Winston Buddle, the founder and director of Golden Touch Soccer, is widely regarded as one of the premier youth soccer coaches in the tri-state area. he is renowned both for his vast knowledge of the game, as well as his ability to convey that knowledge to youngsters in a manner that is positive and nurturing.
Winston’s soccer journey began in the Jamaican city of Montego Bay where he became a feared striker at virtually every level he played. After playing professionally in the United States, he ultimately emerged as a top-flight professional in both Greece and Cyprus, where he was a dominating force whose scoring skills were borne not only of unstinting passion and personal drive, but also of an astute strategic sense and appreciation of the game’s tactical nuances.
Across more than two decades of coaching youngsters, Winston has demonstrated an uncanny gift for imparting his knowledge to his players. He helps them to ‘feel’ and ‘think’ the game not merely play it, to understand its subtleties and to inspire them to find the same joy in playing that he did. It is no exaggeration to say that Winston’s ‘golden touch’ as a coach has made a tremendous impact on the lives of thousands of young players, amongst them his son, Edson. Named after Pele, Edson has been a member of the U.S. National program at all levels from Youth to the Senior National Team and is a stalwaart for the LA Galaxy, where he teams with David Beckham and Landon Donovan to form perhaps the most feared triumvirate in the MLS. Most recently, Edson’s record as being the only player to score all of a team’s goals (7) in the first 4 games of the season, has earned him a spot at the 2010 World Cup training camp.
Whether he’s coaching his own son or anyone else’s child, whether the setting is a summer camp in the heat of August, a regular season league or championship game or Winter indoor skills class/tournament, Winston Buddle’s approach to coaching youth soccer never wavers. He shares his knowledge, he inspires, and between his teaching skill and charisma, he helps children learn to love the game and become the best players they can be.
Coordinator for the Westchester Youth Soccer League Coaches Clinic for 12 years. Former Head Coach: St.Vincent National team, Team Jamaica NY, Mamaroneck High School, Keio High School. Recipient of the Westchester Youth Soccer League Sportsmanship Award: 2008, 2009.
After touring Brazil and visiting two of their top teams, Sao Paulo and Santos F.C. (Home of Robinho and the Great King Pele), he has incorporated some of Brazil’s Training and Coaching Methods into the Golden Touch Program.
He has personally trained several players in and around the Tri-State, who have been selected to: Division I Colleges, Olympic Development Programs, State, Regional, National and Professional Teams.
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