Samba Soccer Academy is a youth soccer club that is dedicated to provide our local community an opportunity to train and participate in a Professional Brazilian Style Soccer Club. With a focus on the understanding and respecting of the game and playing the beautiful game with all your heart and soul.
The vision and philosophy of Samba Soccer Academy has grown from Geraldo Almeida. His love for the game has carried Geraldo from the top academies of Brazil as a youngster to a successful professional career in many countries. Geraldo’s family goals have led him to coach the game he loves in international youth organizations, and eventually brought him to the United States.
Once in the States he notices a lack of structure and philosophy for the youth clubs in the area, in which he coached and participated. Unable to influence the organizations structures as a successful coach, he decided it was time to take his dedicated players and start a new club that would be dedicated to the kids growth and improvement in soccer and life.
He established in the Spring of 2016, Samba Soccer Academy, with a more professional way of training and teaching of the game. In a short time Samba Soccer Academy has grown to a very well respected soccer club with continued focus on providing top notch training at affordable prices.
Katy is in charge of everything Samba Soccer Academy. She is in charge of Finances, Administration and Organization.
Coach Geraldo is the visionary who is sharing his knowledge and passion for the game he loves with the community. He head coaches many of the teams and selects and trains any coaching staff on Samba Soccer Academy. He organizes the practices and individual plans for players.
Alex is really a catalyst in the growth of Samba Soccer Academy, his dedication to the Samba philosophy has helped Samba grow at a considerable rate. He assists in club decisions on leagues, tournaments and future endeavors.
Coach Roy is a young and up and coming coach that is continuing his soccer education from the playing field and bringing it to the sideline. He is currently coaching our younger teams, and helping out with the older age groups.
Coach Rogelio is a well respected coach in the community that has given his years to helping the children of the community to learn and play soccer the proper way. He is a dedicated member of Samba Soccer Academy
U12 - Team mom
U11/U18 Team mom
U16 Team mom
Our Club offers kids from U10 - U18 a chance to play at competitive level leagues and tournaments.
We are very close in expanding our club to offer more age groups along with additional girls teams.
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08/06 TO 08/10
Location: Volunteer Park - 1100 Murphy Dr, Romeoville, IL 60446
Monday and Wednesday
Our Samba Juniors provide the perfect opportunity to learn and practice skills in a game setting. For one hour each week, our professional coaches work the field with your kiddos. Monday and Wednesday at 5pm - Volunteer Park
LABOR DAY WEEKEND, Aug 30 – Sep 2, 2019 in Waukegan, IL. U10/ U11/ U12 and U14
AUGUST TO NOVEMBER
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“Buenas noches, soy Mario y quisiera compartir con ustedes lo que me pasó el pasado fin de semana. El pasado fin de semana fui invitado a jugar a las nacionales de futsal con el equipo de cadence. Gracias al papá de Gio, el equipo me invito .Fue una experiencia muy bonita. Equipos de todo el país fueron a competir en el torneo que es uno de los más grande de Estados Unidos. Gracias a Dios y a el equipo logramos agarrar el primer lugar y ser campeón nacional por la primera vez. Después de la gran final el equipo al que les ganamos en la semifinal se acercaron a mi y me felicitaron. Era un momento que no me lo esperaba. Pero me di cuenta que yo no hubiera podido hacer esto sin una persona que me a ayudado mucho. Le quiero dar muchas gracias al Coach Geraldo por que desde que yo entreno con el e cambiado totalmente. Muchos coaches se an dado por vencido con migo pero Geraldo nunca me a dejado abajo. Cuando yo no era bueno el fue el que me enseñó todos mis errores y todas las maneras para ser un buen jugador. Ahora gracias a el soy quien soy, Yo hubiera deseado que el estuviera en ese momento con migo cuando ganamos el campeonato porque tanto como yo me lo meresco el también. Muchas gracias coach Geraldo”.
I could not be more pleased with the training and experience that my son has received by playing with this group. As with any club, there were a few bumps along the way, but I have never questioned the intent of the organization. I continue to trust my son with a group of strong coaches who have developed him both athletically and spiritually.
Awesome coaching. I've never seen a coach take kids from "0" and develop them into great players in such a short time span. This organization is a family!
Great coaching techniques, coach Geraldo is very passionate, loves the kids, treats all his players fairly, No favroitism.
Excellent coaches. My son recently joined and he is loving it. Very well run soccer program. As a former soccer coach of 23 years, I highly recommend them.
My son recently joined Samba. I love how the coaches instill the sense of team/family. Every child is treated equally and are challenged to discover their potential. Kids learn soccer skills, and values.
This team taught me a lot of what I know today.If I was a person who needed a team my first choice would be this team.Lets go samba!!!!!
I am extremely happy to be a part of the Samba family. Love the coaches and the atmosphere the club provides. They are truly invested in developing their players both on the field and off.
My daughter and son joined Samba Soccer Academy last fall, it has been a great experience. Since the 1st day we had the chance to witness the family like atmosphere that permeated from the the youngest of squads to the oldest. Coach Gerardo is a fun but at the same time firm coach. The kids respect him and in turn their confidence grows. As parents we appreciate his meticulous approach to the players development. In closing Samba is a fast growing club and I’m sure as time passes it will only continue to rise in level as well as in recognition. #SambaSoccerAcademy #Weareone #RN7 #AN7