• Mark McCormick Club Founder and President

    Mark founded Fort Lauderdale FC in 2007 with a group of soccer parents and local business owners who were concerned about the lack of opportunities for the sport in one of the state’s largest cities.

  • Olaf Henke Club Director

    Olaf has been with Fort Lauderdale FC since its inception in 2007 and, as Club Director, he oversees the daily operations and all age groups.


At Fort Lauderdale FC, our most important priority is comprehensive player development. Becoming a well-rounded and successful soccer player at the highest levels of competition requires a balance of mental, physical, and emotional factors, all of which must be fostered throughout a young player’s development. Please download and read the document below to better understand the Fort Lauderdale FC player development Philosophy.

  • John Earle U16 Girls and U19 Girls

    Coach John’s passion for soccer has enabled him to be successful in all aspects of the game.

  • Flynn Turner U13 Boys / Future Stars Director

    Coach Flynn grew up playing soccer in Los Angeles, a Southern California hotbed for youth soccer. 

  • Jaime Gruber U14 Girls and U19 Girls

    Coach Jaime had an extensive college and semi-pro soccer career, and has a wide range of coaching experience.

  • Sebastien Chabbert Goalkeeper Coach

    Sébastien Chabbert is a retired French footballer who played as a goalkeeper for 17 years in 1st division clubs in Europe such as AS Monaco, RC Lens and FC Metz. He holds a UEFA License

  • Mike Goodrich U16 Boys

    Coach Goodrich is one of our senior trainers and coaches the U17-U19 Boys team.

  • Jeff Schield U11/12 Girls and U15 Boys

    Coach Jeff has a long and extensive playing history, including as a former Division 1 soccer player at Western Illinois University (2005-2009).

  • Lionel Brown U17/18 Boys

    Coach Lionel attended the University of Connecticut from 2009 to 2011 where he was part of the men’s soccer team that won the conference championship and was ranked number 1 in the nation several times.

  • Zak Merzouk U12 Boys

    Coach Zack is originally from Tangier, Morocco and moved to the US in 2009, at the age of 14.

  • Joey Delvalle U11 Boys and U9 Boys

    Coach Joey has been around soccer his whole life, playing from an early age before being a member of the Massachusetts ODP program for several years.

  • Adam Fry U9 Boys, U10 Boys and U15 Boys

    Coach Adam is an English soccer coach with more than ten years of coaching experience and various coaching qualifications, including UEFA B, NSCAA National Diploma and USSF D licenses.

  • Nelson Valenzuela U12 Boys and U16 Girls

    As a native of South Florida, Nelson started his competitive playing career at the age of 11 with the Vineland Soccer Club where his father was a coach.

  • Alysson Welsh U11 and U12 Girls

    Coach Alyssa began her soccer career in New Jersey. She played at the state and competitive club level for many years. In high school, she earned the honor of being named a NSCAA High School All-American and was chosen as back to back Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009. 

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