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Phil Shuttleworth

Phil Shuttleworth - Director of Younger Teams/Technical Director

Phil Shuttleworth arrives at Encinitas Express with 15 years experience coaching boys and girls of all ages and levels of ability throughout San Diego County.  Phil has a an abundance of passion and enthusiasm as well as leadership experience, having held management & head coaching assignments with several clubs in San Diego including LA Galaxy San Diego, Albion, and San Marcos Revolution.

Originally hailing from Lancashire, England, Phil is motivated to be an integral part of an exciting new chapter at Encinitas Express; he aspires to unlock the potential of all players and teams at the grass roots level so a clear path for development and soccer excellence is accessible and achievable. 

Coaching Philosophy:

"As a youth soccer coach you are simply preparing teams and players for the next level, phase, stage or coach. This is a continual process, the fruits of which will never be fully evident until the players are no longer considered "youthful."  Ultimately, the aim should always be to help mold and produce young adults with healthy habits, strong moral values and a passion for sports;  soccer is simply the vehicle of choice used to drive home such messages."

Favorite Team/Player:

Manchester United FC / Pele, Bobby Charlton, Paul Ince


  • National "C" License - in progress
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA Advanced Diploma
  • FA Level 2
  • FA Level 1
  • MSc - Sports & Exercise Science and Sports Coaching
  • BSc - Sports & Exercise Science and Sports Coaching

Coaching Experience:

  • Director of Younger Teams/Technical Director, Encinitas Express, 2020 - present
  • Mission Hills High School, Men's Varsity Head Coach 2019 - Present
  • University of St. Katherine,  Men's Assistant Coach 2019 - Present
  • Albion SC - Director of Phase 1 & 2 Boy's Program 2016 - 2018
  • LA Galaxy San Diego, Head of Player Development Boy's Program 2008-2016
  • Carlsbad High School,  Women's JV Coach 2010-2012
  • Tri City Christian High School,  Women's Varsity Head Coach 2008-2010

Playing Experience:

  • Fleetwood Town Reserves
  • University of Teesside
  • British Ambassadors Team - 1998
  • Blackpool & Fylde College
  • Lancashire Schoolboys U16 team

Phil Shuttleworth

Director of Younger Teams/Technical Director, 2008-2014