Sports Performance Coaches


Claudio Pavanelli
Sports Scientist 
Licensed Strength and Conditioning Coach

“The evaluations serve as an indicator of the physical condition of each athlete. With the athletes’ needs properly assessed we have the framework on which we can build on to improve performance with the lowest risk of injury. The work we do gives the right conditions for the technical evolution of the athletes because we leave them ready for what the game will require of them.”
-Claudio Pavanelli



Tarson Passos
Physical Therapist 
Licensed Strength and Conditioning Coach

“After collecting data we work from the deficit to correct weakness. We want to go beyond performance and improve physical condition specific to each athlete. The work that we do improves the athletes physically, biomedically, and anatomically so that they are at their very best and able to play an entire season significantly reducing the risk of injuries”

-Tarson Passos

Program Overview

Sports Performance is a new program being offered by The Villages Soccer Club and is lead by Claudio Pavaenlli. Coach Claudio has an extensive background as a Fitness Coach and Sports Scientist Physiologist. His resume boosts time working with some of the world’s top athletes such as; Neymar, Ronaldinho, and Robinho among others. He has also worked with teams such as; Corinthians, Santos, Palmeiras, Flamengo and Tianjin Quanjian F. C. His main focus is on improving athletes’ performance and preventing the risk of injury. He has experienced 10 major championship titles during his extensive career.

The Sports Performance Training and Assessment will take place over the course of 1 year. Athletes will be evaluated three times during the 1-year period and be provided with detailed assessments. Following each assessment athletes will receive specialized training based on each individual need during his/her weekly training session. This program is for ages 10 and above.

We also offer an assessment only option for those interested.

For more information please complete the questionnaire to the right, or call (352) 561-8239.