800 W 5th Ave, Suite 203 B, Naperville, IL 60563

COACHING / STAFF

DRAGAN PAVLOVIC | Club Founder/Club Consultant

Dragan Pavlovicdragan@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Professional coach for more than 20 years
Coaching License | UEFA

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Professional | FK Radnicki | Serbia
Professional | FK Vardar | Macedonia
Professional | Santa Fe | Bogotá, Colombia
Profesional | Independiente Medellín | Medellín, Colombia

HONORS & AWARDS

International Best Player #1 Striker | 1972, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1983

RAY YORULMAZOGLU | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

ray@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

U8 – U12 Youth Module License
National “E” License | USSF
Ajax coach since 2010

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

College | University of Arizona

DIRECTORS

MIKE SKVARLA | HighSchool Director/Head Coach

mike@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

National “E” License | USSF
National “F” License | USSF

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Club | Sparta Chicago
High School | Naperville North
College | Northern Illinois University

HONORS & AWARDS

All-State | IHSA


Since 2005, Mike has been coaching youth soccer, concentrating on developing individual foot skills and the fundamental concepts of soccer. Prior to coaching with Ajax, Mike coached for various local clubs, including Castle AC, NSA and Naperville International Soccer Club.

BEN DOURADO | Youth Director

ben@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

USSF National C license

United Soccer Coaches 4v4/7v7/9v9
Metropolis League (Green and White)
National League (Stare Byke)
College of DuPage

Coach Ben started playing later in life than most (around 17), but through an intense training ritual coupled with a love and dedication to the game found success. Toward the end of playing he went on to coach at numerous places including Carol Stream Panthers, Inferno, and LaGrange Celtics. With Inferno, he worked side by side and was mentored by Dino Delevski, a high level professional soccer player, where he further developed the most as a coach. Ben has been coaching for close to 15 years and has been able to do so with a wide range of soccer players ranging in age and skill level.
CRISTIAN CRISAN | Director of Coaching Downers Grove

Cristian@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Professional coach for more than 17 years
Coaching License | UEFA
USSF B License
International Sports Manager License

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Professional | U Cluj
Professional | CFR Cluj
Professional | Columbus Crew
Coach | Columbus Academy Varsity
Coach | College of DuPage

BIOGRAPHY
My dedication to soccer and care for kids is something I convey in all of my training sessions. The overall goal is to develop every player and share all the important parts of the game that I learned throughout my playing and coaching career, both in Europe and the US.
I played in Europe for 16 years, with U Cluj and CFR Cluj. I also had stints in Ohio with Columbus Crew in 1997/1998. At the same time, I coached the Columbus Academy Varsity team to an outstanding .91 during the 1997 fall season.
I have been teaching, consulting, training and coaching at travel club and college levels in the Chicago-land area since 2003, sharing my passion and love for the game, developing and inspiring players from 6 to 18 years old. I also trained both men and women teams as well as taught soccer classes at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.
I like to focus my training around the long established pillars of soccer development: technical, tactical, physical and psychological. I rejoice with every player that reaches excellence and mastery of skills, the overall understanding and passion for the game. Developing the excellent characteristics of team play that will last a lifetime is also a huge priority in my coaching.
I encourage everyone to set high standards for themselves and to understand that achieving those heights is possible, only through persistent and dedicated training, a full commitment to the game and a relentless passion for the game. These characteristics intertwined with integrity, courage, and purpose are keystones that will make every individual successful in all avenues of life.
I have a USSF B license since 2008 and an International Sports Manager License since 2010.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a specialty in Industrial Robotics. I live in Clarendon Hills with my wife and 3 daughters.
I’m looking forward to sharing and to see everyone playing the wonderful game of soccer!
EDIZ YORULMAZOGLU | Athletic Director

ediz@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

U8 – U12 Youth Module License
Youth “F” License | USSF
National “E” License | USSF
National “D” License | USSF
Ajax coach since 2009

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Former Ajax player | U15 – U18
High School | Naperville North High School
College | Aurora University

club coaches

Javier Hernandez | club COACH

Javier@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Head Coach Boys Program | East Aurora High school 2012 to 2015
Head Coach Girls Program | East Aurora High school 2012 to 2015
Boys Program Manager | JAMBUC Soccer Academy 2001 to 2004
Director of Coaching | JAMBUC Soccer Academy 2004 to 2016
PLAYING EXPERIENCE

1st A Division Atlante Marte Captain | 1991 to 1995
Professional | Maroons
Professional | Sparta
Professional | Green and White
Professional | San Marcos
Professional | Tecalitlan

HONORS & AWARDS
Nike cup Champions
State Cup Champions
Best of the Midwest Champions
Oswego Classic Champions
Tennessee Invitational Championship

Penguin Cup Champions

East Aurora High school | Regional and Conference Champions
SASHA BEGOVIC | club COACH

sasha@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Men’s Head Coach | University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) | 1990 – 2004
National “C” License | USSF
Coaching License | UEFA

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Professional | Europe
Professional | Canada
Professional | United States

HONORS & AWARDS

Coach of the Year | 1999, 2000
Winningest soccer coach in UIC history
Led UIC to NCAA Sweet 16 Tournament | 1999, 2000
UIC Hall of Fame inductee | 2010

ELLIOT MARROQUIN | club COACH

elliot@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION

National “C” License | USSF
Has been coaching club soccer since 2006. Has coached boys and girls from 8-18 years old and has also taken teams from white to premiership(top tier.)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

College | Lewis University

MICHAEL DROZD | GOALIE TRAINER
PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Club | FC United Premier
High School | Loyola Academy
College | Drake University


Michael participated in the Olympic Development Program (1987 age group). He began training with club at 9 years old. He was also the US Youth Soccer Regional Pool Player in 2004, he was one of the top players selected from 14 states in Midwestern US. He traveled throughout the US to play top level you sides. He played for FC United Premier from 2002-2006. While in high school he was the starting varsity goalkeeper as a freshman and was a starter all 4 years. In college, Michael was the top NCAA Division 1 goalkeeper for 3 weeks straight and was also nationally ranked in the top 25 NCAA Division 1 soccer programs for 8 weeks straight. He also had the All Time Combined GAA 1.06, which is the best in Drake history.

MACIEJ CZERNICKI | Footskills Trainer

maciej@ajaxfcnaperville.com

COACHING EDUCATION

Started coaching youth soccer in 2008.
UEFA C
NSCAA 6

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Born in Krakow, Poland and played soccer as a youth.

club operations

MEGAN MALLOY | CLUB MANAGER

309.825.8127
megan@ajaxfcnaperville.com

stien davis | general manager / operations

310.547.7342
stien@ajaxfcnaperville.com