skip navigation

Dave Newbery


David Newbery was appointed the Director of Coaching in February 2018.  He has nearly 30 years in Teaching, Coaching, Education Course Development, Writing and Business. Since 1988, David has studied and worked in youth education, soccer development and coaching. A former University Professor and CEO of a Youth Sports Company, David has been fortunate to travel extensively in the USA, meeting with coaches and club officials and learning about their approach to player development and coaching. David also oversees United Soccer Coaches eLearning program. He developed the 5 Stage of Development Pathway, used as a framework for the United Soccer Coaches Player Development Curriculum model in 2007 (an adaptation of the LTAD model from Canada). He regularly contributes articles to soccer publications, has written books focusing on player and coach development and presents at national coaching events.


David has an extensive coaching and playing background.  Newbery has been Director of Coaching and Player Development for several youth soccer clubs with oversight of the coaching education and programming for recreation, competitive and elite programs.   David played semi-pro football in London and Birmingham (English Leagues) during a 15 playing year career before moving into coaching and management.  During 30 years of coaching, Newbery has coached at youth, College (NCAA D1) and Semi Professional levels.  

2018-19 Season, Newbery coached 2006 Girls to consecutive Fall and Spring Port of Subs League Championships and winners of the Phoenix Rising invitational.  Newbery also coaches the U5-U7 Juniors, a new program for our youngest players.


  • Masters in Education.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (School Teacher).
  • Premier Diploma (United Soccer Coaches) - 2018
  • Advanced National Diploma (United Soccer Coaches) - 2013
  • Various Youth Diplomas (United Soccer Coaches) - 2008-12
  • English Football Association Coaching Badge (English FA) - 1988