The Founder and Visionary of J Petrov Academy. One of the areas foremost soccer trainers and coaches, Petrov, who holds a UEFA Pro License, the highest form of licensing in the world for the sport, has consistently developed youth players into successful student athletes at every level of collegiate soccer as well as professionally.
Mr. Petrov made his professional debut at the age of 16 in the Romanian Second League for UMT Timisoara.
Collectively he appeared in over 300 matches in the Romanian first, second and third leagues and was an Assistant Head Coach for CFR Timisoara of the Romanian First League. He also went on to become head coach for the Men's team in Timisoara, Romania finishing 3rd out of 22 teams in the Romanian Second League.
On the youth level Mr. Petrov was a U15 and U17 head coach in Timisoara, Romania and finished first in Serbia (2006-2010) while producing several players that moved on to the Romanian National team and played in the Romanian First League. As the head coach for the regional team from Timisoara he won the National Championship.
Once in the states he took on the head coach and coordinator position for a youth club in Palm City and led multiple teams to top ten rankings in Florida & nationally developing numerous players that moved onto the collegiate ranks, MLS Academies and Europe.
He led one U-17 team to a record of 25-2-2 and during the 2013-2014 season won 46 out of 48 games with the team finishing first in the State and number one in the country.