Association Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Brazil. The Brazilian National Football team has won the FIFA World Cup Tournament a record five times, in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002, and is the only team to succeed in qualifying for every World Cup competition ever held. It is among the favorites to win the trophy every time the competition is scheduled.

Pelé, arguably the greatest footballer ever, led Brazil to three of those championships and is the top scorer of all times in the sport. All of the leading players in the national teams are prominent in the football world, including Garrincha, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Romário, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaká, Neymar in the men's game and Marta in the women's game. Some of these players can be considered super-stars, achieving celebrity status internationally and signing sports contracts, as well as advertisement and endorsement contracts, in the value of millions of dollars.

Brazilians have always had a love affair with football and the sport has played a powerful role in shaping the Brazilian national identity. There is a saying that football is not a sport, it’s a religion. Any empty space becomes a field, any two objects in parallel become a goal, anything you can kick becomes a ball to lead to the dream of becoming the new Neymar and to pursue a football career.


Career path for football players is taken very serious – 15-year-old boys have agents and earn salaries around $30k/year besides the whole infrastructure offered only for the academies. Brazilian Premier Soccer Academies spend around 4 million dollars per year with their structure to develop and coach upcoming football stars.

All that importance led Brazilian congressmen to approve a bill stating that it is illegal practice to coach any sport if not holding a 4-year degree in Physical Education since 1998. The 4-year degree or Bachelor in Physical Education is established to have minimum 3200 hours divided in classes, internships and related congress participation. Classes include fundamental human body functionality like Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Bio-mechanics; training theories and methodologies; teaching methodologies, pedagogy, psychology and sociology; physical evaluation, human body behavior and growth. On top of this base curriculum the student can choose a path towards the field he/she wants, like football, volleyball, basketball, personal trainer and others available.

The Brazilian Universities are respected and well ranked in the Global Rank proposed by U.S. News as you can confirm at their website. The picture on the right have all of the Maryland Universities Global Ranked compared to the Brazilian Universities.

Besides the passion for the game and all cultural background, great university degree with more than 3k hours of formal study, all of the Brazilian Coaches have their own path that made them extremely qualified to coach.


Coach Rod was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  As a futsal player, Rod achieved three State Championships, two National Cups and played professionally for a year.  His goal is to be able to offer a high level of technical and professional coaching and achieve opportunities he was granted as a young athlete for children he coaches today.



A Graduate in Physical Education at the Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais - 2010

Awarded "Erasmus Mundus Exchange Student" Scholarship and studied at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal.  

TetraPrep at the TetraBrazil Academy, Rio de Janiero



Emerson Avila  - Professional Coach, former U20/U17 Brazil National Team Coach

Adilson Batista and Cuca  - Professional Brazilian club coaches

Players like Gilberto  - Brazil National Team World Cup 2006

Motillo (Argentinia National Team)

Fabio, Henrique Pacheco (Brazil National Team)

TetraBrazil Coaches Coordinator - USA

TetraBrazil Premier Soccer Camp Programs - UK

Brazilian United Soccer Academy - Director of Coaching



Women Futsal State Cup runner up

Brasileirao Serie A runner up (2010)

BUSA 2005 Girls Team - AAYSA D1 U12 - Champions

BUSA 2005 Girls Team - U12 Mid Atlantic Champions


BUSA 2005 Boys Team - U12 Arundel Cup Champions 2016

BUSA 2005 Boys Team - U13 Arundel Cup Champions 2017

BUSA 2005 Boys Team - U14 Columbus Classic Champion 2018


Favorite Soccer Team in Brazil:  Cruzeiro

Family family-time activity:  My father's Brazilian BBQ!



São Paulo, Brazil his home for Coach Igor when he's not traveling or coaching in the United States. Represented my College Team during my years studying for my degree.  Also for most of my childhood into my high-school years, I played for a variety of youth professional academy teams in Brazil   I scored opportunities to work as a soccer coach, conditional trainer, and intern, for different clubs and universities as well as for a first division professional team in Brazil. Over the past 18 years, I have worked with several experts, world cup champions, goalkeeper coaches and physical trainers.



