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MICHAEL GONZALEZ

About MICHAEL GONZALEZ

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Coach Mikey has been coaching futbol for over 20 years in the East Valley. He began coaching his nephew in a grassroots recreation league at the YMCA in 1999 and has continued coaching ever since. He has trained several teams and coached in Recreational, Academy, and Competitive programs through TFA Barcelona Arizona & NSFC. He currently holds a National USSF “D” license certificate for coaching and has taken multiple coaching courses in Barcelona Spain. Coach Mikey believes in the Total Futbol philosophy and spanish style of play. He is currently Head Coach at the American Leadership Academy Gilbert North High school’s Boys Varsity team. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for over 20 years and is a father of three.  He is grateful to his wife for supporting him throughout all these years coaching.

Education:

  • Mesa Community College
  • USSF D License (2009)
  • Youth Module 1 (2010)
  • Youth Module 2 (2010)
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Certificate (2010)
  • Spanish Coaching Course (40HR) hosted by FC Barcelona Escola in Barcelona, Spain (2010)
  • Spanish Coaching Course (30HR) hosted by FC Barcelona Escola in Barcelona, Spain (2013)
  • Global Coaching Course (30HR) hosted by TFA (Total Futbol Academy) instructed by FC Barcelona Players Group Alumni in Barcelona, Spain (2014)
  • TFA Coaching Course (30HR) hosted by FC Barcelona Players Group Alumni in Barcelona, Spain (2015)

Coaching Experience:

  • Arizona Soccer Club 95B Assistant coach (2004-2007)
  • FC Barcelona Az Assistant coach 95B, 96G, 97G, 98G, 02B, 04B, 05B (2007-2017)
  • 97G State Finalist 2016
  • FC Barcelona Az Head Coach 97B, 03B, 02B, 05B (2010-2018)
  • Director of Barcelona Arizona Escola Recreation Program (2012-2014)
  • Technical Director of Barcelona Arizona Escola Recreation & Academy (2014-2016)
  • Co-Director of Barcelona Arizona Academy (2016-2017)
  • Assistant Director of Coaching Barcelona Arizona (2016-2017)
  • Technical Director of Barcelona Arizona (2017-2018)
  • Skyline High School Junior Varsity (2010-2012)
  • Skyline High School Varsity (2012-2016)
  • American Leadership Academy Varsity (2017-2022)
  • NSFC Head Coach (2017-Present)

Playing Experience:

  • Mesa Soccer Club (1984)
  • Apex Soccer Club (1986-1989)
  • Tempe Soccer Club (1991-1992)
  • Mesa Arsenal Soccer Club (1993-1995)
  • Mountain View High School (1991-1995)
  • Mtn View 5A State Runners Up (1992-1993)
  • 1st team All-State (1995)
  • 1st team All Region (1995)
  • 1st team All East Valley (1995)
  • South Mountain Community College Men’s Team (1995-1996)
  • Mesa Community College Men’s Team (1997-1998)