About Us

Our Story

Samba Elite Soccer was proudly founded in 2016 in Tulsa, OK, with the intent of providing supplemental technical training to athletes of all ages.

The philosophy of our training is to provide the necessary tools for the player to be confident , technical, and physically fit to perform well in practices and consequently games.

We believe that it all starts with a winner and understanding mindset, so we try to build the athlete up to believe they are capable and that staying positive combined with hard work will have a huge impact in performance.

The name Samba comes from the Brazilian music genre. In Brazil when a soccer player has great feet people say the player has samba feet “dancing feet”.

Our vision

Samba was created to help athletes develop good character and develop their confidence. By focusing on their technical abilities and mindset we are able to impact athletes of all ages.

Our motto is "Train Insane or Stay the Same".

Meet the Coaches

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Felipe Guedes - Field Players and Performance

Favorite Quote: "There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs" - Unknown
Nationality: Brazilian
Why I like working at SAMBA: The knowledge that we are impacting kids lives and helping them build character and get closer to their goals.

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Daniel Cordeiro - Field Players and Game Analysis

Favorite Quote: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” - Pelé
Nationality: Brazilian
Why I like working at SAMBA: I’ve been playing soccer my whole life and everything I am and have now is because of this amazing sport. Having the opportunity to be a role model, and knowing I can help make a kid’s day/future better is why I love working at Samba.

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Logan Campbell - Goalkeepers

Favorite Quote: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” - Michael Jordan
Nationality: American
Why I like working at SAMBA: I love working at samba because you get to see the kids grow and develop as a player and a person.

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Aaron Ugbah - Field Players

Favorite Quote: “Work hard and stay humble” - Unknown
Nationality: American
Why I like working at SAMBA: The reason I love working at Samba is because it is a great environment for kids at all ages to come and get better. The determination they have  to come and have the drive to get better everyday is awesome to witness and to see them use what they have learned in games is even better.

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Grayson Horsley - Field Players

Favorite Quote: “Self belief and hard work will always earn you success” - Virat Kohil
Nationality: American
Why I like working at SAMBA: I love working at Samba Elite Soccer because of the environment that allows you to improve and learn no matter what level you are at. Seeing each kid develop their abilities week after week while having fun is what brings me joy working here.

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