About Coach Gonzalez:

Michael has been coaching soccer for 20 years.  He began coaching at YMCA in 1999 and is currently coaching the American Leadership Academy High school’s Boys & Girls varsity team. Michael work is a Project manager and Kitchen designer.  He has been married for 17 years and a father of three.  He has trained several teams and coached in recreational and competitive programs through YMCA, MSC, AZSC, and FC Barcelona Arizona.  He currently holds a National USSF “D” license certificate for coaching and has taken multiple coaching courses in Barcelona Spain.

Education:

  • Mesa Community College
  • USSF D License (2009)
  • Youth Module 1 (2010)
  • Youth Module 2 (2010)
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Certificate (2010)
  • Spanish Coaching Course (40HR) hosted by FC Barcelona Escola in Barcelona, Spain (2010)
  • Spanish Coaching Course (30HR) hosted by FC Barcelona Escola in Barcelona, Spain (2013)
  • Global Coaching Course (30HR) hosted by TFA (Total Futbol Academy) instructed by FC Barcelona Players Group Alumni in Barcelona, Spain (2014)
  • TFA Coaching Course (30HR) hosted by FC Barcelona Players Group Alumni in Barcelona, Spain (2015)

Coaching Experience:

  • Arizona Soccer Club 95B Assistant coach (2004-2007)
  • FC Barcelona Az Assistant coach 95B, 96G, 97G, 98G, 02B, 04B, 05B (2007-2017)
  • 97G State Finalist 2016
  • FC Barcelona Az Head Coach 97B, 03B, 02B, 05B (2010-2018)
  • Director of Barcelona Arizona Escola Recreation Program (2012-2014)
  • Technical Director of Barcelona Arizona Escola Recreation & Academy (2014-2016)
  • Co-Director of Barcelona Arizona Academy (2016-2017)
  • Assistant Director of Coaching Barcelona Arizona (2016-2017)
  • Technical Director of Barcelona Arizona (2017-2018)
  • Skyline High School Junior Varsity (2010-2012)
  • Skyline High School Varsity (2012-2016)
  • American Leadership Academy Varsity (2017-2018)

Playing Experience:

  • Mesa Soccer Club (1984)
  • Apex Soccer Club (1986-1989)
  • Tempe Soccer Club (1991-1992)
  • Mesa Arsenal Soccer Club (1993-1995)
  • Mountain View High School (1991-1995)
  • Mtn View 5A State Runners Up (1992-1993)
  • 1st team All-State (1995)
  • 1st team All Region (1995)
  • 1st team All East Valley (1995)
  • South Mountain Community College Men’s Team (1995-1996)
  • Mesa Community College Men’s Team (1997-1998)