Didi Barreto

Barreto, a native of Brazil, has coached club soccer at many levels in the Chicago land area and has enjoyed a highly successful playing career with the Brazilian national team. She was a member of national team that finished fourth at the 1996 Olympics and 1988 3rd Place in South Korea Olympic Games 1999 World Cup USA and 1995 Sweden and she played on several championship teams at the professional level.

    "Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are. "

      "On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn't, I'll create something else. I don't have any limitations on what I think I could do or be. "

        "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Follow your passion it will lead you to your purpose. "

          "Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have."

            "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."

            Didi Barreto, Former Brazilian Soccer Player, Inspired by US National Soccer Team

            Didi Baretto watched the US National Soccer Team bring home Gold this summer and that helped inspire her to continue creating a new club soccer program in Naperville.