CEO • Director
Matthew Arrington is the founder and director of Arrington Training & Development and is the driving force behind the company's training philosophy. Arrington is Currently on staff as an assistant coach with the Howard University Men's soccer team, an NCAA Division i program. Arrington has also served as the head coach of the Walt Whitman High School JV soccer team and assistant coach of the varsity team (MD 4a state champions 2014). HE CURRENTLY HOLDS an NSCAA ADVANCED NATIONAL DIPLOMA, NSCAA Goalkeeping level I diploma, AND a USSF 'C' LICENSE. MAtthew is also on the Maryland ODP Coaching staff.
Matthew Arrington was born, raised, and currently resides in Bethesda, MD. Growing up locally, he played soccer for Olney Soccer Club, Bethesda Soccer Club, and was a three year varsity player and captain for Walt Whitman High School. During his time playing at Whitman, Arrington earned numerous honors including being named to the All-State, All-County, and All-Gazette teams. After high school, Arrington went on to play at George Mason University, where the team achieved a ranking of #20 in the nation during his freshman year. From GMU, Matthew spent a period of time in Italy on Trial for several teams scattered throughout the top four divisions of professional soccer. He eventually settled on San Paolo Ostiense, where he signed his first contract, and then the following year with Societa di Calcio Cecchina. Arrington's goals are to make ATD into a respected name in the soccer world, coupled with the success of the teams that operate under the company's name.
Director of Coaching • TECHNICAL Director
Andrew Banadda is a former standout at The Bullis School and played collegiate Division III soccer for Middlebury College. During this time, he had 3 NCAA appearances, and was on the NCAA National Championship Team in 2007. He was subsequently named to the NCAA 2007 All-Tournament Team. In high school, he was a member of Bethesda Soccer Club, and a member of the US U17 National Team Pool Selection (Super Y). Andrew currently holds an NSCAA Premier coaching diploma and a USSF 'C' license. Andrew is currently an assistant coach for the washington Adventist University Mens soccer team and also on the Maryland ODP Coaching staff.
HEAD OF GIRLS PROGRAm
Brought in May of 2013, Dennis Schardt brings his experience as a former college soccer player along with his time spent working as a youth health-wellness instructor. Schardt is a Bethesda, MD native who featured for Walt Whitman High School's varsity soccer team for three years. From Whitman, Schardt went on to play for St. Andrew's University in North Carolina at the NCAA Division II level. As a captain, he was exemplary both on and off the field, graduating in 2012 with a B.A. in Sports and Recreation Management. Schardt currently is in charge of our Girls Program, as well as, our Mini-Kickers program.
Head of Performance • coach
Added as a full-time coach during summer 2014, Alessandro Ciarla brings a combination of playing and youth coaching experience. Alessandro spent time playing with Division III side Penn State Altoona before transferring to Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Movement Science. He spent time in Detroit, MI, where he worked with various NHL players during their off-season, and translates that experience to training our youth soccer players. Ciarla is responsible for the development and implementation of all ATD performance training programs. His initiative is planNing and executing development programs capable of maximizing the athletic potential of our players. He currently holds a USSF 'D' License, NSCAA National diploma, and his CSCS training certification. He is currently on staff with the Washington Spirit (NWSL). Ciarla is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
Coach • Trainer
Added as a coach in the fall of 2015, Erica brings her experience as a player and a coach to the ATD program. Erica played with Bethesda Soccer Club (WAGS DIVISION I), and was a four-year starter for The Bullis School varsity girls’ soccer team, earning all-league honors her senior year. She spent time playing for Trinity College at the division III level before deciding to focus on her studies. She has been coaching the JV team at Bullis for the past 2 seasons and is Pursuing a graduate degree in physical therapy.
COACH • TRAINER
Aaron Manning grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and attended Walt Whitman High School, playing Varsity Soccer, along with several clubs in the area. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and in 2011, won the NCAA d-III National Championship. He also played for the DC United U-23 Academy team in the following summer. After graduating with a degree in Sport Management, Aaron started coaching with ATD. He currently coaches both boys and girls MSI classic teams and is on the coaching staff at The Academy of the Holy Cross.
Coach • Trainer
Julian Sisman provides a mixture of soccer experience and performance training into atd. a former player for churchill high school and the ohio state university men's soccer team, julian entered into the youth soccer coaching environment immediately upon finishing school. He currently coaches with atd and works as a strength coach with his startup, "Prepare for performance." Julian brings a unique combination of teaching fundamental technique and tactics as well as focusing on the physical components of soccer. Julian currently holds his USSf 'D' license, as well as, NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CPT, and FMS-1 Certifications. He is also certified in CpR/AED.
Rodney Jean brings vast experience to the ATD program With his work coaching both at the High School and club level. Jean grew up in MOntgomery County and coached at his alma mater, Springbrook High School. He has also spent time in a head coaching role for churchill High School and High point high school. He currently holds his NScaa Level VI Diploma and is completing his USSF 'C' License. Jean has a Degree in Sports Management and is fluent in French.