Ben grew up in Slidell Louisiana playing for travel teams and for Slidell High School. Slidell High was state champs for four years running and Slidell’s travel teams won the state tournament several times over the years. Ben has coached Recreation and Travel soccer in the local area for five years, most recently for Jupiter United U8 & U9 travel teams last year. He holds a FYSA E License and NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeper license. He currently lives in Hobe Sound with his wife and two children and is in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at PBA in West Palm Beach.
Kody Drake Bio
20 years of age
Resides in Jupiter FL
Rec. Soccer: Age 4-5 Royal Palm Beach rec. Soccer - Age 4-5 Okeeheelee AYSO Soccer, Age 6 JTAA Soccer
Foot Ball: Age 8-14 (Kicker)
Travel Soccer: Age 12-14 Sebastian River Soccer Association Travel Soccer, center mid, center back - Age 15-16 Sebastian River United Soccer Premier Team - Age 16-18 Sebastian River United Soccer State Cup Team (presidents cup and state cup finalist teams)
School Soccer: Vero Beach High School JV, freshman year - Vero Beach High School Varsity, Soph, Jr., Sr., (3 Three Visits to district final)
Soccer Education: FYSA E License - NSCA Level 2 Goal Keepers Diploma - FRA Standard 8 Referee License (6 years referee, rec. travel, tournament)
Coaching Experience: 2009-2011 trainer and coach for JTAA Rec. Soccer - 2011 Head Coach St Marks School, Palm Beach Gardens FL.
Other accomplishments and interests: Men’s Team Winner of 2000 Lil Bleeder Adventure Race – Avid street soccer player – “S2S” cross Florida coast to coast race 2008 and 2009 – Member of BADFROG Triathlon club – First Presbyterian Church youth missions to West Virginia 2009, Dominican Republic 2010
Goals: To receive an Education in sports Management/Marketing/Education – to obtain advanced soccer coaching and Referee licenses – To continue to play soccer at a competitive level as an adult – To use soccer as an outreach tool for church missions in the US and abroad – to develop young players at recreational and competitive levels
John grew up playing competitive youth soccer in Miami with Cutler Ridge Soccer Club and has lived in Jupiter for 22 years. He has 2 dynamic kids, ages 9 and 12, who love soccer. John was head coach to his son’s JTAA Recreational Soccer team in 2008. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, he was head coach to both his son and daughter’s teams. He holds both a FYSA E and F Soccer Coaching License. Currently John is head travel coach for Boys U10 and head travel coach for Girls U13. He is a devoted family man, with a genuine love for the sport. His philosophy for coaching soccer is simple – make sure the kids have fun while developing their talent and passion for the game.