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Amarildo Pedro Rita “Coach Pedro”
Seasonal Soccer Coach – BFA

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Amarildo Pedro Rita “Coach Pedro”, Seasonal Soccer Coach – BFA
Coach Pedro holds a Master of Science degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education. Pedro began playing soccer in Brazil in 1970 and played professionally from 1983 to 1999. After retiring from his career as a professional soccer player, he taught physical education at Niagara County Community College and later became the Head Soccer Coach of the women’s club team at the University of Michigan. For the past several years, he has managed and led all soccer activities at WorldWide Sports Center in Ann Arbor, MI. He is a certified USSF “A” coach, and holds current certifications for First Aid, CPR, AED, and RTE (Responding to Emergencies). He has authored several children’s books in the areas of soccer development and environment education. He donates his free time to run the Dragon Soccer program he and his wife created that provides free training to youth with disabilities.

Coaching Experience
- Soccer Developmental Director, WideWorld Sports Center
- Summer Soccer Camp Director & Coordinator, WideWorld Sports Center
- Head Coach at Ann Arbor USA and Michigan Tigers FC - A2
- U11 Girls Indoor Regional and National Champion
- U14 Girls Premier and U15 Boys Premier
- Head Women's Soccer Coach at University of Michigan Club Team
- Quarter Finalist at Nationals, 2009
- Ranked 3rd place, 2008 season
- Finalist at Regionals, 2008
- Quarter Finalist at Nationals, 2008
- Ranked 1st place, 2007 season
- Finalist at Regionals, 2007
- Quarter Finalist at Nationals, 2007
- Michigan Tigers FC Coaching Director - A2
- Part time, Physical Education Instructor / Head Women’s & Men’s Soccer Coach, Niagara County Community College, NY
- Twenty years playing and coaching for several professional and amateur teams in Brazil

Education
- United States Soccer Federation, Audit USSF "A" License
- United States Soccer Federation, USSF "A" License
- Master of Science, Education
- Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education
- Bachelor of Science, Social Sciences, Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Brazil
- United States Soccer Federation, Soccer National License
- Development of Sport Clinic - Boston University Soccer Clinic

Certifications

- USSF "A" License
- WaterFront Lifeguard/Lifeguard training First Aid - NCCC
- First Aid; AED and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor - Red Cross
- CPR for the Professional Rescuer - Red Cross
- RTE Responding to Emergencies - Red Cross
- Standard First Aid - Red Cross

Author
Coach Pedro has authored several bilingual children’s books in the areas of soccer development and environment preservation. The Magic Soccer Ball series is available at all online book stores.

Community Involvement – Dragon Soccer

This free program, created and run by Coach Pedro Rita and Susan Adam Rita with volunteers from Washtenaw County, provides an opportunity for youth with disabilities to engage in physical activity and interaction with others.

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