About Pablo Da Silva

 

Pablo Da Silva is currently the Assistant Coach of the US Men’s Futsal National Team. With over 12 years of coaching experience working with players from 5 years old to professional level, boys and girls, and 23 years of soccer, futsal, and indoor experience with extensive international experience playing in places like Brazil, the USA, Puerto Rico, and Hungary, his story is inspirational and incredible. His 23 years playing career took him to over 18 countries to play and train in soccer and futsal.

Pablo Da Silva was born in Florianopolis, Brazil, “Soccer/Futsal is a religion in Brazil.” Pablo started playing ball as soon as he could walk and futsal at age 5. He went on to play Futsal professionally at the age of 17. In 2008 Pablo got an offer to come to the United States to play professional indoor soccer for the Baltimore Blast. Shortly after playing for Baltimore Blast, Pablo began playing indoor for the Milwaukee Wave, where he won back-to-back MISL Championships in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. In addition to his 13-year MASL career, Pablo also represented the Brazilian National Minifootball Team for ten years with several World Cup appearances. He represented the USA in the CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship and the Intercontinental Championship. Pablo soon settled down in Milwaukee, where he coached for MKSC from 2010 to 2020.

After joining the coaching staff with the U.S. Men’s Futsal National Team, Da Silva got a firsthand look at what it means to start from scratch and help build the National team. Two significant accomplishments were attaining Second Place in the Concacaf Qualifier and taking the team to the FIFA 2021 Futsal World Cup. After these significant achievements, the U.S. Men’s Futsal National Team put its stamp on the world stage. This experience has given Da Silva more depth in his insight and application on how to grow a team.

Complimenting his prolific playing career, Da Silva has credentials in coaching educational courses such as a CBF for the Brazilian Development Pathway for Futsal and Soccer, UEFA Share for Futsal, and a USSF National C License. Da Silva is also in the final stage of receiving his Futsal B License with the CBF Brazilian Confederation.

Pablo is a highly experienced and passionate coach. When asked what advice he would give youth players looking to play at the next level, he responded, “Keep training, every day. It is never enough. If you are going to do it, do it the right way, do it with passion. You have to be hungry and believe that people will try to degrade you, but you need to push past it all. Train hard, have passion, and have fun.”

Pablo Da Silva officially became a U.S. Citizen in 2020 through his extraordinary career.

Pablo Da Silva

EDUCATION:
UNISUL – Florianopolis, Brazil
Bachelor of Bussiness Administration, July 2004

LANGUAGE:
Portuguese, English, and Spanish

STATUS:
Brazilian and U.S. Citizen

PLAYER EXPERIENCE:

Professional Indoor Soccer (MISL/MASL) 

    • Player for Tacoma Stars 2020/21
    • Player for St. Louis Ambush 2019/20
    • Player for Tacoma Stars 2018/19
    • Player/Captain for St. Louis Ambush 2017/18
    • Player/Captain Cedar Rapids Rampage 2016/17
    • Player for Milwaukee Wave 2009 – 2016
    • Player for Baltimore Blast 2008/2009

Professional Futsal

    • Player for Cerro Largo 2008
    • Player F.C. Godollo, Hungary 2007
    • Player/Captain for Foz Futsal 2006
    • Player for Malwee 2006
    • Player/Captain for S.J.Batista 2005
    • Player for Associacao Palhoca 1997 – 2004
    • Youth Player for Elase 1986 – 1996

Brazilian National Indoor/Minifootbal Soccer Team: 2008 – 2019

    • Player World Cup Australia 2019
    • Player/Captain vs. USA National Team 2019
    • Player/Captain vs. Orlando Sea Wolves 2018
    • Player/Captain Pan American Cup Guatemala 2018
    • Player/Captain vs. Canada National Team 2018
    • Player/Assistant Coach Minifootball World Cup Tunisia 2017  
    • Player/Captain vs. USA National Team 2017
    • Player/Captain 5v5 World Cup Dubai 2015
    • Player/Coach Indoor Soccer Arena World Cup USA 2015
    • Player International Cup Mexico 2008

