It all started back then in 2003 Coach Sean set foot in Vienna to fulfil his big dream: dedicate himself to the most beautiful job in the word - Coaching kids. And just like that SUSA (Sean's United Soccer Academy) was born. Ever since Sean and all his trainers keep exciting kids from all over the world sharing the very same passion for coaching & kicking a ball. But it's more than just that: to join the SUSA is more like joining a big, fun family with people from all around the globe, not only for our little ones, we'd also like you as parents to feel at home at SUSA!
Importantly our programs remain structured to ensure that EVERY CHILD (irrespective of their skill level) can improve their skills and truly live their soccer dream.
Enough cheesy words, we'd like you to meet our SUSA TEAM
Sean Patrick Laverty "Coach Sean, S-Boy"
Duty within SUSA: El Presidente of FC SUSA.
Founder of Soccer4Kids KG
Special Super Power: Positivism, Inspiring not only kids but every person he gets to know. Radio GAGA & much more - There is just one S-Boy in the whole Universe!
Favorite Team: Celtic Glasgow
Good to know: Played in his young years professionally in different countries and since he stopped, always follows the sun. You'll never see him without a bandana and any other than flip-flops on his feet
Carlos Andres Ramirez Tichy "Coach Carlos"
Duty within SUSA: Vice-President & Sports Director of FC SUSA, Partner Soccer4Kids KG, Individual Coach & U12s
Nationality: Colombian | Austrian
Super Power: Football is his religion and loves coaching kids more than anything else / insane speed & ball control, manages the game and has the most awesome Bicycle-Kick you have seen.
Favorite Team: Atletico de Madrid
Good to know about: UEFA-B Coach - founder and owner of C11. Certified in Neuroscience applied to Sports (Barcelona Innovation Hub) Played for 3 Years for the Selection of Vienna U19&U18. Coached at LAZ Vienna, Boys and Girls (Elite youth program in Austria for 2 Years)
Simon Manzoni "Coach Simon - Manzo"
Duty within SUSA: GK Coach
Nationality: Italian (Südtirol)
Super Powers: His special super power is definitely his huge heart and not only amazing skills catching the ball. Simon can guide players to fulfil their dreams.
Favorite Team: AS Roma
Good to know about: Simon is Mental Coach, Life Coach and owner of Torhüter Mit Herz. Played in the Austrian Bundesliga for FC Admira Wacker Mödling and works currently also with active professional players.
Alberto Ferreres Santana "Coach Alberto"
Duty within SUSA: Coach U16, Individual Coach
Nationality: Spanish (Fuerteventura)
Super Powers: World class knowledge in defensive behaviour / you haven't seen any Heading & Shooting skills like Alberto's before. Organises every team from inside and outside the field.
Favorite Team: FC Barcelona
Good to know about: Alberto played at the highest possible football level in La Liga and knows what it means to win a 1v1 vs players like Kun Aguero and many others. Mag. in Sports Science & Spanish and owner of Santana Gourmet
Luka Lau "Coach Luka"
Duty within SUSA: Coach U18
Super Power: Mentality and Discipline
Favourite Team: Red Star Belgrade
Good to know about: Coach Luka has a degree in sports science in addition to other 2 studies in business administration and International business. Coach Luka is UEFA B licensed and played in the youth for Red Star Belgrade alongside Vidić and other world class players. Played also professionally in Greece and in the United States.
Joshua Solomon Knipschild "Coach Josh"
Duty within SUSA: Coach U11
Super Power: Bringing enthusiasm, a love of football and passion to succeed. When playing, a good understanding and reading of the game.
Favourite Team: West Ham United
Good to know about: Played football at different levels since the age of 4. Currently studying Statistics at the university of Vienna. Very rarely seen without a football.
Majid Mobasser "Coach Majid - Magic"
Duty within SUSA: Coach U10, Bears & Cubs
Super Power: He can literally dribble ANY opponent easily, even with a left knee without ligaments. Majid gives young players the confidence they need to try and develop.
Favourite Team: FC Barcelona
Good to know about: Majid has more than 20 years in coaching experience and has always a big smile on his face.
Daniela Blazanovic "Coach Dani"
Duty within SUSA: Responsible for the NBA girls program at SUSA. (NBA No-Boys-Allowed)
Super Power: Dani coaching skills are very methodical and inspiring for our girls. She demonstrates that football is also for girls an women.
Favourite Team: Wiener Sport Club
Good to know about: Dani is currently playing for her favourite Team WSC in the Austrian Second Bundesliga, being the team captain and the leader of the team.
Mag. in Sport Science and History.
Sahba Mobasser Ganjavi - "Coach Sahba"
Duty within SUSA: Coach Cubs
Super Power: Love and care for the kids.
Favourite Team: FC Barcelona
Good to know about: Sahba is studying medicine and is specialised for the general motor development in young ages in SUSA. Coordination, orientation, rhythmic and differentiation skills in combination with music and good mood. All our youngsters need.
Juan Felipe Obando Galvis - "Coach Pipe"
Duty within SUSA: Fitness Coach, Individual Coach
Super Power: The special mix of strength and kindness
Favourite Team: Juventus Turin
Good to know about: Coach Pipe is a graphic designer specialised in motorbikes and yachts. Is certified as individual and physical Trainer, also in Cross Fit.
His football career ended unfortunately after the 5th ACL-surgery so he is an expert in recovery and knee physiotherapy.
Itobal Pinto Diaz - "Coach Fito"
Duty within SUSA: After school Coach
Nationality: Spanish (Tenerife)
Super Power: Always working with children and teaching them the best way to improve, according their attitudes and always showing them right values.
Favourite Team: Real Madrid & CD Tenerife
Good to know about: Since ever involved in sports activities. Everyone have a diamant inside ourselves. We only have to find it out how to used it!
Ever wondered who that lovely voice belongs to when you get in touch with us? Yes, that's her. Our beloved Sambol that cares for all the administrative task and all of our wellbeing. Without her, nothing would be possible at SUSA without her.