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Meet our Travel Team Coaches

Kurt Borel
Club Technical Director
Camp Director

2006 and 2007 Elite Boys Travel Coach

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 team coach

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.

Stephen ('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 and 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


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


José Urquizo  
2004 Elite Boys

USSF National 'D' License
NCSAA Goalkeeping Level I

Coaching for more than 10 years including ODP Academy (2015 to present), Founder and Coach at
DFC Club Atlético Virginia and Coach of 2005 and 2007 Boys Travel at Reston Soccer Association.
Reston Soccer Association Club Liason with the Hispanic community.
Traveled with 20U Peruvian National Team to Brazil for the Sudamericano in 2015.
Saidou Toure

2008 Elite, 2009 Elite

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


Brandon Burney 
Coach for 2009 and 2010 Boys Travel Teams

USSF National ‘E’ License 

Played club travel soccer at Team America Premier and McLean Youth Soccer as well as Super Y league with D.C. United.  Played at Lake Braddock High School, 2 years at Louisberg College and 2 years at Tusculum College.

Six years of coaching experience including a year as a graduate assistant at the collegiate level and several years at HP Elite & Beyond.

Uche Ezenwa

Coach for 2002/03 Boys and 2004 Girls Travel Teams

USSF National ‘D’ License

Played in the DC United Academy, won Club Champions League, State Cup Finalist.

Head coach at, Reston Soccer Association, Lead Technical Skill Trainer at Amartey Sports. Assistant coach at, FC Barca 98, and FC Virginia. Worked as a technical skill trainer at the prestigious Yuri Bodanov All- Around Player training program.

Omar Alexander Chavarria Aguirre (a/k/a Alex Garcia)

Coach for 2009 and 2010 Girls Travel Teams

USSF National ‘D’ License

 Played at Annandale High School (2 years before returning to Guatemala), Semi-Pro in Guatemala for 6 months (Heredia FC, second team), MAN PRO Los Angeles (Beach Soccer), Northern Virginia Royals (1 season), Arlington Soccer Bolivian League (Litoral FC), currently playing recreational adult soccer.  Soccer Referee at Fairfax SportsPlex for youth and adults.

Coaching for 8 years including BRYC (Micro Academy – U9-U12), Arlington Soccer Association U9 and U10 Girls, Skills clinics at Arlington Soccer Association U9-U12 boys and girls, Soccer camps of age groups U5-U17 boys and girls at VYS, ASA, Marymount University, Tamir Linhart’s Golden Boot Soccer, BYRC and PWSI, HP Elite & Beyond, Technical Trainer at PWSI.


Luis Robles 
Coach for 2007 and 2008 Girls Travel Teams

USSF National ‘E’ License

Played at Radford University and VISL (semi-professional).   Seven years of coaching experience; JV Girls soccer, U9-12, U17.

 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
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


Pete 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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