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Ralph Ferrigno has been coaching in the USA for over 25 years. Coach Ferrigno is one of the most versatile soccer coaches in the
country. He holds the USSF "A" License in the USA, as well as coaching licenses from England & Wales.Originally, a native of that great soccer hotbed, Liverpool, England, he has great experience in all the prime areas of the American youth soccer scene. Besides soccer camps, he has 20 plus years experience of coaching at College, in Club and the Olympic Development Program.
- Camps. Ferrigno first coached at a soccer camp in 1980. He first directed a camp in 1986 and has been directing camps in the Greater Boston area since 1991. In his time he has worked camps in California,Texas, Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire. He has coached with boys & girls of all ages and abilities at camps from young beginners through to elite select players looking to play at college and beyond. An estimated 15,000 campers have attended Ferrigno's camps over the years.
- College. In his 27 years of College coaching, Ferrigno coached at men's Division 1, 2 and 3, as well as a year with a women's program. He recently, completed a 20 year career at Tufts
University where he renovated an ailing program into a highly competitive regional
power. College honors - NCAA New England Championship, ECAC New England Championship, ECAC New England finalist, NCAA quarter-finalist, NSCAA New England College Coach of the Year, NEISL Coach of the Year, NESCAC Coach of the Year, EMSCA College Coach of the Year.
- Club. A force on the youth soccer scene Coach Ferrigno's
teams have claimed state titles & have competed successfully at
prestigious tournaments such as the Dallas Cup, Surf Cup & Capital Cup. Ferrigno has coached boys & girls teams from u10 through to u19 with great success.Over the past 25 years Coach Ferrigno has coached with a number of different clubs including Upper Valley Lightning, FC Greater Boston Bolts, Spirit of Mass, AFC Boston Lightning, Mass Arsenal, Aztecs & SF Vikings. Club honors - 5 state championships, 5 state finalists, 2 regional semi-finals, 7 MAPLE championships.
- ODP. Finally, Coach Ferrigno is a
veteran of over 20 years with the Olympic Development Program. Over this time he has coached state ODP teams for u15 Girls, u16 Girls, u15 Boys, u16 Boys & u17 Boys. He has also been a regional staff coach for the u14 & u16 Girls and u17 Boys. Most recently, Ferrigno's 2006 ODP squad were Region 1 champions and qualified for
the National Championship Final Four in Dallas, TX.
- SENIOR STAFF COACH:
from Belfast, Northern Ireland. A goalkeeper who played professionally with
Glentoran & latterly with Larne Town, Bill is a licensed coach with the
Northern Ireland FA who will be enjoying his 10th season with our camps. Bill
took Larne u19's to the Irish Youth Cup Championship and in the past few years
has started scouting for English giants, Manchester United FC & Nottingham Forest FC. Recently he
has coached Cliftonville FC u16 Boys. Bill is responsible for drawing up the
curriculum at all our sites and assigning our staff. Bill holds a UEFA "B" License and is the Boy's Director with North Shore Soccer Academy.
- SENIOR STAFF COACH: KELLY RADDAR
Kelly has a long soccer resume coaching down in Florida where he coached College, High School, Club & ODP. Kelly came to the Greater Boston 2 years ago to coach the women's team at Bunker Hill CC. Prior to Coach Kelly's arrival Bunker Hill had never won a game there. In seasons there Coach Kelly lead the team to over 30 victories. Kelly holds the NSCAA Advanced National License and is the Girl's Director with North Shore Soccer Academy.
- SENIOR STAFF COACH: SERGIO TABORDA
Sergio enjoyed a 12 year professional career as a goalkeeper in Germany & Portugal, his native country. Coach Sergio holds coaching licenses with the USSF and the Portuguese FA. Sergio is one of the most versatile coaches around. Lately he coached Boston Victory in the Professional Development League, Shady Hill Girl's Varsity & the NSSA u12 Girls. He is also the Goalkeeper Director with North Shore Soccer Academy.
There is a
qualified trainer at each camp to take care of all the bumps & bruises !!
Trainers in past years have included NICK MITROPOLOUS of Tufts University, the
head trainer of the Tufts Soccer team, DAN MORGAN of Endicott College, and
BRIAN BELLINGER of Silver Lake HS.
- BOSTON SOCCER ACADEMY STAFF COACHES
- ANDY BUB, Salem, MA
- BILL CARDWELL, Belfast, Northern Ireland
- KIM FIRTH, Yorkshire, England
- KELLY RADDAR, Waterrown, MA
- MIKE SAVASTRA, Glastonbury, CT
- SERGIO TABORDA, Lisbon, Portugal
INTERNATIONAL STAFF HAS INCLUDED ....
- GARETH ALLEN, Northern Ireland FA
- DAVE ASTON,
AITKIN, English F.A.
- ANTHONY BEGLEY, Irish F.A.
- MICHAEL BROWN, English F.A.
- JASON CAREY, Irish F.A.
- GARETH COAKLEY, Irish F.A.
DAVIDSON, Scottish F.A.
