Red Bull Trainers - Spring 2017

West Side Soccer League

We are pleased to introduce your West Side Soccer League Red Bull trainers for the Spring 2017 season! With the season already underway, below is some background on each of the trainers who are in action.

Returning from the Fall are Tony Dibra, Bolek Pieczonka, Bouna Coundoul, CP de Vera, Denise Wilson, Juan Bij Kebbe, Kika Toulouse, Matt Kane and Mitchell Cain. In addition to these familiar faces, we are especially happy to welcome back West Side veterans, Kossi Choupin and Alex Rebeiz. Finally, we extend a special welcome to Steven Steadham, the newest addition to Red Bull Training Programs and WSSL.

All of these trainers will work primarily with our Travel Program but will also be sharing their soccer knowledge and expertise with our players in the Development Academy and Core Program.

We look forward to seeing all of you out on the field!

The Red Print

Alex Rebeiz

Coaching Experience

- Old Dominion Soccer Club, Assistant Director of Coaching, 2007-2010

- Old Dominion Soccer Club U12 Girls Sparx, Head Coach, 2007-2008

- Old Dominion Soccer Club U14 Girls Flames, Assistant Coach,2005-2007

- SafeSport Certificate 2016

- United States Soccer Federation National “E” License

- United States Soccer Federation National “D” License

-Sport Safety International (ConcussionWise 2016)

- NSCAA level 2 Goalkeeper (2016)

- NSCAA Advanced National (2016)

- NSCAA Premier Diploma (2017)

Coaching Qualification

- Solfutbol Travel U14 Boys, Head Coach, 2010-2013

- Solfutbol Travel U16 Girls, Head Coach, 2010-2013

- Tetra Brazil, Summer Camp Soccer Coach, 2010-2013

- Eurotech Soccer World, Summer Camp Soccer Coach, 2009-2011

Playing Experience

- Toure Kunda of Mbour, 1990-1995 - Forward

- U16 Senegal National Team, 1990-1991 - Forward

- Lycee Demba Diop of Mbour, 1991-1995 - Forward

- Stade de Mbour Senegal, 1992-1995 - Forward

- Coed Team Neptune National, 2004-2012 - Forward

Education Background

- Lycee Demba Diop, Mbour, Senegal, B.A.

Interests and Hobbies

- Playing indoor and outdoor pick-up games, watching tennis, working out, cooking, traveling, spending time with my wife, daughter, and two dogs Sookie and Prince.

- Language Skills: French, English, Creole, Spanish and Wolof

Artjon Dibra

Coaching Qualification

UEFA B Diploma

Coaching Experience

FC Termi, Tirana, Albania (Aug 2012-March 2016)

Soccer Coach

Assistant Coach

New York Red Bulls Trainer (2016-Present)

Mission Statement

Motivate, inspire teamwork and love for soccer.

Playing Experience

Youth Soccer Program and Indoor Soccer, Tirana, Albania (1983-2007)

Education Background

University of Tirana, Faculty of History and Philology, Tirana, Albania (Oct 1996-March 2004)

BA, Geography (Title of Teacher)

Interests and Hobbies

Cultural Travel and Archaeology

Table Tennis


CRUSA-FC Bucks, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (May-Aug 2016)

Volunteer Soccer Coach

Bolek Pieczonka

Coaching Qualification

National E license

NSCAA Level 2

Coaching Experience

2005-2007 Polish Falcons U-12 U-13

Mission Statement

To provide a fun and safe learning environment while teaching players the game and providing them with lifelong lessons that will benefit them both on and off the field.

Playing Experience

Summer 99' Krakowia F.C.

2000-2004 Paramus Catholic H.S.

Summer 01' Wisla Krakow F.C.

2001-2007 Polish Falcons Somerville N.J.

2004-2005 Montclair State University

2007-2008 Hutnik Krakow F.C.

Education Background

2000-2004 Paramus Catholic H.S.

2004-2005 Montclair State University

06'-Present Hudson County Community College

Interests and Hobbies

I love watching the game of soccer with my father who played for the Polish U-18 National Team as well as Wisla Krakow at the age of 18.


I look forward to continuing the life-long process of learning the game and advancing my coaching development with the hopes of eventually coaching the game at its highest levels.

