Coach Billy Blake, head coach of ODFC Cesena USA WPSL, is a true soccer professional with over 18 years of experience in coaching, player development, and directorship. Beginning his career in 1995, he has coached in several states and mostly in the very competitive Region One. Possessing over a decade of varsity scholastic coaching experience, he directed the collegiate transition for many players looking to extend their playing careers in colleges across the USA.
As the director and owner of the Blake Soccer Academy (BSA), he offered many communities advance training programs, summer camps, and club consultation for over 10 years. BSA contributed to over 50 members earning regional and statewide honors during the scholastic soccer careers. The academy was also proud to have over half of its membership transition to collegiate soccer and maintain a 95% graduation rate amongst them.
Most recent Mr. Blake was the director of Girls Soccer for Annandale United FC in Virginia, directing the girls’soccer programs at the highest level in Region One to include Club Champions League (CCL), Eastern Development Program (EDP) & National Premier League (NPL). In addition, he has also been a member of USL Super “Y” Regional Scouting Team (Mid-Atlantic Division). Mister Blake holds a USSF “B”, UEFA “B” and NSCAA Nat. License/certification.