STAFF & DIRECTORS
STAFF AND DIRECTORS
Adrian has run a full scale Futsal operation and been involved in a number of sports programs over the years. He has a reputation for delivering a memorable experience for all parents, players and administration who are involved in his programs. Managing leagues and programs is a complex endeavor when the goal is to do it right and he has had a successful track record in doing this for years.
Adrian believes that, “When you sign up with Westchester Futsal the goal is not just to go out play and have some fun but to also have full confidence in the fact that you are receiving the best product possible. I want to see smiles on the coaches’ faces as they see their players improve. I want to see smiles on the parents’ faces as they see how much fun their children are having. I want to see smiles on the players’ faces as they become more confident in their abilities.”
Adrian has also spent time learning from the best, “I have traveled far and wide to spend time with some of the best coaches and players in the game to learn the things that make players successful”. Learning little tips from coaches the likes of Sigi Schmid, Ralph Perez, Martin Vazquez, Ray Ried, Tony DiCicco, Dick Bate, Randy Waldrom and Anson Dorrance have been instrumental in his decision to build out a program that focuses on education first.
Adrian says, “I have flown over 10,000 miles over the last few years just to get in front of the best and will continue to do it for as long as I can in hopes of making the players that I work with the best they can be”
Tony Toral, a native of Guayaquil, Ecuador, and is considered in many circles to be the Godfather of Futsal in New York even though futsal is an import from South America. Futsal originated in Uruguay and Brazil in the 1930s and roughly translates to “hall football” or “football in a room.” Tony has taken championship level teams to compete and win all around the United States and has even ventured into the hollowed grounds of La Masia en Barcelona to post a couple of victories against the giants. He has even trained a number of players who have played for the US Mens National Futsal Team.
In an article for the New York Times, Tony talks about his aspirations for his players, “We want to win and prove we are the best,” he said. “Just competing is not enough. I think New York is largely overlooked in terms of the national team pools. But we have the talent here. And we want to play against the best in the world.” Tony brings a wealth of knowledge to our program and leads the development program for our Select Teams. Futsal in New York would not be the same without him.
Alejandro spent his entire youth in the La Masia with the Barcelona B Futsal Team. He was the captain of the B team for 10 years and is now playing professionally in Spain. Due to Alejandro’s love for NYC, we are lucky enough to be able to have him come down to NY several times a year and dedicates time to our program. Alejandro also shares his many Barcelona experiences which the kids love.
Jermaine has played soccer competitively since the age of 12. For the past few years, Jermaine has become a visionary coach and trainer for youth soccer. Through his direction, Jermaine has led some of his teams to multiple league and tournament titles. When asked what is the best part of helping develop youth soccer, Jermaine said, “I get great satisfaction helping our youth soccer players develop their own individual skills so that they excel even further in a team environment. The lessons I like to teach through soccer and futsal are not only for the game, but are important in all aspects of our lives as well. That is the biggest message I try and get through to our kids today.” If you need to reach out to Jermaine he can be contacted at:
Laura gained experience as an administrator through spending many years helping her nephew’s team in White Plains. He persistence is well known and respected amongst the White Plains Soccer Community. We could not be happier to bring Laura on board and make her part of the Westchester Futsal family. If you need to reach out to Laura she can be reached at:
Sebastian has always had the desire to help out and when the opportunity for him to start giving back came up he jumped in with both feet. Don’t be surprised if you met him today and find him to be your newest best friend as he has a kind and humble way of being that is loved by so many. He currently mentors teenagers from inner city high schools on the east coast and is also an active member of the B-Men Mentoring Program in NJ. He will be working as our point person for philanthropic programs and events but also take some of this time to help in expanding our futsal and soccer programs.
Sebastian believes that, “I have always loved sports, fitness and nutrition. This is a great opportunity to take all of my favorite things and build something that can benefit the kids. After sitting through the first couple of seasons and learning the ins and outs of the soccer and futsal family I feel like I can provide insight on what the parents really want for their kids and make sure it is provided. I look forward to many years of growth and the continued growth of the sport…jogo bonito…just love it!” If you need to reach out to Sebastian he can be reached at:
Joann has been running soccer sessions for years and we are very lucky to have her on board. She has an amazing connection to kids and knows how to communicate with even our youngest players. You may even bump into her here and there at some co-ed adult pick up games. If you do definitely sit down with her and chat about the many different types of players she has worked with and the many little techniques she has to get the best out of every player that she encounters.
Krystine has practically been playing soccer he whole life. She is currently playing for Utica College in NY. She has been working with Westchester Futsal since it opened and has been one of the best trainers on our staff. She has started to involve herself to a greater point in soccer and futsal and has started he getting her coaching certificates and training certifications. She is completely dedicated to producing top athletes and understands the best way to work with young players to achieve this goal both technically and tactically.
Marcos has been with Westchester Futsal since he was a student at White Plains High School. He is currently in college pursuing his bachelors degree. He is still a very big part of our organization and has learned how to best work with kids to help them improve their soccer skills. He plans to start working towards acquiring his coaching certifications and continue to pursue his love for the game. You can still catch him playing hours and hours of futsal and soccer outdoors…he can definitely hold his own.
Alejandro has been with Westchester Futsal since he was a student at White Plains High School. He is currently working and going to college pursuing his bachelors degree. He is very popular with our kids because of his great personality and the way he relates to them. He absolutely loves the game and still plays in many of the local leagues around Westchester. He plans to start working towards acquiring his coaching certifications and continue to pursue his love for the game.
Anders is a true soccer fanatic who not only loves the game but lives it with a true passion. Anders has been an asset to our kids and we hope that you can be as rewarded by his involvement as we are in having him.