Bouna Coundoul

Coaching Qualification

*Qualified for the USA pro B

*US Youth Soccer Certificate PRINCIPLES OF PLAY

*SIDELINE Sports Doc. Certificate of Youth Soccer Injury Recognition


*CPR/AED for Pro Rescuers; Responding to Emergencies CERTIFICATE

Coaching Experience

- 1998-2004 - coached for NYC Park & Recreation summer of soccer program

- 2005-2008 - coached for NASA Academic in Colorado + clinics for the Colorado Rapids + private training

- 2009-2011 - coached clinics for New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bull Youth Trainer: 

- West Side Soccer League U8B, U14B, High School Boy19JV, High School Girl19JV

- Norwood Soccer League U5-6 Mixed, U6-9 Mixed, U9-11 Mixed, U11-12 Mixed

- Union City Soccer Club goalkeeper clinic U11 Mixed, U16 Mixed

- Verona United Soccer Club U7 Mixed

Mission Statement

I want to pass on the knowledge and experience I collected from the world of soccer to the youth so they may have a better soccer career than me.

Playing Experience

- 2005-2008 - Colorado Rapids

- 2009-2011 - New York Red Bulls


- Paralimni FC


- Platinum Stars FC

- Senegalese National Team - 2007 - 2015 - Captain for the last 3 years

Education Background

- Martin Luther King Jr High 1998-2001

- Bethel College 2001-2002

- Suny Albany 2002-2005

Interests and Hobbies

Soccer, sports in general, pray a lot, live to cook for friends and family, love to read and watch true stories.


I'm a very open person, friendly and easy going.

CP de Vera

Coaching Qualification

- USSF National-B License Candidate

- USSF E License, National D License & National C License

- NSCAA Advanced National Diploma & Premier Diploma

- NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I, Level II & Level III Diplomas

- NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

- US Youth Soccer TOPS Certification

Coaching Experience

NYRB Training Programs:

West Side Soccer League

(Spring 2013 - Present)

- Travel, Development Academy and Core programs (u-8 to u-14)

- Assist with VIP program

New Hyde Park Wildcats Soccer Club

(Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014)

- Mini & First Kicks programs

Glen Rock Soccer Club

(Fall 2013)

- Mini & First Kicks programs

Regional Development School (RDS)

(Fall 2013 - Present)

- On-call RDS coach

Asphalt Green

(August 2011-June 2013):

Developmental Academy (Ages 4-14); Private Lessons Coach (u-5 to u-17); On-call travel team coach (u-8 to u-17)

(August 2012-June 2013):

U13 Asphalt Green Wave Boys Coach (Lazio)

U9 Asphalt Green Wave Boys Coach (Lyon)

Central Park Rangers (2004-2007): Women's (Adult) 1st Division Club

Decatur (IL) Eisenhower High School (1999-2002): Boys & Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity

Decatur (IL) YMCA (1992-1996): Boys u-9 to u-12

Mission Statement

To ensure the technical foundation and development while creating a fun, exciting and positive environment.

Playing Experience

Decatur (IL) YMCA: 1983-1992

Peoria (IL) Travel: 1994-1995

Decatur (IL) Travel: 1995-1996

Eisenhower High School (IL): 1992-1996 - Varsity

Indiana University: 1996-1998

Bradley University: 1998-1999

Education Background

Bachelors: Accounting (Millikin University) 2001

Interests and Hobbies

Soccer, Tennis, Hockey, Reading, Traveling

Denise Wilson

Coaching Qualification

NSCAA Premier Diploma

National D licensed coach

NSCAA Level 1 Goal Keeper Certified

CPR Certified

Coaching Experience

West Side Soccer League - Travel, Development Academy and Core Programs

Training & Development Coordinator with World Soccer Organization (Winter 2014, 2015, 2016)

Valley Stream Soccer Club (Winter 2014)

Syosset Soccer Club (Fall 2014)

Valley Stream Soccer Club (Fall 2014)

RBNY Soccer Camp Coach (Summer 2014)

Syosset Soccer Club (Spring 2014)

Valley Stream Soccer Club (Spring 2014)

New Hyde Park Soccer Clinics (Fall 2013)

Valley Stream Soccer Club, New York (Fall 2013)

Bethel Christian School, Ruston LA (2009)

Ruston High School. Ruston LA (2007 & 2008)

Community Service coaching, Ruston LA (Fall 2005)

Mission Statement

I love what I do. I am the captain of my ship and master of my fate. I forgive my mistakes and I believe in myself.

