Warwick Soccer Association: Coaches & Referees

Coaching Resources


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WSA needs referees for ALL age groups.Anyone 12 years and older can help the Youth Soccer Program and make some money at the same time. Please contact our WSA Referee Coordinator:

Alison O'leary

(401) 286-6737 gator18_02888@yahoo.com  

For more information referee Visit de Rhode Island State Referee Commitee website


   We are proud to announce that our Executive Vice-President Tom Flanders has been selected   

2015 Rhode Island Youth Super Liga Male Coach of the year!

Congratulations Coach Flanders!

The Award Banquet will be Thursday August 27th

at the Riviera Restaurant in East providence for 6:00 pm  


Meet our Coaches      

Danny Peixinho

League President

Six years experience

NSCAA Level 5 diploma.

Two Super Liga championships


2015 U14 State Cup Champions 






2015 Rhode Island Youth Super Liga Male Coach of the year! 


Tom Flanders

League Vice-President

Twenty-three years experience

Current Pilgrim head Girls‘ Coach 2013-present;

Warwick Vets Head Girls'  Coach 1996-2012;

Warwick Vets Assistant Girls' Coach 1993-95;

Former U18 RI Rays Coach, NSCAA Director of Coaches Diploma, NSCAA, Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Coach, NSCAA Director of Coaches Diploma, NSCAA, Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA High School, Diploma, NSCAA Level 5 Diploma, NSCAA Level 6 Diploma and USFF "D" License.





Joel Cordeiro

New England Revolution Academy

Warwick Vets Girls'



NSCAA Director of Coaching.




Jason Dupuis

Six years experience

Little Internationals team – six years; Superliga – two years

NSCAA Level 5 diploma

David Falk

Seven years experience coaching with WSA
Thirty-seven years experience playing the game
E license, Youth Module 1 and New Youth Module license from USSF



Chris Gauvin

Four years experience with WSA. Coach for Saint Rocco's School in Johnston for the 4th and 5th grade team.Youth Module Level 1 through USSF and NSCAA Level 5 diploma.




Eric Holland

Fourteen years experience

Youth Module Level 1 USSF

and Level 5 diploma NSCAA.           





Mike Karpowich      

Six years experience.
Currently coaching three teams.

Larry Medeiros

Fifteen years of experience

Four years of premier experience      

USSF E, Y2 and Futsal1







Steve Peixinho

Thirteen years experience.
NSCAA level 5

Gary Pelletier

Youth Module 1&2. Currently coaching two competitive teams U8 and U10 

Bill Walsh

Two years experience

Youth Module cert.

Over thirty years playing experience







Orlando Zarone

Nine years experience
Youth module level 2 & E.


More WSA Coaches:  Kristen Bachelor, Scott Bowden, Mike Brommage, Tommy Couto, Tony Figueiredo, Nick Izzi, Dorian Osmani, Gary Pelletier, Rob Schmitt and Ed Silva   


All coaches must be approved by WSA’s Board of Directors and obtain proper licensing required by Soccer Rhode Island.

If you want to coach please contact Alison O'Leary, Competitive Vice President, (401) 286-6737 gator18_02888@yahoo.com 


   Coaching Resources

WSA Coaching manual coming soon 

FREE Online Soccer Player development WEBINARS are available at PlayerDevelopmentRevolution.Org.

Topics include: 10 reasons for small sided games, 10 ways to motivate & raise your players technical level, 10 qualities of a great coach, 10 tips for coaching competitive youth players (9-14 years of age), 10 topics to improve defending with youth players, 10 topics to improve attacking with youth players * and more!