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"Technique Before Speed"

Nick Burriel


Nick Burriel was raised by his older brother who was a career military service man. His playing career has spanned over many states and countries. His most memorable experience came from his time playing in Frankfurt a.m. (Main) Germany as part of the Eintracht Academy from 1977-1980. Coach Nick has been very instrumental in the development of several players currently playing at the college level. As well as players who have participated and played at the national level. Nick has been strongly active in developing coaches and players for more than 22 years in the Fresno/Clovis area. Nick has coached many levels to include Olympic Development Programs, select competitive teams, junior high school, high school, adult, and the development academy soccer programs. Nick currently holds the United States Soccer Federation National “D” license. He will continue to educate himself for the benefit of the players he coaches. Nick Burriel strongly believes in the development of courageous, creative, and passionate players that will continue to play and love the “Beautiful Game”.

Playing Experience:

Fresno youth player 1970-1973 NFYSL

New Jersey Youth Soccer League 1974-1976

Lexington Soccer Club, Columbia South Carolina 1976-1977

Olympic Development State Team, 1977

Spring Valley High School, Columbia S.C. (MVP Offensive Player) 1977

Eintracht Frankfurt (Professional 2nd Division)

Frankfurt a.m. (Main) Germany 1977-1979

Tahuichi International Soccer

Santa Cruz Bolivia 1980

College of Charleston South Carolina 1980-1981

(Major knee surgery ended career)

Coaching Experience:

Miramonte Elementary School 1982-1997

Director of Coaching Miramonte Elementary 1998

Clovis United Soccer Club U-11 Boys 1998

Clovis United Soccer Club U-12 Boys 1999

Central California Heat U-12 Boys 2000

Central California Heat U-13 Boys 2001

California Odyssey U-14 Boys 2001

California Odyssey U-12 Boys 2003

California Odyssey U-13 Boys 2004

California Odyssey U-11 Boys 2005 (#2 Nor Cal State Ranking Super Premier)

Clovis East High School Men’s Varsity Associated Head Coach 2005

Clovis East High School, President of Soccer Operations 2005

California Odyssey U-12 Boys 2006

Central Valley Soccer Academy U-9 Boys 2007

Central Valley Soccer Academy U-10 Boys 2008

State Cup Finalist, Super Premier

Central Valley Soccer Academy U-11 Boys 2008

Central Valley Soccer Academy (Vice President of Club Operations) 2008

Olympic Development Program 1993 Boys 2008

Olympic Development Program 1994 Boys 2008

Nomads U 13 Boys US Club Regional Champion 2010

Founder, Central California Heat Soccer Academy 2009/2010

President/Director of Soccer Operations

Director of Coaching

Nomads North, A Club Affiliate of Nomads San Diego 2010-2012

President/Director of Soccer Operations

Nomads San Diego Staff Coach

Nomads San Diego Development Academy Staff Coach

Diplomas and Certificates:

California University – Davis, Plyometric/Explosion training. Certificate 2006

NSCAA Regional Diploma 2007

NSCAA Goal Keeper Diploma 2007

NSCAA National Diploma 2009

Coerver Technical Development Training Diploma 2005


Director of Coaching



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"Technique Before Speed"