Ifet Mrkalj

Club Coach


My hometown is down in Hoffman Estates, Illinois although I'm originally from Donji Vakuf and Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina


• USSF Grassroots License


Coaching Experience:

  • 4-5 months coaching at Illinois skills school
  • Spent some time with Park Ridge Soccer Club
  • 1-on-1 skill trainings with a number of children looking to develop their individual skillsets
  • Coached a number of mens league teams at indoor facilities

Playing Experience:

  • 10 years at Sockers FC
  • 4 years at James B Conant HS
  • 2 years at Oakton College
  • 2 years at Lake Forest College
  • Currently with AFC Roscoe Village

I’m 22 years old and this sport means the world to me. I have 2 younger brothers and a boatload of younger relatives coming from a country where soccer is all we know. I feel that coaching/player development comes naturally to me and I look forward to coming and helping the rest of the children learn as much as possible regarding the game I love in hopes that one day they’ll do great things.