Ricky grew up playing highly competitive soccer in Northern Virginia with various top level teams including Alexandria. Ricky currently holds his USSF “C” License and a NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Diploma. He also has NSCAA Diplomas in Attacking Principles of Play, Defending Principles of Play, and Small Sided Games, and was the lead instructor for the MSI Coaching course.
Ricky began coaching in 2010 and joined Total Futbol in 2012. He is currently the head coach of Herndon Thunder Red 02 and FPYC United 01 as well as the assistant coach for Herndon Thunder Black 02 and Herndon Hurricanes Black 03. Under Ricky’s direction his teams have won numerous club tournament championships.
Ricky graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He is now working as the Director of Marketing for Total Futbol to promote the various programs and further expand the developmental opportunities for players.
Ricky’s Coaching Philosophy:
“I strongly believe that winning is not the primary goal, but rather the outcome of our hard work, determination, preparation, and our tactical and technical execution. I stress the importance of the aforementioned qualities to my players so that they may carry over not only in soccer and team sports, but into other aspects of their daily lives as well. I believe in not only developing strong athletes, but strong people who will be pillars in their communities and an example for others.”
Ricky is shown with his Herndon Youth Soccer Thunder Red team ('02) after they finished as Champions in their bracket of the 2017 PWSI Icebreaker Tournament.