Role: Director of Tournaments
Licenses: USSF D License, USSF Grassroots, Illinois Skill School’s Skill Developer Diploma, and USC Coach’s Developer Licence
Experience: 11+ years
Marcus is a specialist in Skill Development, Attacking Movement & Tactics, Speed-Agility-Quickness, and individual technical training sessions. He began coaching at 15 in Chicago as a Youth Staff Coach for the Ukrainian American Youth Association. Marcus played DIII collegiate soccer at Concordia University Chicago and coached with Illinois Skill School throughout college and post-graduation. Illinois Skill School is led by former Manchester United Academy coach Kyle Jones, and focuses on developing an understanding and knowledge of over 75 specific skill moves. After graduation, Marcus worked for the Chicago Fire and coached with the Chicago Fire Jrs as an SAQ trainer for the U13 and U15 Pre-Academy teams running individual & team SAQ sessions. Since moving to Colorado, Marcus has worked his way up the CRYSC coaching ladder quickly: 2019 – Rec+ Staff Coach | 2020 – Central 08G White Coach | 2021 – Central 08G Burgundy Coach | 2022 – Central 08G Burgundy & 10G Select A Coach. Marcus also runs various camps and clinics for CRYSC including: Rapids Skills Camp, Shooting/Finishing Camp, Midfielder Position-Specific Camp, and SAQ camps.
Approach to Personal Training
“My focus lies in creating an environment that players crave to be a part of. Through passion, fun, hard work, and creative sessions I strive to develop players who are self-motivated, technically proficient, and are well-rounded athletes.”