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TRAINING AT WORLD CLASS FACILITIES, DEVELOPING WORLD CLASS PLAYERS, CHANGING THE WAY YOUTH PLAYERS VIEW THE GAME OF FUTBOL
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About us

ISL FC is an elite youth Futbol club that combines a unique methodology; with top UEFA Pro licensed coaches, former professional players and powerful partnerships with the US Development Academy. This synergy has created one of the top youth development programs in the United States. Our distinct philosophy, with its overall holistic approach, is focused on the encouragement of individual creativity and player intelligence. We create controlled environments that gradually move players out of their perceived comfort zones, and thereby challenging them to develop solutions to real time game situations.

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Mission

ISL FC’s mission is to develop world-class professional players through our unique methodology and values.

Vision

ISL FC's vision is to provide the best youth soccer training to the American youth, and to place players on successful pathways using the beautiful game.

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ISL FC is implementing a European training model with a proven track record of success. We set a high standard that is followed from the Pre-Academy all the way through to our Development Academy. Our players start at 2 years of age and are placed on a developmental pathway which provides consistency and structure that is unmatched.

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STAFF

ISL FC carefully hand picks its staff, ensuring that each coach is the perfect fit for the particular age group they coach. Our club implements a structured curriculum that allows for a smooth pathway for player transition throughout the academy.

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Adam Brundle

DIRECTOR

Adam a native of London, England grew up playing for both West Ham and Norwich City’s youth Academies. After finishing his playing career at Winthrop University he went on to play professionally in Sweden. He has played and trained alongside many noticeable premiership players you see today. With a strong playing background, his focus and passion now is purely focused on player development, and creating a pathway for all of ISL FC’s elite players.

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Rani Ghaziri

DIRECTOR

Rani has a background in sports management and applied functional science, and 14 years of experience in youth development. In that time he has spearheaded the the launch of successful academies in both the Middle East and the Gulf. He recently moved to Charlotte in 2014 and has been pivotal in establishing ISL FC as a Development Academy member club.

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José Jiménez

ACADEMY DIRECTOR

José a native of Barcelona holds a UEFA Pro License, along with a degree in soccer and methodology directed under the RFEF. During this time, he was ranked 1st in specific training methodology for youth development (UEFA A & B). He comes to ISL FC with more than 16 years experience at both the professional and youth levels. He has more than 6 years experience as a technical director for youth teams in Barcelona, and has coached all over the world, including Thailand, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. He sets the methodology for the entire academy which is strictly implemented.

UEFA PRO Licensed Coach

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Tim Bailey

PRE-ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Tim has extensive experience coaching, managing, and playing soccer. Tim has been coaching since 18 years old when he was the assistant coach at St. Joseph's Catholic High School, his alma mater, where he helped lead them to the State Championship. Tim comes to ISL via the globally known Coerver Coaching organization. Tim worked as Business Manager for Coerver Coaching Carolinas overseeing North and South Carolina.

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Jesús Unzué

GOALKEEPER DIRECTOR

Jesús had a very illustrious youth career, which began at FC Barcelona. He played for FC Barcelona from U13 – U18. At 19 years old he joined UE Cornella who compete in the Second Division in Spain. He also participated in the Catalonian Amateur selection. Noticeable players he has trained and played alongside include, Thiago Alcantra, Sergio Roberto, Rafinia and many more.

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Allen Lomax

COACH - U12 DA

Allen is a Charlotte native, and as a player won many accolades such as, the Charlotte Observer Player-of-the-Year, NCSCA All-State selection as senior in high school, and even played in NCSCA East-West All-Star game. Allen is Lake Normans all time leading scorer. He went on to have a great playing career at Wilmington University, and in his senior year began coaching.

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Pablo Quezada

COACH - U11

Pablo is our most experienced coach when working with young American players. For the last two years he has directed the FCBEScola soccer camps across the United States. He spent a number of years at Gaston United, coaching all ages and responsible for all players development.

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Luis Bausa

COACH - U11

Lluís is from Barcelona, the capital of soccer. During his playing years he was a part of Sant Just, who have a great relationship with FC Barcelona. Lluis holds a degree in Sports Science, and a Masters in Education, which he references to coming in very handy when coaching the younger generation.

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Mark-Kevin Schwenk

COACH - U9

Marc grew up playing soccer in Berlin, Germany. Marc played for Hertha 03 the official youth affiliate of VFL Wolfsburg. He has played with many noticeable players such as John Brooks US national team, Antonio Rüdiger AS Roma, and Germany national team. He is currently the captain at Queens University, studying Business Administration.

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Eduardo Campos

COACH - U8

Eduardo “Dudu” is originally from Basilia, Brazil. Dudu played In Goais E.C.’s youth academy, which play in the Brazilian first division. He also spent some time with AS Roma, who have a world renowned academy. At the age of 17 he was offered a scholarship to attend university in the US, and is now fulfilling a degree in Sports Management and Marketing at Queens University.

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Matt Current

GOALKEEPER COACH

Matt, a native to Charlotte, is the current captain of Queens University and also has great experience of coaching in the local area. He has helped train many of the goalkeepers in the area over the last 5 years. We are very pleased to have him on board as a GK specific coach.

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CONTACT

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Interested in being a part of ISL FC? Fill out the form to receive more information.

  • (980) 335-8369
  • info@islfc.us
  • 1500 South Blvd - Unit 201B
  • Charlotte
  • NC 28203