A graduate in Physical Education -  UNIP - Universidade Paulista Tatupé - 2008

Masters Degree in Soccer  -  Universidade Castelo Branco - 2009

Masters Degree in Physiology & Physical Preparation in Sports - Universidade Castelo Branco - 2009

Masters degree in Sports Training - Universidade Gama Filho  2010


Professional coaching licenses by the Brazilian National Coaches Association (CREF)

· Soccer Coach: License - MSYA (2013);

· Training in Soccer Coaching - TetraBrazil (2012, 13, 14, 15 and 16);

· Pre-season in soccer – IWL (2010);

· High performance sports training – FIEP (2008);

· Major injuries in sports – IPEFE (2007);

· IV international meeting sports and physical activity – PHORT (2007);

· High level training in soccer – FMU (2007);

· First symposium for goalkeepers coaches– SITREPFESP (2006);

· Physical preparation in soccer: youth to professional – IPEFE (2006);

· Strength training – IPEFE (2006);



Head Coach -  U12 BUSA and U11 BUSA Teams, Maryland, USA  - 2018

Head Coach - Brazilian United Soccer Academy Camp/Clinic Program - 2018

Head Coach - U18 A3 College Showcase Team/West Ham, Maryland, USA - 2016-2017

Regional Director - Challenger Sports, Mid-Atlantic Region, USA- 2014-2017 

Head Coach - JV Kent Island High School, Maryland, USA - 2016, 2017 and 2018

Director of Coaching/Head Coach - U8 to U18 Chesapeake F.C., Maryland, USA - 2013 - 2016

Summer Soccer Coach - TetraBrazil - USA based, multiple locations,  2012 - 2016 

Physical Trainer - U9 to U20 for A.D. São Caetano, Brazil - 2008 - 2012

Internship, professionals for S.E. Palmeiras, São Paulo, Brazil - 2008

Trainee - Strength & Conditioning Coach - U13 Atletico Mineiro, Brazil - 2015

Assistant Coach - U21 Mogi Mirim, Brazil - 2017

Sports Consultant - Pró Equilibrium, Brazil - 2009 - 2012

Head Futsal Coach São Sabas High School, São Paulo, Brazil - 2007-2008




BUSA 2006 Boys Team - 2018 Columbus Classic  Champions


Favorite Soccer Team in Brazil:  Palmeiras

Favorite family-time activity:  Soccer, Beach, Travel and trying new food!



Coach Deivisson was born and raised in Marilia, São Paulo State, Brazil.   Dedicated to his role as a mentor and coach, he is passionate about soccer and coaching the youth to realize their potential.  Deivisson has now 20 years of coaching under his belt and had the privilege of working with some of the top teams in Brazil!



An undergraduate in Physical Education by the Centro Universitário  Campos de Andrade.

TetraPrep with the TetraBrazil Academy



Coritiba Foot Ball Club, Brazil

Enderson Moreira - Brazil Youth and Professional National Team

Academy and Camp Coach with UK International

20+ professional players in Brazil and overseas

Brazilian United Soccer Academy Coach - 5 years

BUSA Winter Coach Coordinator



U17 boys 3rd Place at São Paolo State Cup

3 x Marilia Cup Champion

2 x Regional Championships

BUSA 2004 Team - Mid-Atlantic Cup Champions 2016

BUSA 2008 Team - Mid-Atlantic Cup Champions 2017

BUSA 2008 Team - Mid-Atlantic Cup Champions 2018


Favorite Soccer Team in Brazil:  Santos FC

Favorite family-time activity:  Playing Uno, Bingo and Monopoly!






Paula was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Throughout her childhood, she played futsal for her school team and she joins the soccer team at Collage.  Paula attended UFRRJ College in 2008.

Paula has thrown herself into coaching soccer and futsal for over 6 years and has worked for BUSA exclusively for the last 4 years.  Paula has a love for children and a deeper understand and exceptional talent for working with the younger club members.    Her patience, knowledge, and passion with littlest of kickers, motivates the club's future stars. 
Paula takes pride in training the younger members to put their best soccer-foot forward, but also in all aspects of childhood development, team culture and behavior, coaching on and off the fields.  

A graduate in Physical Education -  UFRRJ - Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro - 2012
Scholarchip to Study abroad at Faculdade de Motricitade Humana - FMH - Lisboa, Portugal - 2011.
U.S. Soccer Federation F license.

