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Escola Hawaii

Youth Soccer Club Kailua, Hawaii

COACHING STAFF

Escola is very proud of it's coaching staff.

Our goal is to offer a holistic coaching 
approach, and we couldn't ask for better staff to do so.

2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 Teams



Coach Alex Souza, Director of Coaching

Contact:
[email protected]

Biography:

Born and raised in Brazil, moved to the US to try a professional soccer career. Graduated in 2010 from OSU with a Bachelor's in Exercise and Sports Science/Pre- Physical Therapy degree.
Always been involved with sports, and followed my passion for coaching. I love to learn, and believe this is a small community where the ultimate goal is to make Hawaii's kids the best as they can be regardless of which club they play for.

Playing Experience:
 
1998 - 2003: Played for Independente F.C. Limeira, Sao Paulo F.C. (coached by Haroldo Lamounier), played for Jundiai (coached by Carlos Alberto Souza Lima).
2003 - 2005: International de Limeira, Coritiba Foot Ball Club, and Parana Clube. 
2005-2006: Played for Southern Oregon Fuego, Semi-Pro team in Ashland, OR.
2007: Played for SWOCC
2008-2010: Played for Oregon State University
2011 - 2013: Moved to Hawaii and played recreational soccer (won 2 years in the row the Adult Sand Soccer Men’s Pro and MISO Leagues).

Coaching Experience:

Assisted coaching all Oregon State Soccer Camps: 2008-2010
Head Coach/Goalkeeper Coach for F.C. Willamette Soccer Club: 2010
Head Coached JV women’s soccer for Corvallis High School (CHS), and I also coached all goalkeepers (men-women) for CHS. (That year, our varsity goalkeeper was elect best regional goalie and it was her first year playing as a goalie): 2010
Goalkeeper Coach for Cheshire Soccer Club (New Jersey) : 2013  
Head Coach for IM West Morris Soccer League: 2013
Head Trainer Cheshire Youth Soccer Camp: 2013
Started Kailua Kings: 2014
Present: Escola Coxa Hawaii: 2015 - Present

Licenses/Certifications:

 Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sports Science/Pre-Physical Therapy from Oregon State University

  •NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching State of Oregon
  •Concussion Certification 
  •NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
  •USSF National “D” License


 


2002, 2003, 2005 Teams



Coach Shelden Saiki, Head Coach, Director of Player Development, Speed & Agility Coach

Contact: [email protected]

Biography:

Shelden is a certified sports performance training specialist with over 25 years of experience, and USSF national D licensed coach. Was the founder and head trainer of “C4” (Center For Enhanced Human Performance) from 2001 to 2012.  C4 was one of the premier sports performance training resources in the state, helping hundreds of athletes achieve collegiate and professional level careers. He has coached club soccer since 2008 for the following:

Coaching experience:

Rush 02G
Abunai SA 02G, 01G, 01B
Slammers FC (Technical Director) 02G, 01G, 07B
Mid-Pacific Girls Soccer (Program Head): 2017-2019
Escola Hawaii: 2019-Present


Licenses/Certifications:

Bachelor's Exercise and Sports Science
Certified Sports Performance Training Specialist
USSF "D" License

2009 and 2010 Teams




Coach Damon Turcios, Head Coach, Footskills Coach

Contact: 
[email protected]

Biography:

“I grew up in Kaneohe and Kailua. I love to develop players from the young age. I think the young ages (U6-U10) are the most important ages to teach the technical skills and really set the foundation for the players future. I really have a passion for coaching and always looking to learn/grow and just become better and better as a coach. Lastly, not every child goes on to pursue a soccer career. I believe that you do not need to be a great soccer player to succeed in life but you do need to be able to work hard, be able to work with others and respect one another I teach about life because if you are not coachable you will not be hirable and those are things you need to be successful in life!”

Playing Experience:

Played all through youth until freshman year at Kailua High School
D2 Men's Futsal Champions Hekili St 2017
Currently playing for Kahekili Futsal 

Coaching Experience:

Started coaching AYSO in 2012
Coached Select Gold and Extra teams for Kaneohe U10
Coaching Club soccer 3+ years
Currently coaching at:
Escola Hawaii: 2009/2010
Oahu United: 2007
Paradise (Futsal)

Licenses/Certifications:

AYSO Certified Coach: U6, U8, U10, U12
USSF "F"
Currently taking new 2018 
Grass Roots certification by USSF


2005 Teams



Coach Kyle Smith, Head Coach

Contact: [email protected]

Biography:

Kyle is a husband, father of two, and a full-time attorney. In addition to managing his law firm in Kailua, Kyle plays competitive soccer in several adult leagues, volunteers at Aikahi Elementary School in a variety of school programs from reading to gardening to G/T, head coaches boys soccer, and volunteer assistant coaches a U9 girls soccer team. While Kyle coaches to compete, his most important goal is to develop young soccer players who love the game. Indeed, the reason Kyle began coaching was to provide his son and daughter with top-quality soccer coaching on the windward side with a positive environment on the field and on the sideline. “I have played at a lot of levels and the key thing I want my players to learn is that technical excellence and fun are not mutually exclusive. In fact, learning how to love the process and learning how to fail successfully are keys to staying motivated that I try to impart to my players. This is what PCA is really about and why PCA has been a big part of the teams I am involved with. PCA workshops have made me a better coach, a better parent, and I ask all of my parents to go to PCA workshops each year.” 

Coaching Experience:

Former Head Coach at Le Jardin
Former Head Coach at FC Hawaii
Escola Hawaii: 2018-Present

Licenses/Certifications:

USSF "E" License
National Finalist of PCA’s Double-Goal Coach Award





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