Program Information

Boys Prep Soccer

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Our Mission

Our primary goal is to establish a positive and winning environment that nurtures the potential of each student-athlete. We believe in setting clear and achievable goals, defining precise team objectives, and assigning appropriate roles and responsibilities. This clarity in purpose ensures that every team member understands their value and contribution towards our collective success.

Vision and Purpose

The vision of our program extends beyond the soccer field. We aim to develop leaders, foster a sense of community, and prepare our athletes for future endeavors, particularly in higher education. By participating in our program, students gain invaluable experiences that shape their character and work ethic, aligning with our overarching goal of excellent college placement.

Building a Cohesive Team

Trust and effective communication are the cornerstones of our team dynamics. We emphasize open dialogue between coaches and players, ensuring that every voice is heard and respected. This approach facilitates a team atmosphere where members are supportive and motivated to perform at their best, both individually and collectively.

Training and Development

Our training program focuses on technical skills, tactical awareness, and physical fitness, providing a comprehensive soccer education. Regular practices, competitive matches, and special training sessions are integral parts of our curriculum. These elements are tailored to not only enhance performance but also to instill a deep understanding of the game.

College Placement Focus

A significant aspect of our program is assisting student-athletes in securing placements in prestigious college soccer programs. We provide guidance on the college recruitment process, help in building compelling player profiles, and organize showcases where scouts from various colleges can observe and interact with our players.
    • Coach Drago Dumbovic

Coach Drago stands out as an accomplished and dynamic leader in the world of soccer with a prolific background spanning over two decades as a professional player and more than 35 years of coaching expertise. His extensive coaching career covers various levels, including professional teams, college squads, high school groups, and club academies. Renowned for his strategic foresight, Coach Drago specializes in crafting both short-term and long-term visions, infusing each program he leads with his trademark enthusiasm and a robust skill set aimed at garnering positive outcomes.
As the head coach of the Andrews Osborne Academy boys' varsity soccer team, Coach Drago has been instrumental in fostering a culture of success and positivity, aligning seamlessly with the academy’s mission and the values upheld by its athletic department. Under his guidance, the team not only embraced but also exemplified unity in diversity, comprising players from 12 different nationalities. This rich blend of cultures flourished under his expert guidance, culminating in the prestigious victory at the 2023 Ohio State Championship. Coach Drago’s philosophy centers on creating an environment where "the world" collaborates, learning and growing together on and off the field.
Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne Academy

38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Grades PK - 12, PG
P. (440) 942-3600
F. (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.