Address: P.O. Box 477 St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone (630) 377-1101
Fax (630) 377-2022

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Coaching Staff

Staff Coaches & Trainers


Lindsay perkins, Director of program development.           

U6 Commissioner - TCSA Recreational Program.

Hand in Hand Coordinator.

License:  US National Youth. USSF National D, E, and F. PCA Double Goal Coach.

Experience: Lindsay started playing for TriCities Soccer Association's recreational program in 1990 before moving to St. Charles Soccer Club in 1994.  She played for St. Charles East High School where she was team captain her freshman and junior years.  She then went on to play at Elgin Community College in 2001 where she was team captain.  Lindsay began coaching for TriCities Soccer Association in 2006 where she was the Director of the Classic Program.  Lindsay has also coached at Campton United Soccer Club.  Lindsay resides in Geneva with her husband and young son.

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Alen Osmanovic, Director of Coaching & Academy.

License:  USSF National D, E, F. PCA Doble Goal Coach.

Experience:  Alen played collegiate soccer for University of Wisconsin Parkside where he was the leading scorer and team captain, and was awarded Team MVP, Offensive MVP and Academic All-Conference.  He played professionally in Germany with FC 08 Homburg and played professional  indoor soccer with the Milwaukee Wave and the Chicago Storm.  He also spent 11 years working for the Milwaukee Wave's Professional Soccer Camps as both coach and site director.  In 2010 Alen was the Assistant Coach at University of Wisconsin Parkside.  Alen has been coaching youth soccer since 2001 at various club in the Wisconsin area, including Brookfield SA, Mequon United and Racine SC.  Alen joined TCSA in the spring of 2012.  Alen resides with his wife in St. Charles.

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Abrahao Vinhas, Director of Coaching Premier.

License:  USSF National C, D, E. US National Youth. PCA Double Goal Coach.

Experience: Abrahao, or Abe as he is known, grew up in Brazil playing for Corinthians and Barueri youth clubs.  Abe moved on to play college soccer at Hiwassee Junior College in Tennessee where he studied physical education. After graduating from junior college he then attended and played at Bacone College in Oklahoma. After completing a successful college playing career Abe graduated with his degree in sports management which led him into coaching as a career.  Amongst other things he most recently was the assistant women’s coach at Goshen College in Indiana and then became the Youth Director at Rockford Raptors FC. As youth director he was responsible for overseeing all coaching staff u8-u13, assisted in implementing the USSF curriculum, tournament management, scheduling and direct parent assistance including all conflict resolution.  Abe is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English and recently acquired the USSF National C License. He is also a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA-CPT.  Abe resides in Elgin with his wife and young son.

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Raquel Castilho

License:  USSF B, C, D, E. PCA Double Goal Coach.

Experience:  Raquel grew up in the hot bed of soccer in Brazil where she played for many high level teams, winning State Cup, National Championships and competing in the world renowned Dallas Cup at the U19 level.  She played collegiate soccer for Judson University in Elgin where she achieved numerous awards including Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Offensive Player and Female Athlete of the Year.  Raquel majored in Physical Education and after graduating from Judson, she went on to complete her Masters in Educational Leadership at Aurora University.  She is currently a P. E. teacher in District 46.  Raquel comes to TCSA after coaching for several years at LTSC where she was instrumental in developing their futsal program.  She is also on staff with the Illinois ODP program.  Raquel resides in Elgin with her husband and young son.

Nick Geiken    

Nick Geiken

License:  USSF National D.

Experience:  Nick's youth playing experience started with TCSA Traveling, St. Charles Soccer Club and Stars & Stripes, where he got the opportunity to compete in the Gothia Cup and the Dania Cup.  He was part of the St. Charles High School soccer team that won the 1995 State Championship.  Nick attended Carthage College in Kenosha where he played soccer from 1996-1998.  His coaching career began in 2000 with the Crystal Lake Force before he came home to train with TCSA in 2002.   

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Anne Iwinski

License:  USSF National C, D and E. PCA Double Goal Coach.

Experience:  Anne grew up in Naperville playing soccer for Naperville Park District and Naperville Soccer Association.  While playing for NSA she was part of teams that won two State Cups and one Regional Cup.  In 1994 her team finished 4th in the National Cup Tournament.  Anne played her high school soccer at Naperville Central HS.  She played four years on the varsity team and still holds the single season scoring record.  She was a three year All-Conference selection, three year All-Sectional selection, and was an All-State and All-Midwest selection during her senior season.  She was also the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Daily Herald player of the year during her senior season.  Anne played in the Illinois HS state championship games in 1994 and 1995, finishing second to St. Charles and Palatine respectively. Anne went on to play college soccer at Northern Illinois University.  While at NIU she was a four year All-Conference selection, and a SoccerBuzz All-American and First Team All-Regional selection during her senior season.  She was also named the MidAmerican Conference Player of the Year during her senior season.  Anne holds the career record for goals (43), assists (43) and points at NIU.  She is also the only women's soccer player in the NIU Hall of Fame.  After finishing her playing career at NIU, she spent a year as a graduate assistant for the NIU Women's Program.  Anne is a two time graduate of NIU with her BS in History Education and her MS in Educational Administration. Anne began her youth coaching career with the Naperville Lightning Soccer Club in 1999.  She spent seven seasons with the Lightning SC coaching boys and girls teams ranging from U9-U18.  She also spent two years serving as the club administrator and the girls coordinator.  She also joined the Illinois Olympic Development coaching staff in 1999.  She was on the ODP staff from 1999-2012.  After spending time at home with her kids, she coached part time with Galaxy Soccer Club and Fury Futbol Club of Illinois.  Anne has been coaching at Team Chicago since 2010.  She has coached both girls and boys teams from U7-U10. Anne lives in Batavia with her husband and three kids, Ella, AJ and Matthew.


Frank Panek

License:  State D, E. PCA Double Goal Coach.

Experience:  Frank started training with TCSA in 2003, bringing extensive training experience from Team Chicago, Chicago Magic Soccer Club as well as Elmhurst College.  Frank was head coach with the Wheatland Athletic Club as well as a trainer and coach with the Naperville Soccer Association.  Frank also continues to referee in the local area. 

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License:  USSF E, F. PCA Double Goal Coach.

Experience:  Bobby began playing soccer as soon as he could walk.  He played for Woodridge Storm as a young boy, later playing for both the Chicago Magic and Sockers during his later years as well as playing for state and regional ODP teams.  Bobby continued playing in college for College for DuPage.  After graduation Bobby went into coaching.  Before coming to TCSA, Bobby coached at KICS United in Chicago.

Jenny Tedford    

Jenny Tedford, ATC

License: Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer, USSF F.

Experience: Jenny Tedford has been playing soccer since she was in elementary school. She primarily played goalkeeper for Naperville Lightning Soccer Club and Celtic FC. After playing goalkeeper for Naperville Central High School Jenny went on to be Aurora University starting goalkeeper. Jenny holds numerous records there: most minutes played in a season, most minutes played in a career, lowest goals against average, lowest goals against average in a career, most shutouts in a season, and most shutouts in a career. Along with her team Jenny has won 4 Conference Championships and appeared in 3 NCAA Tournaments. Jenny also was goalkeeper for amateur team FC Twenty3. Jenny worked as Tricities Goalkeeper coach from 2007-2010, Didi Goalkeeping Academy from 2007-2009, Naperville Soccer Club 2008-2009, Morris High School 2010, and Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization 2011. Jenny has been a Certified and Licensed athletic trainer since 2011 and has worked in the high school and physical therapy settings since then. Jenny lives in Sugar Grove with her Husband and two children.