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Eric Dade

EXPERIENCE

Executive Director (2013 – 2017)
JACKSONVILLE ARMADA YOUTH ACADEMY

  • Increased its visibility and membership size by 3,000 players. Developed club alliances in 4 new market places.
  • Won 12 Florida Youth Soccer State Cup Championships, 6 Regional Championship and 3 National Championships.
  • Placed over 350 scholarship athletes into college soccer programs. Placed 10 players into our US National Team program.
  • Our ECNL Girls Program 2017 – finished #4 in country & 2016 – finished #24 in country.
  • Was selected for the Boys & Girls Development Academy programs and Girls & Boys Elite Clubs National League programs.
  • Hosted multiple MLS, Men's & Women US National Team and World Cup Teams training camps at our facilities.
  • Established two major club tournaments and one of the largest college ID Showcases in the state of Florida.

US Soccer Development Academy Director (2014 – 2017)
JACKSONVILLE ARMADA PRO ACADEMY

ECNL Technical Director (2015 – 2017)
JACKSONVILLE ARMADA YOUTH ACADEMY

  • 2017 – Finished #4 in country
  • 2016 – Finished #24 in country

Head Coach/National American Soccer League (2015 – 2016)
JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC

Development Director (2013 – 2016)
JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC

Assistant Coach (2010 – 2015)
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

Executive Director (2007 – 2010)
BIRMINGHAM UNITED SOCCER ASSOCIATION

  • US Development Academy Director & Head Coach: ECNL Girls Program Director & Head Coach
  • Under my leadership the club:
  • The club won over 35 Alabama Youth Soccer State Cup Championships, 1 regional championship and a 3rd place finish at 2009 National Championship series all within the past 3 years.
  • Placed over 200 scholarship athletes into college soccer programs
  • Placed 5 players into our US National Team program and 3 players into the women's professional league
  • Was ranked Alabama’s #1 Competitive Soccer Program, Top 10 in the region and top 50 in the country
  • Acquired the Boys Development Academy Program and Girls Elite Clubs National League Program.

Director of Coaching/Head Coach (2005 – 2007)
STING SOCCER CLUB

Director of Coaching/Head Coach (2003 – 2005)
LONGHORN SOCCER CLUB

LICENSES

United States Soccer Federation A License
United States Soccer Federation B License
National Youth License

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Health & Physical Education (1988 – 1993)
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

Inducted into the Virginia Commonwealth University Athletic Hall of Fame (2000).

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

North Florida Market Training Centers Director (2014 - 2016)
US SOCCER FEDERATION

Florida PDP Director (2013 - 2017)
US CLUB SOCCER

Id2 National Staff Coach (2012 - Present)
US CLUB SOCCER

Staff Coach (2014 - 2014)
US SOCCER - U14 National Team Camp Staff Coach

Staff Coach (2008 - 2008)
US SOCCER - U18 MNT Camp Staff Coach

PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Played College Soccer (1987 – 1992)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia

Professional Soccer Player (1993 -1996)
Dallas Sidekicks

Professional Soccer Player (1993 – 1996)
Baltimore Blast

Professional Soccer Player (2000 – 2005)
Dallas Sidekicks of MISL

Professional Soccer Player (1997 – 2002)
Dallas Burn/FC Dallas