- NICOLA DES LANDES, English F.A.
DIVERT, Swedish F.A.
- LIZ DRISCOLL, English F.A.
DUFFY, Northern Ireland F.A.
GERRARD, English F.A.
- JOHN GRAYSON, English F.A.
HOPKINS, Scottish F.A.
- ANTHONY HUGHES, Northern Ireland F.A.
JOHNSON, English F.A.
- MARTIN JORGENSON, Danish F.A.
- BILLY LANE, English F.A.
LEVERSEDGE, Canadian F.A.
McCOSH, Northern Ireland F.A
McDERMOTT, English F.A.
- JOHN MILNE,
- RON MURPHY, English F.A.
- ANDY NELSON, English F.A.
NICHOLLS, English F.A.
ROONEY, English F.A.
SARGISSON, English F.A.
- ANDY SIMPSON, English F.A.
- DAVID SKELTON, Irish F.A.
- NIALL SKELTON, Irish F.A.
STEWART, Scottish F.A.
VERNON, English F.A.
- EMELIO VERNON, Jamaican F.A.
VERYARD, English F.A.
- MATT WAINWRIGHT, English F.A.
- PAST HIGH
SCHOOL COACHES HAVE INCLUDED ..
- DAVID BAUMRITTER, Acton-Boxborough HS Boys
- HAYDON BARBOSA, Mamonides HS Boys
- ANDY BUB, Marblehead HS Girls
BURSTEIN, Northfield Mount Hermon Boys
- KRISTEN CARLSON, Blackstone Valley Tech HS Girls
- JULIA CLAUDIO, Reading HS Girls
- JUSTIN DECHENE, Gloucester HS Boys
- RYAN DEJOY, Landmark School Boys
- BILLY DONE,
Lebanon (NH) HS Girls
- LYNN DOUGLAS,
Barrington (RI) HS Girls
- ROY DOW, Newton North HS Boys
- JAN FLASKA, Northfield Mount Hermon Boys
FRENCH, Winchester (MA) HS Boys
- JAMIE GILBERT, Brooks School Girls
GILES, The Groton (MA) School Boys
- NICK GRANT,
Nobles & Greenhough (MA) Boys
HARTMANN, Kimball Union (NH) Academy Boys
- MIKE HAYNES, Matignon HS Boys
HELBERT, Newton North HS Girls
- CHRIS HELLER, Montville HS
- KEVIN JONES, Malden Catholic Boys
- VICTOR JOUBERT, Malden HS Girls
- AMY JOYCE, Nobles & Greenhough (MA) Girls
- ADRIAN KING, Medford HS Girls
- JASON LENICHECK, Somerville HS Girls
- DAVID MITCHELL, Brookline HS
- ERIC OLSON,
The Pingree School (MA) Boys
- KAITLIN O'MALLEY, Needham HS Girls
- DEREK ROUSSEAU, Austin Prep Girls
- DAN SMITH, Marblehead Charter School
- JENN STARRETT, Ipswich HS Girls
- LISA WALLIN, Dedham HS Girls
- HEATHER WATERS, Ipswich HS Girls
- PAST CLUB COACHES HAVE INCLUDED ....
- ERIC BOOTH, North Shore United
- TJ CONRAN, Seacoast Phantoms
- BRENDAN DONAHUE, Lexington United
- CHRISTIAN FIGUEROA,FC Stars of Mass
- KENNY FINN, NE Aztec
- BILL GEHLING, Londonderry Express
- NIGEL KING, New York Red Bulls Academy
- FRED KING, FC Greater Bolts
- DAVID KULIK, AC Milan Boston
- DOUG LINBLAD, Galway Rovers
- TOM MITCH, Grasshoppers FC
- PETER MENDEL, Galway Rovers
- JOHN O'REILLY, AC Milan Boston
- ANDRE PELLETIER, Colorado Rapids Academy
- TIM PENROD, Vermont ODP
- TUCKER REYNOLDS, Massachusetts ODP
- TIM ROBINSON, Maine ODP
- MIKE SAVASTRA, Connecticut ODP
- STEPHEN SIRAGUSA, English F.A.
- ALANA SUELTENFUSS, Grasshoppers FC
- DAVID ULM, Galway Rovers
- MELYNA VALDEZ, Arlington (VA) Soccer Club
- BERNIE WATT, Blackwatch (NY) Soccer Club
In the past
we have been able to bring in college coaches if they been available. Over the
years schools represented have included Dartmouth, Harvard, Tufts, Brandeis, Wheaton, Curry,
Daniel Webster, Hobart, Clark, Trinity, Albany, Boston College, Providence
College, Lock Haven, Gordon, Wellesley, UMass-Lowell, Hamlin, Lasell & Penn State.
college platers are employed as counsellors. They serve as assistant coaches as
we believe they are excellent role-models & demonstrators for our campers.
Numerous colleges have been represented through the years but with the majority
attending NESCAC, Ivy or Boston-area schools. On occasion, we will take a HS Senior as a CIT on some of our sites.