Phil Burns

Goalkeeper Instructor – Coach – Advisor

I am an Ex-Professional Soccer player (Goalkeeper) from England who has played for many clubs including Manchester United Youth Team, Huddersfield Town, Readings FC, and Sheffield United.


I am currently the Director of Technical Services for GPS Soccer in Southern California

Certifications & Achievements

  • UEFA B license and Advanced Goalkeeper Coaching Certification.
  • NSCAA Advanced goalkeeper Certification in Denver, Colorado.
  • Scout for US Soccer Federation Girls Teams.
  • I have coached professional teams in England, Kenya, Thailand, and youth coaching in Mexico.
  • In the United States,  I have coached at Albion SC, LA Galaxy San Diego, San Diego Sea lions, and USD women’s team.  During my coaching career I have worked primarily with children from the ages of 5 to 18 years old, and with adult players at experienced and elite skill levels.

My Certifications & Awards

My Approach

My clients know me as a highly enthusiastic and motivator figure who can always be trusted to come up with a new approach. I am highly self motivated with great team skills developed during employment in various demanding environments and conditions.