Southbury FC Program

Southbury FC Boys and FC Girls

The Southbury FC Premier U15-U19 Teams start after the High School season, and run through Winter and Spring. This program is meant for talented aspiring young soccer players who are looking for a higher level of play and development. They will be coached by accredited and nationally licensed soccer coaches in order to provide the best experience possible for all its' players. The level of Premier Competition is much greater than travel leagues, and therefore, the demands are much greater.

Club Contacts:

Tryouts Announced

Tryouts Dates: 

May 29th 6:15pm 

June 5th 6:15pm

Please Register below for Boys or Girls tryouts

Semans Park.  

156 East Flat Hill Road, 

Southbury CT 06488

Go to Registration

Girls Tryouts Registration

Tryout Registration Help

  • Steps: 
  • 1 - Select appropriate (Boys below or Girls above) registration link 
  • 2 – You should be redirected to CT Keeper website where you will need to create a parent account and can add your child profile for registration
  • 3 – you will then get an email to verify your account
  • 4 – once you verify account should be able to log back into your account
  • 5 – Select blue “purchase (no cost)” button for registration
  • 6 – Select the event type and profile for attendee

Register Girls Above - Boys Below

Boys Tryouts Registration

Needham Memorial Day Tournament Highlights


SFC Boys U18/19

Southbury FC U18's went all the way to Finals and Penalty kicks.  The boys let in only 1 goal and scored 10 in getting to the finals.  Winning games of 3-1, 3-0, 1-0 and 1-0 in the semis before falling in the finals on penalty kicks.   


SFC Girls U16

 Southbury FC Girls U16 team won 3 games and reached the finals in their bracket, only to be turned away in penalties in the final.  Great effort by the girls.


PSC Boys U14 - Champions

The PSC U14 United team also went to Penalty kicks, this time the Reds were victorious thanks to great efforts by Goalkeper Zach Farren and game clinching penalty by Chris DePalma

SFC Coaching Staff

Jenilo (Russo) Soares


Head Coach Girls U15/16 SFC & U15 PSC


USSF D License 

Everson Soccer Academy - 2015- Present 

Brazil Ct Futsal (Samba) – 2016- Present 

United States Futsal Federation License 

Futsal Nacional Champions – 2017/18

Southbury Soccer – 2015-Present 

Northwest District Champions u12/12 Girls 

Central High School Boys varsity – 2013- Present  


AJAT U15 Sao Nicolau Cape Verde/Central HS 

All State team /1st team All FCIAC-Top 10 Players to watch in CT-Senior Bowl MVP

Monroe community College (Jr College D1) 2011/2013.  two national tournaments & two Region XV Championships and two district titles.

Central Connecticut State University Men Soccer Division 1, NCAA 

Waterbury City FC 2017/2018- Present  

Mamadee Kamara


Head Coach Boys U16 SFC & U15 Boys PSC

Bio Coming soon

Kevin Ipina


Head Coach Boys U18 SFC


USSF E License & Grass Roots/

NSCAA Futsal

Head Coach The Gunnery School

2018 U15 Needham Memorial Day Tourn Champions

2018 U13 Connecticut Cup Semifinalist

2018 Post University Assistant Coach

Former Varsity Assistant Girls Immaculate High School

Coached U15 USYNT/USNTC Players

Professional Soccer Player 


Danbury High School

2017 National Premier Soccer League Champion with Elm City Express

Played in PDL CFC AZUL 

Post University Captain and 2x All American and 3x CACC Champs and 2x NCAA Tournament

David Cardoso


Assistant Coach Girls U15/16 SFC & SCNM U15


David Cardoso has been coaching boys and girls ages 9-16 for the last 7 years for Danbury Youth Soccer Club’s travel and premier teams. His U14 girls won the League Championship Title in 2015. While at DYSC he was the club coordinator as well as a DYSC board member. He currently coaches the U15 girls at New Milford Soccer Club. He has also coached for his alma mater Danbury High School for a season as well as for ODP. David lives in Danbury with his wife Stephanie and there son, David. Soccer is a big part of his life. He played as a right defender all throughout high school and college. He takes pride in teaching his players how to play the game and how to improve their game. Inspiring them to commit to their long-term fitness goals, while developing their skills as individual players on a team with the ultimate goal of winning the game, is his pleasure. He is a big fan of SL Benfica and the Portuguese national team!!.  


