March 8, 2019
After a nation-wide search, US Soccer Talent Scout, Roberto Garcia will lead the LMVSC Travel Soccer Program.
Alexandria, VA— The Lee Mount Vernon Sports Club (LMVSC) is excited to introduce Roberto Garcia a US Soccer Talent ID Scout as the Club’s Technical Director. A native of Northern VA, Garcia brings over 20 years of coaching experience. With his passion for soccer his goal is to give back to the game and lead through loyalty, trust, and integrity.
Lula Bauer, Executive Director stated, “I am pleased to have Roberto on Team LMVSC. He brings great leadership skills. Roberto has worked for and collaborated with some of the most prestigious soccer organizations in the country. I believe that our players, coaches and families will benefit greatly from Roberto’s vast experience in the soccer industry”
Garcia most recently served as the head coach of the Arizona Olympic Development Program. As the Director of Coaching, he was a part of creating and developing the FC Tucson Soccer Club, the largest in Tucson. While in Michigan, Roberto and his colleagues built the local club from one team to 35+ teams with a pathway to the Michigan Phoenix WPSL team. He took part in creating the Michigan Alliance, the largest club in the County. As the Technical Director of the Michigan Alliance Soccer club he was instrumental in creating and organizing programming. He continues to serve as a US Soccer Talent ID Scout for the US Soccer Federation.
Throughout his 20 years of coaching he has mentored and trained over a dozen players who have gone on to play at the collegiate and professional levels. He has helped place an unlimited number of student athletes into NCAA D1, D2, D3 and NAIA programs along with many players that are currently selected and training in US National Team Centers to include: Cole Russell (US Mens Futsal National Team); Summer Green, Sophia Fisher, Farrah Walters, Zoey Morris, Maggie Cagle, Kate Fassee, Alexa Spaanstra, and Jordan Caniff (US Women’s National Team).
Roberto currently holds the Federation “A” License; United States Youth Soccer “National Youth” License; National Soccer Coaches Association of America “Premier” License; Coerver Coaching National Youth Diploma; CBF (Brazilian Coaching Federation) 2i Coaching Certificate. Roberto grew up playing “Futsal” and Club soccer in Northern Virginia. Following High School, Roberto continued his passion for playing soccer at CNU and then played for the Puerto Rico National team.
When asked about the future of LMVSC, Roberto said, “by collaborating with amazing individuals who work collectively for the kids, LMVSC will be the destination club for all players. Whether a child wants to play soccer with their neighborhood friends, play high level Club soccer, has ambitions of becoming a college athlete, or even larger dreams of playing professionally, LMVSC will provide a pathway for every player. This will be achieved through putting players best interest first all while reinforcing strong morals, ethics and integrity”.
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