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MVP Soccer Staff

Ben Kamara, Director of Coaching

Ben has over 20 years of playing and coaching experience and former Recreational Director of Coaching (RDOC) at Braddock Road Youth Club. Prior to becoming the RDOC at Braddock Road, he served as RDOC at Northern Virginia Soccer Club. He is also a VYSA Academy Coach with the VYSA Olympic Development Program.Born in Sierra Leone, where he spent a large part of his childhood, Ben grew up playing travel soccer in the Northern Virginia area.  He went on to attend Ferrum College where he was awarded several accolades including Freshman of the Year (2000-01) and Offensive Player of the Year (2001-02).  He went on to play professionally for a litany of French clubs from 2004-2010, including Estac, Troyes, Noisy Le Sec, Sennoa and Paris Football Club.

Ben has had a wide range of exposure to different coaching philosophies and techniques over the past 10 years, both in the United States and abroad. During the summers 2001-2003, he worked with Soccer Ltd., conducting soccer clinics and camps across the east coast. After his time as a professional player in Europe, Ben returned to take on the RDOC role at Northern Virginia Soccer Club and currently has since attained his USSF C license.  Coach Ben believes the true measurement of his success lies in the continuous and steady development of his players.

Papakipi Koduah, Programs Director

Papakipi, or Coach Kipi as he’s known to his players, has a passion for the game that is unmatched.  He was born in Ghana, where he spent a large part of his childhood.  He later moved to the United States and grew up playing travel soccer in the Northern Virginia area.  Coach Kipi has over 20 years of combined experience as a player and coach.

Coach Kipi is currently Program Director for PWSI’s Courage Sports Center and runs their Grassroots Soccer program.  Prior to coaching with PWSI, he coached and trained travel teams for Northern Virginia Soccer Club and Fauquier County Soccer Club, focusing on speed and agility.  Coach Kipi is a soccer junkie who still plays competitively and has the ability to demonstrate ball skills at a very high level.