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Coaching Staff

Tim Balatsoukas

TIM BALATSOUKAS - PRESIDENT/ DIRECTOR OF COACHING

License:  NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, Greek FA License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF National Youth License; KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: Players/teams from Jr. Academy (3 years old) through High School boys and girls.

Experience:  Tim has coached both US Youth and European Youth Soccer for the past 15 years.

Education:Tim graduated from Judson University with a double B.A. major degree in Business Marketing and Management.

Playing Experience: Tim arrived in the United States in 2004 having played professionally in Greece for five years from 1998-2003.  Tim was a four year starter for Judson University, four time NCCAA National Champions.  As a player he earned a number of honors including Top 3 Leading Points Scorer twice, was named to All-Regional and All-Area Teams, Team Captain and was named to the 2006 All-Illinois State Team.

Tim started CSA in June 2014. He has worked as a Technical Director and Director of Soccer Operations at various clubs in the area including Coerver Coaching.


BRENDEN BERRY

BRENDEN BERRY, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, STAFF COACH

License: NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Youth Club Administrator Diploma, USSF "E" License, Positive Coaching Alliance Certified KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: Jr. Academy boys/girls (ages 3-10) and Youth Boys Teams (U8-U12)

Experience: Chairman, Director of Soccer Operations and Staff Coach- Glen Ellyn Park, District/Glen Ellyn Lakers FC (2009-2014), Operations Manager and Staff Coach- San Jose Earthquakes Youth Club (2015-2016)

Education: Bachelor of Sports Management- Ohio University 

Playing Experience: Ohio University Men's Soccer Team


Martin Khoshaba

MARTIN KHOSHABA - DIRECTOR OF COACHING JR ACADEMY- U12 BOYS & GIRLS PREMIER

License: USSF "D" License; KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: Players/teams from Jr. Academy (3 years old) - U10 boys and girls.

Experience: Martin has 9 years of coaching experience in youth soccer around the Chicagoland area.

Education: Martin graduated from Judson University with a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting.

Playing Experience: Martin was a key component during his 4 years as part of Judson's Mens Soccer Team. Martin earned 3 Conference Championships, 2 Regional Championships and 1 National Championship in his collegiate career. After college, Martin played with professional teams in Germany, Sweden and France.  Currently, Martin is playing on the first team for Green White SC in the Chicago Metro League.  He also plays with RWB Adria-Chicago in the National Soccer League.  With Adria, he has won the US National Men’s Amateur Soccer Championship, and Advanced to the third round of the US Lamar Open Cup this 2014 year alone. Lastly, Martin was also chosen to play for the Men’s Illinois State All-Star Team. 

Martin joined CSA in June of 2014.


DANIEL HERNANDEZ

DANIEL HERNANDEZ - TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF COACHING

License: USSF National  “D” License; KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: Players/teams from U12 - High School boys and girls.

Experience: Daniel has coached extensively throughout Spain and Australia including two years at the Barcelona Summer Camps.  He has been the head coach for teams U8-U14 boys and girls at various clubs in the Chicagoland area for the last several years.

Education: Daniel holds a BA in Sports Education from the Autonomous University of Madrid and is a Royal Spanish Football Federation Certified Physical Trainer.

Playing Experience: Daniel is a former Spanish professional soccer player and Certified Physical Trainer.  He played forward for Real Madrid’s youth categories for ten years, during which time the team qualified for the National League in all categories.  During this time he had the opportunity to play in tournaments across Europe from age U8-U18. He played for Rayo Vallecano for one year and with Club Deportivo Guadalajara for seven years.

Daniel joined CSA in the Summer of 2015.


ORLANDO HADZIC

ORLANDO HADZIC - STAFF COACH

License: FIFA Pro License, UEFA B License, International A License; Degree of Youth Soccer Coach Comunidad Buenos Aires, PR, Argentina; AFA/ATFA International A Pro License; Comunidad Buenos Aires, PR Argentina; KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: Players/teams from U7- High School boys and girls.

Experience: He has been coaching soccer for the past 20 years in the Chicagoland area. He has an in-depth knowledge of youth, college and pro athletic programs regulations and sports psychology due to obtaining the world's highest coaching license possible in the FIFA Pro License.  

Education: Orlando graduated with a degree in Information Technology and currently works in that field.

Playing Experience: He played professionally from 1978 through 1985 for several premier clubs such as FC Velez, Red Star Belgrade (reserve team), FC Mostar. He started in 1971 as a member of  FC Velez-academy and went through all selection.

Orlando joined CSA in the Summer of 2015.


DOCO WESSEH

DOCO WESSEH- FULL TIME STAFF COACH

License: USSF National  “D” License; KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: N/A

Coaching Experience: 10 years. Helped build top programs at different clubs in area along with PDL youth club at Thunder Bay Chill in Canada.

