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Coach James Milne Promoted to Technical Director of Newport Mesa

Coach James Milne Promoted to Technical Director of Newport Mesa!

We are proud to announce the promotion of Coach James Milne as the new Technical Director of Newport Mesa!

James has been with our club for nearly two years, during which time he has greatly impacted his players on his B12 and B11 teams. “I’m excited to see James take on the challenge of building our Newport Beach/Costa Mesa region. He is hardworking and has great knowledge of our LFCIA programs. I have no doubt he will be a big success,” CEO Tim Woodcock said. 

Obtaining a BA in Sports Coaching and Exercise Science as well as earning his teaching credential has made a significant impact on James’ ability to impact youth of all ages. This has given him a “clear understanding of the learning process and how to break down complicated skills into simple steps for the players” he said.  He is certain his education, along with his coaching experience, has prepared him to thrive in his new role.

As the Technical Director of Newport Mesa, James is in charge of providing the community’s youth with various opportunities to play soccer, such as skills clinics, seasonal camps, after school programs and competitive league play, all while being committed to teaching them life lessons on and off the soccer field. James focuses on building character through demonstration of our Liverpool FCIA Core Values; Ambition, Commitment, Dignity and Unity.  

“My job as the Technical Director is to give children the opportunity to come and exercise, have fun, and be a part of the sport they love,” Milne said. He’s committed to “finding a program that fits them, helping them learn determination, build self confidence, and become the best they can be on and off the field.”

Over 80 local players participated in our Free Skills Clinics in August, where they engaged in some fun, physical activity on a Saturday morning.  James was very happy to receive positive parent feedback and loved seeing the kids having a great time.  After all he said, his mission is “to create a positive environment where young players are at the center of their development, allowing them maximum opportunity for creativity and freedom.” 

He’s just getting started, and all of us at LFCIA couldn’t be happier for him!

Congratulations James!

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