How to Become a Mass Youth ODP Coach

 

Massachusetts ODP Staff Coaches are appointed by our Technical Director and ODP Director and are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. All ODP hiring is done in July for the up-coming year that starts in August with tryouts.

Head Coach
1. Must first abide by and uphold the "Mass Youth Code of Ethics" and have a demonstrated history of such a standard of behavior.
2. Must hold at minimum a USSF "B" License or an equivalent license (i.e. an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and/or a recognized FIFA equivalent)
3. Must have soccer playing experience at a high level (collegiate and/or semi-professional recommended);
4. Must have coaching experience at a high level (Club, College, or Professional)
5. Must come well-recommended.

Assistant Coach
1. Must first abide by and uphold the "Mass Youth Code of Ethics" and have a demonstrated history of such a standard of behavior.
2. Must hold at minimum a USSF "C" License or an equivalent license (i.e. an NSCAA National Diploma and/or a recognized FIFA equivalent)
3. Must have soccer playing experience at a high level (collegiate and/or semi-professional recommended);
4. Must have coaching experience at a high level (Club, College, or Professional)
5. Must come well-recommended

 

By applying for a position as an ODP Coach, you will be certifying that you have read and understand the time commitment involved in the position and that you are willing and able to make the commitment to ODP and to your players throughout the ODP year.

 

  

2013 ODP Coaching Staff 

 

U12 BOYS – Head Coach
U12 BOYS – Assistant Coaches
Arthur Dimitrakopoulos
Assumption College
Region 1 Staff Coach
DOC – Benfica USA
USSF “A” License
Adam Hughes
Bentley University
Assistant Men’s Coach Emerson College

Phi Ngugen
UMASS – Boston
Assistant Women’s Coach Dean College
 
Chris Kane
Amherst College
Boys Varsity Coach – Milton Academy
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Al Roppolo
Coach - Brockton Youth Soccer
Cleveland Force - MISL
U13 BOYS – Head Coach
U13 BOYS - Assistant Coaches
Tom Geis
Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Coach
La Roche College
Former DOC – Anchorage Youth Soccer Club
Alaska ODP Staff
Region IV ODP Staff
USSF “A” License
Paul Lapointe
Head Coach Massachusetts Twister
professional indoor soccer team
Professional coach NISL, USISL, USL, ASL,
and AISL
Former Coach Springfield Technical
 Community College
NSCAA National Diploma
Raphael Guimares
Central Connecticut State University
Former Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP, Region 1 ODP and National ODP Pool Player

U14 BOYS - Head Coach
U14 BOYS - Assistant Coaches
Alvaro Amaral
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Instructional Staff
Former college and L.A.S.A. player
NASM- Performance Enhancement Specialist & Certified Personal Trainer
Technical Director - Benfica USA
NE Revolution- Former Fitness Coach
USSF “B” license
 
Humberto Calle
University of Antioquia, Colombia
Envigado SC - Colombia
L.A.S.A. League
USSFC” License
US National Youth Soccer License
 
Frank Balcarel
University of Rhode Island
Boys’ JV Coach – Dover Sherborn High School
Former DOC – Capital YSA
NSCAA Premier Diploma
U15 BOYS – Head Coach
U15 BOYS – Assistant Coach
Joe Calabrese
Westfield State University
Head Men’s Coach Endicott College
USSF “A” License
NSCAA Advanced Diploma
 
James Hopkins
University of Southern Maine
Head Men's Coach Dean College
Former DOC Maine Metro FC
USSF “A” License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
 
U16 BOYS – Head Coach
U16 BOYS – Assistant Coach
Ken Bovel
Boston College
Former Semi-pro player in L.A.S.A
2 time ODP National Semi-finalist
2 time Region 1 ODP Champion
5 time Region 1 ODP Semi-finalist
USSF “B” License
 
