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Coaching Staff - Jason Leonardis


About Jason Leonardis

Prior to being named Technical Director for the club in May 2011, Jason Leonardis was Academy Manager for the TFA Elite Soccer Academy, a premier soccer school program for American military personnel and their dependents stationed on Yokota AB, Japan. Prior to taking that position, he was Head Varsity Coach for Yokota HS Boys' Soccer and Goalkeeper Coach for Nike's Grassroots Soccer Clinics in Japan, that latter of which allowed him to work directly alongside academy/youth coaches from top European sides such as Celitc FC, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, and the KNVB. Jason is Head Coach for the 05G team as well as a Lead Coach for GK:1 Training and Coordinator of Developmental Programs.


  • M.A. Sociology of Sport, University of Leicester, 2002
  • B.A. Asian Studies, University of Maryland University College, 2005
  • B.A. Sociology, Rutgers University, 2000

Coaching Qualifications

  • English FA Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Football (UEFA B), 2010
  • United States Soccer Federation “B” License, 2012
  • United State Soccer Federation National Goalkeeping License, 2010
  • Scottish FA Level 2 Goalkeeping Certificate, 2008
  • NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma, 2007
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, 2013
  • English FA Level 1 Psychology for Soccer Certificate, 2007
  • English FA Level 1 Fitness for Football Certificate, 2007

Coaching Experience

  • Developmental Programs Manager, Alaska Rush, 2015-Present
  • Head Coach, Rush Select U16 Girls, 2013-Present
  • Technical Director, Alaska Rush, 2011-2015
  • Coaching Education Staff, Alaska Youth Soccer, 2012-2013
  • Staff Coach, Alaska Youth Soccer ODP, 2011-2013
  • Academy Manager, TFA Elite Soccer Academy, 2010-2011
  • Academy Manager, Total Football Academy, 2009-2010
  • Head Coach, Yokota High School, 2009
  • Director of Goalkeeping, Nike Japan Elite Training, 2007-2009
  • Staff Coach, British Football Academy Tokyo, 2006-2007
  • Head Coach, Yokota United F.C., 2004-2007
  • Head Coach, Yokota Youth Soccer, 2003-2007
  • Coaching Staff, Major League Soccer Camps, 2003
  • Staff Coach, Coerver Coaching, 2003

Sports Management Experience

  • Operations Manager, Footy Japan, 2006-2007
  • Direct Marketing Representative, MetroStars, 2003
  • Youths Sports Professional, Boys and Girls Club of Camden County, 2002-2003
  • Monster Soccer Manager, Sports Monster, 2001

Playing Experience

  • University of Leicester (Leicestershire, United Kingdom), 2000-2001
  • Rutgers University – Camden (Camden, New Jersey), 1996
  • Camden County College (Blackwood, New Jersey), 1995


  • PDT Champions, Rush Select U16G, 2015
  • Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup Champions, U15 Girls, 2013
  • Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup Champions, U14 Girls, 2012
  • Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup Runners-up, U16 Girls, 2011
  • Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup Runners-up, U13 Girls, 2011
  • National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region XIX Second Team Division I, 1995
  • National Junior College Athletic Association Garden State Athletic Conference All Conference Team Second Team Division I, 1995
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