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,

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