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INTERNATIONALS GIRLS SOCCER CLUB A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE

INTERNATIONALS GIRLS SOCCER CLUB A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE

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Zdravko Popovic is the President and Founder of the Internationals Soccer Club. Popovic has a vast amount of experience on the soccer field and in the director's office, experience that spans over four decades.

His accomplishments are truly too many to list. Some notable coaching highlights includes induction into the Ohio North Soccer Hall of Fame (2010) and winning state, regional, and national championships with Internationals Soccer Club. The USSF "A" licensed coach has also served as USASA National Women’s Coach (1998 - 2004), Super Y League ODP Regional Coach (2004), U.S. Youth Olympic Development State and Regional Staff Member, USASA Region II Women’s Select Coach (1990 -1998), United States Olympic Sports Festival Coach, State Select Coach for Ohio-North Women (1988 -1992), Director of Coaching and Development for Hudson Soccer Association (1400+ members, 1993 -1997), State Instructor for the United States Coaching School, and Head Boys Coach at Hoban H.S., in addition to involvement with various youth programs, camps, and clinics.

In addition to founding the Internationals, Popovic's contributions were instrumental to the development of the Greater Akron Amateur Soccer Association’s Women’s Division in 1980, and later the Girls’ Divisions. As a game official, he has held USSF State, NCAA National, and NPSL Professional Officials badges with experience at all levels, including youth, high school, college, and professional.

Aside from helping players fully develop their skills, he has also been recognized as High School Official of the Year eleven times, achieved "Hometown Hero" status from the Canton Stark County Convention and Visitors Bureau in 1996 for his outstanding work on the Internationals Soccer Tournament, was a finalist for the Positive Coaching Alliance National Double Goal Coach award, and was inducted into the OYSAN Hall of Fame.

Our Director of Coaching's lifelong dedication to the sport is shown through his passion for teaching the game (and life lessons through the game) to countless numbers of youth players in Northeast Ohio.  Many of his players have reached the highest levels of the game – Internationals are respresented U.S. National Teams, professional leagues, and  at collegiate programs across the country,  His influence can also be seen by the number of his former players that have continued to give back to the game long after their playing days have ended.  Many former players are now coaching in community programs, premier clubs, and college programs. They can also be seen officiating or on the administration side of the game.

   

Keri Sarver began training players at The Internationals Soccer Club in 1995 after a successful and multi-dimensional player career commencing at the youth level with the Internationals Soccer Club.

As coach for the Internationals, she has been recognized as USYSA Girls Competitive National Coach of the YearRegion II Girls Competitive Coach of the Yearand Ohio Youth Soccer Association North Girls Competitive Coach of the Year. She was also honored by Korrio as ISN Coach of the Year in 2013.

In addition to her club responsibilities, she serves as a National Scout for the USSF Youth National Teams Program, a National Training Center Coach, and assistant coach for the US U18 Youth National Team. She has helped capture state, regional, and national titles for the Internationals.  She has also placed hundreds of college players and developed several US National/pool players from the club.

A standout player and student at the University of Maryland, College Park, Sarver still holds the university's offensive player records and was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team, which recognizes the top 50 players in the conference's 50-year history.

Her playing resume also includes the US Womens National Team Pool (1992-2001), U.S. Women’s Amateur National Team (1992-2003), U-19 and U21 National Pool, and Youth National Pool. She played semi-professionally as well as professionally for the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), having starred for the Washington Freedom in 2001, New York Power in 2002, and Carolina Courage in 2003.

Sarver holds her USSF National "A" License and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.


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Medina, Ohio 44256

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Phone : 330-284-2711
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