About Us

 
Forza Soccer School LLC is the top soccer development program for boys and girls in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We utilize a proven system to develop players' technical, physical, and tactical abilities through uniquely tailored personal training or group sessions. We ensure uniquely tailored programs by scouting and assessing any of our personal training clients before we schedule the first session. 
Promoting consistency, hard work, and professionalism we challenge our players, field players and goal keepers, both physically and mentally. We strive to mentor clients and ensure they are maximizing their potential by tracking and reporting key metrics in each session and throughout the development process.
 
 
 

Our Team

Founded by former DC United Academy teammates, NCAA Division 1 and professional players, based on experience in each tier of the US player development system. Forza Soccer School was founded to give players access to the tools they need to improve, things that are not offered in local youth systems. Too many players who ask their coaches, "What can I do to get better?" are left unsatisfied or confused by the responses they receive. Through Forza Soccer School players now have access to coaches who can provide real answers to that question and bring players along each step of the way.   

 

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Lorenzo D'Agostino

Co-Founder & Head Trainer

Specializations
Offensive Expertise
Tactical Analysis
Futsal Skills Training

Lorenzo specialized in attacking positions as a player, particularly false 9 and #10 roles, with a passion for tactics and strong ability to read the game. Lorenzo moved to Fairfax, Virginia from Italy and went on to play for the original DC United Academy team and Division 1 NCAA. After, Lorenzo played with several Italian 3rd and 4th division professional teams. Lorenzo has nearly 10 years of training experience including with professional clubs like AC Cesena. 

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Isaac Taylor

Co-Founder & Head Trainer

Specializations
Defensive Expertise
Technique Training
Recruitment Strategies

Isaac was a versatile player specializing in the center midfield and outside defender positions. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland winning 5 state championships with SAC United Premier and playing with the original DC United Academy U-16 through U-20 teams. Isaac played internationally at Fluminense Futbol Club in Brazil, and was recruited to play 4 years of NCAA Division 1 soccer for Boston College in the ACC. Isaac has coached youth players in the DC United Academy, the esteemed Dutch Soccer School with Ajax and FC Groningen scouts, and for the U15 SAC Premier Academy.


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Evolution Performance Training

Speed & Strength Training Partner

Specializations
Speed & Agility Training
Explosive Weight Lifting
Running Biomechanics

Evolution Performance Training was founded by Tierre Jones, known as Coach Tee. He comes from an athletic background having played Division 1 NCAA football and professionally in the NFL and Area Football League. He holds various certifications including personal training, olympic lifting, exercise physiology, strength and condition and functional movement. Coach Tee holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Science. Evolution Performance Training is a one stop shop for speed and strength training and the top program in the DC area. Many soccer coaches run drills claiming they will make you faster, but at Forza we prefer to leave that to the professionals, like our trusted partners at Evolution Performance Training. Their detailed program guarantee you will get faster. Speed. Power. Explosive. Development. 


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Daniel Akinkoye

Senior Trainer

Specializations
Technique Review
Tactical Awareness
Vision and Passing IQ

Daniel's vision, technique, awareness, and passing ability in the #6 and 8 positions allowed him to excel through the youth ranks. Daniel played with the #1 nationally ranked Olney Rangers, Potomac U-16 and DC United's U-18 academy. These club experiences allowed him to play with and against current professional players and exposed him to top NCAA D1 programs before landing a home at American University. Daniel spent the past spring season training in Germany with professional club SC Paderborn and other German clubs before joining Forza Soccer School. He has enjoyed coaching players from ages 5-14 at the Bullis Soccer Academy for the last 9 years.

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Mary Tartaglione

Injury Prevention Specialist

Mary Tartaglione is a veteran yoga instructor who specializes in the prevention and treatment of injuries. She has worked with a host of professional athletes inluding the US Men’s National Soccer Team, the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Los Angeles Kings. Through indivualized plans tailored to meet each athelete’s physical profile, she determines specific stretches and poses that focus on enhancing an athelete’s existing strengths, while addressing pre-existing injuries and further high-risk areas. Each athelete learns a custom routine -- creating a life-long tool kit -- targeted at keeping them in the game.

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Erin Lopynski

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Specializations
Sports Nutrition
Cardiac Rehabilitation Nutrition
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Nutrition

Erin Lopynski has been a practicing registered dietitian nutritionist for two and a half years. She received a Bachelors in Science at Virginia Tech in 2013, studying human nutrition, food and exercise. After graduating, she completed a one-year dietetic internship, during which, she assisted sports dietitians at Virginia Tech who worked closely with all of the VT sports teams. From 2014 until now, she has worked as the dietitian in Fairfax Inova's cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation gyms. Her role is to personalize healthy eating plans for patients' specific needs and exercise goals, while working alongside exercise physiologists to strengthen patients heart muscles after cardiac episodes and to improve work of breathing in patients enduring lung disorders.