Executive Director and Coach
After growing up playing for several youth soccer and futsal academies in Brazil, Daniel moved to the States in 2006 with a 100% athletic scholarship to play for Penn State University. Later, he transferred to the University of West Florida. He has coaching experience in youth and college level soccer. In 2014, Daniel started as a Technical Director for the Michigan Futsal Factory Academy program and founded the Illinois FFA in 2016.
Daniel currently has his USSF "C" National License and U.S. Youth Futsal National Level 3 coaching Certificate as well as the United Soccer Coaches (former NSCAA) Futsal Level 1 Diploma. In addition to his soccer/sports credentials, Daniel has earned a MBA in General Business at Eastern Michigan University.
Daniel currently plays professional indoor soccer for the MASL Milwaukee Wave team. Also, he is a member of US Men's Futsal National Team.
Lito comes from Grand Rapids, MI, where he played and coached with some of the strongest soccer programs in the country. Lito has great experience coaching Futsal as he has impacted several players in Michigan being one of the pioneers, introducing Futsal in the region.
Lito currently has his USSF "C" National License and U.S. Youth Futsal National Level 3 coaching Certificate. In addition to his soccer/sports credentials, Lito has a Business degree from Davenport University.
Lito won the NAIA National title with Davenport University in 2014. He has also played in the Major League Futsal for ABK Grand Rapids and Lansing City teams. He has also been invited to play in the 2015 PFL Showcase vs FC Barcelona