Jose Goicochea Jr.
Through previous stints coaching at Big Apple Soccer, Kosmos Greek Americans, Albertson SC, DUSC as well as his current work with GGFC, Coach Goicochea’s track record for developing players and teams that play with great technical skill, exuberance and bravado is unparalleled. His success in working with kids stems from drawing upon all the lessons that experience has taught him as a young kid playing on the streets of his native Barranquilla, Colombia; a collegiate player, a professional player in Colombia as well as a current youth soccer teacher and father. He strongly believes that any child can learn to excel if you give them the proper instruction in the fundamentals, provide the emotional support necessary for kids to keep believing in themselves, exercise tremendous patience, and never lose sight of the fact that coaches are here to serve the kids. He has applied that belief unwaveringly over the years and many of the kids he has taught have gone on to play professionally, have played with youth national teams in the United States and Colombia, and are playing soccer in college.
USSF D License
Currently working on License C
Fall 2010 - Present - Gotham Girls FC
Fall 2006 - 2011 -Downtown United Soccer Club
Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 – Albertson SC
Fall 2002 - Spring 2005 - Big Apple League, U8-U9 Select Team.
Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 - BW Gottschee
Ulster County Community College (runner up in the NJCAA National Championship)
Plattsburgh State University - State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC)
3rd Division Profesional Soccer in Colombia