Craig Lindsay

2009 Boys Blue, White, and Navy Teams

Age:  30

From:  Scotland

 

COACHING QUALIFICATIONS

• United States Soccer Federation Introduction in Grassroots – USA

• United States Soccer Federation F license

• United States Soccer Federation – 7v7 – USA

• United States Soccer Federation – 9v9 – USA

• Football Association Level One award in Football (Soccer) Coaching, UK

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

▪ Clydeside Boys Club (Scotland, UK)  2006 Until 2008.  U8, U10, U12.

▪ Challenger Sports – Chicago region (2018 - present)

- Working on summer camps to create the best soccer experience for the children on

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Soccer started early for me when I first kicked a ball at the age of five.  I started off my playing career at the age of five at a local club called Old Kilpatrick BC.  I played soccer there for eight years, and in my time there I achieved MVP on three separate occasions.  In my time at Old Kilpatrick, my most significant award was not MVP, but receiving the Brian McGrain. The Brian McGrain award is given out each year to the player in the club who leads by example on and off the field.

In 2002 I was offered the opportunity to play for Greenock Morton Pro Youth, Greenock Morton was an up and coming 2nd division side in the Scottish leagues.  I spent two great years as the starting left back.  After my spell at Morton, I drifted from team to team until my priorities shifted towards my family.

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT
In my time playing soccer at different levels, I had the opportunity to meet and work alongside professional players and coaches.  I have always had a passion and love for the game.  I believe in coaching soccer to develop each player and in turn show each player how to play as a team.  By doing this, I can help the players plan for the future and not just for now.  I feel that my own experiences can help guide players through their careers.  I was a passionate player and played with heart.  I hope that I can pass that on to any player that I coach.