Education: Judson University 2002-2004 Malone College 2000, 2001

Playing Experience:
04 Montreal Impact
02-03Thunder Bay Chill
01 Chicago Eagles, Liberia National Team

Awards and Stats at Judson
One of the most decorated and entertaining men's soccer players in program history is Doco Wesseh. He played two seasons at Judson (2002 & 2004) after transferring from Malone College. Wesseh earned NAIA All-American honors both seasons as an Eagle and was a NCCAA All-American in 2002. Also in 2002, the Eagles won the NCCAA National Championship and Wesseh was honored on the NCCAA All-Tournament team. In both years of his career, he was named to the CCAC All-Conference, NAIA All-Region and NCCAA All-Region teams. In 2004 he earned the prestigious honor of CCAC Player of the Year. During that season he led the team with 60 points, which ranks as the program's ninth best single-season total. He also led the team with 22 goals and 16 assists that year. In 2002, he was also the team's assist leader with 17. For his two-year career, he totaled 113 points with 40 goals and 33 assists

Greatest Achievement
One Goal Foundation: being able to help his adolescents in Liberia by building a soccer academy with housing, school and soccer fields.


JIM ROMANO

JIMMY ROMANO- HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTOR OF COACHING BOYS & GIRLS

License:  NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, USSF National D License KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: High School boys & girls
                                   Head Men's Coach- Marmion Academy

Experience: 10 Years Club soccer, 6 years Assistant Varsity Coach at Streamwood High School, 9 years Speed & Agility Trainer

Education:  Judson University with a B.A. in K-12 Physical Education and Endorsements in Health and ESL

Playing Experience:  3 year starter at Judson University- 3 Conference Championships, 2 Regional Championships, 1 NCCAA National Championship, Team Captain.  Play on the First Team for Green White SC in Chicago Metro League.  Played with RWB Adria-Chicago in National League.  Selected to Men’s Illinois State All-Star Team.


CRISTIANO COSTA

CRISTIANO COSTA- DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING

License: USSF National “c” License, GK Position Specific Coaching Clinic, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Professional Brazilian Team–40 hr internship,  EXOS Formerly Athletes’ Performance – Phase I ; KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: CSA Goalkeepers Age 8-18 

Experience: 

Present- Head Women's Coach- Chicago State University D1 
Present- CSA- Fox Valley,Il – Goalkeeper Director & Head GK Coach
2015 – Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in Dallas, TX – Assistant Coach (Dallas Cup)
2015 – Crystal Lake Central High School – GK Coach
2013 – Present – Judson University in Elgin, IL – GK Coach
2013 – Thunder Bay Chill in Ontario, Canada – PDL GK Coach
2010 – 2012 – Thunder Bay Chill in Ontario, Canada – Head GK Coach & Staff Coach                

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with minor in Accounting – Judson University in Elgin, IL

Playing Experience: 
2010 – 2012 – Thunder Bay Chill, Canada PDL
2008 – 2010 – Judson University, USA
2006 – 2008 – Oklahoma Baptist University, USA
2002 – 2003 – Botafogo F.C; Brazil
2001 – 2002 – ABC Football Club, Brazil
2000 – 2001 – Club Canto do Rio, Brazil
1991 – 1999 – Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, Brazil


DIANE TRAHANAS

DIANE TRAHANAS- STAFF COACH

License: USSF "D" LICENSE 

Currently Coaching: 2005 Girls 

Experience: Diane has been coaching and training competitive teams for 5 years at multiple clubs throughout the Chicagoland area

Education: Diane graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.S. in Biology, and B.A. in Psychology. She earned a M.S. in Biotechnology, graduating summa cum laude from Rush University. She is a research scientist and has scientific journal publications on traumatic brain injuries, neuroscience and cardiovascular topics.

Playing Experience: Diane has always been a multi sport athlete: basketball, cross country, soccer, volleyball, track and field. She attended Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL where she lettered in basketball and soccer. She played four years of Varsity Soccer as a Midfielder/Forward and captain; her team won Regional and Sectional Championships. Her career continued at the Division I Level for the University of Illinois-Chicago as a four year starter and team captain; leading her team in goals and assists. She continues playing basketball and soccer in competitive co-ed leagues and invitational tournaments for various charities.


CARLOS GUILLEN

CARLOS GUILLEN- STAFF COACH

License:  United Soccer Coaches National, Advance and Premier diploma. UEFA “B”, “A” and “Pro” Licenses, Royal Spanish Federation levels 1, 2 and 3

Currently Coaching: Players/teams from Jr. Academy (3 years old) through High School boys and girls.

Experience:  Carlos has coached both US Youth and Spanish Youth Soccer for the past 15 years. In Spain, Carlos coached in top Spanish academies in his hometown Valencia, including Valencia CF. Besides coaching, Carlos, has directed a couple youth academies in Spain. Carlos has also college coaching experience in two top NAIA programs. After graduating from Judson University, Carlos helped the team as a member of the coaching staff to win the conference and participated in the NAIA National Tournament. Last two years, Carlos was the assistant coach at the University of Northwestern Ohio where he helped the team to win the conference tournament and play the NAIA National Tournament where in 2016 UNOH was ranked number four in the country.

