Jason Orban To Take On New Role of Player Development Director, Pre-Travel & U9/U10

Updated Saturday September 9, 2017 by Stony Brook Soccer Club.

We are thrilled to announce that Jason Orban will take on the role of Player Development Director, Pre-Travel & U9/U10 effective immediately. In this new role he will be tasked with bolstering our pre-travel and travel programs at the U8 - U10 level (players up to age 10), bridging the gap between our intramural and travel programs as well as generating his contagious enthusiasm for the beautiful game to all of our young players. Since Jason’s arrival at Stony Brook Soccer in 2016, he has proven himself to be dedicated to the development of every player he has come into contact with. His passion for the game and the enthusiasm he brings to every training session makes him the ideal candidate to fill this new role.

Jason grew up playing youth soccer on Long Island. In that time, he competed in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 U.S. National League and Region 1 Premier, represented Long Island in the Empire State Games, as well as Eastern New York and Region 1 at the ODP level, winning the Region 1 ODP tournament and earning a silver medal at the 2010 US Youth Soccer ODP National Championship. He attended Stony Brook University, where he competed on the men’s team. His senior year, he started all but one game, earning the America East Conference Player of the Week twice, and graduated with 27 official appearances for the Seawolves. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree there, graduating in 2016. Since 2016, Jason has coached at Stony Brook Soccer Club, in addition to his responsibilities as the assistant coach for St. Joseph’s College - Long Island. In January 2017, Jason received coaching education in Spain, visiting youth academies and working with coaches across the La Liga divisional structure, including Villarreal, Getafe, Rayo Vallecano, and more. He holds NSCAA Goalkeeper National Diplomas, a U.S. Soccer Federation D License, and is currently pursuing his National C License from the U.S. Soccer Federation.

When asked about what this role would mean to him, Jason’s response was “First, I’d like to thank the Board of Directors and Mark Nash for trusting me with this position, working with a crucial age in the development of players. I see this project as my most exciting in a relatively short playing and coaching soccer career, and I am ready to start having a greater influence in our youth development, as well as push my own development as a coach.”

Jason’s Goals For The Program: The focus of my work is about raising our standard and doing more than putting on good training sessions. My vision is to implement a holistic developmental methodology which not only provides players with an enhanced training structure, but challenges players, through soccer, to develop valuable life skills. My vision is to challenge myself and my staff to create an environment that supports the development of critical thinking skills by challenging players to not only know how to do something, but why they are doing it. The vision is to develop autonomous players, learning to play the game through the execution of key technical skills, by being versatile and adaptive, and though collaboration, communication, leadership, and problem solving. This will be done through three main ways. First, by leading and working with coaches on how to learn more about individual players, engaging each player’s unique learning style, and developing and utilizing various feedback mechanisms to help players internalize information. Second, by leading players to take the initiative in their development, challenging themselves by developing individual goals and objectives, and by motivating them to work towards those goals and objectives every day. Lastly, by providing parents resources on how we can create the most supportive and enjoyable environment for players to learn, to grow, and to become lifelong soccer fans. 

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