Playing Experience

Louisiana Tech University Div I - 4 yrs

Palm Beach United Women's Semi-Pro - 2 seasons

Miramar High school Varsity team - 4 yrs

Club Soccer - West Pines & Weston Fury

Education Background

Louisiana Tech University 05-12

Miramar High School 01-05

Interests and Hobbies

Playing soccer, running, boxing, biking, and hiking.

Juan Bij Kebbe

Coaching Qualification

1. USSF B Coaching License - Dec 2016

2. Asociación de Técnicos del Fútbol Argentino (ATFA) Degree - June 2012- Nov 2015

3. FA Level 1 - Nov 2013

4. License ”FYSA D-1”

5. US SOCCER "E License" - FL15E3994190

6. License ”FYSA F” - 44286

Coaching Experience

1. NEW YORK RED BULLS, New York, NY A. Coach – Youth Development Program, March 2016–present


A. Assistant Director of Coaching, Boys Program, Aug 2015–Feb 2016

B. Head Coach, under 11 Boys, Division 2 team, Aug 2015–Feb 2016

C. Assistant Coach, under 17 Boys, tournament in Germany, Summer 2014

D. Head Coach, under 11 Boys, Division 1 team, Nov 2013-Aug 2015


A. Assistant Coach of ESCOLA Coaches

4. PLENUS, Querétaro, Mexico, Aug 2011–Dec 2011

A. Assistant Coach, under 14 and under 16 boys teams

Mission Statement

My personal Coaching Philosophy is based on providing the tools for the development of top performing athletes, with the goal of educating and guiding these players in preparation for the next step in their personal growth, university or professional aspirations. The ultimate objective is built on growth of the player as a student, as an athlete and as a member of our community. In other words, I not only aim to form talented soccer players, but also, human beings that understand life's most important core values- dedication, respect, teamwork, and passion. Soccer is a great tool to teach, and at the young age, it is powerful enough to teach lifelong lessons that will help with the player’s personal growth. For example, learning how to win and lose at the young age can be key on a kid’s positive persona in the future. Therefore, it is to note that, as coach, since I am in a position to be a role model, I can become one of most important leadership figures a young athlete can have. This thought empowers me to lead by a positive example both on and off the field.

Playing Experience

1. University of Florida’s Intercollegiate Club Varsity Soccer Team Member: 2007-2009

2. Plantation Eagles and Miami Lakes Soccer Clubs in South Florida: 2003-2007

3. Centro Gallego de Maracaibo and Selección Zulia (Venezuela): 1992-2003

Education Background

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Gainesville, FL Graduated: May 2010

Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering

- GPA: 3.50/4.00, Magna Cum-Laude Honors

- Fundamental of Engineering certification (FE/EIT), Oct 2010

Interests and Hobbies

Electrical Engineering, Communications, Film, Art, SOCCER!

Kika Toulouse

Coaching Qualification

- USSF "E" License

- NSCAA Level 2.

- CPR certified.

- AYSO Safe Haven & Concussion Awareness certified.

Coaching Experience

New York Red Bulls Training Programs - June 2015-Present

- West Side Soccer League – Travel, Development Academy, and Core programs

- RDS – Summer camp trainer.


Assistant Coach at Arlington Soccer Association

- Academy.

- Real Madrid After School Program.


- Student-Athlete Coach at University of Virginia Soccer Centers of Excellence.

Playing Experience


- Braddock Road Youth Club, Fury - 6x VA State Cup Champions.

- Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School (Arlington, VA) Varsity Soccer - 4 years (#1 ranked high school in 2004).

- University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) Varsity Soccer 2007-11.


- Orange County Waves (Orange County, CA) - 2011 WPSL National Champions.

- Rågsveds IF (Stockholm, Sweden) 2012.

- Washington Spirit (NWSL - Washington, DC) Mar-Aug 2013.

- ACE Kurdana Cotia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Sept-Dec 2013.

- Houston Dash (NWSL - Houston, TX) Mar-Aug 2014.


- Under-23 United States Women's National Team (2011-2012).

Education Background

- B.A. Political Science focus in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA).

Interests and Hobbies

- Reading, writing, playing piano/music, comedy, snowboarding.

Kossi Choupin

Coaching Qualification

B License(FFF-UEFA BEES II): Soccer Trainer

C License(FFF-UEFA BEES I): Soccer Trainer

D License(FFF- Federal Initiator Brevet II)

Coaching Experience


(March 2014 - Present) : NY Red Bulls.

