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David Barbour Joins FC Copa as Technical Director


David Barbour Joins FC Copa as Technical Director

Veteran Coach Brings a Wealth of Past Success and Experience To Oversee

the Implementation of #TheCopaWay at FC Copa Academy Millstone

For Immediate Release - Thursday, July 15, 2020

Media Contact: Jef Thiffault, FC Copa Director of Club Development and Communications / 732.662.5202 x205

METUCHEN, NJ - FC Copa Academy today announced the hiring of David Barbour as Technical Director for FC Copa Academy Millstone. David will be responsible for all technical programming for FC Copa players from the academy program level through all training programs. David will work with the FC Copa coaching staff to ensure that the Copa Way is consistently incorporated into all FC Copa Millstone programs, lead the exciting partnership & relationship launched with Millstone United and provide FC Copa players with a best-in-class experience on and off the field.

David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the FC Copa family with over twenty five years experience coaching at the youth academy level. Prior to joining FC Copa, Barbour coached at SJEB Rush. At Rush, Coach Dave won the 2018, U16 Girls National Championship along with back to back US National League, Red Division wins in 2017 and 2018. Also, with Rush, Coach Dave won four NJYS State Cup Championships, three of those titles were back to back to back wins with his 2002 Girls Academy team, who were ranked #1 in the Nation all three years Coach Dave was at the helm, according to His 2002 Girls team were also named one of the top 10 Teams of the Decade by NJYS between the years 2010 – 2019.

Prior to his time with Rush, David served as the Director of Coaching for NJ Rush, the Director of Training for NJSA04 Highland, and was the Co-founder and Director of Coaching for Real NJSC. Coach Dave also served as a Goalkeeper Coach for the Saint Joseph’s Women’s Soccer team and was head coach for the New Jersey Wildcats W-League team. Coach Dave holds a USSF National D License, the BFUT Coaching Diploma, Level 4 (Brazilian License) and the International Coaching Association (ICA), Fitness and Conditioning License. Through his years of coaching Coach Dave has developed and coached over 100 players who have continued their soccer careers in college and professionally.

“David brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to FC Copa,” said FC Copa President and Executive Director of Coaching Roberto Aguas. “We are thrilled that David has joined us. He has played an integral role in the launch of our new FC Copa Academy location and our excellent partnership with Millstone United. I’ve known and have coached against teams David has coached, and he has always shown a dedication to true education of the game.”

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with FC Copa. With the Club being established over 16 years ago, there is clearly a rich history of success,” said Barbour. “FC Copa is a major contributor to the soccer community in New Jersey and is professionally organized in a way where I am certain I will prosper as a coach and director.”

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About FC Copa Academy

FC Copa Academy is a professional soccer organization founded in 2004, which has appeared in 26 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships. FC Copa has one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 350 students into over 160 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players. A soccer family consisting of over 750 members from the ages of 5 to 19 that come from all areas of NJ, NY, and PA. FC Copa is a year-round soccer development program assisting players in reaching their greatest potential with three locations; FC Copa Rutgers (Middlesex County, NJ), FC Copa Millstone (Monmouth County, New Jersey) and FC Copa Brooklyn (Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, NY). The focus is on educating the complete player with a knowledgeable and caring staff. FC Copa Academy teams compete in premier level leagues, tournaments, showcases, and competitions locally, regionally and nationally. FC Copa Academy fields both boys and girls teams in each age group from U7 through U19 and beyond. In addition to the youth academy, FC Copa Academy provides a pathway into the college, semi-pro and professional levels via its New Jersey Copa FC collegiate programs (U20 and U23) and United Women’s Soccer team.

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