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Technical Director Profile
A Word From Our Director

Clint Greenwood  |  Owner & Founder

Personal

  • Born on August 30, 1968

  • Married To Wife Ann Greenwood of Cardiff, Wales G.B.

  • 2 Sons Scott & Evan Greenwood

  • Dual Citizenship United Kingdom & U.S.A.

  • Been a Professional Player and Coach Since 1986

  • Member of PFA From 1988-1991

  • Professional Technical Consultant  F.A.W. (1995-1998)

Coaching and Soccer Training Education 

  • (1991 - Present)  - Current President and Founder, Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy 

  • Founder of the Greenwood Method "World Wide Soccer Education"

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach "Level 1 & Instructor "

  • (1991- Present)  - Current Technical Director C.G.S.A.  

  • (2004-2009) -  Staff Director - One Soccer Schools 

  • (Current) -  Coaching Badge Football Association Wales (F.A.W.) Preliminary Badge & Intermediate "UEFA Pro B License"

  • (Current) -  Certified Coaching License - U.S.S.F. National B  Coaching License  # B - 16414

  • (1998 - Present)  -  N.S.C.A.A.  Advance Diploma ​

Coaching Experience Part II

  • (1991)  -  Head Varsity Coach Boys,  Arcadia High School  (Record 17-2-1)

  • (1992-94)  -  Head Varsity Coach Girls, South Pasadena High School (Coach of The Year Rio Hondo League)

  • (1992-1995)  -  Technical Trainer,  (Alta Loma Arsenal Football Club) 

  • (1994)  -  Head Coach and Club Technical Trainer -  (Cal Heat Soccer Club) 

  • (1993-96)  -  Technical Training Instructor, (Cardiff City Football Club U-18's , Reserve Team, 1st Team)

  • (1996-2005)  - Director of Coaching -  "S.A.S.C"   

  • (2005)  - Academy Director - "So Cal United Soccer Club"   

  •  (2005 - 2006) - Technical Skill Trainer -  (Slammers F.C.)

  • (2006-2010)  - Director of Coaching,  (Santa Clarita United Soccer Club  1 US Soccer National Championship)

  • (1997,98,2006)  -  Head Coach, Technical Adviser, and Trainer - Olympic Development Program ​(O.D.P) 

  • (2017 - 2019)  Technical Skills Trainer  -  "Ventura Football Club"

A Word From The Director...

"I have been blessed with abundant favor. I played Soccer, because I was talented at it, but more importantly I loved it. When I became a soccer player that made a difference is the same time I became a responsible child of God. I took what was given to me and without being scared of failure used it to frame my entire being. I have been a professional coach for 25 years, and I do it because I love it.

​"Coaching / training to me is an extension of your personality. I believe after personal experience, and knowledge I attained, that coaching is not who I am, but more "WHAT I DO."   The most important component of coaching is developing relationships that are built on trust, loyalty, belief, and most important love.  Without authentic education, you can't understand the fine, detailed information, and technical skills needed to play at a highest level. So because of my vast experience playing professional Soccer in 4 different countries, and having the luxury to have been coached by the likes of; Harry Redknapp (Bournemouth AFC), Terry Yorath, (Swansea City & Cardiff City), Osvaldo Ardiles, (Swindon Town), Ian Bowyer, (Hereford United), and Ron Newman, San Diego Sockers). I created a Soccer School for serious young athletes to be introduced to the Beautiful Game, and where we at CGSA educate the students on what it takes to be Great, and help them get there."

"So I  was blessed enough to play for well known managers such as; Terry Yorath at Swansea, Alan Durban at Cardiff City, Harry Redknapp at Bournemouth, Ossie Ardiles at Swindon Town, Ian Bowyer at Hereford, Rildo Menezes at Valley Eagles, and Ron Newman at San Diego Sockers. All of them had one thing in common. They had PASSION."

Yours In Soccer,

Clint Greenwood

Owner & Founder, The Greenwood Method

Technical Director,

Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy LLC

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