Renan Lavinas de Freitas


Coaching Certifications:


  • USSF - C License, D License, 7V7 License, 9V9 License and 11V11 License
  • First Aid & CPR training updated Yearly
  • Concussions Safety Certified
  • Tetrabrazil Soccer Course – BRA
  • Challenger Staff Training - BRA
  • Sports and Management Course - BRA
  • Specialised in Soccer and Futsal , Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - BRA
  • Bachelor in Physical Education, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - BRA


Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach and Technical Director at ECSA - 2017 - present
  • Head Coach at Challenger Sports - Trainer for the Kimberly Area Soccer Association – Coaching different teams and training the Head Coaches. (Rec and Travel Level). Head Coach for three teams (U13/U15) in the Sun Prairie Soccer Club. In those years the team won various tournaments and leagues inside and outside the state, including Three Titles on State League and Playing the Premiere Level. First time in club history to achieve it.
  • Summer Soccer Coach at Tetrabrazil - Coached 80+ camps in more than 20 different States. Instructor for the TetraBrazil Soccer Course and Recruitment (2017-2019). Traveled around Brazil leading coach classes and recruiting coaches to work in America. Regional Coordinator of Chicago Region (Midwest)
  • Assistant Coach at Perolas Negras (Haiti) - Worked with a team from Haiti with players from the National youth team. Played the Copa Sao Paulo, an internationally famous youth tournament where started players like Neymar, Kaka, Ronaldinho e etc.
  • Assistant Coach at Federal university of Rio de Janeiro - Worked as Assistant Coach for the university soccer team
  • Assistant Coach / Head Coach / Director of Coaching at UFRJ Soccer School -  Started as assistant coach on the program for one year, and was promoted to Head Coach and then Director of Coaching. Worked with U15 and U17. Won the Rio Cup in 2014
  • Soccer Coach at Fluminense Soccer School - Coached teams U7 to U15 (Academy Level) working on development of the players in a general way.
  • Assistant Physical Coach at Portuguesa RJ -  Intern for the U13 team (High level Competition) working specifically with the conditioning of the players.


Coach Background:

Coach Renan Grew up in Rio de Janeiro. In 2007 he started his bachelor in Physical Education. In 2011 he comes to America for a short period of 3 months to coach at Summer camps. It was like that for another three years, splitting his time between college, the project that he was Coach/Director working with U15/17 players of communities of Rio de Janeiro and the 3 months job in America. In 2015 after finish his graduation, Renan was invited to work in a bigger contract for Challenger Sports, being able to spend 9 months in America and since that Renan has always coming back. In 2016, Renan was picked to be part of the Brazilian Staff of the Perolas Negras - a team from Haiti that was bring Youth National players - to play the Copa Sao Paulo. During all this soccer career  Renan was able to coach different ages, boys and girls in different levels, with different backgrounds. He also accumulated experience in different functions on the soccer industry since as an intern as Assistant Physical Coach to functions outside the field as DOC at UFRJ Soccer School and Regional Coordinator of Chicago Region at TetraBrazil. He also collected certificates as Specialised at Soccer and Futsal for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and extra courses as Sports and Management Course and recently different USSF Licenses.

Besides soccer Renan also accumulate experience in related sports, such as Futsal, Beach Soccer and Futevolei.



Mission statement:

Share the joy of be part of the game, creating a friendly and fun soccer environment making the sport a fun tool that will help the players to experience concepts that will be useful in their future life.