Coaches – Soccer

Director of Soccer

Ferdinando De Matthaeis

Director of Soccer

Since 1999, Soccer Hall of Fame Coach, Ferdinando coached 4 teams in Italy, and 12 teams in the U.S. He has coached multiple all-star teams and brings his wealth of knowledge and passion for the sport to Club Med Academies. Before coaching, he achieved honors and awards as a soccer player, with accolades ranging from Top Scorer and MVP as well as the captain of an all-star team. Ferdinando’s love for the game and passion for coaching make him the ideal professional to shape young athletes for success in soccer. Coach Ferdinando knows what it takes to train for a successful soccer career, and he can’t wait to help you improve your game.

 

COACHING LICENSES

– USSF ‘ A ‘ LICENSE’ ( SINCE 1998 renewed on September 2016)
– UEFA “A” LICENSE  ( SINCE 1999)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • CAMPIONI FOOBALL COMPANY ( Founder and Director) present
  • AC GLOBAL PLAYER’S AGENCY (MLS, USL ,Serie A REPRESENTATIVE) present
  • MIAMI UNITED (NPSL-UPSL) Head Coach ( present)
  • FA EURO ACADEMY DIRECTOR ( SARASOTA) (201
  • JUVENTUS ACADEMY BOSTON ( Technical consultant) ( present)
  • CEDAR STARS ACADEMY N.J. HEAD COACH U18 DA, U13 DA ,U15
  • GENERAL/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR MIAMI FUSION F.C. ( 2014-16)
  • HEAD COACH MIAMI UNITED. FC ( 2014)
  • IMG ACADEMY COACHING STAFF ( 2007-14)

 

SOCCER PLAYING CAREER

– New York COSMOS     1981,82,84   ( North American Soccer League)
– FOGGIA CALCIO         1983            ( Italy Pro Serie B)
– U.S. LUCERA                1978,79,80  ( Semi Pro Serie D)
– N.J. EAGLES                1989            ( American Professional Soccer League)
– BOSTON BOLTS         1990             ( American Professional Soccer League)
– Brooklyn ITALIANS    1986            ( North Eastern Super Soccer League)
– U.S. RAGUSA               1987,88      ( North Eastern Super Soccer League)
– N.J. ARROWS              1991,92      ( North Eastern Super Soccer League)
– N.J. STALLIONS         1993,94     ( North Eastern Super Soccer League)

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PLAYER

  • MEMBER OF ITALIAN NATIONAL SELECT TEAM U-18 (1979- 80)
  • NASL SOCCERBOWL FINALIST  (1981) N.Y COSMOS
  • NASL INDOOR SOCCER (1982) N.Y. COSMOS
  • WINNER OF 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EASTERN US DIVISION (NESSL)   J. STALLIONS  (1993,94)
  • CAPITAN OF ALL-STAR TEAM (NESSL) (1988, 89, 91)
  • MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (NESSL) (1988)
  • TOP SCORER 1978-79

 

TEAMS COACHED (USA) 

2019-2021 MIAMI UNITED ( NPSL)
2018 FA EURO NY PDL-USL2
2017 MIAMI FUSION  NPSL
2016 Cedar Stars Academy U-18DA,U13DA, U15
2015  MIAMI FUSION FC ( NPSL)
2014  MIAMI UNITED (NPSL)
2007-2013 IMG ACADEMIES
1999 NJ STALLIONS (USL)
1996-98  JERSEY RIPTIDE (USL)
1994.N.J: IMPERIALS (USL) Assistant coach
1996 ALL STAR TEAM COACH  (USL)
1993 N.J. STALLIONS (NESSL)
1993-95  MONTCLAIR KIMBERLY ACADEMY

 

TEAM COACHED (ITALY)  

2005/06  U.S.LUCERA  3rd DIV
2003/05 SANGIORGIO APRICENA 3rd DIV
2000/03 FOGGIA CALCIO
1999/00 LUCERA CALCIO 3rd DIV

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS COACH:

2016    SOCCER HALL OF FAME  (New Jersey State Soccer)
2017    CHAMPION NPSL SUNSHINE CONFERENCE ( MIAMI FUSION FC)
2015    CHAMPION NPSL SUNSHINE CONFERENCE ( MIAMI FUSION FC)
2014    CHAMPION NPSL SUNSHINE CONFERENCE ( MIAMI UNITED FC )
2005-06  WINNER OF “COPPA ITALIA” (US LUCERA CALCIO)
1998    WINNER OF ’MIDATLANTIC’ DIVISION USL (JERSEY RIPTIDE)
1996    COACH OF “ ALL STAR TEAM” (USISL)
1997    CHAMPIONS EASTERN DIVISION  (NESSL)     (N.J.STALLIONS)
1998    STATE CHAMPIONS OF NEW JERSEY (MKA)

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Trainer

  • Playing Career
    • 1985-1986       Deportivo Cali (Colombia)
    • 1987                  Deportes Quindio (Colombia)
    • 1988                 Deportivio Cali (Colombia)
    • 1989                 Atletico Bucaramanga (Colombia)
    • 1990-1991       Deportivo Cali (Colombia)
    • 1992                 First Semester Atletico Bucaramanga (Colombia)
    • 1992-1993       Mineros Soccer Club (Venezuela)
    • 1993-1994       Monagas Soccer Club (Venezuela)

     

    Professional Tournaments

     

    • American Cup (Paraguay 1985) – 2nd Place
    • World Cup U19 (Russia 1985) – Semi Finalist
    • Mustang Cup (Ft. Lauderdale 1985) – 2nd Place
    • Acapulco Cup (Mexico 1985) – Champions
    • Marlboro Cup (New York, USA 1987) – Champions
    • LA Tournament (Los Angeles, USA 1988) – 2nd Place

     

    Personal Information

     

    •  Place of Birth – Colombia

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Jesus is considered the areas top Goalkeeping instructor.  With over 20 years of experience spanning Club, High School and Amateur soccer he has built his own business providing personal training for the community’s top Keepers.  A consummate student of the game, Jesus holds the NSCAA National Diploma and has embarked on the US Soccer Coach Education pathway.  A native of Peru, coach Lizzarraga grew up with the game becoming an outstanding Goalkeeper by default when a teammate went down injured.  His perspective on the position has been enhanced by his overall understanding of the game.

Performance Team

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Mental Performance

Scott Del Mastro has trained professional and junior athletes on U.S. and World circuits for more that 20 years.  Having earned a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology, Scott believes in developing the complete player and person on and off of the field, court or course.