Eddie Lima

Coaching Philosophy
“I believe it is very important to completely invest in every player.  As coaches, we have a unique opportunity to serve as a mentor to the young people that can be crucial to their development, growth and confidence. We should strive not only to create better soccer players, but better people as well in a positive learning environment for all players and their families. ”

 

Coaching Experience
• Technical Director Vienna Youth Soccer: 2011-2015
• James Madison HS Varsity Head coach: 01/2004-06/2006
• Brazilian Touch Soccer Academy (BTSA) Director/Owner: 01/2007-03/2010
• George Mason University (GMU) Volunteer Assistant Coach: 2007-present
• International Touch Soccer Academy (ITSA) Director/Owner: 03/10 – present
• Olympic Development Program (ODP)Coach for the N. District and State Level Program: 07/03 –  Present
• Olympic Development Program (ODP)Assist in player selection: District, State, Region and National Pool
• USSF National Coaching License Instructor: 1/2011
• Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) Director of training/coaching for the U10 Academy: 06/2009 – 1/2015
• Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) Director of training/coaching for the U9 Academy: 06/2010-1/2015
• Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) Director of training/coaching for the U8 Academy: 06/2010-1/2015
• Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) Director of training for the Footskills Academy: 01/2009-1/2015
• Loudoun Youth Soccer (LYSA) Director of training for the Footskills Academy: 09/2009-1/2015
• Coach/ Train travel teams: 01/2000-1/2015

 

Coaching Licenses
• National Youth License, 2010
• ABTF Coaching License (CBF and UEFA approved Brazilian National “A” Coaching License), 2004
• USSF “B” Coaching License, 2009
• NSCAA “State Goalkeeping Course”, 2005
• NSCAA “Regional Goalkeeping Course, 2005
• SPFSAD (Sao Paulo Football Syndication Advance Diploma), 2004
• FCPS/NFCEP – American Sport Coaching Education Program, 2006
• Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach Workshop, 2006

 

Top Coaching Accomplishments
• State ODP – 95’s Boys – Regional Champion 2010
• State ODP 93’s Boys National Finalist – Final Four 2009
• State ODP 93’s Boys Regional Champion – 2009
• SAC United Premier Boys Columbus Day Tournament Champion–2006
• NCSL Champion 2004 and 2005
• The Virginian Champion 2004 and 2005
• James Madison High School District Finalist 2004
• Dulles National Soccer Tournament Champion 2003

 

Playing Experience/Honors/Awards
• Champion of Sao Paulo’s City Clubs Tournament for Pinherios F. Club: 1984, 1986, 1998, 1989, 1993
• Top scorer of Sao Paulo’s City Clubs Tournament: 1984,1986,1988,1990,1993
• Students World Champion U12 in Denmark, (top scorer of the tournament w/ 27 goals in 19 games): 1985
• Stated Champion for Sao Paulo F. Club: 1988-1994
• Juniors Cup National Champion for Londrina F. Club: 1995
• Londrina F. Club Final Four of “Copa Sao Paulo” (Brazil Youth National Cup): 1995
• Played against Germany, Holland, Korea, Morocco, Spain, Japan, Denmark,.. National and/or Club Teams
• Brazilian University National Champion, (tournament MVP and top scorer): 1995
• World University Games – Top ten: 1995
• Soccer America All America Freshman Team of the year: 1996
• Freshman Second highest points in George Mason Soccer History: 1996
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: 1999
• Captain of George Mason Soccer Team: 1999-2000.
• Top scorer in goals, assists, and points in George Mason Soccer History:1996-2000
• All CAA First Team Honors: 1997, 1998, 2000
• All Virginia first team honors: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
• All South Atlantic Region first team honors: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
• All CAA Player of the week: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
• All America Team of the week: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
• Offensive MVP of all George Mason Tournaments: 1996,1998, 2000
• First George Mason player to have more than 30 goals and 20 assist in a career: 1996 2000
• University National All Stars game: 1998 2000
• All America Candidate: 2000
• George Mason “Athlete of the Year” Candidate: 2000
• Played 73 games for George Mason University and scored 48 goals, 23 assists, and 251 shoots.
• Nominated an award in his name at GMU “Eduardo Lima Offensive Award”: 2006
• George Mason Soccer “Hall of Fame”: 2006

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