NYCFC Boys Academy - Coaching Staff

Rodrigo Marion: Academy Director

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy Director: 2017-present
Int’l Soccer Academy of Manchester Technical Director 2009-present
NYCFC Youth Technical Coordinator: 2014-2017
U.S Soccer Technical Advisor: 2011-2014
New England: NE Revolution, FC Boston Bolts and Seacoast United NH, 2007-2009

Playing Experience

Rodrigo played for The Strongest in his native Bolivia and represented his nation in youth international pools between U17 and U23 level.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F “Youth Technical Director” FIFA License 2014
  • U.S.S.F “A” FIFA Coaching License 2014
  • U.S.S.F. “B” FIFA Coaching License 2013
  • U.S.S.F. “C” FIFA Coaching License 2011

Education

  • University at Albany, Masters in Urban in Regional Planning (2007)
  • University at Albany, Bachelors Degree in Economics and Business (2005)

Ruben Garcia: Academy Goalkeeping Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy Goalkeeping Director: 2015-present
U.S National Team Goalkeeper Coach, U-14-U-23: 2012-present
TSF Academy Goalkeeping Director: 2012-2014

Playing Experience

Ruben represented Atletico Madrid for three seasons between 2002-2005 and spent time at Albacete, CD Murcia and Talavera before earning his qualifications in Spain and then moving to the United States to begin his coaching career.

Credentials

  • UEFA B (2012) Professional Football Coaching License (RFEF) ( SPANISH SOCCER FEDERATION)
  • UEFA A (2014) Professional Football Coaching License (RFEF) (SPANISH SOCCER FEDERATION)

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Criminology. (2006) University of San Pablo CEU, Madrid.

Matt Pilkington: U15/16 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC U15/U16 Head Coach: 2016-present
Downtown United SC Technical Director U12-U18 Boys: 2014-2016
Bethesda-Olney USDA U-17 Coach: 2013-2014
DC United Academy Coach: 2005-2008

Playing Experience

Matt earned a full-athletic scholarship on the George Washington University Soccer program where he spent two years before going on to represent Richmond Kickers for two seasons in the A-League.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F “A” FIFA Coaching License 2008- present
  • U.S.S.F. “B” FIFA Coaching License 2005
  • U.S.S.F. “C” FIFA Coaching License 2004
  • English FA Coaching License 1998

Education

  • George Washington University, Business and Sport Management, 2002
  • Stirling University, MSC for Performance Coaching, 2016 

Hugo Guzman: U14 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC U14 Head Coach: 2016-present
Sacramento Republic FC Academy Lead Face Coach U12/U13: 2016
Metropolitan Oval Assistant Technical Director: 2012-2015
New York Red Bulls RDS Training Program: 2010-2012

Playing Experience

Between 2000 and 2007, Hugo played for Brooklyn Knights PDL and Club, ODP Eastern New York, Queens College CUNY.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F. “B” FIFA Coaching License 2016
  • U.S.S.F. “C” FIFA Coaching License 2014
  • U.S.S.F. “D” FIFA Coaching License 2012

Education

  • Major in Economics and Finance (2010)
  • Minor in Political Science (2010)

Micheal Dal Pra: U12 Head Coach and U13/14 Assistant Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy U12 Head Coach and U13/14 Assistant Coach: 2016-present
U.S Development Academy New York Soccer Club, 10-12: 2012-2016
Castleford Rovers Soccer Club, NY, 10-12: 2010-2012

Playing Experience

Michael spent one year with Udinese Calcio Primavera in the mid-2000s and played with the U.S Youth National Team Residency programs before then.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F. National “B” Coaching License (2015)
  • U.S.S.F. National “C” Coaching License (2012)

Education

  • St. John’s University, Major in Education (2007-2010)

 


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