Upper School Soccer Academy
The Soccer Academy is facilitated by Coach Daniel Cavalcanti and Coach Michael Araujo.
Coach Daniel is the Athletics Director and soccer / futsal coach at Boca Prep. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, his coaching philosophy derives from his youth development background in futsal. Futsal, which is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA, is a critical component of the Soccer Academy curriculum at Boca Prep.
He was a member of the pool of players for the US Futsal National Team during the 2011 Futsal Grand Prix, which took place in Manaus, Brazil. He achieved titles in the USA Futsal 2015 & 2016 World Futsal Championships and won the United States Futsal Federation 2016 Southeast Futsal Regional Championship.
Coach Daniel earned a degree in International Relations from FIU. Aside from studying under some of the most successful and renowned futsal coaches around the world, he holds multiple national soccer and futsal coaching licenses from the US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, AAU, and United Soccer Coaches (Formerly NSCAA – National Soccer Coaches Association of America). He is also a TRX Certified Fitness Trainer.
Coach Michael Araujo was a member of the South African Youth National Team where he was their captain at age 16. He then became a member of the College of Boca Raton’s (now Lynn University) National Championship Team, where he was selected to the NAIA All-American Team. He played professional soccer for 12 years in the U.S., Africa, Europe, Canada and N. Ireland, including three seasons with Cincinnati Silverbacks and Sacramento Kicks indoor professional soccer teams. He was selected to the CSL All-Star team and was chosen as the MVP of the South African Super Bowl in 1999.
Lower School Soccer Academy
The soccer performance program allows students as early as the first grade to participate in the academy. They will begin to learn the basic skills of soccer and train to harness their talents. Students from grades 1-2 train twice a week 3:10 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Students from grades 3 to 5 train three times a week from 2:30p.m. to 4 p.m. For the serious student athletes, beginning in MYP 1 (grade 6) to DP 2 (grade 12) students enrolled in the soccer performance program will train every school day between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. With this schedule, students are able to take all five core classes and their needed sixth elective class.
Facilities used by the soccer academy include: an outdoor soccer field, indoor futsal court, sandbox, swimming pool, and fitness center.
Junior Soccer Academy
The Junior Soccer Academy is a program for 1st and 2nd graders. Players develop strictly through Futsal at this age group. The technical focus in on becoming familiar with the ball and how to control it. Physically, the priority is to learn the fundamental movements and motor skills required to play the game effectively. The only tactical emphasis for the Junior Soccer Academy is to learn the principles of the game, by attacking and defending in 3v3 and 4v4 small-sided games. Most importantly, training should be FUN!
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Lindsay Brammer, 2013 Valedictorian and current Division I athlete, discusses her experience in balancing an advanced soccer training program with a rigorous IB curriculum.
Boca Prep Middle School Soccer Academy playing Foot Volley.