WASHINGTON- DC Soccer Club has hired a new Director to their full-time staff. The club is bringing in Matt Badiee as Travel Director and Director of Education.
Badiee has been involved in soccer for over 40 years as a player and coach. As a player, Badiee played on teams in Iran, Germany, and The United States. He is still an active player in the 40+ NVSL. His coaching experience includes time coaching for the Northern Virginia Majestics Women's Professional Soccer League, Northern Virginia Royals, Loudoun United (DC United's Affiliate), the Olympic Development Program, and serving as a US Soccer Scout for the U-18 Men’s National Team. Badiee has experience coaching for youth clubs, as well as serving in administrative roles where he has seen success at the helm of state and regional championship teams. Badiee has over 10 licenses and certifications including his US Soccer A License and national licenses from Germany, Holland, and Brazil, an UEFA (Union European Football Associations) A license, and his Academy Director license. To see more of his accomplishments, please click here.
In his role, Badiee will manage all coach training and education as well as provide ongoing supervision and professional development opportunities for players and coaches. He will also organize and carry out program evaluation systems and oversee the club's match analysis program. Working internally and externally, Badiee will provide a modern methodology that is pertinent to the players, coaches, and the club's development.
Badiee said, “I am very excited to be involved with DCSC. With new initiatives and a growth mindset, we will achieve new heights with our players and coaches. If better is possible, being good is not good enough! I strive to create an intrinsic and results-driven culture to push the players and coaches out of their comfort zone, where players are recognized for their technical abilities and leadership performance. This vision centers on building a holistic, realistic, and experiential environment where players and coaches can learn and develop their skills. The player-centered environment will develop a better and well-rounded person.”
Greg Andrulis, Executive Director of DC Soccer Club, said, “Matt Badiee is one of the foremost and respected soccer educators and coaches in the business. His extensive pursuit of Educational opportunities has led him to receive coaching licenses in 4 countries and Governing Bodies- USA, UEFA, Brazil, Germany, and Holland. Matt currently serves as a US Soccer Senior National Staff Instructor. Matt is also an accomplished coach with success at every level. His resume as a coach and soccer educator is extremely impressive. Our staff will benefit from Matt’s passion which inspires the pursuit of knowledge and personal development. Our players and club will benefit from his strategy to instill an appreciation for growth and development through learning in a player-centric environment.”