Tetra Prep Brazil 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016

2010 - Assistant in soccer classes - Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
2011 - Elementary school coach - Escola Municipal Pera Flor, RJ, BRA.
2011 - High School coach- Escola Municipal Pera Flor, RJ, BRA.
2011 - Summer work with children- Sesi, RJ, BRA
2013 - TetraBrazil Soccer Academy Immersion with 64 hours of coaching training, RJ, BRA.
2013 - TetraBrazil Staff Training with 30 hours of coaching training, RJ, BRA.
2013-2016 - Summer soccer coach for TetraBrazil, USA.
2014 - Tetra Brazil Staff Training with 30 hours of coaching training, RJ, BRA.
2014 - Head Coach U8 for Chesapeake Futbol Club, USA.
2016 - Soccer Trainer for Cherry Hill Soccer Club, USA.
2016 - Head Coach U8, U10 and Assistant Coach U13 for Brazilian United Soccer Academy – BUSA, USA.
2017 – Head Coach U8, U10 and Assistant in Goalie Practices for Brazilian United Soccer Academy – BUSA, USA.
2018 - Head Coach U8 - U9 for Brazilian United Soccer Academy – BUSA, USA.
2018 – Summer Soccer coach for UKIS, USA.



Busa 2009 Boys Team - 2017 Arundel Cup Champions
Busa 2007 Boys Team - 2017 USFT East Coast Classic Champions
Busa 2006 Girls Team - 2017 AAYSA League Champions
Busa 2007 Boys Team - 2017 AAYSA League Champions
Busa 2009 Boys Team - 2018 Columbus Classic Second Place

Favorite Soccer Team in Brazil - Botafogo Futebol Club
Favorite family-time activity:  Go to the beach, travel and go out to eat!


Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Coach Costa loves to play sorts and travel to new places.  A accomplished futsal player

at A.A Vila Isabel from 1997 to 2006 and a college player for Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


A graduate of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro majoring in soccer.  Ygor also holds a post-graduate degree in soccer from UFV.  

IV Course Of Physiology and Physical Training in Soccer at Fluminense Football Club: 2011

Performance and Tactical Analysis course at Ponnta: 2014

Development plan in youth academies - Cruzeiro E.C: 2016


Bel Air FC: Trainer - 2018

TetraBrazil  Area Coordinator - 2014 - 2018 

TetraBrazil Academy Coach - 2011 - 2018

TetraBrazil Instructor Training and Coach Selection - 2017 (Rio)


North Union United: Coach, Technical Trainer - 2017 & 2018

FC Elk Grove -  U10, U14 Head Coach in 2016

CR Vasco da Gama -  U20 Assistant Coach, Assistant Performance analyst - 2015 & 2016

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro: Assistant Coach and performance analyst - 2014

Fluminense Football Club:

  -  U17 Assistant Physical Coach, Physiologist and tactical analyst 2012 & 2013

CR Flamengo Soccer school -  U6-U17 Head coach  - 2010 & 2011

Favorite Soccer Team in Brazil - Ask him!

Favorite family-time activity:  Music and Mexican food (and sometimes Chinese!)


Extremely motivated to constantly develop my skills and grow professionally. I am confident in my ability to come up with interesting ideas for practices and development of youth soccer players.


- Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ): Bachelor in Physical Education
- University of Beira Interior (UBI): Masters in Sports Science - 2019


- Assistant Coach at University of Beira Interior - 2018/2019
- Women’s Futsal team (Portugal) - 2018/2019
- Head Coach at Brazilian United Soccer Academy - 2016-2019
- Head Coach at Kent Island High School JV Girls team - Fall 2017
- TetraBrazil Regional Coordinator and Soccer - Counselor – Baltimore Region - 2012 - 2016


- Development of the Academy, Futsal and Goalkeeper - 2017
- Curriculums from Brazilian United Soccer Academy - 2017
- Lead the High School JV team to an undefeated - 2016
- 2 players joined Maryland’s ODP team and 7 players and made the High School Teams - 2016
- Reached Maryland’s Top 5 with the U12 BUSA Girls Team - 2014

Favorite Soccer Team in Brazil:  Flamengo!

Favorite family-time activity:  Soccer on the beach!



The Brazilian United Soccer Academy is a national brand that has as its main objective to develop youth soccer athletes by applying professional and scientific based training together with personal growth and preparation. All sessions are conducted by Brazilian professional soccer coaches, the majority of them with degrees in Sport Science and Physical Education from the best universities in Brazil.

Our players are exposed to a unique, integrated approach and systems of training in order to develop their Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Mental aspects of the game

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