Emanuele Cocuzza

U10 & U11 Boys Academy, Futures Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Coaching license: USSF National D License
  • Certificate in Tactical Analysis, FC Barcelona Online Univ.
  • Opposition Scouting & Analysis Certificate -APFA
  • Volunteer Coach- Cal Poly Men's Soccer (Summer 2023)
  • Private soccer camps with elementary school players (2019-2020)
  • Individual soccer coach in the DMV area (2020-Present)
  • Juventus Academy Assistant Coach (2021)
  • Futures Programs Head Coach (2022 – Present)
  • U9, U10 Boys Academy Team Head Coach (2022)
  • Head Coach, Washington Waldorf School girls soccer
  • 2023- Juventus Coaching Certification (Juventus FC, Turin, Italy)
  • 2023- Juventus Head Coach (U10 & U11B Academy), Futures Head Coach
  • 2023- Juventus Team Opps Committee

Youth Playing Experience & Awards:

  • U10 North Italy Regional Champion at Luciano Calcio Manara Club
  • Played at youth club Pachuca FC in Bethesda, MD
  • 3-year HS Varsity starter at Washington Waldorf School
  • Potomac Valley Athletic Conference All Star Team (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Student Athlete of the Year (2018-2019) at Washington Waldorf School
  • (Alanna Marie Lake Award)
  • HS Varsity MVP at Washington Waldorf School (2018, 2019, 2020)

Collegiate/Professional Playing Experience:

  • IMF Intramural Soccer League at University of Maryland

Favorite team:

  • Lazio
  • Fiorentina


  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Drawing/Painting

Why did you choose to become a coach?

Soccer is my wonderful obsession. Growing up in Italy, I have breathed, eaten, and absorbed the game from playing in the streets, on the field, and watching it in front of the TV. The ball has taught me many lessons while coaching became my way of giving back to the sport. To this day, being a coach remains the most intellectually challenging, inspiring, and rewarding profession I have ever experienced.

What do you enjoy about coaching?

Coaching a team is more than training a group of individuals. Over the years, I have enjoyed how my players became a group of friends that was able to push through difficult times. A coach, before everything, is responsible for the creation of an environment of respect, inclusion, fun, and challenge. The bond between players, coaches, and parents has marked the greatest seasons I have been a part of. Successful teams, in my experience, are made of strong groups holding good values for themselves and the community around them.

How do you hope to inspire your players?

I believe in the power of example. The way I carry myself on the soccer field reflects energy, positivity, and excitement. My coaching encourages the meeting of a challenge, working through emotions, and playing around the field with a smile on your face!

Emanuele Cocuzza