Alex Valdez

Staff Coach

Alex Valdez

(626) 290-6950
Email: avaldez@freedomfc.org

U.S.S.F. National "C" License

Current Teams:

Freedom FC G02
Freedom FC G06

Coaching experience:

Current School / Position: Walnut High School /Girls Varsity Head Coach

  • Obtained my U.S.S.F. National C License in Commerce City, Colorado

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • 13 + years as a Varsity Head Coach at the High School level

  • Game Scout and analysis for Occidental College Men’s Soccer

Currently I am in my first year at Walnut High School as the Head Coach for the Varsity team.

From 2013-2015 I ran the Arcadia High School boys soccer program and I took the team to its first CIF showing since 2002 where we beat the number 2 seeded team Santa Maria HS to advance and reach the Quarterfinals. Currently I am coaching two teams at Freedom FC which are the G06 & G02 teams.

Philosophy:

My coaching method of teaching is a very skillful style of play, with ball possession and individual creativity as the foundation. I develop a program curriculum specific to each program that I take charge of as well as putting together strength and conditioning program for the players, I am highly motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic.

I played youth soccer for Barcelona USA/CZ Elite and I played college soccer for Pasadena City College for 2 years. Currently I reside in Whittier CA enjoying my 5th year with my wife Jackie and our 2 year old daughter Paige. I traveled to Colorado in July 2017 to obtain my National C License with US Soccer.

Professional Accomplishments:

Obtained US Soccer National C License Course Commerce City, Colorado

  • Leading the team - Managing the Environment
  • How to be a better role model - Managing Performance Environment
  • Coaching the game - Leading the total process of development & performance

Obtained the National D Coaching License in 2015

  • Learned how to properly formulate a training session
  • Leading the player
  • Extended knowledge of the game

In 2014 I led the Arcadia HS Boys Varsity reach the CIF Quarterfinals

  • AHS had not reach CIF since 2002
  • Organized and gave structure to the boys program
  • Created a curriculum for the coaching staff to follow

Pacific League Coach of the Year Award 2015

  • First AHS soccer coach to be award this award since 1998

Coaching History:

02/2018 - Present Head Coach Freedom FC, Chino Hills CA
12/2016 - 01/2018 Head Coach Legends FC, Chino Hills CA
06/2016 - Present Program Director / Head Girls Varsity Coach Walnut High School, Walnut CA
02/2014 - 12/2016 Head Coach LA Premier FC, La Canada CA
03/2015 - 10/2015 Game Scout & Analysis Occidental College, Pasadena CA
03/2014 - 07/2014 Men's Soccer Volunteer Assistant Coach  University of La Verne, La Verne CA
05/2013 - 03/2016 Program Director / Head Coach Arcadia High School, Arcadia CA
02/2013 - 01/2014 Head Coach Downtown LA SC, Los Angeles CA
02/2011 - 02/2013 Head Coach CZ Elite, Pasadena CA
03/2009 - 03/2011 Head Coach Bassett High School, La Puente, CA
2002 - 2007 Head Coach Rosemead High School, Rosemead CA