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Michael McBride (soccer coach)

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Full name  Michael McBride
Height  1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Role  Football coach
Place of birth  Blenheim, New Zealand
Name  Michael McBride
Playing position  Midfielder
Date of birth  (1975-09-25) 25 September 1975 (age 40)
Current team  FFV NTC (Assistant Coach)

Michael McBride (Football Coach) is an Australian youth football (soccer) coach and technical analyst who presently holds the position of Assistant Coach at FFV NTC. He is part of a new generation of youth coaches in Australia that focus on developing the relationship between technique and intelligence.



He retired from playing at an early age of 27, switching to focus on his coaching career. Whilst still playing, he completed a Bachelor of Sports Coaching at University of Canberra and Masters of Business (Sport Management) at Deakin University.

Playing career

As a teenager, McBride was developed at Newcastle Breakers FC, part of the old National Soccer League. He had a short professional stint in Indonesia for Arema Malang in 1995-96 Liga Indonesia Premier Division. He retired at 27 to focus on his coaching career.

FFV state teams

He has worked extensively within the Talented Player Program at Football Federation Victoria since 2007. He was Head Coach of U13, U14 and U15 Boys Victorian State Teams. McBride is also Head Trainer at Football Technique School since 2005.

FFV National Training Centre

In 2013, he was appointed Assistant Coach at FFV NTC, focusing on preparing Boys 14–16 years of age for the Australia national under-17 soccer team and FFA Centre of Excellence. Additionally, McBride conducts opposition and match analysis for the FFV NTC. In 2013, the FFV NTC Boys were crowned National Champions for the first time, winning the FFA State Institute Challenge. In 2014, the FFV NTC Boys won the FFA State Institute Challenge for the second year in a row. In 2015, 10 players from FFV NTC were identified to trial for the Australia national under-17 soccer team. In December 2015, the FFV NTC participated in the new format of the FFA State Institute Challenge, finishing with 5 wins and a draw from the 6 matches, taking the combined results over the past 3 years in the FFA State Institute Challenge to 21 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 24 matches.

Team honours

  • FFA State Institute Challenge National Champions: 2
  • Personal honours

  • Football Federation Victoria Champions League - Boys Coach of the Year: 1
  • Football Federation Australia National Championships - FFA All Star Coach Award: 1
  • References

    Michael McBride (soccer coach) Wikipedia

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