HIGHLIGHTS

    • Player/Coach for the 2019 Falcao USA Futsal tour and played in the exhibition game in Boston, June 15 – 2019
    • Second place in the Minifootball World Cup for the Brazilian National team in Australia, October 2019
    • Second place in the CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship for the Elite Futsal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in August 2017
    • MVP and Won the National of MLF – Professional Major League Futsal with Waza Flo Detroit in Salt Lake City, UT, August 2017
    • Was the second-best defender in points and honorable mention in the MASL league 2017/18 with the Ambush
    • Was the second-best defender in points and honorable mention in the MASL league 2016/17 with the Rampage
    • Won the Futsal North America Cup with Safira F.C. in Cleveland, OH, April 2017
    •  Won the National of MLF – Professional Major League Futsal with Safira F.C. in San Jose, CA July 2016
    • Second place in the 29th U.S. Futsal National Championship for the Safira F.C. in Anaheim, USA, 2014
    • Won the 28th U.S. Futsal National Championship for the Safira F.C. in Long Beach, USA 2013
    • Played the Intercontinental Futsal Cup, the World Cup for Clubs for the World United Futsal Team in Greensboro, USA, 2013
    • Won the MISL Championship in the 2011/12 season with the Milwaukee Wave
    • Won the MISL Championship in the 2010/11 season with the Milwaukee Wave
    • Won the President’s Cup and Uihlein Soccer Park Tournament in the 2010 season with the Armada/Wave Reserve Team
    • Second place in the MISL Championship in the 2009/10 season with the Milwaukee Wave
    • Regular season champions in 2009/10 with the Milwaukee Wave
    • MVP in Futsal Nations Cup with the Southern Maryland Futsal Club in Angra do Heroismo, Portugal–August 2009
    • Won MISL Championship with the Baltimore Blast in 2008/09
    • MVP U16 and U17 of Santa Catarina State, Brazil in 1996 and 1997
    • Won some Futsal Championships tournaments in a row in Brazil

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    • 2021 FIFA Futsal Concacaf World Cup qualifying (Guatemala). Served as US Men’s National Team Assistant Coach – Second Place (Qualified for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup in September in Lithuania).
    • 2020 Croatia International Futsal Cup. Served as US Men’s National Team Assistant Coach.
    • Director of the futsal program for Select and Recreational programs, ages U6 and up.
    • Responsible for organizing, schedules, and scoring for the INFC Futsal League session 1 and 2 in 2015/16.
    • Milwaukee Wave Camps clinician (2009 – 2016): Responsible for organizing and implementing summer soccer camps and teaching indoor, outdoor, and futsal soccer skills to youth players ages 5-18
    • Director and Coach of an Elite Futsal camp in Hawaii, April 2016
    • Instructor in DVD “Denison Cabral Futsal Academy” (2009): Assisted in the creation of the DVD demonstrating techniques and skills in futsal
    • Coached U11, U12, and U13 youth soccer for Brasa, Brasilian Futsal Academy (2012 – 2014): Responsible for organizing practices, training, and coaching during games of U11, U12, and U13 girls and boys youth soccer teams.
    • Personal training sessions with different age groups of youth players looking to make the High school trial in Baltimore.
    • Personal training for a group of youth players looking to develop their skills. I taught correct dribbling, passing, shooting, juggling, and defensive/offensive skills.
    • Coached various youth boys and girls in small groups or one on one and have worked on indoor, outdoor, and futsal soccer skills.

COURSES COMPLETED:

    • CBF The Brazilian Talent Development Pathway: Futsal and Soccer – April 2021. Sidelines Sports – April 2021
    • Safe Sport Trained – April 2021
    • UEFA SHARE – Coach Education – Futsal coach educators, Finland – December 2019
    • Safe Sport Trained – August 2019
    • A guide to heat acclimatization and heat illness prevention – September 2013
    • Concussion in Sports – September 2013
    • First aid, Health, and Safety for coaches – September 2013
    • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching – September 2013
    • Soccer Exam – 2014 and 2015

 LICENSE:

    • CBF (Brazilian Confederation) Futsal coaching license in progress
    • USSF Level C coaching license