Coaching Staff

QSA Coaching Staff

Quabbin Soccer Academy provides coaches that are very knowledgeable about the game of soccer. Our goal is to improve everyone individually and as a team player.

Skill development is key to every young player.  We want every player that attends our programs to improve technically and to have a better tactical understanding of the game.

If interested in joining our staff please contact Matt Schiffer, matt@qsacamps.com

Coaches Matt, Breanne, and Brittany in Summer 2011 at inaugural camp

Coaches Matt, Tilo and Jake with Coerver Coaching Legend Charlie Cooke in Summer 2013

Matt Schiffer :   Director of Quabbin Soccer Academy

Started coaching youth soccer in 2007

Quabbin Soccer Academy, 2011 – Present
Belchertown Youth Soccer, 2007 – Present
– Belchertown Instructional Soccer, PreSchool thru 2nd Grade
– Coaches and Player Clinics
Club Coach, 2012 – 2018
Indoor Action Sports, 2014 – Present
High School JV Girls, 2011

USSF D License

NSCAA Diplomas | Member Since 2011
–  Level 1 – U6 & U8 Age Groups
–  Level 6
–  4v4 Diploma
–  7v7/9v9 Diploma
– 11v11 Diploma
–  Goalkeeping – Levels I & II
–  Special Topics: Soccer Fitness, Reading the Game & Small Sided Games

Coerver Youth Diploma

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3

Player Safety
– CPR / AED  & First Aid Certified
– Heads Up! Concussion In Youth Sports Certificate
– NSCAA Get aHead Safely in Soccer
– NFHS Concussion in Sports Certificate

Playing Experience
– Belchertown Youth Soccer
– Belchertown High School
– Premier: Western United & Bay State West
– College: Springfield Technical Community College

Tilo Schiffer : Started the youth soccer program in Belchertown in 1988. Founded and ran Quabbin Valley Soccer Club, which was a local town league.

NSCAA Member
Coerver Youth Diploma

CPR / AED & First Aid Certified
Heads Up! Concussion In Youth Sports Certificate

Tom Pereira

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Springfield Central HS Varsity Girls
FC Stars, 2011-2017 & 2019 – Present
Former College Coach

Zach Siano

Belchertown High School Boys Varsity
BHS JV 2011-2017
BHS Varsity 2018 – Present
2019 MA State Champions

Jake Thurber

Quabbin Soccer Academy Goalkeeper Coach

Massachusetts ODP
Northfield Mount Hermon Varsity Girls

NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma
USSF D License
Coerver Youth Diploma