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Grover Gibson

Grover Gibson was born in Fairfax, Virginia  and grew up playing soccer in Virginia. A 2 time Parade-All American along with representing the U.S. at the U17 and U20 National Team levels.  Gibson signed his first professional contract after high school with VfB Stuttgart U-18. He continued his career in Germany playing professional soccer for 13 years, playing around 250 games and scoring over 20 goals, before retiring due to a serious eye injury. His last club was Rot-Weiss Ahlen in the 2. Bundesliga, where he played 30 matches and scored six goals.
After returning to the states he founded the Grover Gibson Soccer Foundation a professional training environment for dedicated youth soccer players located in and around the Fredericksburg area.  The Grover Gibson Soccer Foundation was also instrumental in supporting Men's & Women's Soccer in the Fredericksburg Region at the PDL, NPSL, WPSL & CCLPro23 Levels.  The NPSL Program went on to win 1 National Championship, 1 Regional Championship and 3 Conference Championships.  Gibson went on to coach in the US Open Cup in 2014, 2015 & 2016.

In addition, Gibson advocated to establish Futsal to the Fredericksburg Region, where players and teams have competed at Regional & National Level competition.  Fredericksburg currently has one of the largest and most successful Futsal programs in the state.

Gibson has overseen hundreds of players including players that have been developed to play at the Professional, D1 Collegiate, Youth & Senior National Team Levels. 

His true passion is to help players understand the commitment, passion and sacrifice that is needed to reach their maximum potential.  
 
Gibson is currently the Executive Director and President of the Board for Fredericksburg FC, along with coaching the U14 & U15 Girls Teams and U19 & CCLPro23 Men's Teams at FFC.

 
Career Highlights    

Senior Career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–1999VfB Stuttgart II11(0)
1999–2000FC Augsburg25(0)
2000–2002SV Elversberg31(5)
2002–20031. FSV Mainz 054(0)
2003–2004SV Elversberg27(1)
2004–2005SSV Jahn Regensburg30(2)
2005–2006SC Preußen Münster11(1)
2006Kickers Emden8(1)
2007SC Preußen Münster12(2)
2007–2009Rot-Weiss Ahlen40(6)
Teams Managed
2013–2015
2016–Present
RVA FC
Fredericksburg FC

Marcello Mitchel Alves

Marcello Mitchel Alvesis a Curitiba, Brazil, native. He attended school in both Brazil and the United States, earning a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education at Catholic University (Brazil) and a Masters of Science in Sports Performance at Texas A&M University.

The 34-year old has been coaching the last several years on the professional level in Brazil, most recently as an assistant coach with Atlético Clube Goianiense (Brazilian Serie A, 2015-18), the 2016 Brazilian League Champions. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant coach with Paraná Clube (Brazilian Serie B, 2013-2015) and Clube Atlético Paranaense (intern assistant, Brazilian Serie A, 2011-12).

Coach Marcello started his playing career as an academy player with Atlético Paranaense, Coritiba Football Club, Paraná Clube and Joinville Esporte Clube before moving up to the pro ranks. His Brazilian pro career included time with Esporte Clube Avenida, Francisco Beltrão and Pato Branco over a six-year period. He then moved on to play for the Charlotte Eagles and Virginia Beach Piranhas in United Soccer League PRO and the Norfolk SharX in the MISL while in the U.S.

The Grover Gibson Soccer Foundation

9662 Old Elys Ford Road 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Phone : 540-338-4657
Email : [email protected]
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