The Wilton Soccer Association is dedicated to providing Wilton children, their families and the community with a positive soccer experience at all skill levels that emphasizes having fun, building character through sportsmanship, coaching excellence, te

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Soccer Extreme is the coaching organization for our Warrior and Travel Programs.


The Soccer Extreme mission is to help young athletes develop their true potential in the game of soccer by using innovative and proven coaching methods. We support athletes during every phase of their journey in the sport. Throughout the process, each athlete receives personal attention from nationally and internationally licensed staff an educational, safe, and fun environment.


Directors


John Salvatore – Director Of Coaching

John Salvatore is the founder and President of Soccer Extreme. He is a former college coach of two Division 1 programs. At the University of Hartford Woman’s program, they were nationally ranked as high as 4th in the country and had 4 NCAA appearances. While at Yale University‘s Men‘s program for 6 years, he was the 1st assistant, assuming roles of player development, national and international recruitment, game assessments, goalkeeper development, and scouting.

In 2008, John was inducted into Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association “Hall of Fame.” Over the past 17 years, John has helped with the development of seven players who made the U.S. Youth National Team and assisted thousands of young players in realizing their full potential and reach the highest ranks of college and pro soccer. John has been coaching for 17 years and 7 for the WSA. He has USSF “B” License, NSCAA Premier License, National Youth License and a CBF Brazilian License.


Ben Weiss - Administrative Director

Ben has been coaching for over a decade at all levels of soccer and playing for nearly his entire life. In addition to his roles with the WSA, he is currently the Varsity Coach for Bethel High School Girls and a club coach at CT Rush. Ben has been coaching for 12 years and 7 for the WSA. He has a USSF National D License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 3 Diploma, CIAC (HS) Coaching Certificate, First Aid and CPR Certified

Ben previously worked as an Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach at the University of New Haven and before that was an Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach at Immaculate High School in Danbury winning three state championships with the girl's varsity team. 

As a student-athlete, Ben was a member of the 2006 ODAC Champions at Lynchburg College (Va.) and received a BA in English. He played scholastically at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT., winning a CIAC Class ‘M’ State Championship in 2001. 


Coaches


Jorge Arbelaez

Jorge has been coaching 8 years, 3 with the WSA. He has USSF National D License,  ATFA U18 License (Argentina), NSCAA Level 5 Diploma, NSCAA High School Special Topics Diploma.

 

 

 

 

 


Thomas Connolly

Thomas has been working with Soccer Extreme for 5 years but has been involved with soccer since boyhood. He played for several successful clubs in Ireland winning both leagues and cups multiple times. Thomas has coached with the WSA, Wilton High School (boys and girls) and was the head coach of Classical Magnet School Girls Varsity in 2014-2015. Thomas has been coaching 12 years, 5 with the WSA. He has USSF National D License, FAI (Ireland ) Kick-Start 1 and 2.

 

 

 


Jason Greasley

Jason is from Leicester, England. He has lived on the East Coast for 15 years, after living in Southern California for 16 years.  Jason played competitive soccer throughout his youth having played at club, college, and semi-professional levels.  While playing with California State University, Chico he pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education. 

Jason’s coaching experience began in 1990 with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).  Since then he has coached boys and girls at local, travel, and club levels.  While at college, Jason became involved in coaching local youth teams, as well as being involved in the Chico State Summer Soccer Camp.  After graduating Jason returned to Huntington Beach to coach his former high school team. It was here that he went back to school to pursue his teaching credential. He moved to Connecticut 9 years ago and currently teaches at Cider Mill School in the Wilton Public School system.  He joined the coaching staff at Wilton High School in 2004.  He is now the Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer Coach. In addition, he has coached WSA travel teams for the last 12 years as well as premier teams with South Central Premier.

He has been coaching 31 years, 12 with the WSA. He has CIAC (HS) Coaching Certificate.


Jennifer Gros

Jenifer has been coaching for 2 years, 2 with the WSA. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Matt Jessop

Matt played soccer through high school and has been coaching for multiple levels of players for the past 4 years. He enjoys bringing creativity to his sessions with an aim to allow the players to express themselves on the ball. Matt has been coaching for 4 years, 2 with the WSA. He has FA Level 1, FA Disability in Football.

