Our staff comes from a range of backgrounds in the local soccer community. We pride ourselves on having a diverse knowledge base from which to build our academy.
Juan “Coach Lolo” Abarca – Director of Coaching
Coach Lolo is the ideal coach for any soccer club that focuses on player development because he spent his entire youth career in the professional youth systems of Chile’s top clubs: Deportivo Colo-Colo, Univeridad de Chile and Club Deportivo Palestino. At the age of 18, Lolo was called up to the professional ranks of Club Deportivo Palestino where he participated in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. Lolo has also played professionally for Persib Kediri of Indonesia and Santiago Wanderers of Chile.
Locally, Coach Lolo has been an asset to Team Boca, Boca Juniors and Coral Springs Storm over the past 6 years. He also served as the assistant coach for the men’s team at Florida Memorial University (Miami Gardens, FL) for two seasons. Coach Lolo is currently the first assistant coach of the high school powerhouse Boca High Bobcats, who are consistently contenders for the FHSAA 6A Boy’s State Championship, winning the state championship in 2010.
As a defending center midfielder throughout his career, Coach Lolo brings a total field awareness to his training. His focus on the development of basics – such as speed, agility and fitness – allows his young athletes to actively and productively contribute to any game situation.
Coach Lolo has his U.S. Soccer Federation National D license certification.
- 2013 FHSAA 6A Boy’s State Semi-Finalists (Boca Raton Community High School)
- 2012 FHSAA 6A Boy’s State Semi-Finalists (Boca Raton Community High School)
- 2011 FAU 5v5 Tournament – Champions (Boca Raton Juniors U10)
- 2011 FYSA Florida State Cup U18 – Quarterfinalist (Boca Raton Juniors U18)
- 2010 FHSAA 6A Boy’s State Champions (Boca Raton Community High School)
- 2010 FYSA Florida State Cup U19 – Champions (Coral Springs Storm)
Coach Felipe Astudillo
- Player Experience: Named 2010 Player of the Year in High School Soccer, 2010 Class 6A State Champion, 2010 FYSA State Champion, U-16 Super Y League National Camp, Played for Team Boac, Boca United, Weston F.C, and Coral Springs Storm. U-19 State Champion
- Local Club Experience: Boca Raton Community High School, Varsity Assistant Coach And Head Coach of JV Academy (2012- Current). Also working at Colo Colo Soccer Academy Camp for 6 years. Colo Colo Soccer Academy Assistant Coach (2010- Present)
- BA (International Business): Florida International University (2015)
Coach Felipe Esquivel
- Played for Boca Raton High school from 2003-2007
- District Champions (2003-2007)
- Regional Champions (2005,2006)
- Attended Jefferson Community College (2007-2009)
- Played in 1 NJCAA National Championship in 2007
Local Club Experience:
Coaching with Colo Colo soccer academy for 3 years and also worked summer soccer camps for he past 3 year in developing athletic skills, agility, and strength.