Michael Parkes

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States


Michael has been involved with soccer since he was 4 years old, back in 1972. Firstly supporting his local club QPR, then playing through his schooling years. Then continued playing until his mid thirties at various levels of the game. Since finishing his playing days, he has moved into coaching various age levels within the grassroots setup in England, gaining FA license certificates along the way. Ranging from Youth level 1 & 2, Goalkeeping level 1, Level 1 & 2 full coaching badges, FA coach mentoring and FA talent ID certificates. Since 2017, Michael has emigrated to America, settling in Grand Junction Colorado. He has helped coach the 10 & 11 year old girls within their Player Development Program. He has also embarked on gaining coaching badges within the USSF program.