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John Barata | CEO & Director of Coaching

John Barata

Coach John Barata

Meet Coach Barata

John Barata with International Legend Dan Gaspar

John Barata with International Legend Dan Gaspar

John Barata

CEO and Director of Coaching

Coach John Barata

John currently holds several national accredited coaching licenses:

  • USSF “A” License
  • Master Coach Diploma United Soccer Coaches
  • US Soccer Grassroots Instructor 
  • 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
  • 3-time MIAA State Finalists
  • 3-time MIAA South Sectional Champions
  • 7-time Hockomock League Champions
  • 11-time MIAA State Tournament Appearances

John has also received awards and acclaim for his hard work and dedication with Legacy and the Oliver Ames Boys Soccer program.

  • 2020 Massachusetts Youth Soccer - Competitive Girls Coach of the Year 
  •  2017 High School Coach of Significance from the United Soccer Coaches Organization
  •  5-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

John Barata is one of the most decorated and accomplished soccer coaches in the United States, 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. John completed his 12th season as Head Coach of the Oliver Ames High School Boys Soccer Team. During Coach Barata’s tenure, he has earned 156 wins and led his team to the 2015 Massachusetts State Championship.

John currently coaches the 2009 Girls Pride team.