Coach Emelio founded Valeo FC in 2008. His passion was to create the best soccer training environment for ambitious and passionate players. His mission was to provide equal opportunity and access to elite soccer training, and all of its life-skill benefits, for all committed players regardless of socioeconomic or geographic boundaries.
Coach Emelio brings over 20 years of youth coaching experience including Oakwood (CT), Hammer (MA), and Valeo FC. He played collegiate soccer at Southern Connecticut University including 4 NCAA National Championship runs and 2 wins.
Coach Emelio is a master of engaging and teaching very young players. He utilizes his innate talent, calm demeanor, and focus on fun, to connect with and inspire our youngest athletes to become confident on the ball and love the game.
Coach Emelio is committed to excellence as a player, a person, and a coach. He instills that in every Valeo player. He developed Valeo’s Personal Excellence Program to provide players with not only elite futbol training but also the skills and passion to be a leader and to create a positive social impact. He firmly believes soccer is a metaphor for life, and that the global sport of soccer is a vehicle for opportunity and positive change in the world.
Director of Methodology - Girls and Boys Team Programs
Corlton began his Valeo journey in 2015 and was highly influential in Valeo FC selection to the US Soccer Developmental Academy in 2016. As a Valeo Executive Leader, he is responsible for the Club’s elite-level soccer methodology for team programs, as well as Valeo’s business management.
Corlton’s business background includes 15 years as an executive in the hospitality industry, managing several leading hotel brands such as Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Radisson, and Holiday Inn, and served on the New England diversity committee for Starwood corporation. Corlton has a business degree from Southern New Hampshire University and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He also operates four companies outside of his executive role with Valeo FC.
Coach Corlton holds a USSF A License and brings 25+ years of coaching and player development experience to Valeo. He has led numerous USSDA and MLS Next programs throughout New England and New York as Technical Director, Academy Director, and Director of Coaching. Additionally, Coach 'C' was a College Head Coach and an ODP (Olympic Development Program) Head Coach.
Coach ‘C’ has had the privilege of mentoring and coaching numerous national team players, professional, collegiate, and All-American athletes throughout his career. His experience as a player included the Jamaican National Team, the North American professional A league, the USISL semi-professional league, and was a collegiate standout.
Coach Corlton brings national and international experience as a player, coach, mentor, and leader to the athletes of Valeo. He is steadfast in his commitment to excellence in athletic achievement for all players. He is passionate about Valeo's mission to provide access and opportunity to all deserving youth. US Soccer Developmental Academy, MLS Next Platform, and the NPSL Platform are a few of the initiatives Coach Corlton has been instrumental in bringing to Valeo FC, to give our athletes national exposure and opportunities. His quest for the past year is to provide Valeo girls a platform that gives these elite athletes the same national exposure and highly competitive opportunities.