About John Barata

John Barata is one of the most decorated and accomplished soccer coaches in New England, with a proven track record of developing all-star athletes.

In 2013, he founded The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy to spread his passion and wisdom for the world’s greatest sport. Through interactive training programs, camps, and clinics, John has been able to positively influence thousands of kids as they transition from young athletes into mature competitors. Many of John’s players have gone on to play for some of the best colleges and teams in the country.

Coach Barata’s dedication to the sport is unmatched and his passion is contagious. This coming fall, John will begin his 8th season as Head Coach of the Oliver Ames High School Boys Soccer Team. During Coach Barata’s tenure, he has earned over 100 wins and led his team to the 2015 Massachusetts State Championship.

John currently holds several national accredited coaching licenses:

  • USSF “A” License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • USYS National Youth License
  • Since taking over as Head Coach of the Oliver Ames Boys Soccer team, John has had tremenedous success, with several league titles and a Massachusetts state title.

  • 2015 MIAA State Champions
  • 2-time MIAA State Finalists
  • 4-time Hockomock League Champions
  • 8-time MIAA State Tournament Appearances
  • John has also recieved awards and acclaim for his hard work and dedication with the Oliver Ames Boys Soccer program.

  • 4-time Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Eastern Massachusetts Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Boston Globe Coach of the Year
  • 2012 & 2013 Hockomock Coach of the Year
  • 2012 EMSCA Coach of the Year
  • 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2011 2012 - 2014 2015 - 2017

    2005 - 2008

    Coach John saw tremendous success in the last decade. In 2005, John became the Director of Coaching for Easton Youth Soccer. The National Soccer Coaches of America Association later honored him with the Premier Diploma, one of the highest honors in professional coaching. In 2006, John earned his USSF A License, the second highest coaching degree in the United States.
    • 2005 Director of Coaching - Easton Soccer
    • 2005 NSCAA Premier Diploma
    • 2006 USSF A License
    • 2008 NSCAA Diploma

    2009 - 2011

    In 2009, Oliver Ames hired John as head coach of the boys soccer team. Under Coach Barata’s guidance, the OA team qualified for the state tournament in his inaugural season. Over the next 8 years, Coach Barata’s teams earned 8 consecutive appearances in the state tournament. John built a culture of excellence at Oliver Ames that would later yield great rewards for player and parents. During this time, John was inducted by the Halls of Fame at Immaculate High School and Assumption College. He was named to the South Shore Stars “40 under 40” and received the Rosemary Wahlberg Children’s Choice Award.
    • 2009 Head Coach for Oliver Ames High School
    • 2009 Hall of Fame Induction – Immaculate High School
    • 2011 South Shore Stars “40 under 40 Award”
    • 2011 Rosemary Wahlberg Children’s Choice Award
    • 2011 Hall of Fame Induction: Assumption College

    2012 - 2014

    Further honing his coaching skills, John earned his US Youth Soccer National Youth License. He became General Manager of the Real Boston Rams, one of Massachusetts’s premier soccer clubs and winner of National Soccer Franchise of the Year. After years of developing the Oliver Ames soccer program, John led the OA Boys Soccer Team to their first State Final appearance in school history.
    • 2012 USYS National Youth License
    • 2013 General Manager for Real Boston Rams – National Franchise of the Year
    • 2014 MIAA D2 State Finalist

    2015 - 2017

    Coach Barata and his players accomplished a lot between 2015 and 2017. John led the Oliver Ames Boys Soccer Team to their first State Championship. During that season, the team boasted an impressive record of 20-0-1 and the team only allowed 12 goals in 21 games. The following year, Coach Barata reached an Oliver Ames milestone with over 100 wins as head coach. This past year, John was chosen as the Executive Director for the Northeast Soccer League, where he will continue to train and develop youth athletes all across New England.
    • 2015 MIAA D2 State Champions
    • 2016 Milestone of 100 wins reached
    • 2017 Executive Director – Northeast Soccer League

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