West Florida Flames Girls' DA Staff Announcement

West Florida Flames Girls' DA Staff Announcement

West Florida Flames U.S. Soccer Development Academy Announcement

West Florida Flames announces the overall program structure for the 2017-2018 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Program. The West Florida Flames Development Academy structure will consist of 12 teams, overseen by Program Coordinators Jorge Zavala and John Clare. Diagram below outlines the Academy structure.

          Academy Pre-Academy
          U19G (1999/2000) U18/19G (1999/2000)
U17G (2001/2002)  U17G (2001) 
U15G (2003) U16G (2002) 
U14G (2004)  U15G (2003) 
U13G (2005) Pre-Academy U14G (2004) 
U12G (2006) Pre-Academy West  
          U12G (2006) Pre-Academy East      


West Florida Flames will offer opportunities within the Pre-Academy teams for players designated as Developmental Players for the Academy season. These 5 teams will compete in high level leagues and national showcases/tournaments.

The Development Academy Program will be a collaborative coaching program focusing on proper player development while working together to emphasize the DA player standards. Our Academy Staff will include:  

Jorge Zavala – Primary 2004

Cecilie Henriksen - Primary 2003

John Clare - Primary 2001/2002

Randy Belli - Primary 1999/2000

Grandy Streets – Assistant Staff Coach

Dale Buterbaugh – Assistant Staff Coach

Fred Dikranian – Pre-DA Head Staff Coach (2005 & 2006 Brandon Campus)

Chris Robinson – Pre-DA Staff Coach (2006 East Lake Campus)


The Pre-Academy Staff will be aligned with Academy coaches to assure standards and player development initiatives are being met.

Pre- Academy Staff will include:

Dale Buterbaugh - Alex Miranda - Cristina Coca - Brian Gill - Justin Cole


Full Pre-Academy and club staff announcements for boys and girls teams coming soon.

For Pre-DA tryout dates and times:  CLICK HERE

All players attending tryouts are required to pre-register. CLICK HERE to register for Tryouts