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PRIME Soccer Club (702) 721-7514

Director of Coaching

Nelson Medina, USSF National "A" License

 


Coach Medina is a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "A" License Coach, a former professional player and US Youth National Team Player that participated in the 1987 FIFA U17 World Cup in Canada.  A two-time All American standout soccer player, he also has an extensive and successful career as a youth soccer coach.  This includes over thirty years of coaching youth soccer and nineteen years as a club director/supervisor. Coach Medina has graduated many players into the collegiate level, U.S. National Men's and Women's Teams, Major League Soccer (MLS), National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the Scottish Premiership.  He has also coached teams to fourteen United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) National Series State Cup Championships in Cal-South, Nevada and Arkansas and also has led an Arkansas team to a Region III League Championship.  He was voted Arkansas High School 7A-West Conference Coach of the Year and Arkansas Gazette Media Coach of the Year in 2013.  Charismatic coaching along with an extensive knowledge of the modern game and the ability to relay the message to the athletes are the main reasons for so much success.

Coaching Education

2016  USSF National “A” Renewal License – Carson, California
2013  USSF National “A” License – Rome, Georgia
2012  USSF National “B” License – Lake Forest, Illinois
2009  USSF National “C” License – Plano, Texas
2005  USSF National “D” License – Las Vegas, Nevada
2000  USSF Cal South State “E” License – Los Angeles, California
1999  USSF Cal South State “F” License – Coronado, California

Coaching Experience

Prime Soccer Club

Nevada Youth Soccer Association, Desert Conference National League
2018/Present – Director of Coaching & Staff Head Coach
*Evaluating Effectiveness of Player Development Program
*Develop and Monitor Club Coaching Standards and Expectation
*Facilitate Coaching Education Program
*Manage Day to Day Coaching Operation
*Oversee Player Development and Player Development Plans For All Teams and Ages
*Heading Club’s Video Match Analysis Program
 *Leading and Running Technical Training Program 
*Conduct Age Specific Coaches’ Education Field Sessions and Classroom Video Match Analysis


Heat Football Club

US Club Elite Club National League, Nevada Youth Soccer Association, Desert Premier Regional League
2017 – Pro Staff & Staff Head Coach 
*Head Coach of Girls ’99 NM National & ’01 NM National
*Heading Video Match Analysis Classroom Sessions
*East Timbers College Showcase 2017 Champions
*College Surf Cup Showcase 2017 Champions
*Silverlakes Showcase 2017 Champions

Las Vegas Sports Academy & Las Vegas Premier Sports Academy

US Club Elite Club National League, Nevada Youth Soccer Association, Desert Premier Regional League
2014/2017 – Technical Director & Staff Head Coach
*2-Nevada National Series State Cup Champion, 2017 (2
*Heading Club’s Video Match Analysis Program 
 *Running Club’s Weekly Technical Sessions
 *Running Club’s “Finishing Touch” Program
*Elite Club National League (ECNL), Head Coach – Southwest Conference, 2014-2015

Arkansas Comets FC Premier 

Arkansas State Soccer Association, Southern Region III Premier League
2011/2014 – Technical Director & Staff Head Coach
*Head Coach of Girls ’97 Premier & Girls ’01 Premier
 *6-Time Arkansas National Series State Cup Champion, 2014, 2013 (2), 2012 (3)
*Southern Region III Premier Southern Central League, Champion, 2014
*Southern Region III Premier Southern Central League, Runner Up, 2013

Springdale Har-Ber High School 

Arkansas Activities Association (AAA)
2013/2014 – Men’s Varsity Soccer Head Coach
*Arkansas State HS Championship Finalist (1st in school history), 2014
*7A West Conference Champions, Undefeated Season (both 1st in school history), 2013
*Arkansas High School 7A West Conference – Coach of the Year, 2013
 *Arkansas Gazette Media – Coach of the Year, 2013

Vegas Vengeance Futebol Academy

Nevada Youth Soccer Association, Far West Regional League
2005/2009 - Director of Coaching & Player Development / Co-Founder
*4-Time Nevada National State Cup Champion, 2008 (2), 2007, 2006
 *5-Time Region IV Championship Appearances, 2008 (2), 2007 (2), 2006
*4-Time Region IV Championship Quarter-Finalist, 2008, 2007 (2), 2006 
*Girls ’95 Select Team Ranked #9 in the U.S. in 2008 by www.gotsoccer.com

Stars ‘N Stripes International Soccer Tours

International Tournaments in Europe - Sweden Gothia Cup & Denmark Dana Cup 
2008 – Head Coach of Girls U15, Assistant BU16 & Staff Coach
*25th Dana Cup – Denmark, BU16 Champions
*25th Dana Cup – Denmark, GU15 Semi-Finalist
*34th Gothia Cup – Sweden, GU15 Quarter-Finalist
*Toured, trained and competed in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden

Olympic Development Program

Nevada Youth Soccer Association
2005/2007 – Head Coach of Boys ’90 & Boys ‘93
*Nevada’s first Far West Regional Camp Tournament Finalist with ’93 Boys
 *Three ’93 players made the Regional Team
 *Two ’93 players sent to National Camp -

        Matt Polster, which was drafted 7th overall in the 1st round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Chicago Fire, 
        played for the Scottish Premiership Rangers in 2019-20 & currently playing with the New England Revolution   

Fury Futbol Club 

Cal South Youth Soccer Association
2003/2004 – Technical Director & Staff Head Coach

Southwest Soccer Club (now Arsenal FC) 

Cal South Youth Soccer Association
2001/2003 – Assistant Director of Coaching & Staff Head Coach
*Cal South USYSA National Series State Champion 2002

Nado Select (now Coronado FC) 

Cal South Youth Soccer Association
1999/2001 – Staff Head Coach

Playing Experience

San Diego Fusion – NASL & NPSL, 2004-2006
Team Portugal Premier – SDCPL, 1994-2004
Oklahoma City Slickers – USISL, 1994
Oklahoma City University – Men’s Collegiate (Team Captain), NAIA, 1990-1994
University Mobile Alabama Collegiate Cup All Tourney Team, 1993
*Saint Edwards University Collegiate Classic All Tourney Team, 1991
 *NAIA All District Team, 1991-1993
*NAIA National Championship Quarter Finalist, 1991
*Full Soccer Scholarship Oklahoma City University, 1990-1994 

Oklahoma City Spirit – Lone Star Soccer Alliance, 1991-1993

United States Youth National Team – FIFA & CONCACAF, 1986-1988
*FIFA Youth U17 World Cup (Canada), 1987  

Region IV Olympic Development Program – Regional Team, 1986-1988
*ODP Regional Camp Golden Boot (Leading Goal Scorer), 1988
 *US National ODP Camp Golden Boot (Leading Goal Scorer), 1986-1987
*US All-American, 1986-1987

Cal South Olympic Development Program – ODP Team, 1985-1988
*Cal South State ODP Golden Boot (Leading Goal Scorer), 1985-1986

San Diego Sockers Auto Trader – Indoor Soccer, 1985-1986
 *Amateur playing on Professional Men’s Team at age 14 

La Jolla Nomads Soccer Club – Youth (Team Captain), 1985-1988
*Dallas Cup VIII Champions & Leading Scorer, 1987
*BU16 #1 Ranked Team in U.S., 1987