Meet Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford, SAY National Director of Coaching

 Neil, formerly with British Soccer Camps, is from Gloucester, England and graduated from the University  of Wales, College Newport with an BA (honors)   degree in Sports Coaching. During his youth, Neil was  involved with Bristol City Football club and played with the youth team up to the age of 18. After   finishing  with Bristol City, Neil went on to play semi-professional soccer with Caerleon and Chepstown in the Welsh  League and as Captain of the  University team. Most recently, Neil has gained his  NSCAA Premier Diploma,  Advanced National Diploma, National Diploma, National Youth Diploma,   FA Goal Keeping Leaders Award  and coached some of the best youngsters at Newport’s School of Excellence Academy. Neil moved to  America in 2001   to work with Challenger Sports/ British Soccer Camps, he has also actively coached in  the Cincinnati area. Most recently Neil earned his FA Goal Keeping  Leaders Award.

Neil is responsible for developing, implementing, directing and coordinating the SAY National Coaching curriculum. He develops the SAY Coaching Manual provided in the team packets each season. Neil also publishes articles and other informational tools on our SAY Soccer website.

Neil’s primary focus is to coordinate, create and conduct SAY Soccer's coaching diploma structure for all SAYAreas and Districts. Neil is currently certified to train the NSCAA State and Regional licensing courses.

Those SAYAreas and Districts interested in coaches training should call Neil at 800-233-7291 or email