Coaches and Staff

Each week our dedicated and professional staff teach soccer to 100's of children ranging in age from toddler to 18 years old. If you need to contact someone in the organization, the emails are listed below or use our contact form for general information.

Rick Derella - Director of Coaching

Founder, Senior Coach

Founder Oakwood Soccer Academy
Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame
USSF A License
Four National Championships

Head Coach u15 US Soccer Development Academy Team
Former Director of Connecticut ODP
Ivy League Selection at Cornell University

Dave Farrell
Founder, Senior Coach

Founder of Oakwood Soccer Club

Founder Oakwood Soccer Academy
Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame
USSF A License
Four National Championships

Head Coach u12 and u14 US Soccer Development Academy Teams
Former Region I ODP Staff Coach  
Former Professional Player for the Cleveland Cobras, ASL

Kevin Bacher - Boys Academy Coach, Fundraising

Head Coach u17 and u19 US Soccer Development Academy Teams
Head Coach 2016-17 Development Academy Northeast Division Champions
2013 Development Academy Coach of the Year Eastern Conference
Former Assistant Coach at UCONN 2002-2011

6 BIG EAST Championships & 10 NCAA Tournaments
America East Coaching Staff of the Year at Univ. of Hartford 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
2001 NSCAA New England Coaching Staff of the Year at Cornell University
Former All BIG EAST Goalkeeper @ Syracuse University 2000

Erik Barbieri - Staff Coach

USSF C license

Former DOC for Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club

2016 NPL National Championship Finalist- U15 girls

Won two National Indoor Titles as a player with Oakwood

UCONN leading scorer 3 out of 4 years

All American at UCONN in 1994

Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 1994

UConn scoring record of 11 consecutive games with a goal.

Professionally: St. Louis Ambush NPSL 1995; 

-7 year player for A-League’s Connecticut Wolves

Sal Calafiore - u13 Academy Head Coach


USSF B license

NSCAA National Diploma

Former ODP Region I Player

Former USSDA U16 and U18 assistant

Matt Cameron - Academy Head Coach; u13 Girls Head Coach

Head Coach u17 US Soccer Development Academy Girls

Head Coach u13 Girls
USSF C License
Twelve State Cup Championships

1 National Championship

Has coached 15+US Youth National team players
US Club Soccer Id2 National Staff Coach

Captain University of Hartford
Former Head Coach u16 and u18 US Soccer Development Academy Teams

Dan Hunt - Staff Coach

Oakwood Academy Alum

Oakwood team captain

10 year Oakwood player

2 year captain at St. Lawrence University; 4 year starter

4 NCAA Tournament appearances

USSF F-License

Glastonbury HS Class of 2012

Went on trial with English League 2 Side Hartlepool United

Marco Lovera - Staff Coach

Former u20 & u23 Peru National Team

Former Allianza Professional Player

8 year Oakwood Staff Coach

Erik Plimpton - Academy Head Coach

Head Coach Academy 2004 Girls

USSF B License

USSF Youth (Y) License

2013-2016 NPL, Jeff Cup, NEWSS Champions

Former Captain State University of New York at Canton

Todd Sadler - Academy Head Coach

Allison Saucier - Girls Head Coach/GK Coach

University of Hartford Womens Asst. Coach

Oakwood Soccer Alum

Former Captain/GK at University of Connecticut

2 NCAA Tournament Appearances

2015 UConn Team MVP

2014 AAC All Tournament Team

Loomis Chaffee Class of 2012

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Indoor Facility -
Oakwood Sports Center

40 Oakwood Drive

Glastonbury CT 06033

(860) 633-3689

Outdoor Facility-
Sports Medicine &
Orthopedic Surgery, PC Park

521 Glastonbury Turnpike

Portland CT 06480


Fall & Spring Academy games are played here.