Fernando Carrizo

Soccer Coach, Technical Director / Trainer
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Who am I?

I am a dedicated teacher

Born in Chile, I’ve resided in the Lehigh Valley for more than 30 years and have been coaching youth soccer players for over 25 years. From volunteering at the Allentown YMCA as a Micro/Kinder Soccer Instructor to training elite high school players, I’ve helped children of all ages develop their soccer skills. I am First Aid / CPR / AED certified and all background checks are cleared and up to date.

United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Licenses

  • National A – Youth License
  • National B License
  • National C License
  • National Youth Diploma
  • Grassroots Intructor / D License Course Instructor

National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) / United Soccer Coaches (USC) Diplomas

  • Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Advanced National Diploma
  • National Diploma
  • Advanced State Goalkeeping Diploma
  • Advanced Regional Diploma
  • Regional Diploma

Skills and Experience

Coaching History

  • Futbol De Carrizo Academia Owner (2000 – Present)
  • EPYSA ODP Regional U14 Boys Head Coach (2008 – Present)
  • Moravian Academy Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer Coach (2012 – Present)
  • EliteSocker Disney Tournament Head Coach U13 Girls/ U15 Girls and U18 Boys (2018 – Present)
  • St. Luke’s Soccer Consultant/ASD Community Soccer Liaison(Spokesperson) July 2022- present
  • Allentown United F.C. Head Coach (2020 – 2022)
  • Ukrainian Nationals Head Coach Girls U12 (Black) (2018 – 2020)
  • Parkland Area Soccer Club Director of Girls Coaching (2016 – 2018)
  • Perfect Touch Soccer Head Trainer (2014 – 2018)
  • ENCO United Academy Instructor (2014 – 2016)
  • Philadelphia Union Summer Select Staff Coach (2015)
  • FC Sonic Assistant Coach (2010 – 2012) (2014 – 2015)
  • Lehigh Valley United Head Coach / Staff Coach (U15 thru U19) (2000 – 2005) (2008 – 2014)
  • New York Red Bulls High School Cup Pennsylvania Coach (2009)

Playing history

I’ve been playing soccer since I was five years old. From youth to semi-professionally, I’ve enjoyed playing the world’s game.

Over 30 Men’s League (2002 – 2013)
6 Championship Titles – 2 with PAC (Portuguese American Club), 4 with ASC (Allentown Soccer Club)
Chilean United Semi-Professional Team (1993 – 1995)
1995 Open Men’s Cup Semi-Finalists
Men’s Summer League (1990 – 2007)
4 Championship Titles
Lehigh Valley Amateur League (1990 – 2007)
7 Championship Titles – 5 with PAC (Portuguese American Club), 2 with ASC (Allentown Soccer Club)
Lehigh Valley Latin Soccer League (1986 – 2009)
6 Championship Titles with Team CHILE
William Allen High School Varsity Soccer (4 years)
1989 District Finalist
U-21 Lehigh Valley Select Team
State Finalist
U-19 FC Delco
U-18 Ice City
League / State Champions
U-16 Ice City / U-16 St. Thomas More
League Champions / State Cup Finalist
U-14 Triboro Soccer Club
Escuela de Futbol Antofagasta, Chile

The training my daughter has received from Fernando Carrizo has been instrumental in her development as a soccer player. Fernando's attention to details helped my daughter improve her first touch, passing accuracy, and confidence to beat a defender 1v1. This past season she made the JV squad of her high school team, lead the team in goals, and was named her team's most influential player.

- Rudy Muto -

Three of our children have trained under Fernando for years. He is a kind, caring and knowledgeable coach. He understands each of our kid's different personalities and pulls them out of their comfort zone to challenge them. Fernando's trainings are challenging, yet he makes them fun so that they look forward to their next session.

- Kristin Blenis -

Great coach and mentor!! Fernando has coached our daughter in ODP and given personal training for over 6 years. He has prepared Autumn mentally, physically and technically for the colligate level. Which has earned her a starting position as a freshman at Albright. Impeccable training, highly recommended.

- Donnie & Jen Bieber -

An hour training with Coach Fernando is like attending five regular team practices in terms of skill development. Highly recommended!

- Bill Herron -

Fernando helped prepare me for college soccer technically, physically and mentally. He makes it his primary goal to elevate his players' abilities to their maximum potential and prepare them for the next level of soccer.

- Logan Koch - Shippensburg University Men's Soccer

Fernando is an incredible coach and trainer. Our daughter Emma has been working with Fernando for the past 3 years. He has taught her incredible foot skills and control of ball.

- Sherry -