Juan Garcia


With 18 years of coaching experience with youth soccer all levels:  Coach Garcia serves as our Age group Director for ages U13-U15 after the merge between Brandon FC and West Florida Premier. He was the NPL Technical Director for Brandon FC before the merge. Garcia is also part of the coaching staff for the FYSA ODP program. He was a member of the coaching staff that won the 1ST ODP National title for Florida with the 96B. His teams have won numerous tournaments including Super Y National, CASL, Disney Showcase and NPL league. He played semi-pro in the Helenic League with Brooklyn Italians and Allsate United in New York. Coach Garcia has been married for 22 years and has 4 children. The oldest Andy Garcia plays soccer for St Leo University.


Coaching Qualifications include:

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA Director of coaching
  • NSCAA Member 239577
  • USSF National B License
  • USSF National C License
  • National Youth License

 Coaching Career includes:

  • 2012 Present West Florida- Group Director ages 13-15 (West Florida and Brandon merged)
  •  2011 – 2012 Brandon FC NPL Technical Director, Head coach for U13B,U15B
  •  2008 – 2009 Interim Assistant DOC- New Tampa Comets- Florida
  •  2007 – Present- FYSA/ODP Coaching Staff
  •  2012 ODP State team head coach- 96 girls
  •  2011 ODP State Team Coaching Staff- 96 Boys Group ODP  National Champions- 1st ODP team in Florida to win
  •  2010 ODP State Team Coaching Staff- 95 Boys Group
  •  2009 ODP State Team Coaching Staff- 96 Boys Group
  •  2006 – 2010 Head Coach for U14B, U13G and Head Trainer –Fusion FC, Florida
  •  2003 – 2006 Head Coach for CPUSA ages U10 – U12 Competitive Program
  •  2000 – 2003 Head Coach for CPUSA ages U8 – U10 Competitive Program
  • 1998 – 2000 Trainer for Bolanos Soccer Academy –Flushing New York ages U8 – U12
  • 1997 – 2000 Trainer for New Hyde Park Youth soccer Club – Long Island

Playing Career:

  • 2001- 2009 Sun Coast League
  • 1997- 2000 All State United (NY) Helenic League- semi pro
  • 1994- 1997 Brooklyn Italians (NY) Helenic League- semi-pro
  • 1984- 1993 Played competitive soccer at different levels
  • 1975- 1980 Youth program for Barinas FC in Venezuela