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Randall Birkwood



Head Coach

G09 ECNL, G15 White


Auckland, New Zealand

Randall was born in New Zealand to English parents and was raised in California, England, and New Zealand. Living in different cultures opened Randall’s eyes to the world, and ultimately the world’s game! From a young age, Randall went to games with his father and learned to love the intricacies, the excitement, and strategies that make the sport so fascinating. Randall played for many years and fell in love with coaching, working incessantly to advance his knowledge so he can help players become better individually, as teammates, and just as importantly, responsible, considerate individuals.  

Randall’s philosophy is to develop players to be excellent from a technical and tactical standpoint and to integrate their abilities into a competitive team environment. Randall is a strong believer in positive reinforcement, guided discovery, and sharing his passion for soccer, which ultimately rubs off on his players. His goal is to develop each player into a technically sound player who can make decisions quickly in pressure situations, play for the team, and have a positive self-belief. Randall is someone who loves to teach, and ultimately understands his role in shaping each player to be a champion on the field and in life!  

Randall is married to Shelly. They have two sons, Darren and Duncan, and two dogs, Hannah the Labrador and George the Pug. Randall’s hobbies are (you guessed it) soccer and travel. His favorite teams are Sounders, Crystal Palace (an unsuccessful team in the English Premier League), and the Colorado Buffalos football team! 

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