Fernando "Tati" Errecalde's professional career has evolved from his early years in his native hometown of Tandil, Argentina to today, an accomplished and successful coach for athletes of the game of soccer. His international experience paved the way to the United States. Talent, as talent usually does, was discovered at a young age. It was at the age of 14 that Tati and his family was offered training and education in Buenos Aires. He played professionally for the first time there- at the Club Atletico Independiente.
The highlight of Tati's professional career includes earning a position for the 1994 Indoor World Cup on the Argentinean National Indoor Team, while playing alongside Diego Maradona. Passion for the game of soccer brought him to the United States where he furthered his soccer career while playing professionally on the Wichita Wings, Toronto Shooting Stars, The Detroit Rockers , St Louis Steamers, and Windsor Border Stars.
Coach Tati Errecalde has been coaching for 17 years, presently for RSC (Rochester Soccer Club) here in Rochester, Michigan. Coach Tati's passion for the game of soccer is not only evident when he coaches his young athletes, but when he plays on the field. It has been said that you truly understand every facet of a certain subject if you can easily teach it to others. His training style makes him an effective technical and strategical coach.
Native of Michigan, I began playing as a youth through the Warren soccer league and San Marino and also trained in Montenegro with their youth develop coach. I played for center line high school where I was named captain, I led the team in goals all 4 years and hold the record for most points in a season. In high school I received the all-state award my junior and senior year. After high school I continued my education and soccer career at Macomb community college where we won the regional tournament in 2008. I began my coaching career as an assistant in 2010 at Center Line high school and coached under 9 in the Warren youth soccer league. I have also coached soccer camps through San Marino and Royal Oak.
Native of Macomb County, Michigan, Tom started as a player through the Warren Youth Soccer League (WYSL). Tom went on to play Premier 1 within the Michigan State Premier Soccer Program (MSPSP) for 5 years. During this interim, Tom also played for Center Line High School where he was a 4-year varsity letterwinner, as well as, named captain for 3 years. Tom received multiple honors as a AllConference, County, District, and Regional student-athlete. After high school, Tom continued his player career at Macomb Community College where they won the regional tournament in 2008.
Tom's coaching career started as a student-trainer in 2005 within his local community leagues. Later, Tom evolved this role as a student-trainer, to become a technical trainer involved with various travel teams within Macomb County.
- Club Experience:
- Rochester Soccer Club 2008-2013
- Vardar 2013-2014
- Vardar Academy 2014-2018
- Flint City Bucks 2019-Present
- Club Achievements:
- Played in Spain with Coach Tati and RSC (2013)
- Played in Gothia Cup (Sweden) and Milk Cup (Northern Ireland) (2015)
- Vardar U19 and U16 Academy co-captain
- College Experience:
- University of Michigan 2018-Present
- College Achievements:
- U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
- Appeared in nine matches as a freshman (T-most for freshmen
- Scored two penalty kicks in shootouts against Princeton and Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament