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COACHING

PHILOSOPHY

It has been said that success has many fathers. Many will claim to have found the star. But for us it’s a team effort developing a player’s comprehension and challenging their individuality through team-play, respect, hard work and self-improvement.

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Coach Anthony

PRESIDENT / DIRECTOR OF COACHING

-USSF National A-Youth License (currently enrolled)
-U.S. Soccer Coaching Instructor
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USSF National B License
-Scottish Football Association Level 1.1
-Scottish Football Association
Level 1.2
-La Liga, Spain
Methodology Level 2
-La Liga, Spain Methodology Level 3

Coaching Experience

  • U.S. Soccer National Coaching Instructor

  • FC Barcelona Escola

  • NY Red Bulls RDS

  • LaGrange Mens U23 (state champions)

  • Vassar College Men’s Assistant (Conference champions)

  • Rutgers-Newark University Men’s Assistant

  • PDA pre-academy Coach

Playing Experience

  • 2007 D3Kicks College Soccer First-Team All-American & All-Region

  • 2007 NJAC College Soccer Defender of the Year

  • 2007 NJAC College Soccer First-Team Honors

  • 2003 NJSIAA High School All-American Track & Field Hurdler

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Alvaro Acosta

CLUB ADMINISTRATOR
-Seton Hall University B.A. in Sports Management
-Seton Hall University B.A. in Finance
-Former Men’s Soccer Student-Athlete (RVCC)

acosta played on the men’s soccer team at raritan community college his freshman and sophomore year while working on his business degree.

Acosta transferred to seton hall university for his junior and senior year where he double majored in sports management and finance.

Alvaro Acosta was born in ecuAdor. his father is a former ECUADORIAN FIRST DIVISION professional Referee and coach.

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Coach Esti

PREMIER COACH
- USSF National C License (winter 2019)
- USSF National D License
- USSF Grassroots 11v11
- USSF Grassroots 7v7

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Current Meraki FC Head Coach Premiere 2006 Boys

  • Current Meraki FC Assistant Coach Premiere 2004 Boys

  • Current High School Boys JV Soccer Coach (Watchung Hills Regional)

  • Current High School Track & Field Coach (Watchung Hills Regional)

  • Substitute High School Teacher (Watchung Hills Regional)

Playing EXPERIENCE

  • Former National Player (El Salvador)

  • Former Professional Player (Pasaquina F.C./C.D Estudiantes Tecos)

  • Collegiate Hall of Fame Inductee (Rutgers-Newark University Athletics)

  • NCAA Division III Conference 1st Team and Region 1st Team (NJAC & ECAC)

  • High School First Team All–State and All–Region (Watchung Hills Regional H.S.)

  • High School All-time scoring leader (36) (Watchung Hills Regional H.S.)

 
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Coach Ivan

GRASSROOTS COACH
- USSF National C License (winter 2019)
- USSF National D License
- USSF Grassroots 11v11
- USSF Grassroots 9v9
- USSF Grassroots 4v4

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

- 2017 Collegiate Academic All-Conference & All-Region Team (County College of Morris) 
- 2014 FOUR year H.S. Varsity player (Morristown)
- 2014 H.S. All-Conference & All-County (Morristown)
- 2014 H.S. State-Sectional Champion (Morristown)

CONTACT US

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