Northwest United FC is proud to announce the newest addition to our coaching staff: Nathaniel White. Nathaniel has a rich history in the soccer world, and has quite the impressive resume highlighting his past accomplishments as a player and coach.
Coming from Basingstoke, England, Nathaniel, his wife, and their son moved to little Skagit Valley, Washington in mid-April. After having visited Bellingham several years ago, they really fell in love with the area, so upon seeing a job opening with Northwest United, Nathaniel figured he would give it a shot. So far, he and his wife have really enjoyed the scenery and the way of life here. He says the people have been so kind, which makes him even more excited to start coaching the kids,
Nathaniel, a UEFA “A” License holder, was most recently the head coach for the Oxford University Women’s Team. He managed the first and reserve teams, seeing great development in each of his players. He also acted as a Regional Youth Football Officer and Coach for twelve to eighteen year olds in the seven counties that make up the Southeast of England, and was the Youth Academy Manager for Farnborough FC, a semi-pro club in the Vanarama South division, where he was responsible for the student athlete recruitment. He has been head coach for many teams in numerous clubs and schools in both the UK and the US, including Rush Club in Utah, Jordan High School in Utah, and Plymouth Soccer Association in Minnesota to name a few.
“I have a deep passion for coaching, and player development and education,” Nathaniel explains, “I have a distinct philosophy on how to achieve development and results.” His coaching philosophy has “layers” that are dependent upon the players’ age and the environment in which he is coaching in. He believes that “as coaches, we are either in the results business, the development business, or the inclusion business,” and that “there should be a leading focus and priority on one of these areas in our work with players and coaches alike.” His explanation of each of the three “businesses” is thorough, and would be something any soccer player could get excited over. That explanation can be read here.
Nathaniel will be Head Coach for:
Boys 2007 (U10) Premier
Boys 2005 (U12) Premier
Boys 2002 (U15) Premier
Girls 1998 (U18) Premier
He will also act as Assistant Director for the Club’s DOC, Kristian Powell.
We believe Nathaniel’s talents and experiences are a huge gift to the Club. With our future goals in mind, and our continual passion to maximize a player’s development, we know that Nathaniel will be a key asset to our team to see these visions through. We are excited to have him here with us, and we are excited for our players to experience his trainings, as well as learn from his knowledge on the beautiful game!