2018 CORTE MADERA FC TRAINERS

Abe Torres

ABE TORRES

Technical Director

A Napa native, Abe has been coaching youth soccer since 2002.  Abe previously directed Napa Youth Soccer and holds his “C” license from the NSCAA and a “B” license from the Instituto Brasileiro de Futbol.  Abe has run Pure Potential Soccer Camps since 2004.  Abe developed his own training method that focuses on body balance, visual direction, and ball approach.  He continues to expand and improve his soccer knowledge by attending NSCAA and US Youth Soccer classes regularly.

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ALEXANDRA KNAUER

Trainer

Allie hails from Mill Valley and spent her youth playing in Mill Valley Soccer Club’s recreational and competitive program.  At Tamalpais High School, Allie played soccer for all four years and graduated in 2011.  Allie attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she served as President of the Cal Poly Women's Soccer Club, one of the top college club teams in the nation.  Allie graduated from Cal Poly with an MS/BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2016 and is now employed as an R&D Engineer with a biomedical device start-up in Emeryville.  She maintains her love of soccer playing in the Golden Gate Women's Soccer League. Allie has been a trainer for Corte Madera FC since August 2016 and is looking forward to another great season with Corte Madera FC, focusing on building skill and enjoying the sport of soccer.

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EDWIN TENORIO

Trainer

Originally from Ecuador, Edwin is known as one of the greatest soccer players in Ecuadorian history. Edwin played with his country’s national team and held the role of starting defensive midfielder for 7 years.  He played on both the 2002 and 2006 Ecuadorian World Cup teams; his midfield contributions helped Ecuador make it to the Round of 16 in 2006.  Edwin is a certified youth coach by the Ecuadorian Coaches’ Association and has received his Advanced Diploma from the NSCAA.  Edwin leverages his extensive professional training as a world-class player to provide a strategic approach to developing young players.  He moved to Oakland three years ago with his wife and young daughter.

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HANS PALADINI

Trainer

Hans joined Corte Madera FC as a trainer in 2017.  Hans attended St. Mary’s in Moraga and earned his Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University of Irvine.  For the past three years, Hans coached various girls’ and boys’ teams (U9 through U19) at Issaquah Soccer Club in Washington.  Hans also acted as Select Team Director in his time there.  Prior to his time in Washington, Hans was an assistant coach at Napa Valley College and head coach for Napa High School’s girls’ team for 12 years.

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TEALE MATTESON

Trainer

Born in Colorado and raised in Washington, Teale made his way to California to attend the University of California at Berkeley. While at Cal, Teale played on the Varsity Men’s Soccer team for four years and helped his team earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 1981. Teale holds soccer coaching licenses from CYSA, USSF, and NSCAA (USC) and is also a licensed soccer referee. Always hungry to learn more, he travels regularly to soccer-loving countries with coaching delegations, and was most recently in London, Paris and Brussels watching the World Cup unfold.  Teale has coached boys and girls teams for ACC Mavericks, ABSC, San Ramon Soccer Club, and East Bay United Bay Oaks. He was Head Coach for Saint Mary’s College High School Boys’ Soccer for 12 years and was Head Coach for Cal State University Maritime Academy for 8 years. He owns and runs Pacific Soccer Training, an inner-city youth soccer program serving mostly immigrant families for UC Village Recreation Programs at Cal.