"A man whose contribution [to American soccer] has been of such consequence, yet so diverse and substantial, that the total quantification is elusive."
--Bob Gansler


About Walter Chyzowych Fund

Walt Chyzowych, a man who helped shape soccer in America, died unexpectedly at age 57 in 1994. Chyzowych served as US National Team and Olympic Coach and as Director of Coaching for US Soccer. Under Chyzowych's leadership, US Soccer Coaching Schools trained thousands of coaches in a methodology and with a philosophy which now characterizes American soccer.

In memory of Walt Chyzowych's life long work and in recognition of his legacy, the Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund (WCMF) was established shortly after his passing and continues today, as the Walter Chyzowych Fund (WCF) at the NSCAA Foundation, to honor those like Walt who have dedicated themselves to the Game of Soccer in America.

Administered by the NSCAA Foundation (http://www.nscaa.com/foundation), the WCF dispenses funds to aspiring coaches and to NSCAA Scholar Athletes who exemplify the principles of life and sport as espoused and exemplified by Walt Chyzowych.

Walt Chyzowych Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

Latest News & Events

  • One of the most decorated coaches in the history of US Soccer, Gene Chyzowych, is the recipient of the 2014 Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn more about Gene Chyzowych.
  • In conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Annual Convention, the 2014 Walt Chyzowych Fund Award Ceremony and Reception will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014, 4:00 pm, at the Field House Sports & Beer Hall, 1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA (located inside the Philadelphia Convention Center). The reception will be sponsored by the Philadelphia Union.
  • Don't forget to register for or attend the Walt Chyzowych 4-A-Side Tournament on Saturday evening, January 18, at the 2014 NSCAA Convention. The Tournament consists of 32 teams with upward of 2,000 spectators in attendance. It will take place in the Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, from 6:00 pm to midnight. Proceeds benefit the Walt Chyzowych Fund at the NSCAA Foundation. Click here to learn more.
  • New to the Walter Chyzowych Fund Website – Photo Album Memories. In response to many of Walt’s friends reminiscing about their photos and fond memories of good times shared, a photo album has been created so all can further appreciate and savor the legacy of Walt Chyzowych. Everyone is invited to scan their photos with Walt, of Walt and others, Walt coaching, etc. and email them to Nick Zlatar at nickzlatar@aol.com. Please include as much information as possible regarding date, occasion and identity of the subjects in the photos. Click here for a preview of the new Photo Album.
  • Walt Chyzowych inducted posthumously into the Wake Forest University Athletics Hall of Fame. On January 12, 2007 Walt was one of three inductees into the Wake Forest Hall of Fame and the first person from the Wake Forest soccer program.
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