Rick has successfully trained youth sports since 2000, when he became a Brazilian Martial Artist (Capoeira) instructor taking over classes in Yonkers and Queens, training kids ranging from 8 – 17 years old as well as many adults.
Rick took the role of soccer coach in 2012, quickly becoming highly engaged, training coaches and referees throughout seasons. Rick was offered and coached the Travel Soccer team and soon after the WYSL Club Soccer team.
Rick joined the Downstate Youth Volleyball club in 2016, coaching U13s, U14s assisted U15s national team in addition to aspire teams. Rick has coached summer beach volleyball and indoor camps for the town of Mount Pleasant for kids ranging 10-14 years old.
Rick coached the Briarcliff Bears JV Volleyball team 2018 season and has successfully done private Volleyball sessions at DAC.
Rick has played in many volleyball leagues throughout his younger years such as GEVA, VBLI, BIG APPLE and continues to play beach & indoor games. His passion for coaching kids flows into amazing dynamic practices and above all player development not only in the sport of volleyball but as accomplished strong youth individuals.