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Vinicius is well respected in the national soccer community and brings over 25 years of coaching experience at all levels of the game. He has an ability to work with players to develop them, and has achieved numerous State Championships, with the teams he has coached, as well as USYS Region IV Finalists. 

Vinicius is a professional soccer player, turned into soccer coach, with over two decades of high level coaching experience. He holds a US Soccer Federation (USSF) ‘A’ License and NSCAA Premier Diploma. With a Master of Science in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University, he has already had a positive impact on several professional athletic organizations by implementing administrative and management strategies, promoting productivity, orchestrating team building, project management, and sound business practices to help a positive learning environment thrive.


His experience in Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and soccer curriculum processes for US Soccer Development Academy helps in building curriculum tailored for specific career paths. Vinicius originally hails from Brazil and is a Brazilian and USA citizen, fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.


His coaching experience covers both Brazil and America, and he has held various roles with established organizations including ODP, where a common thread has always prevailed – creating training environments where players enjoy learning, playing and thrive as individuals.

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  • USSF “A” License

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma

  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

  • Brazilian Coaching License – Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CFB)

  • KNVB – Royal Dutch Football – International Coaching License – Zeist / Netherlands


  • Colorado Rapids Soccer Club, MLS, USA – Development Academy, CO: 2014

  • Futsal Director and Technical Director - Scottsdale Soccer Blackhawks, AZ: 2012 – 2014

  • Director of Coaching Ahwatukee - Foothill Soccer Club, AZ:2010-2012

  • Assistant Director of Coaching - Pros Soccer Club, AZ: 2009-2010

  • Arizona ODP (US Olympic Development Program) Staff Coach 2009-2010

  • ODP (US Olympic Development Program) - Region IV Camp Staff: 2009

  • Staff Coach - Sereno Soccer, AZ: 2002-2009

  • Staff Coach - Men’s Soccer Phoenix College, AZ: 2002

  • Staff Coach - Tempe Soccer Club, AZ: 2000-2002

  • Director of Coaching - Brusa International Soccer Institute (Phoenix): 1997-2001

  • Director of Coaching - Clube Pequeninos do Jockey (São Paulo, Brazil): 1991-1996

  • FUTSAL Head Coach – Colegio Equipe – São Paulo Brazil 1995-1996



  • Clube Pequeninos do Jockey – San Paulo, Brazil

  • Sao Paulo Futebol Clube

  • SE Palmeiras

  • Sao Bento Sorocaba

  • University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Master of Science of Sport Management – Southern New Hampshire University

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