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General Contact Information

Please feel free to reach out to the appropriate contact below if you have any feedback or questions.

Barcelona United Soccer Leadership

Detzi Kruszynski / Director of Coaching - Boys - [email protected] / 614-370-0935
Georgi Petrov / Director of Coaching - Girls -  [email protected] / 614-397-6116


Barcelona United Administrative Leadership

Cindy Vollmer / Fee & Uniform Administrator - [email protected]
Brian Holter / Club Registrar - [email protected]



General Questions

Tryouts - [email protected]
Camps - [email protected]
Uniforms - [email protected]
Fees - [email protected]
Goalkeeping - [email protected]
General Information - [email protected]


Mailing Address

Barcelona United
50 Hill Road South
Pickerington, OH 43147


Barcelona United Board Members


Karl Newman
Board Member

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Mike Simmons
Board Member

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Nick Cervi
Board Member

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Rick Ricketts
Business Manager

Email:[email protected]


Content

Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

       

Georgi Petrov

Director of Coaching - Girls

Phone: 614-397-6116
Email Georgi


Playing Experience:
Played three years for the Ohio Vortex in the Professional Arena Soccer League
Played for Bulgarian U16 National Team
Played professionally in Bulgaria with FC Beroe Stara Zagora and FC Levski StZ
In Bulgaria he was coached by Krasimir Mechev, Bojidar Dyakov, Stoyan Stoyanov and Dinko Dinev
2012 National Beach Soccer Champion with Rush BSC

Coaching Experience:
Barcelona United Girls' director of coaching for the past 8 years.
More than 15 years of coaching and professional playing experience
Former coaching positions: CUSA, CFA, PASA
ODP State Head Coach

USSF C license
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
       

Detzi Kruszynski

Director of Coaching - Boys

Phone: 614-370-0935
Email Detzi


Playing Experience:
More than 30 years of professional playing and coaching experience
Played with the Polish National team, and several German Bundesliga and English Premier League teams including Wimbledon FC and Coventry FC

In England his managers and coaches included: Bobby Gould, F.A. Cup Winner in 1988, and Wales National Coach, and Ray Harford, Assistant Coach to Kenny Daglish, 1996 Premier League Champion with Blackburn. He was also coached by Don Howe, Assistant Coach for the English National Team and Joe Kinner, Manager of the Year in the Premier League in 1993.

While playing with Hamburger SV in Germany, Detzi was coached by Ernst Happer, a European Cup championship winner and two time German Bundesliga champion. While with Hamburger, Detzi played with Franz Beckenbauer, generally regarded as one of the greatest German soccer players of all time.

Honors include finishing third place in the European Championship with the Polish National team, and winning two league championship titles in England and Germany

Polish National Team                                                                                                        
Played in 500+ Professional Soccer Games

USSF B License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USSF Youth National License
                                              

Toni Pitoshka



Playing Experience:

FC Partizan - Serbia
FC Cakovec - Croatia
FC Croatia Sesvete - Croatia
FC Marek -Bulgaria
FC Bregalnica - Macedonia
FC Pelister - Macedonia
Member of the Macedonian U14, U16, U18 and U21 National Teams.
Played UEFA cup in Marek - Bulgaria against Wolfsburg - Germany

Coaching Experience:
Coached at FC Pelister in 2010 and 2011
Barcelona United Presently
ODP Coach

UEFA/FIFA B License




       

Ika Khutsidze



Playing Experience
From 2007-2009, Khutsidze worked his way through the ranks at FC Ameri Tbilisi. He appeared for the first
team during the 2008-2009 season, scoring 4 goals in 27 matches. At the time, Ameri played in the Pirveli Liga,
Georgia's second division. In 2009, Khutsidze was signed to the senior squad of Baia Zugdidi of the Georgian
Premier League. Khutsidze played in 7 league matches and scored 1 goal during his year with the club. The
following season, Khutsidze signed for FC Gagra, also of the Georgian Premier League. In 2011, he captained
the team, helping the club become league champions and qualifying them to compete in 2011–12 UEFA
Europa League qualifying. Khutsidze played in both of Gagra's matches in the tournament but the team was
ultimately eliminated from qualification 2-3 on aggregate by Anorthosis Famagusta FC of Cyprus. In June
2012, Khutsidze trialed with and appeared in a reserve league match for the Columbus Crew of Major League
Soccer despite offers to play in Ukraine.

