Weston FC Boys Technical Director, Luis Mendoza, directs all technical aspects of the boys programming. Luis is a former professional player and member of the Venezuela National team and internationally respected soccer educator and trainer. Luis is respected worldwide for his commitment to ethics and transparency and building a culture of respect and family among players and families. Brandon Collins is the Director of Elite Programming and works closely with Luis in overseeing the MLS Elite and Reserve programs. Brandon is in his thirteenth year with Weston FC and is an A license USSF and UEFA B licensed coach. Mirco Gubellini is in in his 6 th year with the Club and is a former professional footballer in the top Italian leagues and is recognized as one of the top coaches in the US. Mirco is in charge of the Premier Boys program. Tony Russo is the Director of Scouting and DOC for the younger age groups. Dr. Danny Serravite is a PhD in exercise physiology and heads the Sports Science Program. Danny frequently works with the US national teams. All of the Directors work together to provide similar curriculums for all of the players and ensure every player has the opportunity to develop to the best of their abilities.
Summary – Luis joined Weston FC as the Boys Technical Director in February 2019. For the previous twenty years Luis was the Technical Director for acclaimed clubs in New Jersey where he enjoyed great success and many players went on to play collegiately and professionally. Since arriving at Weston FC, Luis has put his stamp on the program including creating a culture of openness and transparency between players, families and staff. Luis has introduced many new technical aspects to FC to improve the training environment and curriculum. Luis’ monthly coaching education courses are attended both by FC coaches as well as coaches from the community. His experience as a former professional player, USSF Scout, Technical Director, and his approach to people and the game make him one of the top technical directors in the US.
In addition to his excellence on the field, and in directing high level youth soccer clubs, he serves as a role model for his players and will place the highest priority on the Club adhering to our mission that Integrity and Dedication brings Success.
Education and Licenses –
- USSF National “A” License
Contact info – Luis is fluent in English and Spanish. He can be contacted at Luis.Mendoza@westonfc.org
College: Carson Newman College
License: USSF “A”, UEFA “B” and NSCAA Regional License
Coaching Experience: Weston FC since 2008
Playing Experience: Nationally ranked Carson Newman College where he made two consecutive NCAA championship appearances
License: UEFA B ; USS B
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
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
G.H. Braddock High School
West Kendall Optimist
AA Criminal Justice
Director of Coaching Diploma: United Soccer Coaches
Coerver Youth Diplomas 1 & 2
Director of Coaching Weston FC
10 years of Youth Coaching Experience & 2 years of Assistant Coach at the High School level.
Summary – Dr. Daniel Serravite who will serve as a sport scientist, is an accomplished exercise physiologist that devotes his work to apply the science of sports to youth soccer development while creating the best opportunities to maximize players’ potential. He also has a vast experience working with youth and professional soccer players at the national and international level. Dr. Serravite collaborated with the US Soccer Federation as a sport scientist specialist for both, the men’s National Youth Program and Coaching Education department. As Weston FC’s current Sport Science Director, he oversees the strength and conditioning, sport science education and periodization of the Premier as well as the U.S. Soccer Development Academy programs.
Education – University of Miami, Ph.D. In Exercise Physiology
Contact information – Daniel is fluent in Spanish and English. He can be contacted at Daniel.Serravite@westonfc.org