About Coach Gonzalez:

Greg has been coaching in the Valley for 20 years.  He began his coaching career at the YMCA and soon graduated into Club Soccer and High School competition.  In 2008, Greg, along with a small, dedicated staff, ventured out and created what we know today as Total Futbol Academy – Barcelona AZ.  Greg has been the Club President and Director for the past 8 years and along with his staff, has been committed to developing players and teaching FC Barcelona’s Philosophy and Style of Play since their affiliation and inception in 2010.  With this honor, Greg and his staff have had the privilege of attending multiple training courses in Barcelona, hosted by their Escola Directors and Staff.  Greg is excited to bring those philosophies and a methodology learned, to NSFC and is eager to spread the culture that has provided Barcelona AZ with success in developing players both on and off the field.  He currently holds a National “D” license certificate for coaching and will be continuing his education and licensing in the US and abroad.

Education:

  • University of Arizona (1991 – 1995)
  • Completed 30 Hours of Classroom and Practical Training with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain (March 2018)
  • Completed 30 Hours of Classroom and Practical Training with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain (August 2016)
  • Completed 30 Hours of Classroom and Practical Training with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain (April 2014)
  • Completed 30 Hours of Classroom and Practical Training with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain (April 2012)
  • Completed 30 Hours of Classroom and Practical Training with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain (March 2011)
  • Completed and Obtained a National Technical Training Certificate from the Arizona Youth Soccer Association and USYS Soccer (January 2011)
  • Completed and Obtained “Level 1” Accredited Interscholastic Coach Certificate through NFHS (October 2010)
  • Completed NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Soccer Course for the State of Arizona (October 2010)
  • Completed 40 Hours of Classroom and Practical Training with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain (April 2010)
  • Completed NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching for the State of Arizona (NFHS) National Federation of State High School Associations) (October 2009)
  • National “D” License (August 2009)
  • Attended and Completed FC Barcelona’s Coaching Clinic held at Cal Poly Pomona, hosted by Jordi Vinyals, “The System of Play”(July 2009)
  • Completed 40 Hours of Classroom and Practical Training with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain (December 2008)
  • Youth Module 1 and 2 (July 2008)
  • National “E” License (August 2007)

Coaching Experience:

  • 2006 to Present: President and Co-Founder of Total Futbol Academy – Barcelona AZ
    • Director of Academy for Total Futbol Academy Barcelona AZ
    • Assistant Coach for Boys ’99, 2017 Regional Finalist
    • Assistant Coach for Girls ’02, 2017 Regional Semi-Finalist
    • State Cup Finalist with ’97 Girls in 2016
    • Coach and Trainer for Arizona State League Teams in Multiple Age Groups
    • Director and Trainer for Youth Developmental Academy
  • 2004 to 2007: Coach and Trainer for AZSC
  • 2002 to 2004: Coach for AZSC Youth Developmental Recreation Program
  • 2001 to 2002:  Coach for Mesa Soccer Club U8 Youth Program
  • 2017 to Present: Coach for American Leadership Academy Boys Varsity Soccer Program
    • *CAA State Semi-Finalist
  • 2017 to Present: Coach for American Leadership Academy Girls Varsity Soccer Program
    • *CAA State Champion
  • 2010 to 2012: Head Coach for Williams Field High School Boys’ Varsity Soccer Program
    • *State Semi-Finalist in 2012
  • 2009 to 2010: Assistant Coach for Williams Field High School Boys’ Soccer Varsity Soccer Program