31 May 2012. I now have all the time in the world to spend on the game of soccer, working with today’s youth, helping develop their skills as a player and how to be successful in today’s world.
I have been a coach and administrator for youth sports for over twenty five years. I have been active as a coach and administrator for Utah Youth Soccer Association (UYSA) since 1995 and hold my USSF “C” license and my USSF National Youth license. I have worked both the boys and girls recreation and completion programs, worked as a staff coach for ODP, served on the State Cup committee, served four years as District III chairperson UYSA, served as Director of Youth Development UYSA, Director of Risk Management UYSA and Director of State Cup UYSA. My current position with UYSA is ODP Administrator.
Two of the most interesting assignments was to have served as the point of contact person (POC) for Far West Regionals workshop in Salt Lake City in October 2004 and was the POC for the Adidas National Workshop and Coaches Convention held in February 2005 in Salt Lake City.
I feel that I have a lot to offer to Utah Youth Soccer Association based upon my military background, my occupation as CEO in the water industry and most important my background in working with today’s youth and my relationship with UYSA, Region IV State associations and USYSA.