Directors of Coaching – Boys

Under the direction of Technical Director and Director of USDA, Victor Pastora, this technical team has experience at the Olympic, Professional, NCAA, Regional ODP and State level.

Victor Pastora serves as the Club’s Technical Director with Juan Carlos Michia as the overall Boys Director of Coaching.  The WFC staff includes coaches who hold their USSF “A”, “B”, “C”, & “D” National Licenses, State D & E Licenses, National Youth Licenses, and many others who have been being awarded the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

Under the direction of these Program Directors, our coaches enable WFC teams to compete in Premier Divisions in SFU, State Leagues, Region Leagues, and in nationally recognized tournaments throughout the country. These include Atlanta Cup, CASL Shootout and Showcase, Jefferson Cup, Las Vegas Showcase, Manchester Cup, and Texas Shootout.

Our male athletes are strongly encouraged to participate in high visibility tournaments and leagues, as the club looks to expand their soccer experiences.  As our players and families make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives, our aim is to utilize the extensive knowledge and insight our staff possesses to assist players with their future decisions.  Providing continuing education for players and parents is fundamental to the Club’s programming.

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JUANCA MICHIA
Director of Coaching: Boys

Prior to Weston, Juanca was with the US Soccer Federation (USSF) for 19 years. During his time with USSF he helped run the minority program and scout for the Olympic Team. In addition, Juanca has served as assistant coach U14, U15, and U18 Youth National Teams. He has also served as part of the coaching staff for three FIFA Youth World Cups (two with the U20s and one with the U17s).

Playing Experience: Juanca played professionally over the span of 14 years, beginning his career in Argentina with Quilmes Athletic Club before coming to the State where he played in the MISL, NASL, and NPSL.

License: Juanca holds the USSF A License & Youth Technical Director License. In addition, he has been teaching the USSF A, B, and C license for 16 years; and has instructed international coaching seminars in South America (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay) and Europe (Hollan, Spain, England, Germany, Belgium).

e-mail: Juanca is fluent in both Spanish and English. He can be contacted at juanca.michia@westonfc.org.

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MIRCO GUBELLINI
DOC:Boys U13-U14

License: UEFA B ; USS B

Coaching Experience:

2004-2006- Director of Triestina Youth System Serie B ITA
2007-2014- Director of A.C. Milan Soccer School, Various Locations
2014-2015- Technical Director at Waza F.C., Detroit, Michigan USA
2015-Present-  Director of Coaching at Weston F.C., Weston, Florida USA

Playing Experience:

1988-1989- Sampdoria Serie A ITA
1989-1992- Centese Serie C ITA
1992-1994- Lecco Serie C ITA
1994-1995- Crevalcore Serie C ITA
1995-1996- Triestina Serie C ITA
1996-1997- Spal Serie C ITA
1997-2002- Triestina Serie C ITA
2002-2004- Triestina Serie B ITA

eMail: Mirco.gubellini@westonfc.org

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BRANDON COLLINS
DOC:Boys U15-U18

College: Carson Newman College

License: USSF “A” and NSCAA Regional License

Coaching Experience: Weston FC since 2008, Archbishop McCarthy Head Coach

Playing Experience: Nationally ranked Carson Newman College where he made two consecutive NCAA championship appearances

Significant Awards: Coached teams to numerous tournament victories and, most recently took his U14 team to State Cup Round of 16.

eMail: Brandon.collins@westonfc.org