More About Our Team
Youth Soccer International is founded by former professional players, athletes, and educators from around the world, including USA, Spain, Honduras, and Chile. Our founders are passionate about the beautiful game and want to pass on that passion to the next generation. It is our core belief, and the reason we love the game so much, that soccer is a vehicle by which so many important life lessons can be learned such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, healthy competition, mutual respect, commitment, integrity, and responsibility. Our instructional approach is modeled after these values - we believe in competition but not at the expense of our players emotional well-being. We want, more than anything, for our players to enjoy playing soccer and build their confidence on and off the field!

Staff

Joaquín Uribe "Kini"

Co-Founder
Joaquin developed as a player throughout the farm systems of various professi...

José Piña "Peco"

Co-Founder
José Piña grew up in Chile and has played soccer all his life. He holds that ...

Rolando Paz "Rolo"

Co-Founder
Rolando Paz grew up in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, and moved to New York City at ...

Gabriel Millan Velez

Coach
Gabriel’s passion for the game of soccer started at the age of three in his ...

Hector Hernandez

Coach
Hector grew up in Venezuela and has been involved in soccer all his life. ...

Michael Alpogianis

Coach
Mike grew up playing club soccer in the north suburbs of Chicago for teams like ...

Tobias Blättler

Coach
Tobi grew up in Boston, where he played soccer throughout high-school. After ...