Education: Carlos graduated from Judson University with a B.A. major. Carlos has also earned two Master degrees: one in Education from the Valencia International University and an MBA from the University of Northwestern Ohio.

Playing Experience: Carlos arrived in the United States in 2003 having played before in Spain in many different clubs around the Valencia area. Carlos played his first two seasons for a top NAIA program, Missouri Valley College, where he was the team captain. After two years Carlos transferred to Judson University being two-time conference and region Champions. Those two years Judson University also made it to the NAIA National Tournament.  As a player he earned a number of honors including Top leading scorer, most valuable offensive player and he was also chosen by the coaches in both conferences that he played, Missouri and Illinois, in the all-conference team.


ALBIN BEHAROVIC

ALBIN NINO BEHAROVIC - STAFF & STRENGTHENING COACH

License: USSF National "C" License, NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Soccer Coach. Currently working towards attaining the USSF National "C" License. KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: 06 Boys

Experience: He has been coaching academy and competitive youth soccer in the area for U8-U15 boys and girls for the last several years.

Education: Holds BA degrees in German Language, Journalism, as well as MS in Software Engineering. He currently works in the IT field.

Playing Experience: Albin Nino has been involved with soccer from a very young age and has played in the youth academies for NK Zeljeznicar, FK Skopje, SC Amicitia Munchen, and FC Bayern Jugend.

Albin Nino joined CSA in the spring of 2016.


SARAH SROKA

SARAH SROKA - STAFF & JR ACADEMY COACH

License: USSF "D" License KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: players/teams 3- High School boys and girls

Experience: Sarah has been playing soccer since she was seven years old. She has over five years of experience coaching youth soccer summer camps at Northwestern University. She was also the head coach of the girls’ JV high school soccer team at Schurz High School in Chicago, IL for four years. She is a teacher and loves helping young athletes reach their potential.

Education: Sarah graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. degree in Secondary Education.

Playing Experience: Sarah grew up in Geneva, IL and played for Tri-Cities Soccer and Team Chicago but spent the majority of her time with the Eclipse Select Soccer club. She holds multiple State Championships, a Regional Championship, and a bid at winning a National state title. She was a captain of her team and played for the varsity soccer team her freshman year of high school at Geneva, where the team took third in the State Championships. Her career continued at the Division I level for Northwestern University. She started eight games at center back as a freshman and was awarded the Academic All-Big Ten honor all four years.
 
Sarah joined CSA in the summer of 2017.


TONY DUFFY- CSA STAFF COACH

License:  USSF National A License, UEFA  A License, ASF A License, ,USSF National Youth License; KIDSAFE Certified

 

Currently Coaching: U13, U14, and U15 Boys 

 

Experience: Illinois Youth Soccer Coach of the Year, Tony has coached US, European and Australian Youths soccer for the past 25 years. He has attained the highest coaching accreditation from three different continents. Former Coaching Education Instructor for IYSA. Has coached National championship winning teams.

 

Education: University of Dundee, UK (MBA)

 

Playing Experience: Captain of Scotland National team (u18). Captain of Celtic Boys Club (5 National Championships). 

Former professional player Scotland/Australia (retired injured after 10 years) Hibernian/ Montrose /Brisbane.

Scottish Second Division Championship winner (captain)


CEDRIC KAMALESON

CEDRIC KAMALESON - STAFF & JR ACADEMY COACH

License: USSF “E” License KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: players/teams 3-10 boys and girls

Education: Currently a Senior at Wheaton College majoring in Environmental Science

Playing Experience: Played 3 years for Wheaton College soccer. Went on oversea tours with Bridges F.C. to try and play professionally.

Joined CSA June of 2016


BROOKE BEAN

BROOKE BEAN, CSA JR ACADEMY COACH

Experience: Brooke is a lifelong soccer player. Brooke has 15 years experience coaching youth soccer summer camps as well as recently coaching her own sons in recreational soccer in the Tri-Cities area. KIDSAFE Certified

Education: Brooke graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She continued her education at Northwestern Graduate School and has her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Playing Experience: Brooke grew up playing many sports, soccer always her favorite. She grew up in Wheaton, IL and played for the Wheaton Wings. She played 4 years of Varsity soccer (and basketball and cross-country) for Wheaton-Warrenville South HS before continuing her career at the Division I level for Northwestern University. Brooke holds several Top 5 Rankings in Northwestern’s program:

  • 1st -- Leading Scorer in a Single Season 1998 and 1999
  • 4th -- Most Goals in a Career (20)
  • 4th -- Most Points in a Career (51)
  • 5th -- Most Game Winning Goals in a Season (3 in 1998)

Brooke joined CSA in the Summer of 2015. She lives in Geneva with her husband, TJ, and their three boys.