(May-December2014): DOE/Brownsville Collegiate School

(February-June 2014) : NY Paris Saint Germain Academy

(January - April 2014) : House of Sports.



•U15 Head Coach (2009-2013) Puy Dome Champions (2012)

•U12 Head Coach (2006-2009) Puy Dome Champions (2009)

•U14 Trainer (2005-2013) High School.

•U13 Head Coach (2005-2006)Puy Dome Champions (2005)

•U9-U10 (2004-2005) /Puy Dome Championship.

•U7-U8 (2003-2004) /Puy Dome Championship


Albert Camus - Gerard Philipp - Sainte Therese.

• U15 (2011-2013) : Grade 9

• U14 (2007-2010) : Grade 8

• U13 (2004-2006) : Grade 7


2001-2002: Head Coach: ASC COSSAN / Regional League

2000-2001: Head Coach : ASC NDAL BI / Regional League

1999-2000: Assistant Coach : A.S.C Camberene Professional Division 1 Championship.

Mission Statement


Soyez Sport - National Committee and Sport Development Project

2006-2013 : Project Developer / Clermont Foot Auvergne.

Developing and Organizing Events-Tournaments -Round Tables with the Professional Players & The Academy.

2010-2013: Clermont Opens His Stadiums / City Hall of Clermont-Ferrand / AS Monferrand & Clermont Basket.

Playing Experience

2012-2013: Auvergne League

2010-201: Futsal Regional Championship (Clermont Foot)

2010-2012: National Soccer Corporation

2003-2010: Auvergne Soccer League

1994-2003: National Popular Championship.

Education Background

2003-2004: Master's in Sports Management:

Specialty: Project Developer - Marketing - Perspective.

2000-2002: CAPEPS - Certification in Teaching Aptitude

1999-2000: Master's in Sports Science & Popular Education, Motor Skills, Training & Performance

1998-1999: BA in Soccer & Track & Field.

1997-1998: Degree in Sports Science (Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field)

Interests and Hobbies




Tennis - Basketball - Swimming - Chess -

Poker - Travelling - Reading - Writing

Matt Kane

Coaching Qualification

IFA (Irish Football Association) Level 1 - Certified working with young players at the grassroots levels.

I am certified up to UEFA B coaching licenses. I completed that course in June of 2013 and submitted the final pieces of coursework at the beginning of this year.

UEFA A license certification part 1.

UEFA A License Certification part 2 currently pending.

I intend to continue with my coaching education in Europe and be able to bring that influence into soccer in the New York/New Jersey area.

Mission Statement

Every player must have an equal chance to develop. Soccer is a fluid sport with positional changes constantly throughout the game. I hope to be able to develop every player's ability so that they can adapt just as the game does.

Most important every young player must get the enjoyment out of playing the sport just as I do teaching the sport.

Playing Experience

Played in the youth ranks of Professional Irish Premier League Club Donegal Celtic.

Education Background

I graduated in 2012 at Queen's University Belfast with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. It has directly helped my understanding of group dynamics in sports and team related activities.

Interests and Hobbies

Living in Manhattan has given me great options to expand my interests. Other than soccer I enjoy watching the Knicks, Playing snooker and spending the majority of my time outside in central park being active.


I am an avid Glasgow Celtic fan and have been since I was a young boy.

Mitchell Cain

Coaching Qualification

USSF F License-Certified

Coaching Experience

AYSO U8 Youth Assistant Coach

Whitesboro Optimist Youth Camp Soccer Coach

SUNY Oneonta Spring Youth Camp Soccer Coach

Playing Experience

Syracuse Blitz FC

Whiteboro High School


Education Background

Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies with Sports Management Minor at SUNY Oneonta.

Interests and Hobbies

Snowboarding, Golfing, and Fishing.

Steven Steadham

Coaching Qualification

2016 NSCAA Special Topics Diploma: Attacking Principles of Play

2016 NSCAA Special Topics Diploma: Defending Principles of Play

2013 National “D” Coaching License

2012-2013 Future Coaches Program

2011 National “E” Coaching License

Coaching Experience

2011-2016 South Central Soccer Academy - Bargersville, IN

2015-2016 Center Grove High School - Greenwood, IN

Mission Statement

Show Up.

Playing Experience

Club and High School.

Education Background

Ben Davis High School - Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN

Interests and Hobbies


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