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Meet our Travel Team Coaches

Kurt Borel
Club Technical Director; Camp Director
2006 and 2007 Elite Boys

USSF National 'B' License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Played NCAA, Division 1 at Mt. Saint Mary’s and USL at Chesapeake Dragons.

Coaching for 15+ years including Varsity Coach at St. John’s College Prep in MD and Coach at Herndon Youth Soccer.

Radovan ('Rado') Pletka 
Elite Academy Director (EA)
2004, 2006 and 2007 Elite Girls 

USSF Nationally Licensed, UEFA Certification

Played at Lake Braddock HS, George Mason University and professionally in Greece for 2 years. Fifteen-year
coaching career and author of two industry publications.


Mike DiNuzzo
Assistant Technical Director
Pre-Travel Academy Director
2010 Napoli, 2011 Napoli, Pre-Travel Academy 

USSF C License, USSF National Youth License; M.Ed in Sport Psychology (UVA)

-Played for PWSI and BRYC as a youth player.  Played for the College of William and Mary.

Gus Donolo

Super Y Director; Futsal Academy Director
2006 Elite Girls, 2007 Elite Girls, 2009 Elite Girls, 2009 United

FIFA ABTF A license and USSF nationally licensed; Brazilian Futsal Master Diploma

-Former Brazilian outdoor and futsal player; soccer and futsal coach for over 20 years; several titles in State, Regional and National Championships

Eric Dougnaglo
2005 Napoli, 2006 Lazio, 2007 Napoli

Stevie Alabi

2004 Napoli, 2010 Verona, 2011 Verona

UEFA B License, USSF D License, USSF National Youth License

-Played for George Mason University and professionally for Rotherham United FC.

Ged Wood
2008 Girls Elite, 2008 United

National Diploma in Sports Science and Recreation, UEFA C License, UEFA B License
Represented youth State and Regional teams, played for Barrow F.C. 

-Coaching for 20+ years including 6 years F.A. Youth Development Officer (Lancaster F.A. England), 15+ years
in Northern Virginia Travel Soccer, 3 State Championships.

David Camara
2009 Boys Elite, 2008 Boys Elite
United Soccer Coaches National and Advanced National Diplomas

-More than 20 years of experience coaching youth soccer in the DMV with a strong commitment to player development.  Coached teams to State Championships and was nominated as Travel Coach of the Year.

Fadia Hawa
2013 Spirit, 2012 United

USSF National "D" License

-Accumulated an extensive array of coaching experiences over the past 30 years in the DMV area through camps,
clinics, and coaching U9-12 travel teams.

Katim Faal
2010 Boys Elite

USSF National "C" License

Former NoVA youth player with more than 10 years of coaching experience at various age groups.  

José Urquizo
2004 Elite Boys

USSF National 'D' License; NCSAA Goalkeeping Level I

Coaching for more than 15 years including ODP Academy (2015 to present), Founder and Coach at DFC Club Atlético Virginia and Coach of boys Travel at Reston Soccer Association. Club Liason with the Hispanic community.  Traveled with 20U Peruvian National Team to Brazil for the Sudamericano in 2015.

Saidou Touré 
GFR's 2021 Coach of the Year

2008 Elite Boys, 2009 Elite Boys

USSF 'E' License, Initiateur 1 (Paris), Soccer Scouting and Management Certificate

-Played for Benfica of Paris, ACCB in Paris Youth and Senior (Semi-Pro), FC Frederick (NPSL), currently plays for World Class Premier (UPSL)

Ricky Ramirez

2010 Spirit, 2011 Spirit

USSF 'C' License, NSCAA National Diploma

-Player for BRYC, ASA, and FPYC as a youth player.

Ramon Pardo
2012 Napoli, 2013 Lazio

USSF 'D' License

-Played for Reston Soccer Club as a youth player.  Played for Virginia Tech.

Oscar Hernandez
2010 United, 2011 United
Omar Alexander Chavarria Aguirre (a/k/a Alex Garcia)

2012 Spirit, 2013 Spirit

USSF National ‘D’ License

Played at Annandale High School, Semi-pro in Guatemala, MAN PRO Los Angeles (Beach Soccer), Northern Virginia Royals, and Arlington Soccer Bolivian League.

Coaching for 10+ years including BRYC, Arlington Soccer Association, Soccer camps at VYS, ASA, Marymount University, Tamir Linhart’s Golden Boot Soccer, PWSI, HP Elite & Beyond.

Bill Knight
2011 Verona

USSF National "D" License, Master of Sports Administration (OU)

Played for Wake Forest University, 10+ years of coaching experience with various age groups.

International sports career has included the organization and management of Olympic Soccer & FIFA World Cup Soccer.

Amanda Dabbenigno

2005 Elite Girls

Luis Robles

2007 United and 2009 United

USSF National ‘D’ License; Grassroots License

Played at Radford University and VISL (semi-professional).   Twenty years of coaching experience.

Jake Arnold
2012 Lazio, 2013 Napoli, Pre-Travel Academy

USSF 'C' License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA National Diploma

-Played for PWSI as a youth player.  Played for the University of Dayton and James Madison University.

Will Donohoe

Recreational Director
2010 Lazio, 2011 Lazio

USSF 'D' License, Hampden Sydney Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach (2019-21)

-Played for Loudoun as a youth player.  Played for the University of Mary Washington

Roberto Rivera

2008 Napoli, 2009 Verona

USSF "E" License

Played Varsity soccer in high school, coaching since 20105, fan of FC Barcelona's foundations and style of play.

Peter O’Neal

2012 Verona

NSCAA National Diploma, USSF Grassroots 9v9 License, USSF Grassroots 7v7 License

-Played for SYSA and the Virginia State ODP team as a youth player. While in the United States Air Force, continued to play in different adult leagues around the world.

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Great Falls, Virginia 22066 Phone: 703-859-6267
Email: [email protected]


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