1# How many years have you been a coach? And this team?
I've been a football coach for 12 years, being 2 years in Corinthians and 6 months with the 2012 category.
2# Why did you choose to be a football coach? Why youth football?
I played ball in childhood and followed the dream through my studies, becoming a Physical Education teacher. I have no preference by category, I believe in the potential of all ages.
3# What is your biggest dream as a coach?
As a coach I would have more than one dream. But one of them would be to be able to provide learning and teachings, in the formation of children making dreams and joys come true, also reaching young people and even adults and one day become a professional coach.
4# What is more difficult for you: to educate the players or the parents? Why is that?
The focus on education will always be the children, showing them social-emotional issues beyond the 4 lines. For the parents we show good attitudes with the examples of the children themselves and feedbacks periodically. I really like a sentence by our idol Ayrton Senna:
"If we want to change something, it's for the children that we should start. We must respect and educate our children so that the future of nations and the planet is worthy".
5# How important is it for you to reconcile studies with training? Does your club help athletes in any way?
The importance of studies is sure to always seek new learning and knowledge, because it is rewarding for our athletes, students, children and teenagers to have the pleasure to learn new things and with that share knowledge and ideas with everyone as a way to expand new concepts of studies and trainings. I can speak for my department, where the incentive to study is given by strategic actions such as analyzing school report cards, school media calls, etc.
6# Which professional athlete would you like to introduce to your players? What is the reason?
I would like to present Ronaldo "Fenômeno" for the reasons:
- Successful career;
- History of injuries and their recovery;
- Featured in the Brazilian national team;
- Athlete Corinthians.
7# What do you think about competitive cadres in the younger categories in Brazil? What would change?
I believe in the potential of the competition as a form of learning for social issues and future sports issues. I would change the issue of charging by making it a little less excessive.
8# How did you discover IberCup and in how many editions did you participate?
I've known it for many years through social media, but my participation took place in 2018 and 2019.
9# What did you like the most during the tournaments and what do you think we can improve?
The tournament was excellent but I leave the suggestion to try to make the interval between games in the categories a bit longer.
10# Do you consider it a useful experience for young athletes to travel abroad and play against teams from all over the world?
Enriching experiences, as we will get to know places, people and their cultures also linked to sports and education.
11# What would you say to a coach who wants to come to IberCup?
I would say to enjoy every moment, create new professional bonds and friendships, strengthening the sport, the championship and the children.
12# Which IberCup tournament did you like the most? Why did you like it the most?
The two editions were incredible, but the 2019 has a special "flavor", because I was able to become a champion!
13# What is the expectation for the next years in IberCup?
Very big expectation, because we will always live great moments with friends and athletes, making each tournament special and unforgettable!