FC Athletico is a youth soccer club located in Mooresville North Carolina that focuses on developing fundamental youth soccer skills from a very early age. We offer programs for players of all ages, beginning at 4 years old.
At FC Athletico, we are about creating well rounded individuals, both on and off the field. You would be hard pressed to find another activity that impacts a person on so many levels than youth sports. Sports create so many teachable opportunities that allow participants to develop such valuable skills as teamwork, discipline, perseverance (pushing ones self) and good sportsmanship. When done correctly, youth athletic programs can have a significant impact on who that child will become as an adult.
Meet the Coaches
Coach Tinashe Mugabe - Founder/Director
Though he was born in the United States, "Coach T" grew up in Zimbabwe before returning to the United States at 18 to attend college at UNCW where he studied International Business. After graduating from UNCW, Tinashe spent time playing in Australia and in Germany until returning to the United States where he moved to Mooresville and started FC ATHLETICO.
Coach Alex Moreno - Goalkeeper Coach
Alex was born and raised in Huntersville, NC. He grew up playing for local clubs and played collegiality for Pfeiffer University. In 2011, he completed his undergraduate degree and joined the coaching staff as an undergraduate assistant. In this role, he served as the goalkeeper trainer where is worked with the team goalkeepers and contributed to help the team win the 2015 NCAA Men's Soccer National Championship with an undefeated record of 25-0. He is currently working with North Mecklenburg High School Men's Soccer team on a volunteer basis.
Coach Raven Hasian
Bio Coming Soon!
Coach Nick Brindley - Director/Partner
Nick was born and raised in the English countrysid of Northamptonshire. At the age of 16, Nick left his home and spent four years in North London where he joined the "Protec Football Academy' and 'Barnet FC'. In 2007, Nick brought his soccer career to the United States where he spent four years at Pfeiffer University, earning a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Prior to his new role with FCA, Nick served as a USSDA Director within CSA. He also served as the Youth Academy Director at LNSC, helping develop their younger boys program into, what was at the time, one of the strongest groups in the region. In addition to Nick’s work at the club level, he has also served as an Assistant Coach with Catawba College Men’s Soccer program as well as a NC Olympic Development Program staff coach.
Nick holds a USSF B License, USYS National Youth License and multiple licenses with the English FA.
Coach John Long
Coach John will be bringing with him a wealth of experience in youth soccer having coached for Heat FC in Las Vegas and Inter Atlanta Youth Soccer. He has also been Assistant Youth Academy Director at Charlotte Independence Soccer Club, a coach for the Carolina Rapids as well as having coached both boys and girls groups in the North Carolina ODP in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons. His own playing career spans from 1989 to 2001 and includes two appearances in the Presidents Cup State Finals. He was a three time state semi-finalist and has received multiple All-Region and All-Conference honors. We are excited to welcome Coach John into the FC Athletico organization and believe his wide range of experience in both youth and high school soccer clubs will be a tremendous asset to our program.