Soccer and futsal coach
In October of 2022, Nexus Futbol Academy signed a 3-year contract with Heart and Sole Futsal Academy to employ Coach Rodrigo Petillo as the school’s full time soccer and futsal coach. Coach Rodrigo played professional futsal in Argentina and Italy for 11 years. Coach Rodrigo has participated in four (4) Futsal Copa Americas and three (3) Futsal World Cups. The most notable highlights during his career were: 1st in the Futsal Copa American Cup in South America and 4th place in the FIFA Futsal World Cup championship in 2004, where Coach Rodrigo competed against one of the most famous futsal players, Falcão.
Alongside the Argentine National Futsal team, Coach Rodrigo played professional futsal for River Plate and ROMA, PESCARA, NAPOLI, and Genzano in Italy.
After retiring from professional futsal, Coach Rodrigo started coaching, and has coached for River Plate, Soldasur, and Secla, all first division professional clubs in Argentina’s AFA.
As Heart and Sole Futsal Academy’s Technical Director and Nexus Futbol Academy’s Soccer and Futsal Coach, Coach Rodrigo is responsible for planning, coaching, and delivering, futsal specific training and concepts to our students. He works alongside Head of Futbol Coach Henry Costas to evaluate player performance and development in the areas of futsal and soccer.