It is with great pleasure that we welcome Frank D’Amelio and Dan Schell to the DLVSC Technical Team.
At Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, we are committed to providing the highest-level of opportunities to our players by bringing the best coaching leadership to our club. D’Amelio and Schell are amongst the most respected coaches in Nevada. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help us continue to grow and develop our programs.
Coach D’Amelio is a staple of the Las Vegas soccer community. He brings more than 50 years of experience as both a player and a coach to his role with DLVSC. He boasts a USSF “B” License and has over two decades of collegiate, high school, and club coaching experience. Frank is now serving in his 14th year with UNLV Men’s Soccer. He is a former USL soccer defender who played in the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League and indoor NASL.
D’Amelio has a wealth of experience from grassroots to high-performance soccer. It’s clear to see his passion, commitment, and knowledge for player and coach development. For those reasons, we know there will be an immediate impact on our membership and the community.
“Frank creates pathways for players,” said DLVSC Boys Director, Liam Connors “He is relentless in his commitment to providing players with opportunities in soccer.” “Frank has a network as strong and deep as anyone in soccer, that can be seen in the relationships he has built throughout his career.” “His enthusiasm for teaching the game gets stronger all the time.” “As great as Frank is at teaching soccer, he is an even better role-model and leader for young people.” “We benefit so immensely with the addition of Frank D’Amelio to our staff.”
Dan Schell is a highly successful and well-respected coach in the Las Vegas soccer community. Dan is a proven leader who is joining DLVSC with an extensive playing and coaching resume. Schell is currently working towards completing his USSF “B” License. In 2017, Schell was named the head of Nevada’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) and is the Region IV boys ODP goalkeeper director. His coaching accomplishments include; high school coach of the year, a five-time Nevada State Coach of the Year selection, NCAA National Championship, and multiple state championships for both boys and girls teams. Schell is now serving in his 10th year with UNLV Men’s Soccer.In his career as a goalkeeper at UNLV from (1990-94) he earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honorable mention in 1992.
“Dan Schell is an unbelievable teacher,” said DLVSC Boys Director, Liam Connors. “His knowledge, composure, and communication creates the ideal environment for players to develop in soccer competency and in their love for the game.” “Dan is a perfect fit in the culture of our club, we will all enjoy working with him and benefiting from his experience and the consistent peaks in his coaching career.” “Dan is recognized regionally and nationally as a top coach, and we are so privileged to have him as a resource to our players and families.”
“I chose DLVSC because I am able to be to be around like-minded people,” said Dan Schell. “The infrastructure is second to none. I will have a chance to be part of something special in creating a new and highly competitive program.”
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