MEET THE COACH

JAMES PARKHURST 

jtparkhurst@hotmail.com


Coaching Experience

  • Licenses/Certifications
    • USSF C License
    • USSF Grassroots 11v11 License
    • USSF Grassroots 9v9 License
    • USSF Grassroots 7v7 License
    • USSF Grassroots 4v4 License
    • ACF Fiorentina Basic Certificate
    • Santos FC Methodology
    • PCA Double Goal Certified
  • Current Teams/Roles
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Coaching Notes

James is entering his 10th year coaching at Granite Bay FC. He began as an assistant coach before becoming a head coach at the recreational level.  He has coached 2005 boys on the competitive side since 2016, coached the Comp In Training (CIT) girls team in 2021, and will coach CIT girls again in 2022 along with the 2014 U9 girls team.  James developed a love for the game at an early age while playing at the rec, select, and high school levels.  Locally, he played at both San Juan and Natomas High School.  In addition to soccer, he also grew up playing baseball and hockey.  He continues to play both soccer and hockey in local adult rec leagues.  As a coach, he emphasizes strong work ethic, teamwork, and a positive attitude while motivating each player to give their maximum effort.  He believes that his player's development will extend beyond soccer and hopes to create leaders and confident individuals.