I hope you are doing well.
My name is Juan Bautista Propato and since January 2019, I’m the Leeuwin Naturaliste Development Officer for Football West.
Please see below a bit about myself and my experience.
I am originally from Argentina and hold a PE Teacher degree and a Masters in High Performance in Sports. I have extensive experience in playing, coaching and management in football.
As a young player, I was selected to attend the River Plate Football Youth Academy where I trained under some of Argentina’s top national coaches. River Plate is one of the most successful clubs in Argentina and is currently the Club Champions of South America. This experience inspired me to commence my coaching career whilst going on to play at an amateur level. I worked for seven years as a Football Coordinator and Coach at the Claudio Marangoni Football School, the largest football academy school in my home town of Buenos Aires.
In New Zealand, I worked in football since 2007 including Coaching Development Coordinator roles for Ellerslie AFC in Auckland and for a joint venture between three of Wellington’s biggest Junior clubs. In both positions, I developed systems and programmes for coach development and set-up and managed player development academies. As the Football Development Officer for the Capital and WaiBOP Football Federation I played a key role in the implementation of the NZ Junior Framework and Whole of Football Plan.
In 2013 I took the opportunity of moving to Germany for six months in order to further develop my coaching qualifications and experience. I attained the DFB C Licence and attended training sessions at Bundesliga clubs Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli where I was able to further develop my understanding of the German system and coaching methodologies. I am in the process of attaining the OFC/NZF A Licence.
Please let me know if you have any question.
I hope to meet you soon.