Travel Team Coaches

NJSA Coaches 2017/18 Season:

Nicolae Piperea DOC (U9 Boys Blue, U10 Boys Blue, U7/8 Academy Director)

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Coaching Licenses
Romanian Coaching Licenses: UEFA ‘A’ Soccer License
NSCAA International Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Premier Coaching License
USSF Youth National Coaching License
USSF D National Coaching License

Coaching Experience
NJSA Travel Coach (2011-Present)
Former Head Girls Soccer Coach – Greenwich High School, 1998-2004
Former Head Boys Soccer Coach – Darien High School, 2006-2010
Connecticut Olympic Development Program coaching staff member, 2009-Present

Playing Experience
Former Professional Soccer Player – Romania & Germany

 

Peter Blair (U10 Boys White & U11 Boys Blue)

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Coaching Licenses
USSF D National Coaching License
Currently Pursuing C National License
CJSA Technical Training Certificate
NSCAA Player Development Curriculum Diploma
Certified Personal Trainer

Coaching Experience
NJSA Travel Coach (2006-Present): one semifinal appearance and three Southwest Division titles

 

Kaitlyn Fedumenti (U9 Girls)

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Coaching Licenses
USSF E Coaching License
Currently Pursuing USSF D National License

Coaching Experience
NJSA Travel Coach (2015-Present): U9 Girls
Weston Coach (2014-2015): U11 Girls
Coach for Soccer Edge’s rec and travel clinics in Weston

Playing Experience
Four year varsity starter at Bunnell High School
All Conference player in high school
Member of Albertus Magnus College Women’s Soccer Team
GNAC All Conference Team (college)
GNAC All Tournament Team (college)

 

Ashley Prescott (U10 Girls Blue & U12 Girls Blue)

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Coaching Licenses
USSF D National Coaching License

Coaching Experience
NJSA Travel Coach (2015-Present)

Former Premier Coach for Eastern F.C. and current NJSA U17 Girls Premier coach
Darien Travel Soccer Coach (2009-2015): U9-14 boys and girls

Playing Experience
Four year varsity starter and two year captain at Norwalk High School
Member of Western CT State University’s team that won two ECAC championships and a LEC championship
1st Team All-Conference, All New England Team and Conference Defensive Player of the Year in college

 

Oscar Tabora (U14 Girls)

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Coaching Licenses
USSF D Coaching License
USSF E Certificate
USSF Youth National Coaching License
Technical Training State Youth Module
Skill Progression State Youth Module

Coaching Experience
NJSA Travel Coach (2007-Present)
NJSA Recreational Coach (1997-present)

 

Joe Surace (U14/15 Boys)

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Coaching Licenses
USSF D National Coaching License

Coaching Experience
NJSA Travel Coach (1994-2010; 2015-Present)
Varsity Assistant Coach and Junior Varsity Head Coach for Norwalk High School Boys Soccer (2002-Present)
NHS State Championship, State Finalist, two-time FCIAC Champions, five-time FCIAC Central Division Champions
Head Coach of State Cup Champion NJSA Strikers, two-time State Cup Finalist and four-time State Cup Semi-Finalist
Head Coach of Stamford FC Premier Girls, 2010-2011
Head Coach of Westport Boys Travel U19, 2013-2015
Seven “A” District Travel League Titles

 

Odie Gomes (U13 Boys Blue)

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Coaching License
USSF D National Coaching License

Coaching Experience

NJSA Travel Coach (2015-Present)
Bridgeport Travel Coach – U9, U10, U14, U16, U18 boys travel teams
Former Assistant Soccer Coach – Bassick High School

Playing Experience
Former College Soccer Player – Western Connecticut State University and Southern Connecticut State University

 

Christopher Mattera (U9 Boys White & U11 Boys White)

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Coaching Licenses
USSF National D License

