Coaches

 

DP Fire is offering a comprehensive training program designed to improve individual and team specific skills.  Our Soccer Certified Coaches will ensure that each player receives technical and tactical training in a positive environment.

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Adriana is a soccer player and coach with over 13 years of experience. She played high school soccer in Illinois area and played for local soccer club for 9 years, where her team won numerous tournaments.
She loves the game and is passing her love of the game on to others through coaching.
Adriana has built the DP Fire boys’s U8/9 program and coached in both indoor and outdoor leagues. 
Holds a United States Soccer Federation “D” License.

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Coach "Beto" Bolanos, has played soccer since he was 6 years old.  Recently stopped playing with his local team in 2015 to fully dedicate his time to the training of children. He realized he enjoys teaching as much as playing the sport. He works with U-9, U-10, and U-11 teams. Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Antonio Mondragon grew up in Mexico with a rich history of soccer. He played throughout school and then in semi pro leagues for 20 years. Works as coach for 15 years.

Coached and developed players that have been successful at every level.

• Illinois State Soccer Association  “E” License Coach

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Coach Arturo has playing experience since 2000 with his team "Strikers'' of Mundelein, later playing for College of Lake County between 2007-2009. Adding experience in 2010-2013 at Robert Morris University. Coach Arturo has dedicated his time to coaching U-9 - U-13 YSSL teams between 2010 and 2014. Also, NISL U-13 team in 2014-2015. Coach Arturo Holds an E License.

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Founder of DP Fire United FC and Director of Coaching
Soccer coach about nine years
Coach Hanic has coached many soccer teams to championships.

• United States Soccer Federation “D” License Coach
• United States Soccer Federation “Adult” License Coach
• Illinois State Soccer Association  “E” License Coach
• Illinois High School Association Certified  Coach
• American Sport Education Program  Certified Coach

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Began coaching for DP Fire United FC in 2012
Des Plaines Park District soccer coach since Spring 2009
Coached high school boys and girls basketball for 7 seasons at Leyden High School
Member of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) since 2009

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Assistant Coach Moreno has been involved in soccer since a young age. After 15 years of playing experience he decided to involve himself in 2003 with AYSO to continue and assist and obtain coaching experience for U-8 - U10 teams. Participating and obtaining additional experiences through the various organizations, coach Moreno has been involved with Boy Scouts of Mundelein, Puro Futbol Soccer Assoc. R.L.S.L. Assisting in coaching as well as being part of the administrative process.

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Coach Perez began his soccer experience with a local team "Pumas" in his hometown in Mexico in 1987-1990. Later he continued playing in local teams in California and finally in Illinois. He has coached U-7 and U-8 "Lagos" team for several season. Currently coaching U-11, U-12, and U-13 teams. Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Coach Rodriguez began his training since a young adult in February of 1984. Since  then he has dedicated himself to coaching Adults, Teens, and young children. Mainly focusing in recent years to children and teens. He coaches U-8 thru U-15 teams. He has coached the "Dynamo" team since the year 1984, accumulating thus far a total of 132 championships. Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Coach Jorge; Has played and loved soccer all his life as long as he can remember, always achieved in the sport being the main goalie in every team he has been a part of. He was recruited by a Mexican soccer league "Atlante" when he was 16 years old unfortunately he was not able to participate due to his studies, parents wanted him to stay in school. He kept playing the sport with all his heart and now he want to make a difference in the lives of his players and specially his son.  He tries to motivate the team in every game and tries to direct them to the right path sometimes you win and sometimes you loose but as long as you give all your best you do not put your head down. He always states "Feel proud of your accomplishments and learn from your defeats, the best part of all this is that you always have something positive to learn, that's called LIFE."He has been married for almost 15 years and has two children...!

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Manuel Medina, an IYSA certified coach and former professional soccer player in the European league and in the MLS. He has coached in the Des Plaines Park Dist. soccer league for over seven years.

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