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Fredericksburg FC

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Fredericksburg FC Technical Staff



Grover Gibson - E
[email protected]
President & Executive Director
Bio

  • Former Head Coach | FFC NPSL
  • Former Head Coach | RVA FC NPSL
  • Former PWSI College Placement Director
  • 13 Year Professional Soccer Player (2nd & 3rd Division Bundesliga)



Mayowa Owolabi - [email protected]

Technical Director of Coaching & Academy Director
Bio
USSF "A Senior" License 
NSCAA Premier Diploma

  • Current President | Rush Nigeria
  • Former Women's Soccer Assistant Coach | Johnson and Wales University - North Miami
  • Former Assistant Coach | Miami Fusion FC NPSL
  • Former Girls DA Staff Coach | Los Angeles Premier FC
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    Marcello Alves - [email protected]
    Boys Director of Coaching
    USSF "C" License 

    • USSF "C" License Registered March 2018
    • CREF National Coaching License – Brazil
    • JOPEFF Youth Soccer Coach Certificate – Brazil
    • PUC Strength and Conditioning Certification – Brazil
    • Assistant Coach Atlético Clube Goianiense (Brazilian Serie A League) – Brazil League Champions 2016
    • Assistant Coach Paraná Clube (Brazilian Serie B League) – Brazil
    • Former Head Coach Norfolk Collegiate HS, Hampton Roads Strikers, VA ODP Staff
    • Former Professional Player: Norfolk Sharx(MISL),Virginia Beach Piranhas(PDL), Charlotte Eagles (USL), Francisco Beltrao FC (Brazil), Pato Branco EC (Brazil)


    Ken Krieger - [email protected]
    Girls Director of Coaching
    Bio

    USSF "A Youth" License 
    NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

    • Current Scout | United States Soccer Federation
    • Former DA Director | Arlington Soccer
    • Former Technical Director of Coaching | Prince William Courage
    • Former College Assistant Coach | George Mason University & American University



      

    James Antonoplos

    Staff Coach
    • Former College Player Goalkeeper for Saint Vincent College (2017, PA), Mount Aloysius College (2013, PA)
    •  Youth Playing Experience Pipeline SC (MD), Delaware ODP.
    •  COACHING EXPERIENCE Recreation Soccer with U9 FFC team for a season. Assistant at North Bay Soccer Camp summer camp for ages 7-14.
    The two most important things I want to teach to my players about the game is to work hard in everything they do on and off the field, and teach them to have fun playing the game.

      

    Uriah Bentick

    Staff Coach

     

    • USSF "E" License
    • Professional Soccer Clinic Coach
    • Athens Drive HS - Girls JV & Varsity Coach
    • Coastal Christian HS - Boys & Girls Coach
    • Playing Experience - Liberty University: Big South All Conference (2010-12) Big South Presidential Honor Roll (2009-12) VaSID All-State 1st team
    • Richmond Kickers (USL), Carolina Railhawks (USL), Wilmington Hammerheads (USL)
    • Member of the Trinidad and Tobago National Team (2015)
    As a coach my goal is to encourage my athletes to have fun, have an appetite to learn and be the best person/player they can be with their god-given unique talents. Every player is an essential part of the team and therefore I intend to coach each athlete according to their skill level with patience, understanding and an unbiased approach. 




      

    Derick Buhle

    Staff Coach
    • USSF "E" License
    • Girls Travel FFC - U15, U14, U13
    • Chancellor HS - Girls JV & Varsity Coach
    • Chancellor MS - Boys & Girls Coach

    Hard work, concentration coupled with enjoyable fundamentals will set athletes up for success even in times where there is failure and stress. It's not about winning as a big picture but winning all the small moments to help propel you towards your big picture goals. 




      

    Matt Cruz

    GK Director, CrossFit Director & Staff Coach

     

    • USSF "E" License
    • NSCAA Level 1 & 2 GK Diploma
    • CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Certificate
    • Mountain View HS - Boys JV and Varsity Coach & Girls Varsity Assistant
    • Playing Experience - Stafford Soccer Travel Player U9-19; Averett University 99-03
    • Courtland HS - 1st team All Region, 2nd team All State

    If you can save my shot at full speed you can save the shot of your opponents. Train full speed, play full speed, Win full speed.



      

    Walt Duke

    Senior Staff Coach
    • USSF "D" License
    • FFC Rec & Travel Coach
     



      

    Phil Elrod

    Staff Coach
    • USSF "E" License
    • FFC Rec & Travel Coach

    I believe in holding players accountable and making them earn everything. I want coach someone who wants to get better and learn. Encourage aggressive play at a high speed and create a competitive environment that forces players to compete. I will focus on the technical side of the game all while pushing a high pressure, aggressive and demanding style of play.



