Boys Leadership Team

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 MLS NEXT and works closely with Luis in overseeing the MLS NEXT and Reserve programs. Brandon is in his fourteenth year with Weston FC and is an A license USSF and UEFA B licensed coach. Enrique “Kike” Guijarro joins Weston FC as the Boys Premier Program Director, with over 20 years experience in both coaching and leading soccer projects worldwide. Kike holds a UEFA Pro and USSF A license. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and a Masters degree in Professional Sports.
At 22 years old, he was already part of the technical staff of Real Madrid CF Youth Academy, being one of the youngest coaches ever to join the club. In addition to Real Madrid, he has been part of distinguished Spanish soccer organizations such as Spanish FA, Rayo Vayecano SAD and CF Rayo Majadahonda. Mirco Gubellini is in his 7th 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 the Director of Player Development for the Weston Boys Premier Program. In addition to coaching an MLS Next Team, Mirco will be overseeing the technical development of all of Weston FC’s premier players and working with both players and coaches to assure all players maximize their technical abilities and understanding of the game. Willem Paasse will be our new Assistant Program Director for U8-U13 and Tony Russo is the Assistant Program Director for U14-U19. 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.
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LUIS MENDOZA
Technical Director

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

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BRANDON COLLINS
MLS Next Director

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

eMail: Brandon.collins@westonfc.org

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MIRCO GUBELLINI
Director of Player Development

License: UEFA B ; USS B

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

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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ENRIQUE (KIKE) GUIJARRO
Premier Program Director

License: UEFA PRO, USSF “A” (Ongoing)

Education:
BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY – Universidad Pontificia of Salamanca
MASTERS degree in High Performance Sports. Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and Spanish Olympic Committee. (2004/06)
Pedagogical Adaptation course. (C.A.P). ICE, Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.

Coaching Experience:
2016 – Present: General Manager & Technical Director (Kaptiva Sports Academy)
2014 – 2016: Technical Director (Royal Spanish Soccer Federation
2012 – 2014: Technical Director (Al Hilal FC)
2011: Camilo Jose Cela University
2008 – 2011: Technical Director (Soccer Academy of the Americas / Real Madrid Miami)
2005 – 2007: Head of Strength & Conditioning & Assistant Coach (Rayo Vallecano De Madrid S.A.D. Female First Division)
2006 – 2007: Las Rozas CF. Female First Division
2003 – 2004: Head of Strength & Conditioning (Rayo Majadahonda C.F. 5th Overall Division)
2002 – 2003: Real Madrid C.F Academy

eMail: 

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WILLEM PAASSE
Assistant Premier Program Director U8-U13

License: 

Coaching Experience:

Playing Experience:

eMail:

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TONY RUSSO
Assistant Premier Program Director U14-U19

Nationality:
American

Playing experience:
G.H. Braddock High School
West Kendall Optimist

Education :
AA Criminal Justice

License:
USSF C
Director of Coaching Diploma: United Soccer Coaches
Coerver Youth Diplomas 1 & 2

Coaching Highlights:
Director of Coaching Weston FC

Coaching Experience: 
10 years of Youth Coaching Experience & 2 years of Assistant Coach at the High School level.

eMail: Tony.russo@westonfc.org

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DR. DANIEL SERRAVITE
Sports Science Director

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