Director of Coaching

Josh Braun

 Playing Experience:

-Member of US U-17 National Team Player Pool.
-4 years NCAA Division I playing experience - ORU
-Semi-professional experience with the Central Coast Roadrunners of the PDL.

Coaching Education:
 -USSF "A" License
-NSCAA Premier Diploma
-NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
-NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

Coaching Experience:
Assistant Coach FC Jax Destroyers: PDL (Semi-Professional Team in Jacksonville)
Director of Coaching-Ancient City Soccer Club: 2005-present.  
Director of Coaching-FC United: 2009-present.
FYSA State Staff: 2008-present.  Extensive coaching experience at the 
                                                   club, high school, and the collegiate level.

Coaching and Volunteering

Ancient City Soccer Club’s Recreational Program is headed by ACSC Director of Coaching, Josh Braun.  The DOC oversees the recruitment and placement of coaches, the implementation of the ACSC Model for Development at each age group, and supervises the the practice and game environment to ensure that all players in the recreational program are learning new soccer skills and having fun.  The DOC also guides the recreational program’s age group mentors, who are an extension of the Club DOC in providing consistent, hands on guidance for our recreational coaches in running practices and effectively managing their team.  

Volunteer Coaching

All recreational coaches are volunteers (most are parents) who dedicate their time to provide our kids the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful game, make new friends, and gain valuable life experiences.  Volunteer coaches have access to Director of Coaching Josh Braun to come and run a practice, for assistance with setting up an effective practice, or advice for any other issue.  Volunteer coaches will also be partnered with a Mentor who will intermittently run a practice for them and assist with any coaching issues.  ACSC also holds coaching courses or partners with other clubs to host coaching courses to provide coaches with a knowledge base for successful coaching.  Please consider volunteering to coach as there is no prior experience necessary.  Email DOC Josh Braun if you are interested in coaching. 


ACSC Model for Development

Click on the link to see Ancient City Soccer Club’s curriculum for player development.  If you have any questions regarding the curriculum contact Director of Coaching Josh Braun.

Model for Player Development