Indiana Elite Announces Boys and Girls Directors of Coaching for the 2021-2022 Season

Indiana Elite Announces Boys and Girls Directors of Coaching for the 2021-2022 Season

Owner and Executive Director Novica Marojevic announced today that Indiana Elite has promoted two of its current coaches to higher roles in the club starting July 1st. Kim Crowe-Cop has accepted the role as Girls Director of Coaching and will now oversee one of the fastest developing girls’ programs in the state of Indiana. Ante Cop will head up the ECNL Boys as Director of Coaching for all boys’ teams at that level.

Kim Crowe-Cop arrived at Indiana Elite in July of 2019 and quickly added many girls to the club to build the base for the future. While adding numbers, her coaching also helped develop those players into formidable teams. Crowe-Cop’s coaching background is extensive and includes the USSF C National License and United Soccer Coaches’ Advanced Diploma. A four-year varsity player at Butler University, Kim was also the head assistant coach at her alma mater for four years. She trained and played with many of the famed “99ers” generation of the US Women’s National Team while playing semi-professionally and professionally. Her club coaching background is extensive and very successful and includes multiple league, state, and regional championships.

Crowe-Cop commented “I am very excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to continue growing this up-and-coming girls’ program. The talent we have at the club now is very good. I can’t wait to see what it will be like in the next few years with even more top-level training and attending upper-level events across the country.”

The current Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Governors State University, Ante Cop will assume control as Director of Coaching duties for all teams from the U13 – U19 age groups. He will look to help establish Indiana Elite as an immediate threat to the upper-level teams in the Boys ECNL, while also creating a structure to allow all our older teams to succeed in not only the Boys ECNL, but also in the Select Clubs National League (SCNL), USYS National League, Super Y League, and ISL. Cop’s previous experience as Director of Coaching at other clubs and extensive licensing, including the USSF A and National Goalkeeper Licenses, United Soccer Coaches Premier, Director of Coaching and National Goalkeeping Diplomas, USASA National Diploma, and United Futsal International Diploma, will help guide these age groups towards success and development.

When asked about this opportunity, Cop had this to say: “The boys’ program at Indiana Elite has a great history of winning and developing top-level players who move on to be very productive college and pro-level players. With us joining the Boys ECNL and playing in the other competitions we are involved in; it gives us options that other clubs do not have and we will take full advantage of these platforms. I am extremely excited to work together with Novi to further the boys’ program and make it one of the top programs in the country.”

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