In December 2014, in lieu of the US Soccer courses the ASA technical staff traveled to Brazil to obtain an official Futsal coaching certificate, audit the CBF “A” license and develop relationships with Brazilian clubs on a tour hosted by Aoxy Experiences Executive Director, Pedro Paiva. The ASA technical staff developed a close relationship with Pedro from their time working together at D.C. United while he was obtaining his MBA at GW’s Kogod School of business.
In the summer of 2015, ASA and Gol Brasil created an official partnership to support Alexandria player and coaches. GOL BRASIL is the official exchange program of AOXY Experiencias. ASA staff selected Alexandria players to participate in an unforgettable soccer and futsal experience along with first class exposure to the vibrant Brazilian culture including amazing food, unrivaled beaches, and unforgettable mountain hike views. Pedro and Gol Brazil provided amazing access to professional team training sessions and pro game experiences. The Toca Cup outdoor and the Belo Horizonte Futsal tournament experiences are competitive events, the host lodging and game facilities are top class, and the Gol Brasil staff are tremendous people, responsible and professional.
International Futsal Tournament in Belo Horizonte vs. Brazilian Futsal Clubs
Soccer tournament against Cruzeiro and the Kazakhstan National Team.
Train and play at La Gavea with and against the Flamengo youth academy teams. La Gavea is the training grounds of Flamengo and the Dutch national team during the world cup and home to the USA Olympic team for Rio 2016.
Take in Pro Brazil games in Rio and Belo
Play street Futsal and beach Soccer
Participate in outreach event in local community
Visit Rio beaches, Cristo, Sugarloaf and CBF headquarters