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Coaching Staff

Tim Balatsoukas

TIM BALATSOUKAS - 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 20years.

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-U14)

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) - U12 boys and girls.

Experience: Martin has 11 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.


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                               

Experience: 13 Years Club soccer, 2 years Head Coach Marmion, 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.


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.


DOCO WESSEH

DOCO WESSEH- FULL TIME STAFF COACH

License: USSF National  “D” License; KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching:Players/teams from Jr. Academy (3 years old) - U12 boys and girls

Coaching Experience: 15 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.


ORLANDO HADZIC

ORLANDO HADZIC - FULL TIME 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.


TONY DUFFY- FULL TIME 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 and High School Girls 

 

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)


SARAH SROKA

SARAH SROKA - STAFF & JR ACADEMY COACH

License: USSF "D" License KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: players/teams age 3- High School 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.


JAMES HEIDORN

JAMES HEIDORN - STAFF & JR ACADEMY COACH

License: USSF “E” License KIDSAFE Certified

Currently Coaching: Jr Academy and Youth Teams 

Coaching Experience: Marmion Academy Varsity Assistant (6 years), Rosary High School Head Coach (2 years)

Education: B.A. in K-12 Physical Education from Aurora University 

Playing Experience: Two year starter at Waubonsee Community College (Conference MVP and Regional Team)

Aurora University Men's Soccer Team 

Joined CSA in 2018


JOEL CORDOVA- JR ACADEMY AND STAFF COACH

License: USSF "D" License 

Currently Coaching: Jr Academy and U8-U14 boys/girls 

Coaching Experience: Lil Kicker Assistant Director, Intra Sports Rec Program, Elgin Pumas 

Education: Elgin Community College 


RYAN DUFFY- JR ACADEMY AND STAFF COACH


NICK PAYAN- GOALKEEPER COACH


BROOKE BEAN

BROOKE BEAN- 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.