Boys U-09 White: Welcome
Head Coach: Ari Paez (email) firstname.lastname@example.org (702) 241-0252
Team Manager: Maggie Paez (email) email@example.com
Welcome to the Downtown U8 white soccer team webpage. Our team is a highly competitive soccer team who has tons of fun while continuing to win soccer games (9-1 record this season). Coach Ari strives to be a leader, teacher, mentor and a role model. He stresses the fundamentals of the game of soccer while developing character as well as skills.
Personal background info:
Coach Ari was born in Havana, Cuba and has lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years. He has been married for over 13 years to his wife (Maggie) and has 3 kids (Amanda (8), Brianna (6), and Katie (3)). Over the years, Coach Ari has coached and played many sports at highly competitive levels.
1989 – Present 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Director of Engineering and Analysis for the United States Air Force
Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
United States Soccer “E” Coaching License (Working on D)
Various Soccer Coaching Courses
Coach Ari has played soccer for over 15 years primarily at the striker position, most recently in a men’s indoor soccer league. He played varsity soccer for four years while leading Bishop Gorman to the Nevada State High School Championship, 1st team all conference player, conference leading scorer, and Gatorade Intermountain player of the year. Coach Ari was offered a full ride athletic scholarship to the University of San Francisco Div I Soccer team, but instead went on an academic scholarship to the University of Southern California.
Fluent in both Spanish and English