After not being signed by the Crew, Khutsidze returned to Gagra. On 4 February 2013, it was announced
that Khutsidze's contract with FC Gagra had been terminated by mutual consent. It was then announced
on 10 April 2013 that Khutsidze had signed for the Dayton Dutch Lions of the USL Pro, the third division of
United States soccer league system for the 2013 season. On 20 April 2013, Khutsidze made his debut for
Dayton in the opening game of the season, a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Khutsidze
finished the 2013 USL Pro season with a total of 25 league appearances, tallying three assists.

On 24 March 2014, it was announced that Khutsidze had resigned with the Dutch Lions for the 2014 USL Pro
season. Following the season, Khutsidze resigned with Dayton as they self-relegated to the Premier
Development League after making 35 USL professional appearances for the club.

In 2009, Khutsidze appeared in a U21 friendly against Belarus. Khutsidze was part of Georgia's squad for
qualification for the 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.



                                         

Ryan Cieply



Playing Experience:
Pickerington North High School - 4 years
Capital University - 4 years
Columbus Premier League

Coaching Experience:
PASA Select - 2 years
Hilliard Bradley High School - 1 year
Pickerington North High School - 2 years
Barcelona United - 2015 to current
                                    

Mamadou Coulibaly



Playing Experience:
Former U16  and U20 Senegal lnternational soccer player. International playing experience includes playing with Senegal National team in Spain France Argentina. 
Former professional  player  with OF Dakar.

Coaching Experience:
Over 8 years coaching experience on different levels from Youth Academies to Professional Clubs in Mauritania, West Africa
Barcelona United - 2017 to Current

Education 
Language English  French Arabic 
Graduate from  El Had Omar Tall University in Moukchoot Mauritania 


                                            
Hernan Ayala

Playing Experience (Goalkeeper):
1997-2000: Santo Tomas de Aquino School - Cesar Del Vecchio League (Caracas, Venezuela).
1999: National Team U15 of Venezuela - International Championship in Haiti 1999.
2000-2003: Deportivo Agustinos (Caracas, Venezuela).
2004: Deportivo Gulima FC - Second Division B (Caracas, Venezuela).
2004-2008: USM Santa María University (College) - Schoolarship from good perfomance.

Coaching Experience:
2008 - 2011: Head Coach - Stallions FC (Caracas, Venezuela)
2012 - 2015: Assistant Coach Boys U16/U18 - Santo Tomas de Villanueva School (Caracas, Venezuela)
2013 - 2015: Volunteer Assistant Coach Boys U16/U18 - Academia Euroamericana de Futbol (Caracas, Venezuela)
2012 - 2015: Head Coach - Futbolintenso FC (College level- Champions of Maltin Polar Cup 2015 and Runner-up 2013 and 2014) (Caracas, Venezuela)
2016: Dublin Soccer League - Volunteer Head Coach Boys U15
2017: Dublin Soccer League - Volunteer Head Coach Boys U12
          

Ped Dragich


Playing Experience:
1984  WalnutRidge HS Varsity Starting Goalie
1985  Wentworth Military Academy Varsity Starting Midfielder
1986  Wentworth Military Academy Varsity Starting Left Defender
1987-1990 Red Star Macedonian SC / Columbus Premier Soccer League 1st Division / Central Defender
1991  Trained / Played with Local Bucharest Romanian Soccer Club / 2nd Division / Central Defender
1991-1995  Played with St. Mary's Macedonian Soccer Team / Central Defender
1996  Played with Columbus Invaders Professional Soccer Team / Defender
1997- 2003 Played with St. Mary's Macedonian Soccer Team / Central Defender

Coaching Experience:
2004-2013  PASA & PASA Select
2014 - 2016 Crew Youth Development Gold & Elite Programs
2017 to Current Barcelona United

USSF "D" License

Lassana "Dai" Camara



Bio Coming Soon

   

Viktor Georgiev

 


Playing Experience:


