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Welcome Patrick Muhlberger, Club Director

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Patrick Muhlberger is a passionate soccer professional, and has experience working with a wide range of players, from youth level to collegiate. Patrick is from Stuttgart, Germany, where his love of soccer began while playing competitive youth soccer. Patrick moved to England in 1992 and played for various youth teams, including Rushden & Diamonds youth Academy.  In 1997, at the age of fifteen, Patrick made his debut in the men’s league playing for the Bective Wanderers. He started as an attacking central midfield player, and as his career advanced, he preferred to play as both a holding midfielder and center back. From his early experiences, Patrick naturally developed a passion for sports performance and psychology and decided to pursue his interests at a higher level of education. After high school, Patrick completed his “A” Levels and studied sports science, design technology and psychology for two years in England.  He continued his education in the field of sports performance and health and concurrently worked as a freelance personal trainer. Patrick worked with a variety of clients, ranging from beginners to marathon runners to professional racing drivers. The experience gathered from such a wide range of clients deepened his understanding of specific needs for sports performance. During his professional working career he kept playing soccer at the semi-professional level until 2006.  In 2007, after eight successful years as a personal trainer, Patrick moved from England to Post Falls, Idaho. In January 2008, he enrolled at Whitworth University to study athletic training. He made the Whitworth University Men’s college team under Coach Sean Bushey, but instead opted to move to Salt Lake City before the start of the season to take up a coaching position in Salt Lake with Utah Rush. Whilst coaching at Utah Rush Patrick also studied Business Marketing and Professional Sales at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. In 2008, Patrick worked as a part-time trainer and coach while completing his degree. The following year he worked full time with Utah Rush as a premier coach, heading four teams and establishing a sports performance and video analysis business on the side. The business specialized in improving soccer players’ technique and mechanics. Patrick carried on with his soccer education as well as progressing within the Forza Futbol Club, which became independent in 2011 from Utah Rush.  Patrick coached high school soccer as an assistant from 2011 to 2013. In 2014, he was offered a full time position as technical director for the club’s academy teams. His role was to create developmentally appropriate activities and help write a curriculum for the competitive players ages U7-U11.  Patrick and his teams have competed at the premiere level in Utah and at out of state tournaments. His true satisfaction and motivation comes from developing players from the ground up and helping them achieve their soccer dreams. Patrick still plays soccer for local indoor and outdoor teams and loves to be involved in the local community. Patrick loves spending leisure time with family and friends, preferably playing soccer. His other hobbies include activities in the great outdoors, good food, and reading up on new ways to coach and train. Patrick met his wife to be playing soccer. They got married in September 2013, and just welcomed their first boy beginning of April.

Positions

Technical Director of The Academy Futbol Club

Academy Youth Director at Forza Futbol Club, UT

Premiere Coach at Forza Futbol Club, UT

Premier Coach at Utah Rush, UT

Assistant Coach at Woods Cross High School, UT

Owner of Health Step Personal Training, Northampton, England

Certifications

USSF “C” License, Boise, ID

USSF National Youth License, Farmington, UT

Diploma Level 3 Personal Trainer, Moulton College, England

Diploma Level 3 Non-Medical Nutrition, Moulton College, England

Diploma Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology, Moulton College, England

Diploma Level 3 Gym Instructor, Moulton College, England

Certificate Level 2 Sports & Fitness Therapies, Moulton College, England

“A” Level Sports Science, Northampton School for Boys, England

“A Level Psychology, Northampton School for Boys, England

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