Andy Dodds Bio

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Cell Number: 310 293 4997

Coaching Qualfications: FA Level 2 coaching award

Current Teams Coaching: Beach development boys 09/10, Beach FC boys SB 05


English Premier League

Signed YTS contract with Leicester City FC (94 – 96 Season)

Captain of Leicester City youth team (95-96 Season)

Signed Professional Contract with Leicester City FC(96 -97 Season)

Made reserve team debut at the age of 16 playing against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Major League Soccer

Player development officer for Major League Soccer 2000 -2004

Metrostars Player Development Schools Manager 2004

LA Galaxy/MLS Camps Regional Development Officer 2004-2006

Gateshead College Academy

Assistant coach Gateshead College U19 mens team 2007 – 2012

Coaching Philosophy
• Help individuals improve their play as an individual and working within the team.

• Instruct players on the rules, playing within the guidelines and optimizing performance in the framework of the games regulations.

• Teach strategies, techniques and tactics that will improve teams performance and individuals.

• Evaluate and identify the most athletic players and provide a comprehensive development program..

• Analyze players with potential, spot areas for development and address those areas in order to quickly resolve any ongoing issues.

• Collaborate with coaches from other areas to learn new techniques for building strong programs.

• Motivate players, assistants,team managers and parents to achieve goals.

• Coach players with a passion, energy and excitement while teaching good sportsmanship and integrity.