Tricia Taliaferro

Before coming back to Weston FC Tricia was with U.S. Soccer in December of 2014 as Development Coach and Head Coach for the U16 Girls’ National Team. She has experience in two U17 Women’s National team FIFA World Cups. Most recently in 2016 in Jordan and in 2012 with the team that won the CONCACAF championship in Guatemala and competed at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan.

She has worked extensively with the U.S. Women’s National Teams at the youth level since 2004 serving as an assistant coach for training camps and events at the U-14, U-15, U-16,
U-17, U-18 levels, U-21 team at the Nordic Cup and currently the U23 assistant coach.

Since 2011, she has also served as a scout and helped run U.S. Soccer Training Centers in Florida.

Prior to joining U.S. Soccer full-time, Tricia worked for two years as the ID2 Girls’ Associate Director for U.S. Club Soccer, identifying and selecting top players to be recommended for U.S. Soccer youth national teams, and since being back at Weston FC named the ID2 Girls’ Director.

She also served as a head coach at the NCAA Division I level for 13 seasons at the University of Illinois (1999-2001) and the University of Miami (2001-2010), leading her teams to four NCAA tournament appearances and earning the 2007 ACC Coach of the Year award.

Tricia came to Miami following a three-year run as the head coach at Illinois from 1999-2001. She led the Illini to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2000 and 2001 as well as recording the team’s highest national ranking in school history at No. 15 in 1999.

She began her coaching career in 1996 at the grass roots level with Soccer Academy, Inc. in Manassas, Va., where her focus was club team training, youth and adult camps, clinics and earning U.S.S.F. coaching licenses.

As a standout player, she was a four-year starter and captain at Maryland from 1992-95 where the team made it to the NCAA elite eight and were ranked in the top 10 nationally in 1995. One of the top attacking defenders in the ACC, Taliaferro was named Maryland’s Most Valuable Player in 1994 after leading the Terps in scoring.

From 2012-2014, she also served as a U.S. Soccer Coaching Liaison to the Antigua and Barbuda National Federation, working with the U-17, U-20 and senior Women’s National Teams. In 2013 she led the U-17 team to their 1st International victory in history vs USVI in the CONCACAF Caribbean Cup qualifier in Haiti.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Taliaferro earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from University of Maryland in 1995. She has a U.S. Soccer “A” Coaching License.

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.

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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.

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