Chicago Empire FC is proud to announce the addition of Mark Jaskolski to our already highly experienced coaching staff. Mark comes to Empire FC from Wilmette Wings soccer club, where he served as a youth staff coach for the past three years. Originally from Maryland, he grew up playing for the Baltimore Bays where his team won USYS National Championships in 2006 and 2009. He also played for the Bays team who went on to win the inaugural US Development Academy Championship in 2008.
Mark has been coaching at the collegiate and youth levels for 5 years, he specializes in the technical and social development of players from U8-U12. Mark currently holds a USSF C License, making him one of the highest licensed U8-U12 coaches in the state. He will also be serving as Men's Assistant Coach at Elmhurst College starting in the Fall 2017 season.
Director of Coaching, Wes Lomnicki had this to say about the hiring of Mark:
"Empire FC is in the fortunate position where we are attracting top tier youth coaches from all over the country in only year two of our existence. This is a testament to the reputation and relationships we have built in the community, as well as our commitment to delivering the most fulfilling youth soccer experience in the area. Coach Mark will be a wonderful addition to our team, his combination of expertise in implementing a player development curriculum, with his ability to connect with young people will have an immediate impact on our club members."
Coach Mark had this to say about his new role with Empire FC:
"I couldn't be more exited to begin working with this young club. The directors are truly building something special here in the western suburbs, and I can't wait to get to work helping build a club that I feel I can have a vested interest in for years to come."
Coach Mark will be starting with the club in the late spring and summer months as we prepare for tryouts and our 2017 fall season.
Mark's Full Coaching Bio available soon...