Head Coach – Jonathan Frias
Premier White is fortunate to be professionally trained by American Soccer Academy’s Technical Director, Mr. Jonathan Frias. Coach Frias has extensive experience as both a player and a coach at youth, collegiate, and professional levels. As a player, Coach Frias played NCAA Division 1 College soccer at both Florida International University and Radford University, both of which were nationally ranked and participants in the NCAA tournmanent. In 2000, he was selected as a NCAA Division I South-Atlantic Regional All-American by the Adidas NSCAA coaches ballot. Jonathan played professionally for the Greenville (SC) Lions and Sioux Falls (SD) Spitfire, and still plays for the Northern Virginia Royals in the USL D3 Development League.
As a coach, Mr. Frias served as Student Assistant Coach for the Radford University NCAA Division 1 team before joining the American Soccer Academy. He has served as a State Staff Coach for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) ODP since 2006, and has served as head coach or trainer to more than a dozen youth travel clubs in Maryland and Virginia since 2003.
Mr. Frias holds the following coaching certifications:
- NSCAA Advance National Diploma and State GK Diploma, USSF National “B” and USSF National Youth Licenses
- NSCAA Premier Diploma (USSF “A” Equivalent) PENDING – July 2010
- Certified US Academy Staff, Chelsea F.C. (English Premier League) Football in the Community USA ID Program
- Current Member, USSF, US Youth Soccer, and NSCAA (Coaches Association)
- A.Y.S.O. Certified National Instructor, 2004
- Positive Coaching Alliance, Certified Coach (Expiration 2012)
The complete resume for Coach Frias can be found here. For more information, visit www.AmericanSoccerAcademy.net