2018-19 GIRL'S COACHING STAFF

Melvin Botang

U15 Elite

Playing History:

College:

  • St Leo University

Professional:

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies

  • U20 Ghana National Team

  • Florida Tropics

Coaching History:

  • U9 Girls

Qualifications:

  • Intro to Grassroots

Lucas Teixeira

U13 Elite

Playing History:

Professional:

  • 5 national championships – Brazil

  • 2 South American, 2 Libertadores Championships

  • 16 years playing professional

  • Florida Tropics (current)

  • Brazil National Team

  • Minas Tenis Clube – Brazil

  • Malwee – Brazil

  • Ulbra - Brazil

Coaching History:

  •  Lakeland Tropics

  •  Lakeland Tropics PDL – Assistant Coach

  • Kickers FC – Assistant Coach

  • Director of Camps and Clinics – Florida Tropics

Qualifications:

  • USSF F License

Priscilla Burr

U13 Select

Bio coming soon!

Fernando Machado

U12 Select

Bio coming soon!

Michael Moratz

U12 Select

Playing History:

  • Carthage Collage 1991-1994

Coaching History:

  • Youth Sports - 20+ years

  • Soccer - 10 years

Qualifications:

  • National D License 

Alexi Cortez

U14 Elite

Bio coming soon!

Salvador Cornejo

U10 Academy

Bio coming soon!

Robby Molony

U14 Elite

Playing History:

  • Erskine College 1986-1989

  • Charleston Battery Practice Squad

Coaching History:

  • Youth Coach since 1991 at NE Columbia Soccer, James Island Youth SC, Lakeland FC 1993-2013, West Florida Flames 2014-2016, Lakeland Tropics FC 2016-current

Qualifications:

  • USSF E License 

Trevor Dilchand

U11 Elite

Bio coming soon!

Andrew Ross

U16 Elite

Playing History: 

Played Competitive from Age 5 for top Clubs in Northern, VA. ODP for VA Region 1. Varsity for 4 years.  International playing experience in Brazil, Netherlands, and England.

College

  •  Syracuse University

Professional

  • General Manager of Tropics Soccer Club

Coaching History:

  • Began coaching at 18 years older for recreational, competitive at age 20 in New York. Have coached everything from 2-19 year old’s, indoor and outdoors, both boys and girls. Coached in Orlando for Orlando City Youth Academy and XL Soccer World for 2 years before starting the Tropics in 2015. Currently Coach U15 Girls Elite and Tropics SC adult competitive men’s league and FSSA tournament team. 

Qualifications:

  • US Soccer Grassroots Program

Ria Popovic

U14 Elite

Playing History:

College - 

  • Webber, UNOH, Polk State

Professional - 

  • Mill Wall

  • Chelsea

  • Fulham

  • Serbia National Team - 2010-2012

Coaching History:

  • Florida Southern Assistant Coach - 2017

  • Fulham FC - 2008 - 2012

  • 2014- Current at Lakeland Tropics FC

Danny Delgado

U15 Showcase

Playing History:

  • Weston FC

Coaching History:

  • Lakeland FC 2014-current

Qualifications:

  • USSF E License

  • USSF F License

Ben Jacob

U12 Elite

Bio coming soon!

Julio Borge

U18/19 Showcase

Playing History:

College: 

  • Diablo Valley College / California 

Coaching History:

  • 30 years of coaching experience at club, ODP, HS, and college levels. 

Coaching Qualifications:

  • USSF National B License 

  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma 

  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

Eric Casterline

U18/19 Elite

Bio coming soon!

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