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ANDREI POPESCU - DIRECTOR OF COACHING

EDUCATION

  • Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership - Quinnipiac University (August 2013)
  • Bachelors of Arts in Political Science - Quinnipiac University (May 2007)

COACHING CREDENTIALS

  • USSF "B" National Coaching License 
  • USSF Licenses: 4vs4, 7vs7, 9vs9, 11vs11
  • USFF Futsal State License 2
  • USC - Director of Coaching Diploma
  • USC Futsal Level 1 Diploma
  • USC Key Moments In The Game
  • USC Defending Principles Of Play
  • USC Sports Psychology & Individual Mental Skills
  • USC - Creating Talent Diploma
  • CCEP (Connecticut Coaching Education Program) - High School Coaching Certificate
  • AIC Level 1 of the NFHS Coach Certificate Program
  • NFHS Fundamentals Of Coaching                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • LEAD Soccer (August 2012 - Present)
  • Sporting CT (July 2016 - Present)
  • CT SOL Summer Select Teams (June 2017 - Present)
  • 14 Years+ Of Youth Coaching Experience 
  • Everson Soccer Academy (April 2006 - June 2016)
  • Brazil CT (June 2011 - June 2016)
  • Ginga FC (August 2013 - June 2016)
  • Wallingford Youth Soccer Club (2008 - 2016)
  • Guilford Youth Soccer Club (2012 - 2016)
  • Madison Youth Soccer Club (2008 - 2012)
  • Hamden Youth Soccer Club (2010 - 2014)
  • Southberry Youth Soccer Club (2013-2015)
  • Meriden Youth Soccer Club (2012-2013)
  • Woodbridge Youth Soccer Club (2012-2014)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Gica Popescu Soccer Academy - (Craiova, Romania)
  • Woodrow Wilson High School - (Washington, DC)
  • IMG Soccer Academy - (Bradenton, FL)
  • Ulster County Community Community College - (Stone Ridge, NY)
  • Quinnipiac University Men's Soccer - (Hamden, CT)

 

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

  • Quinnipiac University (Full Athletic Scholarship)

 

LEADERSHIP

  • Director of Coaching at LEAD SOCCER LLC
  • Founder of Lead2Rise.com - Sports Leadership Agency
  • Founder of WeGotPlayers.com - Athletic Recruiting Blog  
  • Director of Futsal & College Pathway at SportingCT

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Romanian 

 

"I coach to develop, lead and empower players to become the best versions of themselves while we build character and grow their passion for the soccer game."

 - Coach Andrei Popescu

WHY I COACH

 

 


‚ÄčDYLAN HOGAN - PERFORMANCE & NUTRITION COACH

                                                                                                               

COACHING CREDENTIALS:
  • USSF F license
  • Heads up: Concussion in youth sports
  • IYCA Youth Nutrition Specialist
COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • Sporting CT 2017-present
  • LEAD SOCCER 2018 - present
  • Southern Connecticut Performance Coach 2019 - Present 
  • Everson Soccer Academy 2015-present
  • Brazil CT 2015-present
  • Wallingford Youth Soccer club 2015-present
 
PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
  • Southern Connecticut Men's Soccer, CT
  • Wallingford Warriors state and region 1 champions, CT
  • Lyman Hall High School, CT
  • CFC Wildcats, CT
  • Brazil CT Futsal, CT
 
RECOGNITION / AWARDS:
  • 2014 Boy's All Housatonic Team and Senior Bowl selection
  • Lyman Hall High School Co-Captain 2014
  • SCC Allstar Academic Team