Coaches

Nick Basan
Playing Experience:
• Mount Prospect Lions
• Chicago Kickers
• Notre Dame High School (4 Year Varsity Starter)
• HNK Zrinski (Metropolitan League)
• Hrvat Chicago (Metropolitan League)
• RWB Adria Chicago (Premier League of America)
Coaching Since:
2010
Coaching Experience:
• Hrvat Chicago SC - 2010-2016 (Club Director & Coach)
• Trevian SC/FC United - 2016-Present
Coaching Licenses:
• U8-U10 Youth Module
• E Certificate
• USSF D License
• Concussion Certified
Background:

Nick started playing soccer at the age of 5 years old. He played striker his entire career. Nick retired from competitive soccer at the age of 30 and decided to take on the career of coaching young kids to love the game as much as he does.

Nick currently has 2 children playing soccer and enjoys watching them take after their father's footsteps.

Nick is a true believe in player development and tries his hardest to take that knowledge and passion into his practices and games. He is a true competitor that shows passion on and off the field. Nick develops his soccer players into true champions who understand the driving force of the game and at the same time enjoy the beautiful art of soccer.

Mission:
Coach Nick's favorite part of coaching is learning to interact with players that have many different personalities, abilities and strengths. His goal is to guide his players to work together, build friendships and create a positive environment.

Coach feels that FC United really knows how to take care of their players. We are true to the development of our athletes at every level.

Coach Nick's Piece of Advice:
To become a true athlete, you must have the passion and drive to achieve all that you want in sports. There will be times when you fall back, but as long as you stay positive and focused you will overcome those hard times and succeed in life. Always remember a true, passionate and hard working athlete never quits. Stay positive and play hard!