Instructors

Coach Brian
Head Coach
I am Coach Brian, and I come from the northeast sports world. I have been working in the sports, fitness, and recreation field for over 20 years. I am a certified trainer and sports nutritionist with a BS degree in Sports Management and Recreation from Springfield College. 

I started playing soccer in the YMCA and continued up through Rec Leagues, Travel Leagues, Indoor Leagues, High School and College. I continue to play in a Men’s Soccer League in Jupiter. I played all positions on the field but I enjoy playing defense the most. I coached several teams in the North Palm Beach Recreation Soccer league for all 4 age groups.   

Ignite Sports allows me to teach and coach skills through a variety of drills and games. The best part is watching the everyone improve from week to week. People learn best from imitation and by showing them in a fun and creative way. Being able to make activities more inclusive is a great way to teach and have a successful program.
Coach Gaby
Head Coach
Hello my name is Gabriel Palermo I am 26 years old, but I go by “Coach Gaby” with the kids, I am of Argentinian-Italian descent. Being born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens I enjoy anything on or near the ocean. I have participated in team sports since the age of 5, started travel soccer at 8 and played up to high school. I am a Jupiter High School alumni and palm beach state college graduate.

After high school I played about 3 years of semi pro soccer all over Florida. Before joining the Ignite Sports team I worked and did community service for the “Boys and Girls Club” of Martin County and also coached at Hobe Sound Soccer club for almost 2 years.
Coach Scott
Head Coach
I am Coach Scott, and I have enjoyed sports and working out my entire life. I grew up playing soccer from elementary through high school where I also competed in indoor and outdoor track.  

After college, I joined the U.S. Army where I learned the right and wrong ways to train and motivate individuals and teams. While serving, I played soccer, flag football and rugby on my unit and/or post teams.  I also attended many grueling courses designed to test you both physically and mentally which allowed me to learn a lot from them and about myself, too. After eight deployments, I understood the importance of not only physical fitness but also mental toughness.

After 22 years, I decided it was time to try something different, so I retired from the Army and am now working at Ignite Sports passing on what I have learned.  I am a NIRSA Flag Football Certified Referee.
Emiliano Hoyuela
Head Coach
Hello, I am Coach Emiliano or "Coach E". I was born in Mexico but I've been living in the USA since 2015, I've been a fan of sports since a very young age and I have practiced sports like soccer, tennis and golf in a competitive level. I was also a trainee on a Dutch ship where I did community service with kids from all around the world and I also learned the importance of discipline and team work. 

My goal at Ignite sports is to teach a good sportsmanship and for the kids to practice sports in a fun but healthy way and to get the best out of them in every session. 
Tj Gero
Head Coach
I am Coach TJ. I have lived in Florida my whole life. I've been a sports fanatic from a very young age. I played soccer my whole life and at 6 years-old I started playing on a competitive travel team. I played travel soccer at the highest level ever since as well as in middle school, high school, and Olympic Development Programs. I also trained in a variety of other sports such as Mixed Martial Arts, Golf, Track, and Football to name a few.

I have worked with kids from a very young age as well. I started at my local church as a camp leader and continued to do for 4 years. I have also coached many elite-level soccer camps throughout Florida.

Now working for HappyFeet and Ignite Sports, I can truly teach the next generation of athletes and help many players reach their potential. Watching as players improve and build confidence is truly inspiring. Every player learns at their own speed and in their own way and helping them is my goal.