Director of Coaching
UEFA "A" License
NSCAA Advanced Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Premier Coach Diploma
NFHS Professional Development Certificate
NSCAA Long Term Athlete Development Certificate
Thomas played 1. Bundesliga for F.C. Hansa Rostock and Arminia Bielefeld as well as Regionalliga for F.C. Rot-Weiss Erfurt. In 1991 he won an East German Championship & East German Cup joining F.C. Hansa Rostock. Thomas played internationally for U18 team of GDR & European Club Level (UI CUP) for F.C. Hansa Rostock. He started coaching at Schwaben AC in 2006 and is currently the Director of Coaching for the club.
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA DOC Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National
NSCAA National Diploma
USSF NATIONAL YOUTH License
USSF NATIONAL D License
In 1988-1992 Razvan played U17-U19 and Reserves team for FC Inter Sibiu. While in college from 1992-1996 Razvan played for Universitatea Sibiu, Gaz Metan Medias and Soimii COMPA Sibiu. He then went on to play professionally in Romania from 1996-1998 at Minaur Zlatna 2nd and 3rd Division and 1998-2000 Soimii Sibiu 3rd Division.
In 2006 - 2012 Razvan coached competitive U9-U14 boys and girls for River Forest Rapids Soccer Club in River Forest. From 2012-2014 he coached U12 and U13 boys teams in newly formed club Chicago Edge SC in Oak Park and River Forest. Razvan currently coaches at Schwaben AC in Buffalo Grove.
In July 2014 Razvan joined Hansa Soccer Academy.
USSF A License
Lorin joined Hansa Soccer Academy in 2013.
UEFA - B - License
Roberto Straal is a former Dutch professional footballer who played in the Holland Ehrendivision and German Bundesliga for the following clubs: De Graafschap, Vitesse, MVV, SC Heerenveen and Arminia Bielefeld from 1986-2004. Straal has achieved playing in 14 UEFA Cup games in his career. In 2004, Roberto retired from professional soccer. He then began his coaching career with Vitesse Arnhem where he coached U16 and U18 teams.
Roberto joined the staff of Hansa Soccer Academy in 2011.
USSF - D - License
Candidate NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1+2
Michal brings his experience playing as a professional goalkeeper for seven years for WISLA Krakow and over five years coaching to the Hansa Soccer Academy Goalkeeper camp. Michal has designed this camp to get goalkeepers to the next level by overhauling the psychological, tactical, technical and overall fitness side of the game through the goalkeeper only sessions.
USSF - A - License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Director Of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA National Youth Diploma
Coach Garnes has a combined 25 years of experience in playing, and coaching soccer, at the highest levels. Coach Garnes holds a USSF “A” License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and National Youth License certificates.
His playing experience includes playing for Trinidad and Tobago Div 1 League, the Manchester England Youth Program, Essex Community College, Howard University, and a professional reserve team in England.His coaching methods have developed teams in the Greater Washington area that have moved up the NCSL ladder from Div 6 to Div 1 and successfully competed in State and National titles.
Doctor of D.C.
CCSP Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Sports Physician
Certified Back Safety Instructor
Mehran joined the Hansa Soccer Academy staff in 2010. For the last 10 years he has worked throughout the Chicago area with several athletes and sports teams. He was the team doctor and speed trainer for the soccer club Chicago Lightning from 2005 - 2007 and helped them reach the US Open Cup Final. Mehran is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences.