Coach Rapuano is excited to contribute to Carlos Parra’s Weston FC staff for the upcoming 2017/2018 season.
He joins Weston from the Austin Texans SC where he served as Director of Operations, goalkeeper coach and college preparatory coach. Prior to his work with the Austin Texans, Rapuano served as Assistant Men’s soccer coach at Longwood University in Virginia, as well as at Columbia University in the City of New York.
As a youth, Rapuano was part of the US Region 1 soccer team as well as participated in US national team camps. His goalkeeping talent took him to Italy where he played professionally and earned his UEFA B license. Upon returning to the states, Rapuano attended university in the Northeast and continued to play semi-professionally. Coach Rapuano resides with his fiancée in the Miami area.
Weston FC is proud to have assembled an elite group of coaches comprising the Girls coaching staff. This technical team is led by Marcelo Neveleff, Technical Director and Director of the USDA, Victor Pastora, Assistant Technical Director. WFC has experience at the Olympic, Professional, NCAA, Regional ODP and State level. The WFC staff includes coaches who hold their USSF “A”, “B”, “C”, and “D” National licenses, State D & E licenses, National Youth licenses, and many others who have been awarded the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Under the direction of Marcelo and Victor, Tim Miller (DOC U8-U12), Judah Cooks (U13-U15), and Marcelo Valdivia (U16-U18) enable WFC teams to compete in Premier Divisions in SFUYSA, State Leagues, Region Leagues and in nationally recognized tournaments throughout the country. These include Atlanta Cup, CASL Shootout and Showcase, Las Vegas Showcase, Orange Classic, Texas Shootout, and WAGS. Our female athletes are strongly encouraged to participate in ODP and ID2, 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.