Founder

 Our Founder

bert_1Norberto N Mahecha (Bert), who was inspired by his friend Luis Aguirre to start organizing indoor soccer leagues, is well known by his friends as “Bert” or “Beto”. His family migrated to the US when he was 3 years old from Bogota, Colombia.

He has been involved in both indoor and outdoor soccer since he was 10 years old. Under his management, SS4U has hosted and organized indoor and outdoor soccer leagues & tournaments in Broward & Miami Dade counties.

Bert is not only a qualified athletic agent, USSF coach, trainer, and USSF referee; he is a passionate soccer fanatic as well. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Florida International University (FIU) in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and has also obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management.

He presently works for Alcatel-Lucent as the Senior Wireless Solution Architect, which is a leading company in the world of telecommunications.

Experience:

  • Over 30+ Years Playing Experience
  • Over 25+ Years Coaching & Training Experience
  • Over 17+ Years of Referee Experience
  • Over 10+ Years of Managing Leagues & Tournaments
  • Over 4+ Years of Athletic Agent Experience
  • Over 1+ Years Director of Coaching (DOC)
Playing ExperienceCoaching & TrainingRefereeingLeague & Tournament Mgmt

Over 30+ Years Playing Experience

  • Youth: Recreational 5 Years (New York & Florida) & Travel 3 Years (New York & Florida)
  • High School: Hialeah High – 4 Years (Florida)
  • College/Professional: MDCC-N – 2 Years (Florida)
  • Amateur Division: Goal Coast, Copa Latina, Italian American League, Croatian League, Mexican League, and Central American League etc…(Indoor and Outdoor Leagues)

Over 25+ Years Coaching & Training

  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
  • NATIONAL “C” COACHING LICENSE

Youth

Under 3 Peewee’s Boys & Girls – City Of Pembroke Pines
  • Under 6 Boys – City Of Pembroke Pines
  • Under 8 Boys – City Of Pembroke Pines
  • Under 10 Boys – City Of Pembroke Pines
  • Under 12 Girls – City Of Pembroke Pines
  • Under 14 Girls – City Of Pembroke Pines
West Pines United Travel – U8A Boys (Champions 2005-2006)
U9A Boys (3rd in Division 2006-2007), and U9A & U9B Boys (2007-2008)
  • High School: – Parsippany High School – 1 Year
  • Academy: South Florida F.C. Div: Open, U16/15
  • Adults: – Corporate Lucent Technologies & AT&T Men Over 30 – Parsippany ( New Jersey ), South Florida Masters/COED

Coaching Licenses

Over 17+ Years Experience Refereeing

United States Soccer Federation (USSF)

REFEREE CERTIFIED:
Level 8, 7, and 6 (Florida & New Jersey)

  • Youth:  – All Ages U6 – U19 ( Florida & New Jersey )
  • High School:  – Public and Private ( Florida & New Jersey )
  • College/Professional: – Seleccion Colombia and Peru at Lockhart Stadium
  • Amateur Division: – Goal Coast, Copa Latina, Italian American League, Croatian League, Mexican League, and Central American League etc… (Indoor and Outdoor Leagues)
  • Certificates: USSF Level 8, 7 and 6 Certified (New Jersey & Florida)

Over 10+ Years Experience League & Tournament Mgmt

South Florida Soccer Leagues (SFLSL) – www.sflsl.com/sflsl_lp

  • Brian Piccolo Park
  • Sunset Lakes Park
  • Miramar Regional Park

South Florida Youth Soccer Leagues (SFLYSL) www.sflysl.com/sflysl_lp

National Adult Leagues (NAL) Florida Conference – www.nalflorida.com

Rancho Colombia Soccer Leagues

TIGO Copa Honduras Soccer League