CUSTOM GOALKEEPER DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM
Club Training Programs
Currently the Director of Goalkeeping at Cedar Stars Academy (Monmouth) facilitating the development of all boys goalkeepers within the club and focusing on the United States Soccer Federation Developmental Academy.
Former Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Rutgers University (Newark), the Scarlet Raiders compete in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. In his 5 seasons with Rutgers (Newark) the Scarlet Raiders have broken every single school record and clinched 4 births into the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017 as well as an ECAC Championship 2015 & NJAC Championship 2017.
Plaugic previously was the Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, NJ. During Plaugic’s four year tenure, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School had a 79-4 record and won the New Jersey Prep A State Championship four years in a row as well as two back-to-back National Championships during the 2011 & 2012 seasons.
St. Benedict’s Prep has been recognized by ESPN, United Soccer Coaches, Elite Soccer Report , & Top Drawer Soccer as the best High School Boys Soccer program in the USA. These back to back National Championships give St. Benedict’s Prep its 8th National Championship in school history.
In Plaugic’s four seasons at St. Benedict’s Prep the Gray Bee’s only conceded 27 goals in 79 games and had a tenacious defensive record, conceding less than half a goal per game (0.34 GAA) and collecting 60 shutouts in 79 games.
Plaugic previously was a staff member for Red Bull New York Regional Developmental School (RDS) as the Head Goalkeeper Coach at the Pre-Academy level. The New York Red Bulls set the pace for player development in Major League Soccer as the first professional team to boast a satellite-based, academy feeder system.
Plaugic also was the New Jersey Wildcats USL W-League Goalkeeper Coach. The W-League is also an open league, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility.
Plaugic was awarded a Goalkeeping Director position with NO. 1 Soccer Camps which was founded by Joseph A. Machnik. Dr. Joe served as Assistant Coach to the United States Men’s National Team at the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Dr. Machnik is now a broadcaster for Fox Sports.
Develop a mastery of the techniques that make goalkeeping more efficient and effective.
Develop the understanding to know both when and where to execute the proper techniques.
Develop the specific power, speed, explosiveness, balance, agility, coordination and flexibility required of goalkeepers in the modern game.
Develop the confidence, leadership and game awareness players need to succeed.
Encourage players to have fun and share the camaraderie of challenging themselves through soccer.