Coaching Experience
NJSA Travel Coach (2010-Present): one state championship, one runner up finish, four state semifinal appearances
and four Southwest Division titles
NJSA Asst. Coach U17 Boys NJSA Tornados 2010-2011 (2011 CT Cup Runner Up)
NJSA Asst. Coach U11 Girls Blue Thunder 2011 (2011 CT Cup Champions)
Trinity Catholic High School Boys Varsity Assistant Coach (2008-2010)
Wilton High School JV Girls Soccer Head Coach (2014)
New Canaan High School JV Girls Soccer Head Coach (2015)
2008 CT ODP I.D. Camp Coach

Playing Experience
Notre Dame of Fairfield Varsity Soccer (2003)
Norwalk High School Varsity Soccer (2004-2006)

 

 

Michael D. Fraioli (Assistant Technical Director)
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Licenses/Certifications CIAC Coaching Education Program
Module(s):  17, 14, 5, 15, 6
CCEP CT Certification #600 – Interscholastic/Intramural Coach

US Soccer State Licenses
NSCAA & U.S. Futsal Level 1, Futsal Certificate
National (USYS) for Constructive Soccer – Principles of Play Certificate
USSF “E” License
CJSA/US Youth Soccer “Youth Module” Certificate
US Youth Soccer “Coaching Healthy Habits”
Certificate NSCAA Get aHEAD Safety in Soccer™
Certificate NSCAA Diversity & Inclusion Certificate

Coaching Experience
Assistant Girl’s Varsity Soccer Coach at Darien HS (2011- Present)
Darien (Darien Soccer Association) U10 & U11 Girl’s “Red” & U-16/U-19 HS Boy’s. (2010-2015)
Participated in the try-out/player evaluation process and 2nd grade academy program.
Norwalk  Junior Soccer Association– NJSA Stingrays, NJSA Impact U-16 (HS), NJSA Jaguars.


Thomas A. Mattera (Technical Director)
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-mattera-546531b3/

Coaching Licenses
USSF National “B” License USSF National Youth License

College Coaching Experience University of Bridgeport Assistant Men’s Coach 2016- Present Recruiting Coordinator, Day to Day Operations, Opponent Scouting, Ran Training Sessions 1 All ECC Performer Southern Connecticut State University Assistant Men’s Coach 2012- 2015 (33-17-2) Recruiting Coordinator, Day to Day Operations, Opponent Scouting, Ran Training Sessions NCAA Tournament 2nd Round 2014 Northeast-10 Tournament 2012, 2013, 2014 (2014 Finalist) 1 NSCAA All American, 6 NSCAA All Region, 9 All NE-10, 6 All NE-10 Rookie Team, 2 NE-10 Rookie of the Year University of New Haven Assistant Men’s Coach 2010-2012 (12-19-4) Recruiting, Opponent Scouting, Ran Training Sessions Northeast-10 Tournament 2010 2 All NE-10 Performers, 2 All NE-10 Rookie Team

Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Coach for CJSA ODP 2007-2013

Club Coaching Beachside SC US Soccer Developmental Academy Head Coach 2015- Present Beachside SC NYCFC ADL Head Coach 2015- 2017 Beachside SC US Soccer Developmental Academy Asst. Coach 2014- 2015 (2015 National ¼ Finalist) Beachside SC Premier Coach 2014- Present Shoreline FC Head Coach 2012- 2014 Director of Norwalk Junior Soccer Association (NJSA) Micro Accell Program Fall 2009- Spring 2012

Other Connecticut Junior Soccer Association/ Thomas E. Krusewski Young Coach of the Year 2012 USSF Grade 8 Referee 2000- 2014

College Playing Experience Southern Connecticut State University Player 2005-2007
 

Rodrigo Guzman (Boys)

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Playing Experience:

All Conference player at Brien McMahon HS
Former NJSA travel player
Thomas College Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame

Coaching Experience:

NJSA Travel coach (2010-Present)
Head Varsity coach of Brien McMahon Boys Soccer

Coaching Licenses:

USSF F license
USSF E license
USSF D license