Head Coach, Under-16s
Jonathan “JP” Pereira is in his fifth season with the New England Revolution Academy, and his first as the head coach of the Under-16s. He was previously an assistant coach with the Revolution U-16s for four years. In addition to his Under-16 team coaching duties, Pereira has been a staff coach for the Revolution Academy’s Player Development Programs since joining the organization as a coaching intern in the summer of 2011. He also serves as one of the coaches for the new Sports Performance Academy programs, launched in 2012 by the Revolution Academy.
Pereira was one of Bryan Scales’ assistant coaches for the Under-16 team, which advanced to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs in four of the last six seasons, including a run to the Playoff Quarterfinals in the 2014-15 season. Outside of his bench coaching responsibilities, Pereira also develops and oversees the strength and conditioning programs for both the U-18 and U-16 teams.
In September 2015, Pereira began training for the Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL) from the French Football Federation. The EFCL, a 21-month course conducted primarily at the FFF national training center in Clairefontaine, France, is a product of the recent technical relationship between MLS and the FFF.
Prior to joining the Revs’ Academy staff, Pereira had a four-year coaching stint with the Rhode Island Stingrays’ summer camps and a one-season coaching stint with Under-14 boys and girls teams in Sudbury, Mass. He also spent two years as a summer fitness coach at La Salle Academy in Providence, R.I.
A 2011 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Pereira holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in exercise science and health fitness. The Barrington, R.I., native played four seasons at URI, earning Atlantic 10 all-rookie honors in 2007, and was one of just five players to start each of the Rams’ 18 games in 2010.