Our Coaches and Directors

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Tal Nachimzon- President

Tal is one of the co-founders of Sporting Football Club, and the driving force for the administration part of the club.  He is driven and passionate about the growth of soccer in this country.  Tal has been a massive part of the structure of the club and will be a vital asset to the growth of Sporting FC moving forward.

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Jon Meyers- Director of Football Operations/First Team Manager

Jon Meyers is solely dedicated to Sporting FC and making football in Westlake Village, California, exceptional.  The focus is currently on building a Youth and Amateur football program based on the abilities and inabilities of the players.  Before this, Jon spent time coaching in the NPSL, UPSL, Collegiately, High School, and Youth programs for over 20 years.  It is not until recently though, that Jon has attempted to put forth a football philosophy based on the universal references and principles of the game.  With a more objective outlook on coaching, it has become much easier to understand how to help the coaching staff within Sporting FC.  Meanwhile, translating this philosophy to the players, while developing a club culture with values, traditions, vision, and a mission.  This aim or challenge we have is not easy and it will ask us to change the way people train and play the game within the culture of football we currently exist in.

As a coaching director Jon is currently looking to bring in a staff that wants to make strides in the way coaches take on the “Art of Coaching.”  Please contact him at SportingFC2020@outlook.com.

Jon brings a vast experience in coaching youth and in Semi Professional levels.  Jon who founded Sporting San Fernando UPSL team is also a co-founder of Sporting Football Club.  Jon coaches and manages the UPSL First team, along with two B04 Sporting FC teams.  He also spends his time focusing on the key development process for our club, and how we can continue to improve each Sporting athletes technical ability.

Coaching Experience:

  • 1999-2001- New Trier High School, Winnetka IL
  • 2003-2006- Assistant Coach Cumberland University, Lebanon TN
  • 2010-2014- Coaching Director and Club Coach U8-U18 Ajax FC, Simi Valley CA
  • 2011-2016- Assistant Coach 1st Team Hasental FC, Thousand Oaks CA
  • 2015-Present- Head Varsity Coach Chaminade High School, West Hills CA
  • 2017-2020- Club Owner, Director, 1st Team Head Coach Sporting San Fernando, Canoga Park CA
  • 2017-2020- Head Coach for CVU LA Galaxy, Thousand Oaks CA

 

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Aerick Brown- Head of Recruitment/College Advisor

Aerick is a long serving coach in the community of Ventura County, and brings a lot of experience in youth soccer to Sporting Football Club.  He is also one of the co-founders of Sporting Football Club.  Along with managing and coaching our B05 Sporting FC teams and B03 Sporting FC team, he has a vast amount of connection to the college soccer world.  Aerick is one of the most commanding figures when it comes to getting your child in front of college coaches.