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Coach John Barata

Coach John Barata

John Barata has been the cornerstone of the Easton Soccer program since 2005. John came to us early in his coaching career and has helped place Easton Soccer on the map with his expertise and dedication to our families.  In return, John credits Easton Soccer for continuing his desire to succeed and help players, coaches and parents develop a passion for the game of soccer. 

In 2013, he founded The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy to spread his passion and wisdom for the world’s greatest sport. Through interactive training programs, camps, and clinics, John has been able to positively influence thousands of kids as they transition from young athletes into mature competitors. Many of John’s players have gone on to play for some of the best colleges and teams in the country.  

Coach Barata’s dedication to the sport is unmatched and does not end with his time with Easton Soccer and BGSA. This coming fall, John will begin his 11th season as Head Coach of the Oliver Ames High School Boys Soccer Team. During Coach Barata’s tenure, he has earned over 140 wins and led his team to the 2015 Massachusetts State Championship.

John currently holds several national accredited coaching licenses:

  • United States Soccer Federation “A” License
  • United Soccer Coaches - Master Coach and Leadership Certificate - University of Delaware
  • United States Soccer Federation Grass Roots License Instructor
  • United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma
  • United States Youth Soccer National Youth License

Since taking over as Head Coach of the Oliver Ames Boys Soccer team, John has had tremendous success, with several league titles and a Massachusetts state title.

  • 2015 MIAA State Champions
  • 3-time MIAA South Sectional Champions
  • 2-time MIAA State Finalists
  • 6-time Hockomock League Champions
  • 11-time MIAA State Tournament Appearances

John has also received awards and acclaim for his hard work and dedication with the Oliver Ames Boys Soccer program.

  • 2018 New England Soccer Journal's 50 Most Influential People in Soccer
  • 5-time Coach of the Year
  • 2017 United Soccer Coaches Association – Coach of Significance Award
  • 2017 Hockomock Sports – Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Eastern Massachusetts Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Boston Globe Coach of the Year
  • 2012 & 2013 Hockomock Coach of the Year
  • 2012 EMSCA Coach of the Year

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