International Touch Soccer Academy was established by Alex Teixeira (Former Technical Staff member of DC United, Olympic Develop Program Coach and US Soccer Development Academy Head Coach - South Florida Football Academy ) in 2000 as a full-service soccer training company for youth players and teams in the Northern Virginia region.
Through the wide array of expertise that we offer, with talented coaches and trainers from all over the world, we strive to offer our youth a well rounded International Touch experience. ITS specializes in creative development on the ball and works closely with individuals, groups, teams, and clubs to meet their specific needs at all developmental levels.
Our coaches represent many nationalities which allow for attributions of different styles of the game. ITS work closely together to promote optimal training for all of our athletes. We strive to provide a well rounded experience for each individual athlete while offering a safe and fun learning experience. The combination of our philosophies and expertise from all over the world allows us to offer a unique experience in the mastery of the beautiful game. In doing so, our athletes truly experience an "International Touch".
Our mission is to enhance player development in the U.S. by practicing a coaching style that encourages confidence and creativity on the ball at the youth level.
International Touch Soccer also aims to build character. We focus on teaching life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, work ethic, full responsibility, and positive attitude. We at ITS view soccer not only as a sport, but a way of life.
ITS is committed to developing the next American soccer generation.
International Touch Soccer Academy takes pride in the diversity and professionalism of our staff. Our coaches come from many international backgrounds and bring extensive coaching and playing experience to the pitch. Although we all offer a unique perspective of the game, we share a core philosophy at International Touch that emphasizes confidence and creativity on the ball as the foundation of success for youth soccer players.
•George Mason University (GMU), Bachelor of Science, Marketing/Advertising: 8/1997 - 9/2000
• International A License (Brazil)
• USSF National B License (USA)
• National Youth License (USA)
• South Florida Football Academy Head Coach (10/2017 - Present)
• American Heritage High School Head Coach (10/2018 - Present)
• DC United Academy Coach (01/2010 - 01/2012)
• Olympic Development Program (07/2005 – 07/2009)
• Ashburn Soccer Club Director 08/2010 – 08/2013
• Loudoun Soccer Director of Footskills Academy (09/2009 – 09/2010)
• Sterling Youth Soccer Team Trainer (01/1998 – 01/2000)
• Reston Youth Soccer Team Trainer (01/1999 – 01/2000)
• Professional - Baltimore Blast (Indoor Soccer), USA.
• Professional - Royals FC, USA.
• Professional - Bonsucesso FC, Brazil
• Professional - Yamanashi-Ken FC, Japan
• College - George Mason University, USA.