Teaneck Junior Soccer League (TJSL) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization to promote soccer in Teaneck. Over 1,000 children play every year.

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Tim Serbe

Tim Serbe

Tim Serbe is the Director of Coaching for Teaneck Junior Soccer League. One of the original FC TEANECK coaches, he is a graduate of Montclair State University where he was a member of the Men’s Soccer team. Tim is the former varsity head coach of the Park Ridge Boys Soccer team, Saddle River Day School Girls Soccer team, and Vaughn College’s Men’s Soccer team. He is currently the varsity head coach for Cresskill High School’s Boys Soccer team. Tim holds a United Soccer Coach Advanced National Diploma, Director of Coaching Diploma, and USSF License.

Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida started coaching FC TEANECK teams in 2015. He was a member of the Kearny High School Boys Soccer State Championship team and is a graduate of Kean University. Paul has led teams for the Thistle FC and Kearny Thistle United clubs as well as being the head coach for the St. Peter’s Prep Freshman Boys Soccer team.

Andres DeCastro

Andres DeCastro has been a FC TEANECK coach since 2016. He is a graduate of Bloomfield College where he played and later was an assistant coach for the Men’s Soccer team. Originally from Bogota, Columbia, Andres has coached for Yeshivat Noam, West Morris Soccer Club, Cheshire Soccer Academy, and Super Soccer Starz. Andres holds a NJ Youth Soccer coaching certificate.

Shaun Holder

Shaun Holder is the head coach of the Teaneck High School Boys Soccer team and former assistant coach at Hackensack High School. A graduate of Seton Hall University, Shaun began his coaching career with the Hackensack recreational soccer program and the Hackensack Royals soccer club. He holds national coaching certifications from US Soccer and United Soccer Coaches.

Joshua Merchan

Joshua Merchan

Joshua Merchan is NJ Youth Soccer certified coach who is currently completing his Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Sports Administration at FDU. He started his coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Bloomfield High School and has previously coached for Bloomfield Soccer Club, Proactive Sport & Soccer, and Teaneck Junior Soccer League.

Camy Santacruz

Camy Santacruz

Camy Santacruz is a Teaneck High School graduate and was a member of the THS Girls Soccer team. A graduate of St. Peter’s College and a recipient of a TJSL College Scholarship, Camy was a Youth Coach in the TJSL REC Soccer and travel soccer program during her high school years. She holds a National Youth Diploma from United Soccer Coaches. Most recently, Camy has coached for TSF Inter Academy, Dragons Soccer Club, and Wayne Soccer Club.

Mirka Villarreal

Mirka Villarreal

Mirka Villarreal is a graduate of Teaneck High School and was a member of the THS Girls Soccer team. A former FC TEANECK player, she started coaching in TJSL's REC Soccer program and was a TJSL College Scholarship recipient. Mirka currently attends John Jay College where she is a midfielder for the Women’s Soccer team. She holds a National Youth Diploma from United Soccer Coaches.