Our Mission

IFC is a development club focusing on education and behavioral growth through the game of soccer to develop young athletes into leaders on the soccer pitch and within their communities. Our holistic approach to youth development, the quality of our coaches, and our value system support the programs we offer.

We build players through practice in a healthy team environment where every player knows their role and contributions as well as those of their teammates leading to a holistic understanding of what it means to be an athlete and a leader. Our structured program enhances all player skill sets maximizing their individual potential.

Careers

Coaching Positions
IFC is accepting resumes for experienced soccer coaches to work with children and youth of all ages to lead training programs and teams. USSF, United Soccer Coaches, coaching licenses, or demonstrated soccer coaching experience required.

If you’re interested, please fill out this form. Contact Zaki Hamzaoui if you have any further questions or concerns.

 

Zaki Hamzaoui

President

Throughout the years, Zaki has held many different positions both in the DC Metro Area and overseas coaching/teaching kids, teens and professional soccer players. His experience ranges from overseeing camp programs at St. Albans School in Washington, DC to head of the Physical Education Department at the Washington International School, organizing overseas trips for both language immersion programs and soccer teams to running his own business with camps, after school programs and yearly summer trips. For the past twelve years, Zaki has worked overseas as Coach and Technical Director for various professional soccer clubs as well as running clinics in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. This experience and the relationships he established have helped students play fulfill their goal of playing college soccer as well as play professionally.

Meet our team

Flavius Mastacaneanu

Flavius Mastacaneanu

Coach

Ele Margelos

Ele Margelos

Coach

Kahlil Lam

Kahlil Lam

Coach

Reddiet (Ray) Berihun

Reddiet (Ray) Berihun

Coach

Shawn Hamzaoui

Shawn Hamzaoui

Coach

Sammy Kahsai

Sammy Kahsai

Coach

Flavius
Mastacaneanu

Flavius Mastacaneanu

COACHING CREDENTIALS

  • USSF E License (Grassroots)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • MSI Soccer U13 Boys

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Played in Romania, France and Spain at various levels.
  • Currently plays for Starliners FC (Men’s WPL Helge Boes Cup Winner Fall 19’)

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors Public Health Sciences – University of Maryland (College Park)

Ele Margelos

 

COACHING CREDENTIALS

  • USSF D License

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Washington Adventist Head Women’s Coach
  • Quince Orchard H.S. Girls’ Team – Assistant Head Coach
  • Kingsview Middle School – Head Coach
  • Bethesda Soccer Club U10 Girls – Head Coach
  • Bethesda Soccer Club U6 Boys- Assistant Head Coach

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Gardner Webb – 4 Year Letter Winner
  • Quince Orchard High School – (2nd Team All – County: Junior & Senior Year)
  • Bethesda Soccer Club
  • Starliners FC (Men’s WPL Helge Boes Cup Winner Fall 19’)

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelors in Sociology – Gardner Webb University 14’

Kahlil Lam

 

COACHING CREDENTIALS

  • USSF D License (Pending Fall 21’)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Holton Arms Middle School & Junior Varsity Head Coach
  • Potomac Soccer Assoc. Boys U8 Head Coach
  • Brit – AM Soccer Soccer Academy Coach (Girls U13/Girls U15 Head Coach)
  • Player Progression Academy (PPA) – Head Coach
  • Maret School – Head Coach Junior Varsity
  • MSI Soccer Head Coach

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Penn State Men’s Club Team
  • Team America Premier (Currently Doradus FC)
  • Northern Virginia Royal & Chesapeake Dragons – Super Y League
  • Starliners FC (Men’s WPL Helge Boes Cup Winner Fall 19’)

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors in Movement Science (Kinesiology) – Pennsylvania State University (UPark)

Reddiet (Ray) Berihun

Reddiet (Ray)
Berihun

COACHING CREDENTIALS

  • USSF E License (Grassroots)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • MSI U10 Girls – Head Coach
  • MSI U14 Girls – Head Coach
  • Brit – AM Soccer Academy Summer Camps – Coach
  • DeMatha Soccer Academy 18’ – 19’ – Head Coach

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Ethiopian U17 National Team
  • Play for various Ethiopian Professional teams
  • San Diego City College Men’s Team
  • Nomads Academy
  • Albion Soccer Club
  • DC United U23 Team
  • Starliners FC (Men’s WPL Helge Boes Cup Winner Fall 19’)

EDUCATION

 

  • San Diego City College

Shawn Hamzaoui

 

COACHING CREDENTIALS

  • USSF D License (Pending)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy Head Coach
  • DeMatha High School Academy Head Coach
  • DeMatha High School Freshman Team Co-Head Coach
  • DeMatha High School – Assistant Coach Varsity & Junior Varsity Teams

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Starliners FC (Men’s WPL Helge Boes Cup Winner Fall 19’)

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelors in Criminology & Criminal Justice – University of Maryland (College Park)

Sammy Kahsai

 

COACHING CREDENTIALS

  • USSF E License (Grassroots)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 8lite Vision Football Training (Group/Individual Sessions)
  • MFC U13 Boys – Head Coach

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • DC United U18 (13’ – 14’)
  • DC United U23 (18’)
  • Washington Adventist University (14’ – 15’)
  • UMBC (15’ – 17’)
  • DC United First Team Training (19’)
  • Albuquerque Sol PDL (17’)
  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL 19’)
  • Starliners FC (Men’s WPL Helge Boes Cup Winner Fall 19’)
  • Maryland Bobcats – NISA League (Current)

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors in Business Technology Administration – University of Maryland Baltimore – County (UMBC)