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Winter Skills Training

11/24/2015, 11:30am CST
By USC

For everyone interested in getting extra touches on the ball this winter to improve your skills in the off season, United Soccer Club will be offering individual skill training.

USC coach and Alabama A&M Women's Coach - Leo Santin is offering individual skill sessions from November - February for players of all ages. He will be able to offer indoor and outdoor skill training opportunities when the weather is to cold to train outdoors. 

Coach Leo's Background:

Leonardo Santin was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Coach Leo holds a Brazilian Professional Coaching License Levels A, B and C. 

After many years playing for clubs such as E.C Taubate, Moreira Sports, A.A Francana, and Sao Jose F.C. Coach Leo decided to move to U.S, to play College soccer and obtain a college degree in Sports Management. He played for Northwest College in Wyoming, and in 2011 moved to his alma matter Union University (NCAA DII) . The third place in the NCCAA championship, and the scored goal in the regional’s semi-final, were some of the best moments playing overseas. As mentioned before, his coaching career began shortly after his graduation, as a professional assistant coach of a former A.S Roma goalkeeper, Julio Sergio, in the same club as he started to play, A.A. Francana. Coach Leo also worked as assistant coach for Botafogo-SP Professional Team, in the first division of the most competitive championship in Brazil.

It was with F.C Barcelona-B team, along with Coach Jordi Vinyals, that Coach Leo learned the philosophy that made F.C Barcelona's Youth Academy one of the greatest of all time, and gave him another great coaching certification, and great experience to develop players. 

He is recently moved to the North Alabama area where he is coaching at a NCAA Division I program at Alabama A&M University, and also working at United Soccer Club as coach for U8, U9, U14 and U17 age groups.

If you are interested in arranging individual skill training with Coach Leo this winter, please contact him for details at: santin.leonardo@hotmail.com.

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