 

 

 

 


Erick Kuzco

Erick has a unique look on soccer having played a majority of his but with a focus in recent years on becoming a chiropractic doctor as well. Having played at St. Joseph's, he set out to play at Southern before becoming injured, Erick has a unique perspective on the holistic approach to soccer. He has coached with Bridgeport Premier, Shoreline FC, and Sporting SC and is excited to bring his knowledge to the WSA.  Erick has been coaching 7 years, 1 with the WSA. 

 

 

 


James Lewicki

Coach Lewicki played at Wilton HS from 1973 to 1977 and went on to play at Springfield College from 1977 to 1981. He has been involved with Wilton soccer for nearly 40 years. Jim was Wilton High's Boys Assistant Coach from 1992 to 2003 and has been their Head Coach from 2004 to the present. Jim has coached 37 years, 37 with the WSA.

 

 

 

 


Andres Londono

Soccer has been part of Andres' entire life. Currently, he is coaching several teams in Fairfield County from 4 to 13 years old. His passion is developing the techniques required as the foundation for young players to develop. Andres has been coaching 2 years, 2 with the WSA. He has USSF E License, NSCAA Special Topics Diploma

 

 

 

 


Ritesh Mistry

Ritesh (Ritz) has played at the high school, collegiate and youth club levels in the UK. He has coached at a number of different clubs throughout the USA. He has been coaching 10 years, 4 for the WSA. He has USSF E License, FA Levels 1 & 2.

 

 

 

 

 


Ajeet Mistry

Ajeet has been coaching and playing since an early age. He represented the Bradford School District from 10 to 18 years old and has coached in the same community since he was 15. Now in the USA, Ajeet is looking to bring his experience to the WSA. He has been coaching 10 years. He has USSF E License, FA Level 1, FA Youth Module.

 

 

 

 


Kyle Mulley

Kyle has been coaching since he was 21 and has been playing since he was 5. During his playing days, he represented the Bradford District in the UK and went on to play at the county level before starting his coaching. Kyle has coached with several organizations in the UK, Austrailia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. He has been coaching 8 years, 1 for the WSA. He has FA Level 1, Youth Module 1, USSF F License.

 

 

 


Dave Nuttall

Dave is originally from the UK and has been involved in coaching for over 10 years. Dave moved to the USA in 2012 to experience coaching within a new culture and bring his knowledge and experience. He believes in helping develop both the player and person through soccer. Dave is currently an Assistant College Coach at Iona College (D1) specializing with their goalkeepers at the program as well as the Head Coach for the Girls Varsity Soccer at John Jay High School in NY. He has been coaching 10 years, 4 for the WSA. FA Levels 1 & 2, FA Youth Development Module.

 

 

 


Jaime (Jimmy) Ocampo

Jimmy was an Assistant Coach FC Westchester NY and a Head Coach for the Mamaroneck Tornados NY. In addition, he has been Head Coach in Port Chester NY different teams and ages [Boys and Girls] for 16 years. As a player, Jimmy, played Middle School and High School going on to play with Colombian professionals players for several years. He has been coaching 16 years, 1 for the WSA. He has a USSF D License.

 

 

 


Anthony Ramirez

Anthony played high school at Westhill High School and played in Colombia at a high level. He has been coaching 3 years, 1 for the WSA. He has a USSF E License.

 

 

 

 

 


John F. Rios

John has been passionate about soccer since for his whole life. He has been playing soccer since 6 years old. Originally from Colombia, John played semi-professional for Atletico Nacional. After suffering a knee injury at 24, John turned his passion for soccer to coaching. Once in the USA, John began his coaching career with New Canaan working with travel teams as well as the high school program. Next, John worked with Norwalk High School program, the Fairfield travel program and has worked in with the WSA the past 5 years. He has been coaching 22 years, 5 with the WSA. He has USSF National D License,  ATFA U18 License (Argentina),  
NSCAA Level 5 Diploma.

 

 


Terrell Whitting

Terrell has been working with the Wilton Warriors and travel programs since coming to the WSA. Working mostly with the Girls 11/12 teams with much success including coaching them to be Fall Southwest District Champions (2016/2017). 

As a player, Terrell was named All-State at Avon Old Farms and is also the leading goal scorer at the school was nominated for Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year. Collegiately, he began his college career at the UConn claiming a Big East Title before transferring to Post University where the team won multiple regular season titles and NCAA appearances. He has been coaching 3 years, 2 with the WSA. He has USSF F License, USSF E License (pending).

 


as of Feb 2018