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PROFESSIONAL, POSITIVE COACHING

Our team of talented, professional United Coaches have played and coached at high levels in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and England, among other soccer-first countries.

The Chicago Fire, Tetra Brazil, and Challenger Sports provide initial and on-going coach development to our coaches.

Many members of our coaching staff continue to obtain professional coach certifications from CONMEBOL, UEFA, and the US Soccer Federation to ensure that our staff is providing training based on the most current research from the world’s leading soccer federations.

Our coaches are former players and experienced coaches who are passionate about playing, teaching, and coaching soccer.

Director of coaching: Alejandro Mentasti

Alejandro is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, he played for the professional clubs Argentinos Juniors, Platense, and three other out of state clubs between 2011-2015 and 2020-2021. Alejandro graduated with a degree in Physical Education and Health with a minor in Psychology from Culver Stockton College where he achieved All-America honors and played PDL/USL2 during summers in Missouri, Florida and Illinois. He currently suits up for local semi professional club Chicago House AC and recently received his MBA from McKendree University.

Alejandro has obtained CONMEBOL PRO License through AFA-Argentina, which is the highest license worldwide. He has obtained US licenses from the US Soccer Federation, Director of Coaching certification, and 15 other diplomas from the United Soccer Coaches. Alejandro has been coaching in our program since 2017, only stopping during the pandemic year where he coached at professional academy Club Ferro Carril Oeste in Argentina.

“I strive for excellence, effort is not negotiable, and a passion to play is essential to become a successful soccer player. Educating players and coaches to be their highest version of themselves on and off the field became my lifetime journey.”

Coaching Philosophy

AYSO 300 United aims to create good people first, then players.

Our coaching will promote good behavior and respect for others, themselves, and the environment with a holistic approach to the player’s development in cognitive, physical, and emotional learning.

Our coaches will teach the current trends in technical and tactical aspects of the game while building a passion to play the sport.

Coaches will set high expectations, challenging every player to be the best they can be, but will support every child to
achieve individual and team success.

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