Brazilian Way Futbol Academy
Boys & Girls U9-U17 Beginner to Premier
The Brazilian Way Futbol Academy delivers an advanced training methodology with the primary objective of improving the individual’s ability to make decisions on the soccer field, so that they will excel at applying the FC Alliance curriculum and styles of play in games. As the Brazilian Philosophy dictates, the fundamentals of the sport are highly emphasized (i.e. dribbling, passing, receiving, finishing, heading, etc) so that they can be applied to game situations with incredible creativity. This program will also introduce players to the concept of functional training, emphasizing all the specifics of each position on the field.
Ultimately, the Brazilian Way Futbol Academy aims to create a training environment where players learn, develop and understand the game by using their own creativity. Our approach gives individual ownership to the player. Experience has proven that when you give a player ownership of a thought, idea or practical execution of a skill, they are more motivated to carry it through to the end.  Thus by guiding their creativity, players can be coerced into making logical decisions, allowing them to remain calmer and at an optimal state to work their way out of trouble. The Brazilian Way is all about developing confidence and instilling passion in the player.
  • Inspire players to practice and improve their ball control, foot skills and decision making for which Brazilian soccer is famous
  • Challenge players to raise their game and reach new heights within an excellent learning environment
  • Unique program combining learning and fun; players are grouped according to age and ability with restricted class size
  • Custom curriculum designed to provide players with expert level training by professional Brazilian coach
  • Climate controlled indoor environment
  • Written player evaluations
  • Unique player gift
“To serve all the players I have the opportunity to coach with respect and character, providing them with every ounce of my knowledge and attention, helping them to become better players physically, technically, tactically, mentally, and spiritually, and assisting them to find ways to be creative and joyful on the field; all of this with a energetic and passionate approach.”
  • Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) “A” License
  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License
  • USSF Youth License
  • US Youth Soccer ODP Region 2 Head Coach
  • Kentucky ODP Head Coach
  • Shorter University, Head Coach 2012-Present - NCAAII
  • University of the Cumberlands, Head Coach (05-10) - NAIA
  • LMU Assistant Coach (03-05) - NCAA II
  • Baton Rouge Capitals Head Coach (2009) - USL/PDL
  • NAIA All- American (3x)
  • Played for the professional academies of SC Corinthians and Fluminense FC (Brazil)
  • Pre-selected for the U-17 Brazilian National Team
  • Knoxville Force, Head Coach 2013-Present

Spring Session      7 Sessions at $135 or 4 Sessions at $70

Apr 22, 29

May 6, 13, 15 (Fri)  20, 22 (Fri)


· U9-U12     (Boys and Girls) – 5:30-6:30 pm

· U13-U17   (Boys and Girls) – 6:30-7:30 pm

Summer Camps

June 1-4 and July 6-9  (check back for more information)



The Field House at Amherst
1750 Amherst Road
Knoxville, TN 37909

Space is limited to 20 players per class.
A waiting list will be formed on a first come,
first serve basis.
Paulo Neto, Director 
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