Teixeira, 36, has been part of the Baltimore Metro youth soccer scene since moving to the city in 2008 when he joined with Crystal Palace Baltimore soccer team. Teixeira has proven to be a winning coach and a great mentor to kids all over the east coast. His philosophy as a professional player and coach is accepted in a unique way that makes his teams extreely successful. Teixeira started coaching in 2001 with a varsity position in Stoughton, Massachusetts, improving a team from a 1-10-7 record to 10-4-4 and a Championship in 2004.
Val has held the Director and Founder roles in soccer academy capacities for ages 4 to 14 training over 120 kids on a weekly basis. In 2008 Teixeira moved to Baltimore to play professionally and started coaching at SAC (Soccer Association of Columbia) MD on the girls side for U-15 and U-14 teams. He has coached local teams to championships (August Cup, Arlingston Invitational, Jefferson Cup, etc.), at upper competitive league levels (WAGS), and most notably to perfect seasons. Val has volunteered at Goucher College for the Women's program and assisted at Loyola Blakefield HS where the team achieved MIAA A Conference champions in 2012. Val is the owner and director for Portuguese Touch Soccer, a training soccer school he founded in Baltimore in 2010.
In 2011, Teixera was offered the Head Coaching position with the then Premier Girl U-14 team (Baltimore 97) and has won the Maryland State Cup in 2011 & 2012, the 2011 Bethesda Tournament U-15 Potomac Division, 2012 Region 1 Championship Finalist. The team continues to compete at the highest levels in the Country playing in the National League, and Region 1.
Ivan, a trainer for Portuguese Touch Soccer, has been Teixeira's assistant coach since 2012. Ivan played professionally in Portual, England and in the USA. Fabio brings a European knowledge of the game and the latest training skills to help the youth develop faster. Ivan is cousins with Nani #17, Manchester United and Portuguese National Player. Fabio has traveled all over Europe to work on internship with Benfica, Manchester united, FC Porto, Orduspor (Turkish 1st Division Team) and the Portuguese National Team.
Premier SC is very pleased to announce both Val Teixeira and Fabio Ivan will be coaching the Premier SC U-14 Thunder starting in May/June 2013.
**For a listing of Val's background and career accomplishments, please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Teixeira