Paul Ritchie

B04 US DEV ACADEMY
B03 ELITE
B02 PREMIER II
(760) 505-3008
paul@lagalaxysd.com

As a UEFA ‘Advanced’ and Advanced Youth License holder, I offer the players a high level of coaching competency, which consequently will afford the individual a higher level of development within the various tactical, technical and physical training programs that they are exposed to. I have a strong awareness of the mental and physical capabilities of young footballers and I am passionate about providing the correct environment to maximize learning for all players.

LICENSES HELD: UEFA Pro License, UEFA ‘Advanced’ License, UEFA ‘Basic’ License, Scottish Football Association – Advanced Youth License, Scottish Football Association – Physical Preparation Certificate for 12-18 years

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Technical Director FC Sol
  • Assistant Head Coach – Vancouver Whitecaps MLS
  • Assistant Head Coach – Carolina Railhawks NASL
  • Lead Coach with Manchester United Soccer School
  • U19 Head Coach – Dundee FC

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Scotland National team – 9 caps
  • Scotland U21
  • Scotland U18’s, 16’s, 15’s
  • Omonia Nicosia (Cyprus) July 2006- May 2007
  • Carolina Railhawks – 2009
  • Dundee United Football Club – July 2004- May 2006
  • Walsall Football Club – August 2003 – June 2004
  • Derby County – March 2003 – May 2003 (Loan)
  • Portsmouth Football Club September 2009- December 2009 (Loan)
  • Manchester City – August 2000 – May 2003
  • Rangers Football Club – May 2000 – August 2000
  • Bolton Wanderers – December 1999 – May 2000
  • Heart of Midlothian football Club – August 1992 –May 2000