Eddie Lima


Coaching Philosophy


I believe it is very important to completely invest in every player.  As coaches, we have a unique opportunity to serve as a mentor to the young people that can be crucial to their development, growth, and confidence. We should strive not only to create better soccer players but better people as well in a positive learning environment for all players and their families.

 

Coaching Experience:

  • Arlington Soccer Association - Assistant Director of Coaching Education: 2018 – Present
  • USSF National Coaching License Instructor: 2011 – Present
  • Olympic Development Program (ODP) Coach for the North District, VA State, and Region 1 Level Program: 2003 – Present.
  • Olympic Development Program (ODP) Director of the North District: 2017 - 2018
  • Arlington Soccer Association – High School Boys Age Group Director: 2015 – 2018
  • Vienna Youth Soccer - Technical Director: 2011-2015
  • George Mason University (GMU) Volunteer Assistant Coach: 2010 -2011
  • International Touch Soccer Academy (ITSA) Director/Owner: 2006 – 2011
  • James Madison HS Varsity Head coach: 2004 - 2006
  • Brazilian Touch Soccer Academy (BTSA) Director/Owner: 2004 -2006
  • Golden Boot Soccer (GBS) – Director: 2000 - 2004
     

Coaching Licenses:

  • National Youth License, 2010
  • USSF “B” Coaching License, 2009
  • NSCAA “State Goalkeeping Course”, 2005
  • NSCAA “Regional Goalkeeping Course, 2005
  • ABTF Coaching License (CBF and UEFA approved Brazilian National “A” Coaching License), 200
  • SPFSAD (Sao Paulo Football Syndication Advance Regional Diploma), 2004
     

Director/Coaching Accomplishments

Arlington Soccer Association – Coach
 

  • As. Coach - 2002 Boys Region and National Champion 2018
     
  • Head Coach - 2001 Boys Region Final Four 2017  

  • Head Coach - 2001’s Boys State Champion 2016
     
  • Head Coach - U14 Arlington Rangers: CCL League Champion - Undefeated 
     

Olympic Development Program (ODP) – Coach

  • State ODP – 95’s Boys – Regional Champion 2010
     
  • State ODP 93’s Boys National Finalist – Final Four 2009
     
  • State ODP 93’s Boys Regional Champion – 2009
     

Vienna Youth Soccer - Technical Director

  • NSCAA National Award – Best Development Program from Recreational to Travel Program – 2014
     
  • NSCAA Overall Club Evaluation Performance – Top rating club in US 2014
     
  • VYS Pick-up game program (Friday Night Lights) – National recognition: 2014
     

Playing Experience/Honors/Awards:

  • George Mason Soccer “Hall of Fame”: 2006
  • Nominated an award in his name at GMU “Eduardo Lima Offensive Award”: 2006
  • Top scorer in goals, assists, and points in George Mason Soccer History:1996-2000
  • Captain of George Mason Soccer Team: 1999-2000.
  • Played 73 games for George Mason University and scored 48 goals, 23 assists, and 251 shoots.
  • George Mason “Athlete of the Year” Candidate: 2000
  • All-America Candidate: 2000
  • University National All-Stars game: 1998 2000
  • First George Mason player to have more than 30 goals and 20 assists in a career: 1996 2000
  • Offensive MVP of all George Mason Tournaments: 1996,1998, 2000
  • All-America Team of the week: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • All CAA Player of the week: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • All South Atlantic Region first team honors: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • All Virginia first-team honors: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • All CAA First Team Honors: 1997, 1998, 2000
  • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: 1999
  • Freshman Second highest points in George Mason Soccer History: 1996
  • Soccer America All America Freshman Team of the year: 1996
  • World University Games in Japan – Top ten: 1995
  • Brazilian University National Champion, (tournament MVP and top scorer): 1995
  • Played against Germany, Holland, Korea, Morocco, Spain, Japan, Denmark, National and/or Club Teams
  • Londrina F. Club - Final Four of “Copa Sao Paulo” (Brazil Youth National Cup): 1995
  • Londrina F. Club - Juniors Cup National Champion: 1995
  • Sao Paulo F. Club – Regional Champion: 1990, and 1993
  • Sao Paulo F. Club - State Champion: 1988, 1990, 1991 and 1993
  • Students World Champion U12 in Denmark, (top scorer of the tournament w/ 27 goals in 19 games): 1985
  • Top scorer of Sao Paulo’s City Clubs Tournament: 1984,1986,1988,1990, and 1993
  • Champion of Sao Paulo’s City Clubs Tournament for Pinheiros F. Club: 1984, 1986, 1998, 1989, and 1993

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