595 Springhill, Naperville, IL 60563

COACHING / STAFF

DRAGAN PAVLOVIC | Club Founder/Club Consultant

Dragan Pavlovicdragan@ajaxfutbol.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 | executive DIRECTOR

ray@ajaxfutbol.com

COACHING EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

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

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

College | University of Arizona

DIRECTORS

JON HEALY | Director Of Coaching

COACHING EDUCATION

Dutch KNVB Certificate
USSF D License
NSCAA National Diploma
USSF National Youth License
USC 4v4, 7v7 & 9v9 Diplomas

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Naperville Lightning                1997-2007
Galaxy Soccer Club                   2007-2017
Tumba Training Academy     2012-2017
Lagrange Celtics                       2016-2018
Evolution Soccer Club             2018-2021

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

Youth Director – Galaxy SC
Academy Director – Galaxy SC
Youth Director – Evolution SC
Youth Director – BVB

BIO

Jon spent the majority  of  his  youth playing in Bolingbrook.   He played at the highest level of club soccer throughout high school and played 4 years of varsity at BHS.   After high school he played at Depaul University and began coaching youth soccer.  Since then Jon has coached full time for nearly 20 years.  Regarded as one of the premier coaches in the western suburbs, Jon brings experience and expertise that is invaluable to the Ajax Family.

BEN DOURADO | technical Director

ben@ajaxfutbol.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.
MIKE SKVARLA | HighSchool Director/Head Coach

mike@ajaxfutbol.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.

nick trotter | youth director

COACHING EDUCATION
USSF National Youth License
USSF C License
NSCAA National Diploma
COACHING EXPERIENCE

Benet Academy                                   1998 – 2001
Windy City Pride                                 1997 – 2001
Galaxy SC                                               2001 – 2008
Naperville Lightning                         2008 – 2014
Stavaru                                                    2014 – 2015
Chicago Magic PSG                             2015 – 2016
Bolingbrook High School Junior Varsity Boys & Girls      2016 – 2018
Bolingbrook High School Varsity Boys & Girls                     2019 – Present

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

Youth Program Director – Galaxy SC
Youth Program Director – Naperville Lightning
Tournament  Director – Galaxy SC
Director of Soccer Operations, DOC – Stavaru
Senior Club Director West & South – Chicago Magic PSG

BIO
Coach Nick will join Ajax as our Youth Director and was born and raised in Bolingbrook where he participated in local soccer programs since the age of 4. He graduated from Bolingbrook High School after being a 4 year varsity starter, and then played at College of DuPage on a team that finished 3rd at the 1996 NJCAA National Championship. Nick has been coaching in the Chicago suburbs for nearly 20 years, and has years of experience in all areas of club administration.  He is currently the head coach of the Bolingbrook high school girls and boys varsity soccer teams.  He holds a USSF National Youth License and is looking forward taking on teams at Ajax.
CRISTIAN CRISAN | Director of Coaching Downers Grove

Cristian@ajaxfutbol.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@ajaxfutbol.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@ajaxfutbol.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
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@ajaxfutbol.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.

luis kauffman | club COACH
COACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Director of Happyfeet Soccer Chicago 2009-2021

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

AFC rebels
Galaxy
Ajax
Naperville lightning
Waubonsie Valley Varsity 2009-2012
Intramural soccer EIU 2015-2017

Brett Petricek | GOALIE TRAINER
COACHING EXPERIENCE

Goalkeeper Coach | St. Xavier University
Goalkeeper Coach | Lewis University
Goalkeeper Coach | Chicago Fire Juniors


Coach Brett will join Ajax as an additional goalie coach, so that we are able to offer goalie training during the week. As a youth, he played goalkeeper for Ajax for 7 years, was on the 2007 Illinois ODP National Championship team, and was an ODP Golden Glove winner. He played for 5 years in the Major Arena Soccer league. He holds a USC level 2 goalkeeper coaching license and is excited to begin training with our Ajax goalies.

club operations

MEGAN MALLOY | CLUB MANAGER

309.825.8127
megan@ajaxfutbol.com

stien davis | club operations / marketing

310.547.7342
stien@ajaxfutbol.com