Jupiter United Trainers
Riley Baptiste, better known as “Coach Riley” left Quebec City, Canada as a teenager, to train and play in Bordeaux, France. Riley was awarded the “Golden Boot” from the Bordeaux team. He returned to this side of the pond and played for Gordon College in Georgia as a leading scorer and the Atlanta Silver Backs. Moving to Florida, Riley played for 5 years with the Copa Latina in Miami. Riley was voted Copa Latina’s MVP for 3 years.
Riley holds several licenses including a National C Coaching License, a National Youth License with the US Soccer Federation, a National Goal Keeping License – Level 2, National Youth Sports Coaching Association License and is ISSA certified as a personal trainer.
Riley works hard to develop players who will understand and “KNOW” the game of soccer.
Coach Didden moved from his native Holland to the United States in 2001. Since then he has accumulated 10 years of Varsity High School Coaching experience between Astronaut High, Titusville High and Melbourne Central Catholic. He coached at Florida Tech, and was on the training and coaching staff of the Cocoa Lady Expos (semi-professional) in their inaugural season. Teams he trained and/or coached have won Regional, State and a National Title and held number 1 rankings in the State of Florida. His experience as a former Florida ODP and FYSA instructional staff coach has helped many coaches develop and fine tune their coaching skills, and has put dozens of players in the Olympic Development Program including State, Regional and National Pools.
Players trained by coach Didden attained scholarships to many higher education institutes such as Embry Riddle, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of West Florida, Marshall, Florida State, Rollins College, Tusculum College, Florida Institute of Technology, Eckerd College, Barry University, University of North Florida and University of South Florida. Coach Didden is on the Instructional Staff for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (www.NSCAA.com) and was brought in as the Director of Coaching for Jupiter United SC in April of 2011.
The Midwest native originally from Carmel, Indiana moved to Jupiter, Florida in 2002 and became involved with JUSC in 2010. Ashley is a former player from the nationally ranked Carmel United Soccer Club in Indiana. She competed and won in several state, regional and national tournaments.
A graduate of Carmel High School, she was a member of three Soccer State championship teams (and one runner-up), all of which were ranked in the top ten nationally. She was selected first team all-state three times, all-metro team player and central region team four times. She played on the Indiana State ODP team and was a member of the Region II regional pool.
She continued to play Division I soccer at Purdue University and competed in the BIG TEN conference. She also was a former player for the Indiana Blaze, a semi-pro W league team.
Cliff grew up playing soccer in St. Ann Jamaica for Aaboutnutt Gglimore High school. Cliff represented Jamaica in the Copa Latina in Miami in 2004. Cliff has played for numerous men’s teams throughout Florida, including Florida Raptors in Ft. Pierce, Jupiter Strikers (competing in the Disney Nationals Competition from 2006 to 2010) and Island Strikers Club (1999 to 2006), West Palm. Cliff holds a NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeper Training License and is only one of 3 coaches/trainers to hold the prestigious National Youth License.
Matt Walby left England in 1997 after graduating with a BSc degree in Coaching Science to pursue a full time soccer coaching career. He worked as a full time soccer trainer on Long Island, NY for 7 years coaching boys and girls travel teams from U9 thru U18. He also formed and trained teams in NY who played in several European International Youth Tournaments, including the world's largest Youth Soccer Tournament, The Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden. While in NY, Matt also served as Asst. Coach for an NCAA Div II women's college team (Molloy College) on Long Island, NY. Matt moved to Florida in 2003 and has spent the last 10 years as a Coerver Trainer, training at Treasure Coast United and Mako Soccer Clubs. Matt was the head boys soccer coach at Martin County High School from 2004-2006, and has been the head boys soccer coach at Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida since Sept. 2006. He became a citizen of the USA in August, 2012
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Paul Gibbons, better known as ‘Gibbo’, left his native England in 1990 to pursue coaching opportunities in the Unites States. Gibbo fell in love with the country and the people so much that he became a US Citizen in 2004. Gibbo brings a wealth of expertise and experience to Jupiter United. He was at BPL Club West Bromwich Albion’s School of Excellence for over 6 years as a top coach. Before his move became final to the U.S. he was asked to head up the School. He has held Director of Coaching positions at Griffin SC (Atlanta), Gallatin FC (TN) and Treasure Coast United (FL), has been on the Olympic Development Staff in Tennessee and Georgia and is the former Regional Director for Coerver Southeast USA. His teams have won State Titles, Regional Titles and held number 1 ranking spots in Florida. Gibbo has taught clinics all over the world, including at NSCAA convention, Arsenal FC (ladies), Bristol FC (Ladies), West Bromwich Albion, Anderlecht (Belgium), New Delhi (India), Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and many other places.
Gibbo is an ID2 scout for US Club Soccer, a scout for West Bromwich Albion, numerous colleges and a consultant for West Ham United International Soccer Academy and assited the US National U20 Coach in 2011 scouting Concacaf games in Miami. He holds a USSF B license, NSCAA High School Diploma, Director of Coaching Diploma, English FA Badge and completed the UEFA badge prep course. Players trained and/or coached by Gibbo play(ed) at: University of West Florida, Lynn University, Gardner Webb, Rollins, Francis Marion, Covenant (GA), St Leo's, Brewton Parker GA, Syracuse, Old Dominion, Boston University, UCF, University of Tulsa. Tusculum, Canisius, Embry Riddle and more!