New Jersey Copa FC Technical Staff
Coach Roberto Aguas is the President, Founder, and Executive Director of Coaching of FC Copa Academy. Coach Roberto has coached SIX FC Copa Academy teams to the #1 Ranking in the Country (via GotSoccer). He has developed and mentored a large number of 325 players who are now playing collegiate or professionally around the world from FC Copa Academy. Most recently Coach Roberto lead the FC Copa 00s to the NPL National Championship in 2017, his second National Championship having lead the FC Copa Academy Real U17G to the 2012 US Club National Championship in Chicago.
A Native of Plymouth, England. Atkinson joined FC Copa after serving in senior positions at New York-area clubs over the past seven years. He also served as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Monroe College (Bronx). Now Director at FC Copa Academy Brooklyn and Head Coach of the UWS team.
Over the past decade, Steve has gained extensive experience in various areas of the fitness industry and has continuously pursued further education. He keeps himself up to date with the latest developments in exercise science so that he can share his knowledge and educate our players. Steve has coached collegiate and high school athletes, as well as youth sports teams and players, and his expertise lies in injury prevention, speed, agility, strength and conditioning. Steve is excited about the opportunity of joining FC Copa, which sets the standard for soccer clubs. With his expertise, our athletes will be able to enhance their physical performance and reach their full potential.
Coach Lori Berman joined FC Copa Academy in 2007 and serves as the FC Copa Academy Director of Academic Guidance, Vice President of Operations, and Senior Coaching Staff member. Coach Lori plays a vital role in player development at FC Copa Academy. She has been influential in preparing and assisting over 200 FC Copa Academy alumni for the transition to playing college soccer across all levels. Prior to joining FC Copa Academy in 2007, she served as a guidance counselor and freshman seminar instructor for 20 years at St. Peter’s Preparatory High School in Jersey City, NJ.
Director of Operations
Andre brings a decade of coaching experience to the Tri-State area, including 5 years at the New York Red Bulls Youth Programs and involvement in various recreational, travel and academy programs. He also brings USSF C License to the Academy. He also runs all operations and logistics for our Academy out of FC Copa Metuchen/Piscataway.
Dr. Vincent Codelle
Dr. Vincent Codella serves as both the Academy Medical Director of FC Copa Academy as well as the Official Team Doctor for both the UWS and USL2 New Jersey Copa FC teams. Dr. Codella is board certified in family practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practitioners. He received his medical training from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed his residency in family practice at Union Hospital, where he also served as a teaching-attending physician. He works closely with Union Hospital today.