Technical Coaches

Our technical Coaches

SWU Technical Coaches provide an enjoyable & inclusive experience. Ensuring that safety, organization, structure & enjoyment exist for both players and coaches.

jesus melo

Manager of Developmental Programming

Jesus Melo

Business Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with over 15 years of experience
  • Client Application Support (2011-2017)
  • Software Development (2008-2011)
  • Software Analyst (2006-2008)
  • Application Support (2003-2006)
  • IT Specialist (2000-2003)

Soccer Experience

  • CSWU Grassroots Director (2017-Present)
  • Whitecaps Academy Centre Trainer (2018-Present)
  • CSWU Staff Coach and Academy Trainer (2014-2017)
  • Various youth teams Coach (2011-2014)
  • Canada Soccer Children’s License (2019)
  • Soccer Community Coach LF Training (2108)
  • Provincial C License (2017)
  • Active Start (NCCP Community Stream) (2016)
  • Soccer for Life (NCCP Community Stream) (2016)
  • Learning to Train (NCCP Community Stream) (2016)

Manager of Performance Programming

PavLE Popara

Business Experience

  • Bachelor of Sport Management 2018

Soccer Experience

  • Calgary South West United Soccer
  • Alberta Youth Soccer League (AYSL) Lead (2021-Present)
  • SDS Serbia Technical Director (2018-2021)
  • UFEA A Coaching License (2018)
  • UFEA B Coaching License (2017)
  • Professional Player – played over 250 games in six different countries (2004-2018)
  • Barcelona Academy Calgary (2018-2019)
  • Various youth teams Coach (2018-2021)

Camp Coordinator/Academy Trainer

Francisco Peixoto (Kiko)

Professional Experience

  • Private Personal Trainer – Soccer and Fitness (2002-2021)
  • World Health Calgary Personal Trainer (2016-2020)
  • Keep in Shape Gym Owner, Brazil (2013-2021)
  • Post-Graduation in Personalized Training, University of Camilo Castelo Branco, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil (2006-2008)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil (2001-2006)

Academy Coach

Jose Escalante

Jose is a professional soccer player for Cavalry FC and now joins the club on his coaching journey. He brings a fantastic playing pedigree and this experience at the highest level of professional soccer will allow our players to access every avenue of information within the club.

Academy Coach

Jeff Clarke

Jeff joins with a high reputation in the province at the grassroots ages and his individual technical development is a great addition to the club.