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Coaching Staff

CYA Staff

The CYA Soccer Staff coaches bring a wealth of experience and passion for the game from all over the world to Chantilly. The CYA Soccer Staff focuses on the development of each player throughout the club. Coming from professional and collegiate backgrounds from nearly every continent, the CYA Staff brings unique experiences while working towards a common goal using the CYA Soccer Curriculum and the “Integral Education” methodology. 

Our Staff:

Dylan Sutherland: CYA Program Director 


Education: MS Sports Management (WVU), BA Political Science (Humboldt State University)


Coaching Credentials: UEFA B License, NSC Premier Diploma, Irish FA C License, NSC Director of Coaching, USSF National Youth License


Playing Experience: CRF Cluj-Napoca, Rapid Bucharest U20, Humboldt State University, Chesapeake Dragons PDL, West Virginia ODP, Bethesda Soccer Club, CYA Soccer


Trey Messiah: CYA Director of Operations & Business Development


Education: BS Sports Management (James Madison University)


Coaching Credentials: USSF C License 


Playing Experience: James Madison University, Westfield High School, Reston FC, DC United Super Y, Virginia ODP 



Cory Fick: CYA Director of Coaching


Education: BS Communication & Advertising (WVU)


Coaching Credentials: USSF 'D' 


Playing Experience: Team America Soccer club, Virginia ODP, Washington Post 1st team All-Met, DC United SYL, NOVA Royals PDL


Hamel Yousefi: CYA Pre-Travel Director  


Education: Senior at GMU - Majoring in Business Managment 


Coaching Credentials: USSF E License, 7v7 Grassroots, HP Elite & Beyond Lead Trainer, La Liga Formation 1 


Playing Experience: Northern VA Travel Soccer Player, WISL Mens League



Ryan Quinn: CYA Director of Recreation




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Janice Johnson: CYA Director of College Placement




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Jeffrey Jones: CYA U9-U10 Age Group Director




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Kareem Sheeta: CYA U11-U12 Age Group Director




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Sharon Wocjik: CYA Staff Coach




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Farhod Tulaganov: CYA Staff Coach




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Sofiane Allaouat: CYA Staff Coach


Education: BA in physical education, major Soccer

Ain Benian, Algiers, Algeria

Coaching Credentials: CAF (Confederation Africaine de Footbal) A License


Playing Experience: USMA (Algeria) 1st Division, JSMC (Cheraga) 3rd Division, Youth Algerian National team U17, Youth teams, first and second division



Jose Marquez: CYA Staff Coach


Education: George Mason University B.S. Sports Management ‘10


Coaching Credentials: U.S Soccer D License, NSC Regional Goalkeeper Certificate



Nazir Amin: CYA Staff Coach


Coaching Credentials: 

- Coaching experience over 15 years. 10 years with CYA across all age groups both boys and girls teams.

  - Certificate, Science of Exercise, University of Colorado Boulder. April 2019. 

  - Certificate, Positive psychology, The University of North Carolina, May 2019

  - Certificate, Science of Training Young Athletes, On going.


Playing Experience: National Team, Afghanistan



Jazmin Cardosa: CYA Staff Coach

Education: MS Spanish/Bilingual and Multicultural Education (GMU), BA Global Affairs with a concentration in Latin American Studies (GMU).

Coaching Credentials: USSF D National Youth License

Playing Experience: George Mason University, New Mexico State University, SOCA (Charlottesville soccer club), F.C. Delco (PA) Broadway High School



Carlos Alarcon: CYA Staff Coach


Education: Process Technician (College UFSM)


Coaching Credentials: USSF D License


Playing Experience: Everton Chile, Español Viña Del Mar,Selección de Viña Del Mar, College UFSM



Nicu Titei: CYA Director of Goal Keeping

Education: Geodesy and topography Major(Technical university of Moldova)

Coaching Credentials: USSF E license and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2

Playing Experience: Moldovian youth national teams (U-16, U-17, U-19, U-21), Fc Zimbru Chisinau , Fc Zimbru II Chisinau, Fc Mipan, Fc Gagauziya


Nikola Pearson: CYA Staff Coach

Education:  BS Exercise Science (GMU)

Coaching Credentials:  USSF National Youth License, USSF "C" License, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist

Playing Experience:  Northern VA Majestics Women's Semi-professional team, GMU Women's Soccer, Centreville HS Girls Varsity Soccer, VISTA United, BETH Blizzard, HERN Inter-Milan, VISTA Sidekicks


Jesse Vela: CYA Staff Coach


Education: BA In Law (Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City), ESL LEVEL I, II, III, IV, V, ESL College Level, (Northern Virginia Community College)


Coaching Credentials: USSF D License, USFF NATIONAL YOUTH LICENSE


Playing Experience: Universidad Rafael Landivar 1996-1997 Guatemala City)

High School IACC 1992-1994 (Guatemala City)


Kasey Davenport: CYA Staff Coach
Coaching Credentials: NSCAA National Diploma
Playing Experience: George Mason University