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Naples Elite SC Staff



Vincenzo Bernardo

President

Accolades

USSF B License (Pending)
• Super Y-League National Championship (2004) – NY/NJ Metrostars
• US Youth National Team Player (U15-U20)
• S.S.C Napoli First Team Player
• FC Höchst (Austria)
• C.D. Guastatoya (Guatemala)
• Antigua GFC (Guatemala)
• USL Championship Runner up (2011) Harrisburg City Islanders
• Miami United (NPSL)
• County College of Morris Assistant Coach
• Madison High School Assistant Coach






Stephen Basso

Executive Director

Accolades

USSF C License
• USC Director of Coaching Diploma
• USCA - United States Soccer Coaches Association
• High School All American
• Turned pro at 19 years old for SV Darmstadt 1898 in Germany
• 15 years of professional playing experience
• 100+ games played in the USL(United Soccer League)
• 100+ games played in MASL(Major Arena Soccer League)
• US Men’s Arena National Team
• South Central PA Academy, Technical Director & Jr Academy Director
• Capital Area Soccer Association, Assistant Director & Girls Director
• Wake Futbol Club, Director of Women’s Soccer, Girls Academy Director, WPSL/USLW Head Coach
• Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club, Executive Director, ECNL Boy’s Head Coach







Jamie Edwards

Technical Director

Coaching Qualifications

UEFA A Coaching License, (PFSA) Talent ID / Opposition Analysis / Technical Scouting and Performance Analysis in Football, FA Goalkeeping Coaching License and Futsal Coaching License.

Jamie was born in Walsall, England and has been coaching at all different levels for over twenty years while mixing his playing and professional coaching career. Jamie started coaching at Walsall Football Club being involved with the Academy for over seven years. In 2010 Jamie came to the U.S. to coach for (MLS Club) New York Red Bulls for four years. He coached within the Regional Development Schools (linked to the Red Bulls Academy),identifying top players across New York and New Jersey. Jamie then started his own soccer club in the North East, and over the course of six years were two-time State Cup Finalists (with two different teams) while he also coached high school soccer for a short time. During this time, Jamie also coached for FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Arsenal FC, directing elite academy camps across the United States where he identified and scouted elite players. Jamie also worked with U.S Women’s World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe, consulting and organizing clinics and camps with her for over 2 years. After selling his club to Steel Sports, Jamie added to his vast number of qualifications by becoming a Coach Developer and was voted Coach of the Year for the area of New York and New Jersey in 2020. Edwards moved to Chicago where he worked with TOCA Football developing coaches and opening a TOCA facility in Naperville, IL. In October 2021, he proceeded to move to the Sunshine State and is very eager to pass on his experience – specifically his tactical knowledge and quick player development - to the Naples Elite Soccer Club.






Andres Lafebre

Director of Coaching

Coaching Qualifications

B License Coach / DOC certificate / GK 1 & 2 Certificate / FAW - Introduction

Andres was born and raised in Ecuador, he came to United States at age 15. In California he continued playing in high school, in college and was able to reach a high competitive level in San Francisco Soccer Football League ( Total Football Club ). During his soccer career, Andres started coaching and fell in love with player development and growth. After 13 years years in California he decided to move and relocate in New York to work in the RDS program for the New York Red Bulls. In the NY area he was able to work for Juventus FC , Rapinoe Brand as an organizer and facilitator. Learning and growing as a coach in such high level environment has help him build my philosophy and methodology of coaching. After 9 years in the Tri - State area He decide to move to Florida. 5 months ago he established his own brand as FUTBOL FACTORY. Andres is looking forward to work, develop, mold, and push players to their max potential under Naples Elite SC to create not only great athletes but also respectful people.






Ashton Wittwer

Head Coach

Coaching Qualifications



Ashton is currently attending Florida Gulf Coast University and comes fresh off the heels of his soccer playing career. He started his career playing at the 3rd ranked national high school soccer team. He then played NPSL for two years and UPSL for another year professionally. Ashton was part of the Illinois State Team for Olympic Developmental Program where he exceled at coaching. He is coming from coaching currently at Naples United Academy and was previously working with Florida West as a SAQ.











Chris Basso

Head Coach

Coaching Qualifications

USSF D License
• Former Assistant Director @ Baltimore Celtic
• Former Youth Academy Director & Camps/Clinics Director @ Wake FC in North Carolina. Running programs such as Technical Development for various ages and skill levels.

Chris played soccer through his college years. Graduating from Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida. He is very passionate about coaching the game of soccer. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the growth and development of players, on and off the field. He is looking forward to continue and grow with everyone at Naples Elite SC and share his love and passion for the beautiful game.






Wilfredo Aparicio

Head Coach

Coaching Qualifications

USSF Grass Roots License
• Miramar Cup: Champions 2018 (u12)
• Dimitri Cup: Champions 2023 (u10)
• Fort Myers Kickoff Cup: Finalist 2023 (u10)
• Naples Shootout Cup : Finalist 2023 (u10)
• SWFL Youth League : 2023 2nd Place (u10)
• WFPL Youth League : 2024 3rd Place (u12)

Wilfredo was born and raised in New York City. He has over 15 years of soccer playing experience. he started playing at the youth recreational level where he quickly developed passion for the game. In 2004 he started playing for numerous traveling select clubs in the NY Tri- State area, He would be part of the NY select State/Regional team, Participated in the Super Y League, State Cups, US Open Cup, Regional League and International tournaments, Wilfredo was part of The Nike 2006 (Joga Bonito) Soccer commercial campaign. Wilfredo moved to SWFL in 2017 started coaching youth soccer at the (U-8 through U-12 level) in Sarasota, since than he has coached in the East/West Coast of Florida in youth soccer programs, state competitions, IMG Academy youth tournaments and has hosted several youth soccer camps in NYC, South Florida area.






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