About Coach Junior

Inspired by the FIFA World Cup 2026 being hosted here in the US, Coach Junior is bringing real soccer to the City of Gainesville to properly develop the future soccer stars of tomorrow.

Coach Junior is focused on making each child the best they can become, to play at the highest level possible, and to experience all soccer opportunities available in the US and in Europe!

Junior brings a wealth of experience with over 19 years of Professional Coaching; from his professional playing days in Europe, to coaching for Leicester City Academy in the Premier League, all while working as an International Scout overseeing the development & placement of over 345 players into colleges, professional academies & some onto national teams.

Coach Junior brings the European style of play that we all love and watch on television. He also brings the current model of European training, top soccer philosophies, methods and systems that are being used by Arsenal, Barcelona, Ajax, and others. These are the training Programs that developed the likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and Mbappe, from the foundation ages up to high school-  this is what Junior’s program brings to Gainesville FL – no shortcuts!

Gainesville has already benefited from Coach Junior’s incredible influence, most recently delivering the La LigaClub SD Huesca Soccer Camp soccer camp – the best ever in Gainesville – which also provided the opportunity of the camp’s best prospects to train at the SD HuescaTraining faculty in Spain.

Junior continues to incorporate the latest training methods and styles of play as demonstrated by various European clubs and leagues through his high level connections and continuous learning from his mentors who are coaches at the best clubs and training programs currently developing the next generation of elite soccer players. Now your child can benefit from this wealth of training knowledge, network, and dedication to excellence by joining Junior Elite Soccer Academy. 

Let’s be Elite… Junior Elite!