FC Copa Academy today announced the hiring of Massimo Cedraschi as Girls Director. Coach Massimo joins FC Copa with a proven track record of developing some of the best female talent in the State of New Jersey, having led multiple organizations and teams to state, regional and national championships. Additionally, Massimo has successfully placed a large number of players into top collegiate programs on a yearly basis.
Originally from Como Italy, Massimo brings decades of coaching experience at multiple levels. Coach Massimo will be responsible for all technical programming for female players at FC Copa and New Jersey Copa FC throughout all levels of the organization including the UWS, UWS2 and U23 teams.
He will work with the FC Copa coaching staff to ensure that the Copa Way is consistently incorporated into all locations and provide FC Copa players with a best-in-class experience on and off the field.
“We are thrilled to welcome Massimo Cedraschi to the FC Copa family,” said FC Copa President and Executive Director of Coaching Roberto Aguas. “Massimo’s experience and years of success in the youth soccer world are extensive. Massimo brings one of the best resumes in the region to FC Copa, and we are excited to have him leading our girls and women’s programs.”
“I'm excited to join FC Copa in the next step in my career,” said Coach Massimo. “I believe FC Copa offers their players, teams and families a strong platform for the highest level of soccer and personal development and I am excited to put all my experience, efforts and energy toward many more years of strong success.”
Lori Berman, Vice President states “Massimo brings great experience and passion to our Copa family! He cares very much about his teams, players and coaches - always working to bring out the best in them while reaching their highest potential. I am looking forward to having Massimo with us for many years to come.”
Cedraschi holds a UEFA B License and United Soccer Coaches National Diploma and Director of Coaching Diploma and has held positions at PSA, International Girls Futbol Academy and Wayne SC. He has also served as head coach of the New Jersey Valkyries of the W-League and PSA in the WPSL.
Since its inception in 2004, FC Copa Academy has appeared in 31 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships while having one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 350 students into over 180 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players.
Please help us welcome Coach Massimo to the Copa Family!
About FC Copa Academy and New Jersey Copa FC
FC Copa Academy is a professional soccer organization founded in 2004, which has appeared in 31 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 180 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players. FC Copa is a year-round soccer development program assisting players in reaching their greatest potential with three locations; FC Copa Rutgers (Middlesex County, New Jersey), FC Copa Millstone (Monmouth County, New Jersey) and FC Copa Brooklyn (Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, New York). 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. FC Copa is a founding member of the USL Academy. 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 teams competing in its collegiate programs (U20 and U23), USL League Two, New Jersey Copa FC Reserves, UWS and UWS2 teams.