Craig Bedford

(760) 585-6703
craig@lagalaxysd.com

Coach Craig was born and raised in Wales, UK. After graduating from Swansea University, where he played as a striker, he made his way to the United States to pursue his love for Soccer in the coaching environment. Now with over 10 years coaching experience and 20 years playing experience he continues to pass on his knowledge and passion for the game to the next generation.

“I aim to give the players the tools to develop and pursue their goals while creating a safe, challenging, and enjoyable environment for them to learn. With a high focus on creativity, I aim to allow the players to express themselves without the fear of failure. The life lessons learned through soccer go far beyond the game itself. I aim to promote strong characteristics and values that the players will take with them into their adult life. These characteristics include teamwork, responsibility, integrity, leadership, and respect.”

LICENSES HELD:

  • USSF National “D”
  • FA Level 2
  • Ba (Hons) Degree in Public service management
  • Community Sports Leadership
  • Safe Haven Certified
  • CPR & AED certified
  • First Aid certified
  • Concussion Protocol Certified

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2016 – Present, LA Galaxy San Diego, CA
  • 2016 – Present, SDA High School, JVB Girls Head Coach
  • 2014 – 2016, Murrieta Surf, CA
  • 2012 – 2013, Burlington SC, MA
  • 2009 – 2015, Challenger Sports Soccer Academy, Nationwide
  • 2005 – 2007, Swansea University, UK
  • Multiple league and tournament wins

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Welsh League with Porthcawl Town
  • Swansea University