1996-2005 PFC ,,LITEX LOVECH’’-multiple champion with the youth teams/winning first  CUP OF BULGARIA for LITEX LOVECH Youth Academy team /
2005-2009 PFC ,,LOKOMOTIV-SOFIA”
2009-2012 FC ,, GERMANEA SAPAREVA BANYA – 3TH Division 
2009-2012 FC ,,NATIONAL SPORTS ACADEMY”-COLLEGE TEAM

Coaching Experience:

2013-2014- PFC AKADEMIK SOFIA YOUTH ACADEMY TEAMS  
2014-2017-FC GERMANEA SAPAREVA BANYA   YOUTH TEAMS AND ASST COACH 3TH DIVISION MENS2017-2018 PLAYERS SC LAS VEGAS-NEVADA ELITE YOUTH TEAMS U12,U15,U16 BOYS ECNL

UEFA/FIFA ,,B’’ LICENSE

       

TJ Mohammed



Playing Experience:
1976-1979: Played in the Ghanaian premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak's Academy team
( Adabaraka Hearts Babies ).
1980-1981: Played with Ghanaian Premier League Club Real Tamale United alongside the country's
Legend Abedi Ayew ( Pele )

Coaching Experience:
1987 - 2006: played a role of a Player/Coach within a community of ex Ghanaian and other African soccer
pros in NY and NJ area.
2007 - 2010: Flash & CFA/PASA.
2011 - 2012: Barcelona Ohio FC & one of the only three original coaching staff members.
2013 - 2015: Crew Juniors Pickerington & Crew Juniors South.



       

Willie Zarate



Playing Experience:
Started playing Futbol at age 6.
played youth club with Academia Cantolao
H.S Soccer National Champions '85-'86
FC Alianza Lima (Academy)
FC Alianza Lima (FPF) (Peruvian first division)
FC San Agustin (FPF) (Peruvian first division)

Coaching Experience:
Over 25 years of experience coaching soccer at all levels.
Fisher Catholic HS Head Coach
Pickerington North HS Assistant coach
Ohio Vortex (PASL) professional arena soccer league. Assistant coach
Club Soccer experience:
PASA (head coach)
CFA (head coach)
Schelotto & Padula Soccer Academy (Director of Coaching)
Barcelona Ohio (head coach)


US Youth - C, "B" License Peruvian Futbol Federation






 

Binaya "Bin" Subedi



Playing Experience:
Various adult leagues in Midwest
3 years of Varsity college soccer
4 years of high school

Coaching Experience:
Crew Juniors (2013-2015)
PASA Select (2008-2013)

US Youth E License
 
 
 
  
 

                                             

Arben "Bennie" Ymeraj



Playing Experience:

-Albpetrol FC Paris Albania
-Apollonian FC Fier Albanian 
-Shkendija National Soccer Academy 

Coaching Experience    
2016-2017 Assistant Head Coach U19 Albania National Team
2014-2017 Head Coach and Academy Director ‘Apollonian FC ,
Albanian Super League 
2010-2013 Head Coach Albpetrol FC 
2009-2010 Technical Director Apollonian FC Albanian Super -League
2007-2009 Head Coach Albpetrol FC
Coaching Accomplishment 
- Champion National League FC Albpetrol
- Champion South Conference Albpetrol U19 Boys team
-Champion South Conference Albpetrol U17 Boys team
Teaching Experience
-2009-2017 Athletics Director Children’s Cultural Center 
Paris Albania
-Physical Education teacher Zhani Ciko High School Paros Albanian 
-University Vojo Kushi Higher lnstitute of Physical Culture Tirana Albania
Coaching Licenses
-UEFA Pro Soccer license
-UEFA A Soccer license
-UEFA B Soccer license 

 

George Kennedy

Playing Experience:
Former professional player from Ghana 
Kumasi Asante Kotoko U17 in Ghana.
Jomo Cosmos Academy  (South Africa )
Parma FC ( West Africa )

Coaching Experience:
Chicago lnferno FC  (lllinois )
Eclipse FC Chicago ( lllinois )
2018 to Current - Barcelona United
 
 
       

Laurentiu (Lorenzo) Urian

Playing Experience:
Member of U23 Regional & National teams while based in Kansas City Missouri
Professional playing experience with Club AS Nitramonia Fagaras and Olympic Voila in Romania

Coaching Experience:
Several years of experience with multiple clubs throughout the Midwest.
2017 to Current - Barcelona United

