ASST. DIRECTOR OF COACHING

VICTOR MELENDEZ

COACHING ASSIGNMENT(S):  Girls 2003 Academy & Boys 2006 Academy


COACHING LICENSES: USSF “A” Since 1999


ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • USSF National Goalkeeping License. (2000) 
  • Youth National License from the USSF. (2001)
  • Professional “A” License at Brazilian Confederation (2000) 
  • Professional Player’s developmental Process (Leo Rodriguez Academy) Buenos Aires Argentina. (2001)
  • Premier License from the NSCAA. Portland OR. (2005)
  • Participated in a CONCACAF symposium for the (2014) World Cup. Denver CO. (2014)
  • International Spain-Mexico seminar. Tijuana Mexico. (2014)
  • NCAA Director of Coaching Seminar (2016) San Diego CA
  • International Professional Goalkeeping Seminar Mexico City (2018) 
  • Professional “A” License at Brazilian Confederation (2000) 

COACHING EXPERIENCE: 

  • Director of coaching Aztecs Audax Soccer Program (7 Years)
  • Boys Director Rebels SC (4 Years).
  • Director of Coaching Rangers SC (8 Years)
  • Asst. Director of Coaching and Player’s Development Director at Crusaders Soccer Club in San Diego, California.
  • Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper coach for the Mexican National Indoor soccer team during the USA 2015 World Cup finishing as finalists.
  • Assistant Coach and Keeper coach for the Mexican National Minifootball Soccer Team Tunisia 2017 World Cup finishing as Finals.
  • Assistant Coach and Keeper Coach for the Mexican National Minifootball Soccer Team Perth Australia 20019 World Cup Finishing as a Champions.
  • Former Regional Instructor USSF for coaching Education Program (Cal-South)
  • Former Cal-South Olympic Development Program State Boys Keeper Coach.
  • 10 Years RIV Goalkeeper Coach and coaching Staff member (US Youth Soccer)
  • Coaching Advisor Olympic Development Program of Alaska State Program.
  • National Instructor at the Federacion Mexicana de Indoor Soccer and Futbol 7
  • Assistant Coach and Keeper Coach of San Diego City College Men’s Soccer Program
  • 2017-2020 Assistant-Keeper Coach of San Diego Sockers Professional Soccer Team (MASL)
  • 2015-2017 Assistant Coach Atletico Baja Professional Indoor Mexican Team (MASL) 
  • 10 Years Director of Elite Goalkeeping Institute Goalkeeping School Program

PLAYER EXPERIENCE:

  • Baja California state team keeper for different age groups.
  • Colegio de Bachilleres (Tijuana) National Champions (1985) Culiacan Sin.
  • Collegio de Bachilleres (Tijuana) National Finalist (1986) Ciudad Juarez Chihu.
  • Two Years Semi-Pro Players (Keeper)

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SOCCER PLAYER AND WHY?  My Favourite Oliver Rolf Kahn. In my opinion, one of the best keepers of world, he really impressed me his personality, leadership and team command. Great tactically with an aggressive mentality to handle intense physical challenges.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT CRUSADERS SC? I have been coaching at Crusaders SC going on my 10th season. 

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 35 Championships Presidio League with different clubs, genders and age groups!
  • Different competition levels in and out state championship and finalist tournaments.
  • San Diego Sockers D2 National Champions (2019)
  • Assistant Coach and Keeper coach for the Mexican National Minifootball Soccer Team Tunisia 2017 World Cup finishing as Finals.
  • Assistant Coach and Keeper Coach for the Mexican National Minifootball Soccer Team Perth Australia 20019 World Cup Finishing as a Champions.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT YOURSELF:  

I’m Mechanic Electrical Engineer, Soccer Lover, Player, Student, Coach, Teacher, and Instructor I believe that soccer is a tool to make better soccer players, better students, better people, better professionals, and better society!