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Mario Mrakovic - Founder of San Diego Futsal, 1995

Coach Mario has been developing top speed soccer players for over 25 years in San Diego and Southern California. Coach Mario combines his love of soccer, coaching prowess, and deep experience to provide aspiring soccer and Futsal players with the best soccer skills training. 

Families come from all over San Diego county to attend Coach Mario’s San Diego Futsal and Surf Soccer clinics and camps, which are proven to build players’ skills,  creativity, decision making processes, and strength.

Coach Mario is the head coach for San Diego Surf Soccer Academy Boys U8, U7, U6, as well as Girls U8, U7. As well, Coach Mario is the Director of Surf Soccer's development programs for the youngest soccer players, including the Surf Soccer Jr. Academy Recreation League for boys and girls, ages 4 to 10.

  • Player education received at top World Soccer Youth Academies of F.C. Zagreb and Dinamo Zagreb (age 7-17), 2 years with SD Sockers
  • Owner of Mrakovic Method Training Systems
  • U.S. Youth Soccer National "A" Coaching License
  • U.S. Futsal National "Level 1" Coaching License
  • U.S. National Futsal Champion
  • Cal South State Cup Soccer Champion
  • Coerver Soccer Coaching Youth Diploma
  • San Diego Surf Soccer Club - Surf Juniors Director Boys and Girls

Luka Mrakovic

  • U.S. Futsal National “Level 1” Coaching License
  • USSF “D” License
  • San Diego Futsal Academy player since age 6
  • Surf Soccer Academy player since age 6
  • Mali Vatreni - Croatia player experience since age 8
  • Dinamo Z Youth Academy training
  • Cal South National Cup Champion
  • SDF Skills Demonstrator since age 7
  • 5 years Assistant Coach with Recreation Soccer Programs
  • 5 years Assistant Coach with SDF clinics and camps

Dino Mrakovic

  • Surf Soccer Club player since age 6
  • San Diego Futsal Academy player since age 6
  • Mali Vatreni - Croatia player experience since age 8
  • SDF Skills Demonstrator since age 7
  • 5 years Assistant Coach with Recreation Soccer Programs
  • 5 years Assistant Coach with SDF clinics and camps

DJ Tatar

  • Cal South Association Coach
  • USYF Cal South Futsal Coach
  • Coaching at Surf Soccer Club, 3 years
  • Coaching experience at USYF, 619 Futsal, SKA, Presidio, 4v4 and other events
  • Coaching speed, agility and strength
  • Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports Training Diploma
  • College Football, University of Wisconsin - Platteville
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude Honors, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Major in Bachelor of Business Administration

Tanya Isaacs

  • Cal South Grassroots Soccer License
  • U.S. Futsal National “Level 1” License
  • Division I Full Scholarship: University of Tennessee, Women's Soccer
  • 2010 Coaches Player Of The Year; Lady Vols
  • SEC All-Team Honors
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Captained Slammers FC to 4 Youth National Championships
  • Captain of Slammers FC 2004 - Club Soccer National Title
  • Gothia Cup (Sweden) Champion
  • Gatorade Will to Win Player of the Year
  • Multiple Youth National Team Call-Ups

Rene Lopez

  • Cal South Association Coach
  • U.S. Soccer Coaching License 4v4 Grassroots
  • 3 years coaching with San Diego Futsal 1995 clinics and competitive
  • 30+ years competitive club playing experience, both indoor and outdoor
  • Bachelor's Degree from Penn State - Fire Protection and Technology

Andrew Speakman

  • USSF Grassroots Coaching License
  • U.S. Futsal National “Level 1” License
  • Two Time Nor-Cal state cup finalist
  • Youth ODP (Olympic Development Program) Player
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Art Institute of California - San Diego

     

Eric Nuanes

  • USSF Grassroots Coaching License
  • U.S. Futsal National “Level 2” Coaching License
  • Former Oceanside Breakers Soccer Club Player
  • Former Encinitas Arena Soccer League “Level A” Player
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Major in Bachelor of Education - Special Education (Mild/Moderate)
  • California Teaching Credentials - Multi-Subject (Elementary) and Special Education (Mild/Moderate)
  • Elementary School Teacher (Special Education) Vista Unified School District