Our Staff

Founder

John Plaugic

Director of Goalkeeper Development

Paul Blodgett

Director of Goalkeeper Development

Elvir Prasovic

Director of Player Development

James “Harry” Harrison

Goalkeeping Director

Brett Axelrod

Goalkeeping Director

Matt Broomall

Goalkeeping Director

Aris Alpian

Goalkeeping Director

Mackenzie Hanna

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Nick Linebaugh

Founder

John Plaugic

Education

  • Caldwell University | B.A. in Education/Teacher Certification

Coaching Career

  • Modern Goalkeeper Training Systems | Founder | 2009-Present
  • Ironbound Soccer Club | Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach (USL 2) | 2022-Present
  • Cedar Stars Monmouth | Head of Goalkeeping (Girls Academy League) | 2022-Present
  • Ironbound Soccer Club | Head of Goalkeeping | 2022-Present
  • Cedar Stars Monmouth | Head of Goalkeeping (MLS NEXT) | 2018-2020
  • Rutgers University-Newark | Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach | 2013-2018
  • New Jersey Wildcats | Head of Goalkeeping (United Soccer Leagues W-League) | 2013-2018
  • St. Benedict’s Prep | Assistant Coach & Head of Goalkeeping | 2009-2012
  • New York Red Bulls | Head of Goalkeeping Pre-Academy & Regional Developmental School | 2008-2012
  • Athlete Development Institute | (Owner) Athletic Performance Specialist & Associate Head of Goalkeeping | 2008-2010
  • Caldwell College | Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach | 2009
  • Rutgers University-Newark | Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach | 2009

Licensure & Credentials

  • United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma (Pending)
  • United Soccer Coaches | Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma
  • American Red Cross | Adult, Child, and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Director of Goalkeeper Development

Paul Blodgett

Education

  • Hartwick College | B.S. German
  • Springfield College | M.Ed. Physical Education & Health

Coaching Career

  • Paul Blodgett Goalkeeper Training School, LLC | Owner | 2002-present
  • Modern Goalkeeper Training Systems | Director of Goalkeeper Development | 2020-present
  • Rutgers University | Men’s Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach | 1981-2001
  • TCNJ | Women’s Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach | 2007-2021
  • NJYS & ODP | Technical Director of Goalkeeping | 2009 to present
  • NJYS & USYS National | “D”  “E”  “Y” Licensing Course Educator

Licensure & Credentials

  • USSF B License
  • USYS National Y License
Director of Goalkeeper Development

Elvir Prasovic

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Director of Player Development

James “Harry” Harrison

Education

  • Hartwick College | B.S. Social Studies
  • Lehigh University | M.Ed. Secondary Education

Coaching Career

  • Lehigh University | Men’s Assistant Coach | 1975-1976
  • St. Rose High School | Boy’s Head Coach | 1982-1983
  • Rutgers University | Men’s Assistant Coach | 1984
  • Monmouth University | Men’s Assistant Coach | 1985-1987
  • Hartwick College | Men’s Assistant Coach | 1989
  • West Point Prep High School | Boy’s Head Coach | 1991-1992
  • NJYS & USYS National | “D”  “E”  “F” Licensing Course Educator

Licensure & Credentials

  • USSF A License
Goalkeeping Director

Brett Axelrod

Education

  • Whitman College | B.A. Sociology
  • Stony Brook University | M.S. HR Management

Coaching Career

  • St. Peter’s College | Women’s Assistant Coach | 2020-present
  • Fordham University | Men’s Assistant Coach | 2016-2018
  • Long Island University | Brooklyn Men’s Assistant Coach | 2014-2015
  • Helena (MT) Youth Soccer Association | Executive Director | 2012-2013
  • Whitman College | Men’s & Women’s Assistant Coach | 2009-2011

Licensure & Credentials

  • USSF C License
  • United Soccer Coaches, Level 3 Goalkeeping Diploma
Goalkeeping Director

Matt Broomall

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Goalkeeping Director

Aris Alpian

Education

  • Hofstra University | B.A. in Marketing
  • Southern New Hampshire University | M.S. in Sports Management

Coaching Career

  • Felician University | Women’s Soccer (Assistant Coach) | 2015-2022
  • Morris Elite Soccer Club | USL 2 Assistant Coach & Director of Youth Goalkeeping | 2020-present

Licensure & Credentials

  • USSF C License
  • United Soccer Coaches | Advanced National Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches | Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma
  • American Heart Association CPR & AED Certification
Goalkeeping Director

Mackenzie Hanna

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need title

Nick Linebaugh

Need bio