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Coach Brian Pelton

Coaching Objective

Develop perfect technique to allow players to successfully understand how to apply the tactics of Futsal or soccer as well as adapting to changes in either game.

Coaching Experience

*Have coached virtually ever age group for U7-U19 boy’s teams and U10-U17 girl’s club teams.

*Head Coach for U16 District ODP boys, as well assistant coach for Men’s Community College and Division III Men’s College programs (1986-present).

*District and State ODP evaluator for U14-U16 Boy’s and Girls (Morgan Hill, CA) (various times between 2001-2009)

*Every team of mine experienced a great deal of improvement in their technical abilities to dribble, pass, shoot with power and accuracy, and defend both individually and in a group. More sophisticated tactics were incorporated as the technical skills improved.

*Familiar building new programs and taking over established middle school and high school teams as a head coach, asst. coach, and goalie coach.

*Have worked as a staff coach for several local summer soccer camps, including Stanford University, YMCA and currently at Deanza Community College.

* Founded a soccer/Futsal instruction company called Creative Soccer Instruction in 2000, and have run a successful soccer/Futsal summer camps since 2006.

* Teach Futsal classes for 5-8 year olds and took over the after school soccer program at Castro School Elementary School for K-3rd graders in 2008 (Mountain View, CA).

* Developed a very successful private training program for players that are on the L.A. Galaxy U16 academy team, and have been offered scholarships at several American colleges and universities. This program emphasizes developing perfect technique under constraints of time and space.

Coaching Accomplishments

* South Dakota State Champions, U19 Boy’s Select Team Co-Head Coach, Rapid City, SD (1983-1989)

* Finalist, Sonoma State Six-A-Side Tournament Boy’s U16 Class I Division (July, 2002)

* El Camino High School League Champion (SCVAL) Fremont High School Varsity Boy’s Soccer (Winter, 2002-03)

* Co-League Champion (California Coast Conference-South Division) Foothill Men’s Jr. College Soccer (Fall, 2003)

* Finalist, Magic Cup Tournament (Girl’s U12 Class III Division) (August, 2006)

* 3rd Place District Cup: Boy’s U14 Class III Silver Division (Oct. 4-5, 2008)

* League Champions – U14 Class III “C” Division Boys (8-0-2 W-L-T) (Fall, 2008)


Coaching Education

* Completed requirements for National Diploma Course taught by NSCAA (June, 2001)

* Completed requirements for Advanced National Diploma Course taught by NSCAA (June, 2002)

* Completed requirements for Premier Diploma Course taught by NSCAA (June, 2005)

* Completed requirements for CBFS (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol de Salão) Futsal License (Jaragua, Brazil) (July, 2005)

* Completed requirements for “B” License taught by Instituto Brasiliero de Futebol (BFUT) Sao Paulo/Rio, Brazil (Dec, 2006)

* Completed requirements for English FA Course “Psychology of Soccer - Level 1” (October, 2004)

* Completed youth academy coaching internship at Germinal Beerschot F.C., Antwerp, Belgium (Sept 18-20, 2006)

* Attended “B” License course taught by the USSF - Home Depot Center - Carson, CA (July, 2004)

* Attended Dutch Coaching Clinic taught by Frans Hoek, USF campus, San Francisco (June 28-30, 2002)

* Attended World Class Coaching Clinic taught by Bob Gansler, et. al., Kansas City, MO (Feb 28-Mar. 2, 2003)

* Attended World Class Coaching Clinic taught by Anson Dorrance, et. al., Kansas City, MO (Feb 20-22, 2004)

* Attended World Class Coaching Clinic taught by Tony DiCicco, et. al., Kansas City, MO (Feb 18-20, 2005)

* Attended World Class Coaching Clinic taught by David Platt, et. al., Kansas City, MO (Feb 24-26, 2006)

* Attended World Class Coaching Clinic taught by Jan Pruijn, et. al., Kansas City, MO (Feb 9-11, 2007)

* Attended World Class Coaching Clinic taught by Mauricio Marques, et. al., Kansas City, MO (Feb 22-24, 2008)

* Attended ACF Fiorentina Advanced Coaching Clinic taught by F. Vincenzo (July 22-25, 2009)

Playing Experience

* Began playing soccer in Sedalia, MO in 1968

* Captain of Varsity Soccer Team, Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, UT my Jr. and Sr. year (1978-79)

* Played for Coach Harry Keough at St. Louis University (1979-80 and 1981-82)

* Played for Berlin FC in Salt Lake City, UT-League champions, State Cup Champions, USSF Amateur Cup representative (1982-3)

* Played for Boeing FC in Ankara, Turkey (1983)

* Total playing experience of 24 years; 3 years experience as referee (U-12 to U-19 youth soccer)

Formal Education

Dec., 1990    Lehigh University-Bethlehem, PA

Masters of Engineering-Materials Science and Engineering

* Emphasis on metallurgical principals, phase transformations, crystallography, electron microscopy, and elemental analysis

* Financial support from NASA

Jan., 1989     South Dakota School of Mines and Technology-Rapid City, SD

Bachelor of Science-Metallurgical Engineering


May, 1979          *Selection to Utah All-State Soccer Team-Honorable Mention

Jan, 1989           *Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

1989-1990          *University Scholarship-Lehigh University

Feb, 2000          *Recent Outstanding Graduate Award-South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Winter, 2002-03  *Soccer Coach of the Year - El Camino High School League (SCVAL)

Oct, 2002           *USA Patent 6,468,298: Gripping delivery system for self-expanding stents & method for using same

May, 2003          *USA Patent 6,569,194: Thermoelastic and Superelastic Ni-Ti-W

Aug, 2004          *USA Patent 6,776,795: Thermoelastic and Superelastic Ni-Ti-W

Dec, 2004           *USA Patent 6,824,560: Double-butted Superelastic Nitinol (Ni-Ti) tubing

Feb, 2005          *Who’s Who Among American Teachers

February, 2010   *USA Patent: Thermoelastic and Superelastic Ni-Ti-W

Personal Information

Born in Moses Lake, WA on October 21, 1960. Excellent health. Hobbies include physics, history of science, photography, poetry, reading and music. Married (Nicole) with two children (Keegan & Donovan) and two dogs (Pele & Pelota).


Frank Yallop          Head Coach, San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)                                408.464.1023

Ben Wade              Head Coach, Lassen Jr. College Men’s Soccer (Susanville, CA)               949.285.3134

Shaun Tsakiris        Head Coach Deanza Force U18 Boy’s Academy Head Coach                  310.403.3840


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