Phil Dobbing, Youth Academy Director


Phil comes to LNSC from Sunderland, England. After many years playing youth soccer in the UK, he came to the US (2009) to play at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City, competing in the NJCAA. He then transferred to Bellevue University (2011) in the NAIA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance with a minor in Sport Coaching (2014). Most recently, whilst serving as an Assistant Coach at Avila University in the NAIA, Phil obtained his Master of Science degree in Organization Development with an emphasis in Leadership Coaching (2017).
Over the past eight years, Phil has spent time playing and coaching all over the US in Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE and spent substantial time in San Jose, CA coaching and serving as Marketing Manager for the PSA Royals Academy, as well as coaching at the San Jose Earthquakes Pre-Academy. He was also the Director of Operations at US Sports Coaching in San Jose, CA.

Phil has a plethora of coaching qualifications and licenses from both the UK, and the US, such as the USSF National ‘C’ License (2015), NSCAA Advanced National Diploma: Pass with Distinction (2017), NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 & 2 (2014), and F.A Level 1 & 2 (2007).

Here at LNSC, Phil will oversee the day to day operations of both the boys and girls in the Youth Academy (U9-U12), be responsible for creating the curriculum and overseeing the development of our young athletes to make sure they are fully equipped for their next phase of development with either our Force or Eclipse programs.