Mark your calendars...SUMMER CAMP...JULY 11-13TH OLMSTED FALLS, OHIO
Mark your calendars...SUMMER CAMP...JULY 11-13TH OLMSTED FALLS, OHIO
Mike has over 20 years of experience coaching and training goalkeepers. In addition to operating Quick Hands Goalkeeper Training he also serves as the Head Women’s Soccer coach for Hiram College.
Prior to Hiram College, Cracas served as the assistant coach for the Oberlin College women’s soccer team. During his time on staff, he mentored two of the program's top goalies in Sarah Grabinski '10 and Kate Frost '15. Frost, who trained with Cracas throughout her four-year career, departed Oberlin second all-time in career saves with 439 and is tied for first in school history with 12 shutouts. As a senior she made 93 stops and tied a single-season school record with five clean sheets.
Before Oberlin College, he coached at Defiance College, Avon Lake High School, and Keystone High School. His experience also includes coaching at the club level for over six years with his latest stint being with Erie Futbol Club as a Staff Coach as well as their Goalkeeper Coach.
He played high school soccer at Avon Lake High School, where he set several goalkeeping records. At Defiance College, Mike served as the starting goalkeeper and was named to the All-Conference Team (1994) and he also participated in the Kendis National All-Star Game (1995).
Cracas earned his Masters Degree in Sports-Exercise Psychology from Argosy University and a Bachelors Degree in Sport management from Defiance College.
Mike currently holds a USSF National License as well as the NSCAA State (Level 1) and Regional (Level 2) Goalkeeper Diplomas. He also holds an Advanced License as a Fitness Instructor. Mike is also a member of the United Soccer Coaches.
Jim brings over 17 years of goalkeeper training experience. Coach Wojtkun is currently the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Baldwin Wallace University.
Wojtkun was no stranger to the BW soccer programs. He served as the associate head coach, goalkeeper coach and recruiting coordinator for the women’s program for 11 seasons prior to replacing current Men's Head Coach Reid Ayers, who served as both the men’s and women’s coach for 14 seasons. Ayers now handles the men's program and Wojtkun the women's squad.
At BW, Wojtkun recruited the program’s first All-American and CoSIDA/ Google Cloud Div. III Academic All-American. He also recruited and retained more Academic All-OAC and Academic All-Great Lakes Region student-athletes than any other school in the OAC.
Prior to BW, Wojtkun served as an assistant varsity girls coach at Bay Village High School from 2003-05. He served as the primary trainer and head goalkeeper coach for the 2003 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division II State Championship team and the 2004 the OHSAA regional finals team. Wojtkun served as an assistant varsity girls coach and goalkeeper coach at Holy Name High School in 2002. He also served as a volunteer goalkeeper coach at NCAA Division II Notre Dame College for one season.
Wojtkun has been a coach at both the club and Olympic Development Program (ODP) level. He previously served as Regional Director at the GK1 Goalkeeper Academy and as the Head Coach of the Pennine Soccer Club. He previously served as the Director of Operations and Age Group Coach for the Cleveland Cobra Soccer Club from 1994-2012 and as the Age Group Coach and Goalkeeper Trainer for the ODP from 2007-16.
Wojtkun earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications arts from the University of Dayton and received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Xavier University.
He holds his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “C” license as well as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Goalkeeper Level 1 Certification and a NSCAA National Diploma. Wojtkun and his wife, Sue, reside in North Olmsted.
Jim has over 23 years of experience coaching soccer and training goalkeepers 10 years at Quick Hands Goalkeeper Training and most recently served as the head boys coach at Olmsted Falls High School for 12 seasons.
Prior to that, he was head boys soccer coach at Independence High School for 12 years where he named Metropolitan Area Conference Coach of the Year in Division II, 1997 and earned three Greater Cleveland Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year honors, Division II, 1997; Division III, 2003, 2004. He was also named the SWC Coach of the Year in 2013. He has also coached at Erie Futbol Club for 5 years, training boys at the U14, U16, and U18 level.
He was a three-year starter at Garfield Heights High School where he set several goalkeeping records (school and state). He played collegiately at Ohio Wesleyan University. He graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English; he has his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Computer Uses in Education degree from Cleveland State University. He is currently completing his 24th year teaching English at Independence High School where he served as English Department head for many years as well as starting the AP Program in the department.
Jim is also the director of Advisory for the Olmsted Falls Soccer Association. He conducts coaching clinics as well as training players at all ages. He is married 20 years and has 4 daughters. He currently holds a USSF license, the NSCAA State Goalkeeping Diploma and is CPR certified through the American Red Cross.
Leah has over 5 years of experience training goalkeepers. She first started her training with Quick Hands more than 13 years ago. She transitioned to coaching and has trained youth, high school, and collegiate players for the past five years as part of Quick Hands. She also completed her first season as an assistant coach for Hiram College Women’s soccer program.
Previously, Leah was the 2014 team captain and 2016 team secretary for the University of Toledo Rockets women’s soccer club. Prior to that, Leah played high school soccer at Olmsted Falls.
Leah also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering from the University of Toledo in 2019. She currently works for STERIS Endoscopy as a Development Engineer.
Adam recently started coaching with Quick Hands GK Training after training his entire high school career with Coach Cracas and Quick Hands He recently relocated back to the Greater Cleveland area from Charleston, SC.
Adam attended college at The University of Toledo, earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. While at UT, he played intramural and recreational soccer. He also coached the Women’s Club Soccer Team for one season.
In high school, Adam played soccer for Olmsted Falls where he lettered twice and received the Most Improved Player Award his junior year and the Sportsmanship Award his senior year.
Brad has over 7 years of experience coaching and training goal keepers. He is currently the assistant and goalkeeper coach for the girl’s program at Berea Mid-park high school. Before Berea Mid-park he was at Midview high school as the girl’s goalkeeping coach and assistant coach form 2014-2018. Brad has also trained goalies at the club level previously being Excalibur’s goalkeeping coach. He recently has been CFC’s coach for the past two years.
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