 
   

Geovanny Salinas

Goalkeeper Coach


Goalkeeper Coaching Experience:

2013 - Current     Northwest FC
2013 - Current     FC42
2010 - Current     ODP Goalkeeper Coach
2009 - Current     Goalkeeper Coach Boys and Girls Upper Arlington High School
2008 - 2010         Flash SC Goalkeeper Coach Boys and Girls
2008 - Current     Blast FC Goalkeeper coach Boys and Girls
2007                    Red Bull Youth Division Goalkeeper Coach
2006                    St. John Vianny Soccer Club Goalkeeper Trainer
2005                    Montclair State University Goalkeeper Trainer
2003                    Evaluator of players for ODP tryouts 
2003                    Merlin Academy Goalkeeper Trainer 
2003                    Parsippany Soccer Club Youth Division Goalkeeper Coach 
2003                    Stallions' Soccer Club Youth Division Goalkeeper Coach  
2002                    Seton Hall High School Goalkeeper Coach 
2002                    Metro Stars Soccer Academy (Goalkeeper Trainer) 
2001                    Cougars United Soccer Club (Youth Division - (Goalkeeper Trainer) 
2001                    Montclair Soccer Club (Youth Division - Goalkeeper Trainer) 
2000                    NJ/NY Metro Stars Reserve Team Goalkeeper Coach. 
2001                    NJ Imperials (American League): Goalkeeper Coach. 
2000                    Kean University Soccer Team, Union, NJ: Goalkeeper Coach
1998                    The Dussan Drascovich Soccer Academy: Guayaquil, Ecuador

National B Licence Holder
National Goalkeeping Coaching License

 
       

Mike Simmons



Coaching Experience:
PASA & PASA Select - 2005 to 2012
Crew Juniors South - 2012 to 2014
Barcelona United - 2014 to Current

US Youth Soccer D License 
                                             

Robyn Snider


Bio Coming Soon
       

Dominic Caminiti


Coaching and Playing Experience:
Started Playing Soccer at the age of 9 (1987). By 1989 started playing select soccer for C.O.S.A. and moved on to a local travel Club team at the age of 12.
Was a 2 time Captain of the Groveport Madison High school Soccer team (1992 - 96)
Was part of the First ever recruiting class and soccer team of Urbana University (1997)
Still plays in local adult leagues
Has been coaching since 2006 (both individual training and various clubs around central ohio).
F License
NSCAA Diploma




      

Tyson McCuen


Coaching Experience:
Upper Arlington High School - JV Coach
Classics Eagles - Head Coach
Barcelona United - Assistant Coach
 
 
 
 
       

Lenni Williams



Playing Experience:
NAIA/NCAA Division II College - 3 years                                                                                                                                                         

Coaching Experience:
Classics Eagles
Elite FC
CESA FC
OSYSA ODP

US Youth - D, USSF National Y Coaching License
        

Ivan Landaverde

Coaching Experience:

Assistant/Goalkeeper coach for Groveport Madison Boys soccer program, both JV and varsity

Goalkeeping Coach for Groveport Madison High School Boys and Girls

Assistant Coach Groveport Madison Girls junior varsity (summer position)

Experienced player at all levels of competition including rec, club, high school and collegiate.

Goalkeeper Coach for Crew Juniors. Training Elite and Pre-Academy athletes

Co-head coach JV-A Westerville South and Goalkeeper Coach

Current head coach at Groveport Madison High School 



 

Stephen Harvey P.h.D.

Education 

2003-2006 Organ State University  Corvallis 
PhD in Major of Exercise and Sport Science 
1998-2002 Loughborough University of technology England MS in Physical Education Pedagogy 
1991-1994 University of North umbria at Newcastle England Sport Studies.


Curent Position

Associate Professor -Coaching Education Department  Sport Pedagogy  Ohio University 

Coaching Experience 

Head Coach British University Sports Association  (BUSA) Champions and Runner-up. 
Mountaineer United Soccer Club  Boys Juniors Academy Director 
FC Williamette Corvallis O.R. Head Coach U14 and U17.

License

United States Soccer Association National B License. 
English Football Association UEFA B European Coaching License 
English Football Association Fitness Trainers License 




 
 

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