ABOUT COACH Jesse Gemerson Novatski
Acting as AYS Junior Academy Program Director, Coach, Trainer, and Tournament Director, Jesse is delighted to relocate back to this area to help develop youth players in the area where he developed his love and passion for soccer and we are delighted to have him back.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brasil, Jesse came to the US at the age of 5. As a player, his youth clubs included Abington Youth Soccer League, Abington Lightning, Northeast Attack, Super Nova FC and EPYSA ODP. Jesse played varsity soccer at Abington Heights where he was a team captain, received the Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award and was selected first team all league and to the all region team. Prior to graduating from high school, Jesse was selected to train and play in Argentina where he played against Newell’s Old Boys, Club Atlético Rosario Central, Club Atlético River Plate, and Club Atlético Boca Juniors. He went on to play college soccer at Kutztown University and Keystone College. He also trained with the Lansdowne Boys soccer club.
While attending Millersville University, Jesse volunteered as a soccer trainer at Lampeter-Strasburg Youth Soccer and after college at Long Beach Youth Soccer in California. He spent some time as a trainer with Abington Soccer Club before being hired to work full time as a player development coach with the New York Red Bulls (MLS team) in their youth training programs. His experience focused on developing the skills and enjoyment of recreation players from pre-K and older along with improving the speed, agility and quickness among elite players. He then relocated to West Chester, PA, where he was Junior Academy Program Director and Summer Select Program Director at 360 Sports, acting as lead coach for these programs.
Jesse holds the following soccer coaching licenses:
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
USSF National Youth License