Roy, an avid sports fan and athlete himself, is the founder and CEO of Class Athlete, Inc., creating the youth sports organization nearly six years ago, attempting to create an outlet in the Casselberry/Winter Springs/Oviedo community for positivity, family, academics and athletics.
His dream was realized in the first season, with 59 student athletes competing in flag football, including his own daughter, who was 7 at the time.
Six years later, Roy now enjoys the site of seasons that hover around 1,000 student athletes, with thousands of family and friends joining him every Saturday to give our athletes a safe and positive place to learn and have fun.
He has coached over roughly 80 teams and hundreds of student athletes over the last six years in soccer, flag football, and basketball.
He continues to strive toward his ultimate goal of having a facility in Seminole County where student athletes can come to learn, be tutored, do homework and then play sports in a safe, fun and positive environment.
Over the last 6 years, he has watched his daughter who is now approaching 13 years old blossom into an excellent soccer play and an even better person. She now helps him coach and teach the younger age groups. He also hopes to one day hand the reins of this blossoming business to her.
Silvio, a naturalized American and native from Argentina, has deep soccer roots. His passion is coaching, not just soccer fundamentals and tactics, but rather the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. He brings that passion to his role as Soccer Director where he oversees not only the program and all the players, but the coaches and referees as well. His experience has helped grow and solidify the Class Athlete Soccer Program.
Silvio structures all his practice sessions and games so that every athlete benefits from the experience of fair team competition. During his playing days as a goalkeeper, his leadership on the field came naturally. As a coach he takes every opportunity to impart the importance of leadership and good sports conduct to all his players.
He has over 40 years of playing and coaching experience spanning two countries. He has also successfully run and coordinated adult volleyball and soccer intramural leagues.
When not on the soccer field, Silvio enjoys camping, biking and spending quality time with his wife Denise and three very active teenagers.
Nick Masuda has been with Class Athlete since its second season and has spent time as the flag football coordinator, flag football coach, flag and soccer referee and soccer coach.
Masuda has an extensive background in athletics, playing more than 18 years of baseball, as well as time on the football field and basketball courts. His affection for soccer began while garnering his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara, where his freshman roommate was on the Gauchos’ soccer team.
Masuda is married (10 years) and has a 9-year-old son that has played both soccer and flag football.