David holds: Vice President of New Milford Soccer Club WCSOA Referee License USSF National “D” License USSF National “E” License USSF National “F” License CJSA “G” License Youth Grassroots Certification  



Danillo Andrade


Assistant Coach Boys U18 SFC & SCNM U11 BOYS

Club Administration


Carlos Almeida

Director of Coaching & 

Assistant Coach U16 Boys

Assistant Coach U18 Boys

Mark Berkowitz

Techinical Advisor & Assistant Coach

Joe Wunderlich

Club Management & 

Assistant Coach SFC U16 Boys

Assistant Coach SFC U18 Boys

Tim Holland

HS Boys Director & 

Assistant Coach PSC U19 Boys

Assistant Coach PSC U15 Boys

Coaching and Club Administration

Carlos Almeida



Director of Coaching Southbury FC Boys and Girls 2018-CURRENT


Director of Coaching PSC 2016- Current

Director of Coaching SCNM 2013 - Current

Assistant Coach South Kent Boys Prep 2018-2019

Goalkeeper Coach South Kent Boys Prep 2012 - 2019

2 National Prep School Championships & 4 New England (NEPSAC) Championships


University of Connecticut 1981-1983 (National Champions 1981, Final Four 1982)

University of Connecticut National Indoor Soccer Championship All-Star team

Danbury High School - All Area 1980

CT - State Select Team 1980 & 1981

Danbury PAC CSL - State Champions 1986


CJSA NWD Coach of the Year – 2005

Head Coach CT Cup Champions – 2006 Boys (U12) Southbury Soccer Club

Head Coach CT Cup Champions – 2017 Girls (U15) Southbury Soccer Club 

Head Coach CFC West Girls U10 - 2012/15

Head Coach CFC West Girls U15 - 2014/2015

Head Coach Southbury Soccer Club (multiple teams 2002-2019)


Director of Coaching PSC 2016- Current

Director of Coaching SCNM 2013 - Current

Director of Coaching CFC West  Boys Premier 2015-16

Academy Director CFC West Boys and Girls U9/10/11/12 - 2013-15

President Southbury Soccer Club 2010-2011

Vice President Southbury Soccer Club 2009-2010

Executive Director of Travel 2006-2009


USSF C National License

USSF D National License

USSF E License

USSF Grassroots 11v11 and 9v9

NSCAA Level 5

NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma

Mark Berkowitz



Director of Athletics for Weston High School 

Awared “Most Exemplary, Outstanding Athletic Department (CIAC) 

In 2009 and 2013 the CIAC recognized the Weston Athletic Department as the “Overall Winners of the Michaels Achievement Cup” naming the Weston Athletic Program the “Most Outstanding, Exemplary Athletic Program” for all schools of all sizes in the state of CT.  

Head varsity soccer coach at Weston HS.  1999 

2005 State Championship,

Connecticut High School Soccer Coach of the Year.  Sportsmanship Award winners in 5 of the 8 years as head coach

Coach of the Year for medium and small schools by the same conference in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2005.  Head coaching Barrington High School 1995 -1999

Sportsmanship Award all four years he led the program and by the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association as the State Sportsmanship Award winner in 1997.  

1998 Sectional Coach of the Year 

Sectional Championship 

Premier programs including the Barrington Area Soccer Association in Illinois, Southbury Soccer Club in Southbury, CT, Samba TTP in Newtown, CT, Ponte FC in Waterbury, CT and Southbury FC in Southbury CT. 

Mark played high school soccer at Coventry High School in Coventry, CT and was named the player of the year in the state of CT in 1982.  He went on to play college soccer at Southern CT State University and still plays today in the Shoreline Adult Soccer League for Cheshire Azzurri and in the Connecticut Adult Recreational Soccer League for Southbury Soccer.  

Mark is also a member of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Soccer Committee and represents the Coaches Association as a member of the National Federation of High School’s (NFHS) Soccer Committee.  

Joe Wunderlich

 Bio Coming Soon 

Tim Holland

Bio Coming Soon

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