Ross Duncan - Technical Director

Ross Duncan

ROSS DUNCAN

Born in Kirriemuir, Scotland

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • National Certification in Sports and Leisure
  • Higher National Certification in Sports and Nutrition
  • Higher National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development
  • Level 1 SFA Goalkeeping
  • Level 1 SFA Coaching Children Early Touches
  • Level 2 SFA Coaching Young Players
  • Level 1 SFA Coaching Youth Development
  • Level 2 SFA Coaching Youth Players
  • Level 3 SFA Coaching in the Game
  • Level 4 SFA Coaching Children Diploma
  • SFA Coaching Physical Preparation
  • USSF “C” License
  • USSF “B” License
  • USSF “A” License

CAREER

As a player at the age of 13, Ross was signed by Brechin City FC, a Scottish second division team. After 4 years with the club, an injury ended Ross’ playing career at the top level. He started coaching when he was 16 with the Scottish Football Association’s community program where he worked with high schools and SFA development centers all around the SFA East region. While coaching with the SFA Ross attended Angus College where he completed his National Certificate in Sports Coaching, his Higher National Certificate in Sports and Nutrition and his Higher National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development. On top of the SFA work Ross also coached the Dundee district girls’ U14 team and trained the youth goalkeepers at Dundee United FC. To progress further Ross came to the United States to work with Major League Soccer Camps, travelling all around the New England region coaching at high schools, camps and clinics until he became the Director of Coaching in Sudbury in 2006. After 4 years as the Director of Coaching with MLS Camps, Ross joined the New England Revolution Academy as the Technical Director. While back in Scotland during the winter of 2010 and spring of 2011, Ross coached the Dundee United U10, U12 and U14 teams in the Scottish Performance Tier League.

EMPLOYMENT

  • Community Coach Scottish Football Association 2001-2004
  • Youth Coach Dundee United FC 2003-2004
  • Player Development Officer Major League Soccer Camps 2004-2005
  • Community Coach Scottish Football Association 2005-2006
  • Director of Coaching Major League Soccer Camps 2006-2010
  • Technical Director New England Revolution Academy 2010-2011
  • Professional Youth Coach Dundee United FC 2011-2012
  • Technical Director New England Revolution Academy 2012-Present