David Griffiths

David Griffiths

It is my focus to appropriately develop all players physically, mentally, tactically and technically according to their age and ability. I will do this in a fun, safe, challenging and fostering environment to give each player the best possible chance of “success”. I am a believer that “success” and “winning” are natural bi-products of good preparation, personal sacrifice and dedication. My goal is to educate and nurture each player to become a well rounded human being with high standards, levels of self worth and the motivation to go beyond what I can provide them. I expect each and every one of my players to work hard and show these qualities at all times.

USSF (US Soccer Federation) ‘B’ License (2011)
US Youth National Youth License (2010)
US Youth TOPSoccer (Disability) Coaching Certified (2010)
USSF (US Soccer Federation) ‘C’ License (2009)
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma (2009)
NSCAA Regional Goal-Keeper – Level II (2007)
UEFA (Union of European Football Association) ‘B’ License (2005)
UEFA (Union of European Football Association) ‘C’ License (2002)
UEFA Goal-Keepers License (2001)
Welsh FA Football Leaders Award (1999)

Risk Management
Emergency First-Aid & CPR Certified
Washington State Risk Management Cleared (# 42516)
Instructed in Santa Monica Injury Prevention Program (PEP)

HND Sports Management, Coleg-Gwent, Crosskeys College, 2002 (UK)
A-Level Sports Science and Economics, Lewis Boys Comprehensive School, 2000 (UK)
9 GCSE’s, Lewis Boys Comprehensive School, 1998 (UK)

Playing Experience
YTS Professional (Apprentice), Cardiff City FC, 98-00
Twice National College Cup Finalist, 99 & 00
Welsh Club Cup Finalist, 97, 00
Welsh Club Cup Winner, 99
Wesh Schools Cup Finalist, Lewis Boys High School, 98
Cardiff City Centre of Excellence/Youth Academy, 92-98.
Welsh National Centre of Excellence, 97 & 98
District and Regional Teams, 92-97

Coaching Experience
Seattle United, Premier Level Head Coach, G01 & B00. 11- (USA)
Washington Youth Soccer, Coaches Education Instructor. 11- (USA)
Washington State EPD, Assistant Coach, B98. 11- (USA)
Seattle Sounders FC, Youth Development Program Coach. 08-11 (USA)
Washington State ODP, Assistant Coach, B96. 09-10 (USA)
Seattle Sounders FC, Camp Director. 08 & 09 (USA)
Westside United FC, Co-Founder & Technical Director. 07- 09 (USA)
Highline Premier FC, Seattle, Premier Level Head Coach. 05-09. (USA)
Manchester United Soccer Schools, Staff Coach. 05-08 (USA)
Garfield High School, Men’s & Women’s Head Coach. 05-08 (USA)
Cardiff City FC Schools Program. Scout & Coach. 00-01 (UK)
The PFA, Football in the Community Program, Assistant Director for Cardiff City 99-01. (UK)
Football Association of Wales National Centre of Development, Staff Coach. 99-01 (UK)
Cardiff City FC Centre of Excellence. Scout & Senior Coach. 99-01 (UK)
Cardiff City FC Goalkeepers Centre of Excellence. Staff Coach. 99-01. (UK)
Cardiff City FC Centre of Development. Staff Coach. 99-01. (UK)

Notable Moments
Regional ODP Champions, Seattle Sounders ODP State team. 10 (USA)
State Challenge Cup Winner, B96 Westside United. 09 (USA)
State Championship Cup Winner, BU18 Snohomish United. 03 (USA)
Coaching against Manchester United Academy teams, Cardiff City. 01 (UK)

Program Management Experience
NW Invitational, Elite Level Showcase Tournament Director. 11- (USA)
Washington Youth Soccer, Commissioners State Cup Director. 10 (USA)
Washington Youth Soccer, Community Outreach Programs Director. 09- (USA)
Highline Premier FC, Development Academy Co-Founder & Director. 08-09 (USA)