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Coaching Staff - Jason Leonardis

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About Jason Leonardis

Prior to being named Technical Director for the club, 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. In addition to acting as the club's Technical Director, Jason is Head Coach for the 04G, 04G Black, and 03B teams as well as a Lead Coach for The Future.

Education

  • 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

  • Head Coach, Rush Select U15 Girls, 2013-Present 
  • Coaching Education Staff, Alaska Youth Soccer, 2012-Present
  • Staff Coach, Alaska Youth Soccer ODP, 2011-Present
  • Technical Director, Alaska Rush, 2011-Present
  • 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

Honors

  • 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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