About Burke AC

Burke AC is a non-profit, charitable corporation devoted to promoting sports in the Burke, VA area. The members of Burke AC are amateur players.

BAC has approximately 2,000 registered players participating in a variety of sports.  The Club is committed to bringing sports opportunities to the community both through our own offerings as well as working with other organizations to support programs that provide sports to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

Burke AC Annual Meeting

Burke AC Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Announcement

Burke Athletic Club will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm at White Oaks Elementary Schol Cafeteria, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke, VA
Election of Directors:

The election for 2 Directors will take place at the annual meeting.  A Board Director is a voluntary, elected, non-paid position that determines Burke AC policy, elects officers, approves expenditures over pre-determined amounts, and addresses business that comes before the Board.

Board meeting are generally held every other month, however, more frequent meetings can occur depending upon the level of Board business.  Board members are expected to serve either at the officer level of the organization or as a Chairperson of the Clubs standing committees.   

Nomination Procedures and Candidate Profiles

An individual seeking to be nominated for a position as Director must submit a candidate profile to the BAC Board by Friday, February 21, 2020.

Candidate’s profiles will be posted online prior to the Annual Meeting.  Candidate profiles must be forwarded to BAC via electronic mail at burkeathletic@gmail.com by Friday, Feb. 21
The Election

The election of the Directors will take place at the Annual Meeting.  Ballots will only be distributed at the Annual Meeting and must be completed by members and submitted to election officials during the meeting.  The vote of the majority of those present, in person and voting at the meeting shall decide which candidate becomes a Director. Voter check-in will begin at 7:00pm.  All candidates will be given an opportunity to make a short presentation to the assembled membership.

According to the BAC bylaws, 'A member is the immediate family of any participant who has registered with BAC and who has paid all current fees and membership dues. The membership family is the member of BAC, not the player or players individually nor each member of the players family individually.

Additional Information If you require any additional information, please send inquiries via email to burkeathletic@gmail.com

Candidate Profiles

Michael Thompson

Mike grew up in Burke and began coaching soccer with Burke Athletic Club in 2005. He has coached from the U4 through the U15 levels and has received his E and F licenses from the Virginia Youth Soccer Association. He also attended the Maryland Youth Soccer Association’s International Dutch Coaches training week. 

Mike was elected to the Burke Athletic Club board in 2006 and served at the Club’s vice president from 2006 to 2007. He served as the House Soccer Commissioner from 2006 to 2013. He also served on the Club’s Conduct Committee from 2006 to 2008. Mike was elected Chairman and President of the club in 2007.

In February, 2008, he co-authored and gave a presentation to the United States Youth Soccer National Annual Workshop on the innovative festival soccer program he started in the fall of 2005 and was invited to give a similar presentation to the 2010 Virginia Youth Soccer convention.

Since becoming president, Mike has overseen the expansion of the club’s overall sports offerings. He has overseen the creation of an adult soccer program, rec and travel youth and adult field hockey program as well as the creation of the girls rec lacrosse and club (travel) lacrosse programs. Mike also oversaw the creation of the Club’s FUTSAL league.

Mike also led the Club’s efforts to turf the rectangular fields at Lake Braddock and to adopt the Bermuda grass fields at Lake Braddock.

In addition to his work with Burke AC, Mike is also involved in other community groups. Mike represents Springfield on the County’s Athletic Council and Fairfax County Park Authority Board. He also serves on the County’s Sports Marketing Committee and is on the Visit Fairfax Board. Mike also serves on the county's Sprots Tourism Taskforce. Previously, he represented Burke AC on the County’s Soccer Council and was elected to serve as secretary.

Hagop Avedissian

I have been an active member of the Burke Athletic Club since 2008.  My three children been part of the youth soccer program where they made a lot of friends and enjoyed playing soccer. Watching them play I wanted the same fun for the club’s parents and coaches. With the help of the club’s president, Mike Thompson, I started the adult mens’ league program and became it’s commissioner. In few seasons the adult league grew from 6 teams to 24 teams.  A one division league expanded to three divisions to accommodate the increasing number of teams and the different player levels of soccer.

For the past four years I have been serving as board member of the BAC while continuing my volunteer work as the adult league’s commissioner and coaching the U19 boys rec soccer team.  I would like to be nominated again this year to continue to help the club’s growth.