     
      

    Juanra Fajardo

    Staff Coach
    • USSF "F" License
    • Started Coaching with FFC
    • Playing Experience - VCU Men's Soccer 2013-16 (All Atlantic 10 team)
    • Honduras Olympic Team U23
    • Portland Timbers U23 PDL

    The idea of winning is not necessarily the first goal, but to realize that by improving the skill level and the knowledge of the game, winning will be the end result. Trust the process and work hard because everything will pay off at the right time.


      

    Grover Gibson Sr.

    Senior Staff Coach
  • USSF "B" License
  • Former Spotsylvania Soccer Assocsiation Director of Coaching
  • Former FSCI Phoenix Assistant Technical Director
  • FASA/FFC Coach 
  • VYSA ODP Head Coach for over 15 years
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    Develop the player first, and team second. Instill a technical discipline to all players. Teach loyalty, respect, and persistence. I look to be a role model to all players.


      

    Issac Guevara

    Staff Coach
  • USSF "D" License
  • PWSI - Assistant Coach
  • FSCI - Head Coach
  • Garfield HS - Boys Assistant Coach
  • Playing Experience - PWSI, NVSC and VISTA Travel Player 
  • Garfield HS Varsity Player
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    Jermaine Keller

    Staff Coach
    • USSF "D" License
    • NSCAA National Diploma
    • NSCAA Futsal Level 1
    • KNVB Youth Coaching Diploma
    • MYS Sporting CT Premier - Boys Director of Coaching 
    • East Hampton High School - Boys Varsity Head Coach (State Champions 2014)
    • Playing Experience - HS 1st team All State, Region 1 ODP
    • Kean University Men's Soccer (1992-96) - National Champions, 2x All American Honors, 2x All Conference, 3x All-Metro
    • Danish Dynamite Soccer Academy (Copenhagen, Denmark) , Central Jersey Riptide (USISL Pro League), NY/NJ Metro Stars (MLS), San Diego Flash (USISL - A League), Milwaukee Sports Club (Pro-Am), USA U20 Training Pool

     I have had the opportunity to play soccer at just about every level; from the amateur level to the professional level. I have also had the opportunity to train in Europe for a summer. And along the way I have had the fortune to be trained and instructed by several incredible coaches, who have impacted my life beyond the field. Because I have been so blessed, I continue to look for opportunities to give back to the game that gave me so much. And with that training that I have received, I have instilled into the players that I have worked with character values such as: Integrity | Trust | Grace | Ambition | Work Ethic | Respect | Learning and Fun.



      

    Steve Petros

    Staff Coach
    • USSF "D" License
    • Joined FFC Coaching staff in 2010
    • Chancellor High School - Boys JV & Varsity Coach since 2010 (JV Head Coaching record: 74-11-11, 3 Conference Titles)
    • Playing Experience - NVSC, VSA, & FFC Travel Player U9-19; 
    • Chancellor High School Varsity Player
    • University Mary Washington - Club Soccer 2003-2006
    Coach youth soccer to stay competitive and make a positive impact on kids. If you want personal glory, play a video game. 




      

    Steve Plato

    Staff Coach
     
    • USSF "D" License
    • Started Coaching at the age of 13
    • Playing Experience - Travel and High School Player U9-19 & Military team as an adult
    • Current FFC Vice President
    I want every player I coach to learn to love the game as much as I do.  Make it fun and competitive to get the most out of players.  Positive reinforcement of good play/decisions, while always correcting mistakes….also in a positive way.  Spend most of time focusing on technical skills/basics as its very tough to become a great player if you can’t do the simple stuff on a consistent basis. Encourage play that is: aggressive, focused, high speed of play, confident….wanting the ball on your foot,   Style of play, formations, etc is dictated by the skill level and abilities of the team.




      

    Alex Rebeiz

    Staff Coach
    • NSCAA Premier Diploma
    • NSCAA Advance National Diploma
    • USSF C
    • Played on the U16 Senegalese Youth National Team
    • Coached Pre-Academy at MLS New York Red Bulls 
    • New York Red Bulls Academy Coach of the Year Fall 2015
    • Former Assistant Director of Coaching at Old Dominion Soccer Club 

    To create a fun and challenging environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn.

      

    Delroy Thompson

    Senior Staff Coach
     
    • USSF "D" License
    • Played as a youth in Jamaica
    • Played in leagues around the world while serving in the United States Air Force
    • Coached Rec Soccer in Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving to Virginia
    • Joined FFC in 2003

    I endeavor to develop soccer players that are technically sound and in doing so create a positive experience for players.

       

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    Phone: 540-368-5425
    Email: [email protected]

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