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Coach Martinez

Charles Martinez
Founder & Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez has coached soccer at various levels for well over 25 years. Charles holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “A” Professional coaching license and  is a national team scout for US soccer. He will begin his 8th year as Women’s Assistant Coach for the nationally ranked, Western Conference champions at College of the Canyons. He has also trained teams at the Women’s Pro-Am level as well as both boys and girls Varsity High School soccer programs at Golden Valley, Panorama, Hoover, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson, and Providence.

Player and team development is Charles’ focus when it comes to coaching Club soccer. He stresses hard work and discipline in conjunction with maintaining high grades in school. His Club experience includes training and leading teams of all ages including prior work with the North Valley Soccer Club, Crescenta Valley Soccer Club, Los Angeles Futbol Club (LAFC Chelsea); and Burbank Red Machine (Director of Coaching).

Consistent, current and ongoing coaching education is a key element of Charles’ leadership philosophy and he believes in utilizing every educational opportunity to enhance coaching skills, knowledge and abilities. As a component of continuing education for his USSF National A license, Charles joined the USSF coaching staff for training in Italy with the staff of Roma, ACF Fiorentina, Inter de Milan, AC Milan and the Italian National Team. Additionally, he previously traveled to England to train with the Chelsea professional and youth coaching staff. Charles holds a Brazil USA (BRUSA) International Soccer Institute D-License certification.

Martinez was trained and played professionally in Ecuador with the Deportivo Cuenca (1st Division), the Ecuadorian U17 National Team, the Universidad de Cuenca College Team, and at Los Angeles City College. Charles received the City of Glendale Character and Ethics Community Award, Glendale Fire Chief’s Annual commendation and a commendation from LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich for community service.

Continuing Education (read more)

Charles is a firm believer in continuing coaching education. Every couple years he travels with USSF International Coaching Development Program. This year he flew to Brussels, Belgium to take part in the program. These coaching development workshops expose U.S. coaches to foreign federations and clubs. He was joined with a group of approximately 36 coaches from the US and other participating countries to interact directly with top-level coaches, administrators and players from some of the best clubs in the world.

Anderlecht Youth - Loving the Game!

Anderlecht Youth Academy – Loving the Game!

Ajax Training Facility

Ajax Training Facility

Belgium Federation

Belgium Federation

Brugge Stadium

Brugge Stadium