Vava's Coaching Programs
School College International
I enjoy equally all levels of coaching from recreational
youth soccer, to club soccer, to high school soccer,
to college soccer, to coaching at the national level.
Each level affords unique rewards and opportunities
to teach, not just soccer, but also the value of consistent
hard work and mental discipline, and for the high
school and college players, the value of education
and preparation for the future.
World United FC 2000
Youth Teams: MVLA CYSA U10-U11 Boy's futsal and soccer
coach, from 2005
Head Coach Stanford Landslide CYSA, U15-U18 Boys, 2006 -
CYSA U18 Girls
Head Coach Stanford Avalanche CYSA U17-U18 Girls, 2005
Los Altos High School Boy's Varsity Head Coach, 1999-Present
Head Coach World United FC Men's, Girls,' and Boys'
futsal and soccer, 1995-Present
Foothill College Head Coach Men's soccer, 1992-2003,
Coast Conference Coach of the Year twice (2001 and
College Men's Soccer Team 2003
National and International Player and Coach
Cafu with Vava 1994 World Cup 1994
Brazil World Cup Team in background, Vava with Santa
Clara University Coach Jerry Smith and friends
· Assistant Coach of the U.S. Men's Futsal
National Team, 1999-Present.
· December of 2004, Taipei, China, FIFA World
Futsal Championship (United States, Brazil, Argentina,
Italy, and Spain)
. Champions CONCACAF (Central and North America) 2004
· 1994 World Cup FIFA Coordinator for the Brazilian
Men's National Team
· 1994 World Cup FIFA Site Coordinator at Foothill
College (Training Fields for Switzerland, Sweden and
· 1999 World Cup Liaison for the Brazilian
Women's National Team.
In 1994, the United States hosted the world's biggest
event, the World Cup of soccer. As FIFA Coordinator
for the Brazilian Men's National Team, I translated
and assisted in all negotiations between the Brazilian
delegation, FIFA and Santa Clara University. In addition,
as FIFA Site Coordinator at Foothill College,
In 1999 FIFA I was the official FIFA Liaison for
the Brazilian Women's National Team during the Women's
World Cup held in the United States. I was responsible
for the Brazilian Women's National Team while the
team traveled around the United States for the duration
of their two-month stay and was spokesperson for the
Brazilian Women's National Team.
Some Vava Personal Background
Born in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Came to the United States from Brazil in 1986.
Played for Foothill in 1986-87 and 1987-88, Team
Captain and All-American in 1988
Goiania Esporte Clube, Goiania, Brazil,
1981 , Vava begins training with the Professional