COME JOIN OUR GINGA FC FAMILY! TRYOUTS ARE ANNOUNCED.
2017-2018 Ginga FC Tryouts Announced!
Ginga Football Club is pleased to announce tryout dates for the 2017-2018 season.
All participants should register under their birth year regardless of prior age group affiliation. Coaches will make the decision if a player should attend an older age group session.
If you are new to Ginga FC, please attend as many tryout sessions as possible for your respective age group in order to receive a fair evaluation. If you are an existing player in the club, please plan to attend all sessions.
If you are unable to attend tryouts, please contact our director below with as much advance notice as possible.
Rodrigo Silva joins the club as Coach Development Director
Ginga FC is delighted to announce Rodrigo Jorge Silva (Coach Rod) as our Coach Development Director.
Everson Maciel, Ginga FC owner, is certain that coach Rod has so much to contribute immediately, we are excited to welcome him to the GFC family! With his highest-level coaching certification, Coach Rod brings important leadership qualities and passion, he is excited about embarking on this new challenge at GFC.
Coach Rod will work in collaboration with the Player Development Director Fabricio Silva, and will overview the work of our coaches.
We look forward to integrating him into the club during the winter and getting him working with our entire coaching staff as we continue to build and improve towards the end of the Spring and the start of the 2017-2018 season.
Coach Rod was born in Brazil, spent a substantial period of his childhood in Brazil and developed as a player in the youth academies at Londrina Sports Club with coach Everson Maciel. He made his senior debut at Londrina Sport Club and played in several Brazilian teams. At international level, Coach Rod made his debut for Al Oruba Sur in Oman in June 2007. He has been performing at a high coaching level with CBF, Brazilian Soccer Confederation, and was an important player for several Brazilian and international professional teams.
Rodrigo with Brazilian National team coaches Dunga (World Cup 2006 and 2014) and Parreira (World cup Champion in 1994) during his A liscense course.
Coach Rod explained that he became very passionate on working with youth since he was invited by coach Everson to work with our summer program the last two years. Therefore, he decided to switch his path from professional to youth development. He became passionate about developing youth players and seeing the great results that could be done. With an experience of 15 years of professional soccer, he is ready to use all his knowledge to develop our players and improve our club. We’re really happy to have him on board! Da-lhe Ginga!!!
Luiz Fernando Sousa joins Ginga Football Club as Technical-Scientific Coach Director
We are pleased to announce coach Luiz and extremely motivated to add to our staff a professional who will bring the sports science, physical education and certified director of coaching knowledge. Luiz`s background as a youth academy player in addition to his theoretical knowledge of sports and practical application through his professional career, qualifies him as a great addition to make our program stronger.
Coach Luiz will be working on and off the field supporting our coaches, players and teams. He will constantly work on curriculum development and improvement, professional training, building session plans and performing game analysis.
Luiz has acquired a Licenciature and Bachelor in Physical Education (2011/2012), by the Methodist Granbery College, in addition to Graduate Degree in Soccer by the Federal University of Vicosa (2014), both in Brazil.
He has worked with soccer training in Brazil, the United States and Haiti. He was the U15 National Champion in Haiti, with Black Pearls Soccer Academy team. Upon returning to Brazil, he started the CBF (Brazilian Soccer Confederation) Coaches License and was short after hired as a coach for the U20 Volta Redonda Futebol Club from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. In January 2016, one month after completing the second module and finalizing CBF A License, he was invited to take over the Performance Analysis Department of America Futebol Clube, the year of his return to Serie A of the Brazilian Championship. After 5 months the club reached the State Championship Title.