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Daniel Benito-Alcalá

Coach Daniel was born in Spain in the working-class neighborhood of Vallecas, near the Spanish First Division (La Liga) Rayo Vallecano soccer club; and where children play soccer in every park with the goal of enjoying the sport.

Childhood was spent doing school-work and playing soccer with neighborhood friends. After playing in the lower category teams at Rayo Vallecano, he decided to focus on coaching the game he loved.

He completed his university education in Spain with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Education. Next he worked in Spain as a soccer coach at “Club de Fútbol Rayo Majadahonda” while also studying for a Master in Sciences in Physical Activity and Soccer.

Next he coached in Spain at “Club de Fútbol Rayo Majadahonda” first team, which was led by Eduardo Caturla, acclaimed mentor of a whole generation of coaches (and the current President of the Spanish Coaches Committee). During this time he saw the commitment towards soccer from working with professional players including Daniel García Lara (Real Madrid, Real Zaragoza, Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, Recopa de Europa runner-up, Fútbol Club Barcelona…). Working with them he learned how to apply the concepts that he had studied, and understand the things that a soccer professional has to know, apply, and value if he wants to be successful.

Next he moved to Austin, Texas. He has been a youth soccer coach for several years in Austin and has developed several successful soccer teams. Thanks to the team’s success, the families and players in 2011 he started the One World Soccer organization to bring soccer development to boys and girls.

 

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Mauro Fernández

Coach Mauro is a young coach who has spent three years under the strong mentorship of Coach Daniel, and is already an indispensable part of the One World Soccer project.

Mauro played under Coach Jonathan Spradley at Pflugerville High School, where he graduated in 2011 after overcoming a serious tendon injury to finish his senior season with his teammates.

Coach Mauro is respected throughout the One World Soccer parent community for his patience and good nature with the youngest players. For these qualities Coach Mauro credits his deceased grandfather who taught him to play, understand, and love the game of soccer at an early age.

Coach Mauro considers his love for the game a gift from his beloved grandfather, and he treats it as part of his job to pass the gift on. At One World Soccer few players leave the young divisions untouched by Coach Mauro’s infectious love for the game. This translates into healthy commitment, a crucial component of the success of One World Soccer.

Mauro was born in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to central Texas when he was 11 years old. He met Coach Daniel when, as a junior in high school, he guest played on a team Coach Daniel took to Copa Univision. Coach Daniel invited him to coach at a camp and eventually hired him on full time just before graduation.

One of Coach Mauro’s fondest memories in his promising young coaching career is of him and Coach Daniel asleep at a restaurant table after guiding six teams to 3v3 tournament victories in one exhausting day.

Coach Mauro is particularly excited about the great developmental results from the new off season One World Soccer futsal program he helped begin.

Coach Mauro is close to his mother and father who live in Pflugerville and his sister who lives in Austin.

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Kamille Johnson

Bio coming soon.

 

 

 

 

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Ray Lopez

Bio coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Raul Ramirez

Sean Gordon

Coaches portraits provided by Catchlight Portraits.

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