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John Pranjic

A twenty-nine year old California native- born to an American mother and Croatian father. Influenced heavily by European and South American practices, I have developed a style of coaching that promotes team excellence.

My mission as a coach is to create a team that operates as a collective, not as individuals. My philosophy centers around a two main components: possession and pressure. In possession, ball circulation and player movements are choreographed and purposeful with the intention to break down, expose, and then exploit our opponents weaknesses. Out of possession, high pressure and organization become the key components. Regaining possession as fast as possible is the main objective, but the pressure is synchronized and executed as a collective, not as individuals. Again- the pressure is choreographed and rehearsed so that movements become second nature.

I am seeking work in a professional footballing environment that aligns with my coaching philosophy and style

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Nationality: American/Croatian                                                          

Current Location: Santa Barbara County, CA

Education: Associates in Science in Recreation Management, Allan Hancock College

                   Associates in Arts in Sociology, Allan Hancock College

Coaching Education: USSF National D License,  Coerver Youth Diploma,  NFHS Coaching Fundamentals,  Concussions in Sports Certification,  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries,  CPR/First Aid (Current),  USSF Grade 8 Referee Certification                                                                               

Coaching Experience:

Ernest Righetti High School- Girls Varsity Head Coach 2011-2014

Overall record: 44-14-4

1 Pac-7 League Championship

3 California Interscholastic Federation playoff appearances

 

Ernest Righetti High School- Boys Varsity Head Coach 2008-2010

Overall record: 39-5-4

2 Pac-7 League Championships

2 California Interscholastic Federation playoff appearances (semi-finals 2008)

**Junior Varsity Head Coach 2007-2008

***Varsity Assistant Coach 2006-2007 (19-7-4, Pac-7 League Champions)

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California Polytechnic University SLO- Head Coach Men's Club 'B' Team 2011-2012

West Coast Soccer Association 'Central Division' Champions

NIRSA NCCS National Soccer Championship (Round of 16 appearance- lost in PK's to USC)

 

California Polytechnic University SLO- Assistant Coach Men's 'A' Team 2010-2011

West Coast Soccer Association 'Premier Division' Champions

NIRSA NCCS National Soccer Championship (Round of 16)

 

OUSL Crusaders G95- Head Coach Fall 2011-Spring 2013

Coast Soccer League 'Silver North'

Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase, San Diego, California

Davis Legacy College Showcase, Davis, California

**Head Trainer from 2009-2011

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