Javier Mejia-blau
Emerson College
NSCAA Advanced Diploma
 
U17 BOYS – Head Coach
U17 BOYS – Assistant Coach
Taskin Guven
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Instructional Staff
Former professional player in Turkey
USSF “A” License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA National Youth Diploma
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
 
Dmitri Strunkin
St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Connecticut Wolves - USL
Dynamo Stavropol  (Russia)
Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)
 
 
U12 GIRLS – Head Coach
U12 GIRLS – Assistant Coaches
Eric Duda
Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Coach
Bowling Green University
Chicago Fire Reserves (PDL)
USSF "A" License
Leanne Champ
England Ladies Senior Team (10 caps)
Millwall Lionesses
UEFA "B" License
Boston Breakers Academy Coach

Tom Pereira
Westfield State University
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Former Assistant Coach Westfield State University
 
 
Conrad Whyte
John Brown University
USSF “B” License
Antigua & Barbuda National Team
Rob Holliday
University of Southampton
Technical Director, Wilmington Youth Soccer
USSF “D” License
FA Level 2
U13 GIRLS – Head Coach
U13 GIRLS – Assistant Coaches
Loy Urbina
Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Coach
Region 1 Staff Coach
Former Springfield College Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach
Semiprofessional player in Venezuela
US National Youth License
Dutch KNVB International Coaching License
Brazilian Coaching License
 
Lauren Jenkins
Boston University (Captain)
Assistant Women's Coach Lesley University
Boston Aztecs Women’s Soccer
RI Rays Soccer (WPSL)
USASA National Select Team Pool Camp
USSF "B" License
 
Tonativh Barretto
University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Club Leon FC, Mexico
Former Women’s Head Coach – Wheelock College
 
U14 GIRLS – Head Coach
U14 GIRLS – Assistant Coaches
Carla DeSantis
Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Coach
Region 1 Staff
UMASS – Amherst All - American
Former Head Coach at Tulane University,
Coast Guard Academy and UMASS – Dartmouth
USSF “A” License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
 
Liz Lima
Harvard University
Notre Dame Academy High School Coach
Director of South Shore Select Soccer
Academy
Former High School All-American
Former Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP,
 Regional and National Pool Player
Byron Brown
University of Maine
Western Mass Pioneers Coach
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 
U15 GIRLS – Head Coach
U15 GIRLS – Assistant Coach
Lynn Gugliuzza
Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Coach
University of New Hampshire
Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach Simmons College
Region 1 Staff
USSF “A” License
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
 
Kevon Isa
America International College
Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach American International College
USSF “B” License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 
 
U16 GIRLS – Head Coach
U16 GIRLS – Assistant Coach
David Suvak
Boston College
Head Women’s Coach - Emerson College
Lowell Lusitanos ” – L.A.S.A
USSF “B” License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 
Kevin Meek
Butler University
Head Women's Coach Elms College
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 
 
U17 GIRLS – Head Coach
U17 GIRLS – Assistant Coach
Tucker Reynolds
Head Women’s Coach - Framingham State University
Region 1 Staff
NSCAA Advanced National
USSF “C” License
 
Dave Boloz
Massachusetts Youth Soccer
Instructional Staff
University of Melbourne, Australia
Bentley College
Assistant Women’s Coach – Framingham State University
USSF “B” License
NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma
 
 
 

 








 


GOALKEEPING COACHING STAFF
 
 
Joe Brady
  • Anna Maria College
      • Head Women's Coach Clark University
      • USSF “C” License
    • NSCAA National Diploma
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Scott Partridge
  • Northeastern University
  • Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP 2001-2005. Captain 2005.
  • Region 1 ODP Team
  • Mass Prep 2005 All State Team
 
Adrian Clewlow
  • University of Richmond
  • Head Soccer Coach – Winchendon School 
  • Former Professional Player – Richmond Kickers, New Orleans Strom, Pittsburgh Riverhounds
  • Chelsea Football Club Youth Player
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 
Joci Rocca
Played Professional in Brazil