Assistant Coaching Director
AC Sandhills is excited to announce the hiring of our new Assistant Coaching Director, Julio Penalillo. Coach Penalillo comes to us from Richmond, VA with a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help continue the progression of AC Sandhills youth development. Spending his last nine years with in the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club, Coach Penalillo was a main instructor in their Arsenal FC training program for the most recent three. This experience, plus his overall soccer background, will allow our youth programs (U6 Rec, ADP & YDP) to continue in a more professional training setting with an instructor that is well versed in the training and development of those ages, along with the support he will bring to our recreational and travel coaching staffs.
Our goal in bringing Coach Penalillo to AC Sandhills is to enhance and direct our future soccer players towards their ultimate playing goals. A pure trainer, Coach Penalillo will be focusing on the programming, curriculum and education of our staff and players directly from the ages of U6-U10 and indirectly assisting our U11-U18 ages, as well developing a system to help educate our recreational coaches.
Please welcome Coach Penalillo as he will start with the club August 1, 2015.
SOCCER PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Alianza Lima -Peru Soccer club 1991 - 1994
Peruvian Federation Cup : Champions : 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994
Calama-Chile International Cup : Finalist 1994
Calama-Chile International Cup : Champion 1995
SOCCER PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Club Alianza -Lima Cochahuayco second League 1994 ( Peru )
Club Deportivo Municipal 1995 - 1998 (Peru)
Peruvian National Team Member 1998
Club Alianza Lima 1999 (Peru)
Copa Merconorte 1999 : Semifinal similar Europe League
Championship Torneo Clausura 1999
Club Alianza Lima (Peru) 2000
Copa Libertadores 2000 Similar to Champions league in Europe
Club Union Minas Torneo Clausura 2000
Club Sport Boys 2001
Copa Libertadores 2001 Similar to Champions league in Europe
Club Sport Coopsol torneo Clausura 2001
Club Toronto Lynx 2002 Canada ( A-League USA )
SOCCER COACHING EXPERIENCE :
Alliance Soccer Club 2003 - 2004 Former Capitals Soccer Club
CASL Virginia Soccer Club 2004 - 2005
Richmond Strikers Soccer Club 2006 - Present
OTHER COACHING EXPERIENCE
Technical Director, Arsenal Training Program
National "C" Coaching License USA.
Regional Diploma NSCAA USA.
Advanced Regional Diploma NSCAA License USA.
ESL course at Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
III Course International of soccer " Entrenamiento de Menores " Peru