TERRY GORDON

ECSA Technical Director 

ECSA 2011 Girls Coach

ECSA 2012 Girls Coach 

Playing Experience:

  • I have played at various levels for many teams.   Former Academy player Oxford United
  • Semi-Professional player, Bicester Town, Middle Barton in the UK
  • Former Futsal Indoor League player for MA/CT
  • Former player with Rhode Island Men’s League.
  • Former College Player, Birmingham University and Team Captain.

Coaching Certifications:

  • FA Level 1 & FA Level 2
  • USSF C License, D License, E License & USSF F License
  • Concussion safety certified 2012-2018.
  • First aid & CPR training updated yearly.
  • NSCAA National Diploma.
  • AYSO certified U6, U8, U10 & U12 coach, U12 and below AYSO coach Instructor.

Coaching Experience:

2016-2019 coaching La grange Celtics U11-U18G program H.S coordinator for girls program

2014- 2015         U11 Girls head coach Lyons Township SC IL.

2014- 2015         U9 Girls head coach Lyons Township SC IL.

2012-2013          U12 Boys head coach Lyons Township SC IL.

2011-present      National Business Manager Chicago Area, working with over 300 clubs in IL, WI, MI & IN. training coaches and players.  Roles includes implementation of coaching curricular player approach and methodology and club overall management.

2006-2011           Challenger Sports Area Manager New England.

2009-2012           Staff Coach with NEFC Soccer Club.

2012                     Season Portsmouth RI Middle School Head Coach.

2010-2012          Head Coach NEFC South Coast United U11 Girls.

2009-2012         Head Coach NEFC South Coast United U13 Girls.

2007-2009         Head coach NEFC Central U16 Girls.

2007-2009         Head coach NEFC Central U13 Girls.

2004                   MLS Strength Based Coaching Certification and First Aid Certified.

2004-2006         Academy Coach (MLS), and Regional Manager for Major League Soccer Camps.

2004-2009         Coaching in the United States with Major League Soccer Camps for over 5 years. Working with New England Revolution Academy

2004-2007          MLS Camps Coaching Academy team in UK & US

2001-2003          former Coaching Director, Birmingham University and Cellea Coaching Director in Spain.

 

Background:

Coach Terry grew up in England and has played since soccer from a very early age.  Prior to moving to the US 15 years ago, Coach Terry captained his Birmingham university team, played at a semi professional level for several years and worked with several youth soccer programs in the UK.  Since moving to the US, Coach Terry has obtained licensing from the USSF, NSCAA  English FA and AYSO groups.  During his time in the US he has worked in the soccer industry full time helping develop player of all ages and abilities. Having worked in the competitive club scheme for the past 15 years Coach Terry has had the opportunity  to work with all different age groups and levels.  His main focus is to create a fun, engaging and learning environment with the most important goal of developing a more confident and social person.  One of Coach Terry’s key phrases is “Soccer is an avenue to develop people”.

Mission statement:

Passionate people passionate players…