The Rockdale City Suns FC are pleased to announce our 2017 SAP coaches:
SAP U9 – Bernardo Gomes Macedo
Bernardo Macedo is a soccer coach with over twenty five years of experience on the field, playing, coaching and working in sports press. Bernardo started playing futsal in Brazil in 1990 at the age of 6 years old, and since then he’s been involved in soccer training and management all his life.
His highlights as a junior soccer player are playing futsal for Clube Atlético Mineiro from U9 to U11 (one of the biggest clubs in Brazil); playing for Associação Esportiva Santa Tereza (one of the most traditional amateur clubs in Brazil, where he used to play with Adelaide United striker, Henrique Silva).
Bernardo considers discipline essential in a training session and always makes sure the players understand that and respect the routine of the training. His philosophy is based on Brazilian soccer flair and “ginga”, and currently, Pep Guardiola’s vision: ball possession and fighting to get the ball back when it’s lost. His strongest aspects as a coach are having a wide knowledge and experience in the game, with a big range of different drills and constant studying; ability to connect with the kids and make sure they understand the importance of teamwork and training procedures; engagement to the soccer game as a whole, tactics, commitment to positioning, etc; intense technique drills focusing on a perfect pass; a fun and joyful atmosphere in the group, Bernardo usually creates a great bond between the players and that reflects in the pitch.
SAP U9 – Musie Elongo
Musie has worked for several years developing young kids and has a fantastic track record in doing so.
SAP U10 – Tim Bible
Tim is a returning coach that was part of our SAP program last year. He has shown great leadership, passion, and knowledge of the game which he imparts on all his players. Tim mentored the U9 with great success and we look forward to his return.
SAP U10 – Diego Rocha Vargas
Diego Vargas is an extremely experienced junior soccer coach. He has held head coaching positions in Miami for the Brafut Academy, as well as the Chute Inicial Corinthians, and Londrina Esporte Clube in Brazil.
Diego has coached in Sydney FC’s holiday clinics. Diego brings intensity in his coaching and is highly skilled in player motivation and skill development.
SAP U11 – Tony Correa
Tony Correa has played professionally in Brazil for Bragantino FC, Portuguesa FC, and the legendary Santos FC. During his time at Santos, Tony also played alongside Neymar in 8 friendly matches. Injury saw Tony change his career path from player to coach, resulting in him attending university to study football.
Tony’s coaching career has seen him travel the globe – USA, UAE, RUSSIA, and HONG KONG. Tony gained more and more experience as a Football Coach, Head Coach, Technical Director and Football Elite Team manager during his 11 years on the coaching road.
SAP U11 – Stevie Karovski
Stevie is a returning coach that was part of our SAP program last year. He has shown great leadership, passion, and knowledge of the game which he imparts on all his players.
SAP U12 – Guilherme Carniel
Guilherme (Gui), left Brazil at just 17 years old with a sense of adventure, passion and a love of playing & coaching soccer. Quickly picking up a job with Barcelona FC where he was mentored by Josep Gombau. Gui was fortunate enough to mentor children in America, Japan, and Spain before moving to Sydney.
Gui has seen his teams win numerous tournaments both within Australia and overseas. Gui previously coached Rockdale City Suns advanced junior teams and the U12’s PDP. Gui was the head coach of Sydney Olympic’s SAP from 2012 – 2014, and is excited about making a return to Rockdale.
Gui’s philosophy is deeply entrenched in teaching his players ‘ginga’ – playing soccer with the Brazilian flair, making sure they love soccer, and is focussed on developing intelligent football players.
SAP U12 – George Jovcevski
George is an experienced coach that has been educating kids for many years at the elite level. He has previous coached senior team teams, NPL youth teams, and has been part of some SAP programs where he has had great success. George looks forward to working with RCSFC once again.