Felix Acosta

Holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “A” License, United Soccer Coaches (USC) D.O.C Diploma, (USSF) National Youth License, (NSCAA) Goalkeeping National Diploma.

Coach Felix has been coaching in SWFL for 15 years, involved with the development of recreational, competitive, and collegiate athletes and is Founder of Acosta Academy of Excellence (2014).  U23 PDL assistant coach for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

His experience goes beyond SWFL, traveling nationally and internationally to compete, and educate himself about other soccer cultures. Some of these travels include:

  • Adidas International Training Program (2013); Real Madrid CF, Spain
  • USSF “A” License International Workshop (2015); FC Porto, Benfica, Sporting of Lisbon FC, Portugal
  • 45th Annual McDonalds Cup and Cordial Cup (2016); Weil en Rhein, Germany and Kembs, France – First team from United States to compete in tournament, where the youth academies of Juventus, Chelsea, Olympique de Marseille, Bayer 04 Leverkusan, FC Barcelona, and eventual tournament champions Borussia Dortmund competed as well.
  • Took 2003-2004 age group boys to Costa Rica (2017) to compete in exhibitions against youth academies of professional clubs Alajuela, Belen, and Regional Select Players.
  • Austria (2018) Cordial Cup with the U15 Boys, some of the youth academies that competed Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull FuBallakademie Salzburg, Ajax Amsterdam, FSV Mainz, Yokohama Japan.
  • Peru  Dec 2018 and Dec 2019, Exhibitions games U15-U16 youth academies Alianza Lima, Universitario, Deportivo Municipal  and Attend Coaches (ANEF) Seminario Internacional

Cyclones Coaching Highlights:

  • 2022-23
    • U8 Boys Black: 2nd place SWFL League in U9 division.  Champions Ft. Myers Kick off and Runner Up Dimitri Cup.
    • U12 Boys Black: Champions: Ft Myers Kickoff. Region C Champions.  STATE RUNNER UP.  Finalist: Tampa Bay Super Cup, Dimitri Cup.
    • U10 Boys Black Region C Champions Playing UP in U11 division. Champions Southeastern Labor Day Cup & Extreme cup.  Runner Up Super Cup and Winter Cup.
  • 2021-22 Cyclones u11 Black and Blue and U9 Cyclones Coach
    • 2021-22 U11 Boys Black:   USA League Winners.  Region C Commissions Cup  and Champion: Southeastern-USA Labor Day Cup, Champs USA League, Champs Florida Extreme Cup, Runner Up Cape Coral Cup Playing up in U12 division.
    • 2021-22 U11 Boys Blue: SWFL league Champ. Champions West Pines, Champs Salty Palms Showdown, Champs Dimitri Cup ,Champs Cape Coral Cup
    • 2021-22 U9 Boys Black Champion: Southeastern-USA Labor Day Cup and SWFL League Champs
  • 2012-2013 Head Coach for U11 Girls and U15 boys Cyclones.  Both teams were the Division 1 Region C Championship.
  • 2010-2011 U14 girls Cyclones team coached by coach Felix were Presidents Cup Champions and represented the state of Florida in the National Regional Tournament in Alabama.