2019/2020 Coaching Assignments:
Portland’s ADF Announces 2019/2020 Coaching Staff
Hello Portland, we are excited to announce our coaching staff for the 2019/2020 soccer season. Our diverse team of coaches brings something unique that most clubs in Portland don’t have, both internationally and nationally experienced coaches. Our coaches come to us from all over the globe: Africa, South America, Latin America, Asia and the United States. All ADF coaches have their coaching licenses and certificates. Our coaching staff is 100 percent committed to soccer and unlike many other clubs, it is their primary work.
We are committed to developing players who are both skilled and creative, and who can quickly make the right decisions in any game situation. Our coaching philosophies and styles are similar and we all share a common goal: we want our players to be comfortable on the ball.
Senior Coaching Staff
Joa is the founder and Director of coaching at ADF Portland. Joaquim holds a US National C license and a Doc Certificate. He founded ADF in 2014. Prior to coaching teams, Joaquim helped develop over 1,000+ players within Futeboltraining, which he founded in 2011. He believes the technical component is vital for a player to be successful at playing soccer. His training philosophy is simple to be creative and confident on the ball and this is well displayed in all the teams he coaches. In the three year of the club’s existence, Joaquim’s teams have won three state titles with the 2004, 2006 and 2007 age groups, multiple league cups as well as out-of-state tournaments. Joaquim currently coaches the 2006B and 2005B boys age groups. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in Finance and Supply and logistics management.
Victor holds a National C coaching license and began his coaching journey as a semi-pro assistant with the Cascade Surge in Surge in Salem, Oregon in 1995. He assisted DNA Futebol Club has worked with various youth clubs including Three Rivers, Salmon Creek and others. Victor helped start Spartans FC a semi-professional team coached a local men’s team from Canarios that played in the Oregon Premier Soccer League from 1997 to 2007. Victor started working with ADF in 2015 coaching three age groups: the 2000B, 2007B and 2008 boys teams. Within his short time at ADF, Victor’s teams have won the 2018 Boys U11 State Cup championship, placed 2nd in both the Las Vegas Mayor’s and Crossfire Challenge and won multiple league titles. As a coach he believes in discipline, teamwork, instilling confidence, and open communications with players. He believes that players who are disciplined and confident will be successful on and off that field and this is what he strives for when working with his teams.
Originally from Peru, Jorge come to ADF with a lot of coaching experience. Coach Jorge holds a NSCAA Director of Coaching certificate, a National D coaching license certificate, and a Coerver coaching diploma. Jorge holds a FIFA Level D license obtained in Peru (FPF Federation), as well as a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Jorge moved over from GPS last year, after winning State Cups with the 03 GPS Girls teams and Boys 04 GPS. Jorge has also worked with Thusc and Westside Timbers. Jorge is currently working with the 2009 and 2004 Boys ADF teams.
Arturo recently moved back to Portland from California. Coach Arturo started his coaching career in Southern California, spending a year with Vista Club Storm then moving on to San Diego Surf where he coached for five years. He worked inside the development academy program helping players prepare for older age groups. Arturo holds a National D license and has completed the Coerver coaching diploma, He is excited to help bring valuable insight gained at one of the nation’s largest soccer clubs.
Started coaching with Georgia Rush Soccer Club in 2014, where he assisted the Pre-Academy working with player 5 to 8 years of age. Sean developed soccer techniques and created a series of skills drills for the program. Sean worked as a trainer with a soccer-oriented speed, agility, strength, and injury prevention company, Peak Performance, that worked with youth players at Georgia Rush. He played college soccer at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC and with Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, helping lead the team to its winningest season ever and its first appearance in the NCAA tournament. After college, he played for the Atlanta Silverbacks reserve team and for the Georgia Revolution in the NPSL. Sean recently moved to Portland in 2018, Hee is currently the 08 and 09 team coach for the 2018/2019 season.
Camilo is an assistant development academy coach who started coaching with ADF in 2017, working with the 2008B and 2009 age groups. Camilo enjoys working with the younger players. In his work supporting our coaching staff, Camilo continues to gain valuable lessons as a mentor and a coach. Camilo played high school with Jefferson and is currently working with 2008, 2009 and 2010 age groups.