BYSC Hire Naser Pourmehdi as New Technical Director
March 9, 2013, Corona, Ca.
In an ongoing effort to restructure BYSC’s coaching pyramid, Director of Coaching, Shayon Jalayer, has announced the hiring of yet another high profile professional coach in Naser Pourmehdi (poor-med-ee).
Pourmehdi, a former professional player, has been coaching at the professional level for over 25 years. He carries major coaching certifications, including AFC’s (Asian Football Conferation) "A" License. He also carries FIFA Advanced Coaching Badges of various levels, culminating in his FIFA Pro Coaching License. In the area of youth coaching he also carries Iran Football Federation’s Youth License with an emphasis in exercise physiology. Pourmehdi has also instructed courses in Youth and Grassroots Modules, C-level licensing for the AFC, and has been an Assistant Instructor at the AFC "A", "B" and Pro Courses.
"To say that Naser is qualified for the position is an obvious understatement", said Jalayer.
"He not only is qualified in the practical coaching arena- able to train players and coach teams- he is also an expert in the areas of modern soccer theory, coaching education, club organization- administrative as well technical- and curriculum building."
The pinnacle of Pourmehdi’s professional coaching career came from 2001-2005 when he coached in Iran’s top flight, coaching Asian giants Sepahan Football Club, who in 2004 reached the AFC’s Champions League.
"We, our players and staff alike, will benefit from Naser’s wealth of knowledge and experience. He’s a great soccer guy, but for us at BYSC it is important that we are attached to great human beings as well" said Jalayer. "Naser is in great demand in Asia, so it is vitally important that we make his stay here notable and enjoyable, and we learn all we can while he is here."
Ahmad Abezadeh to come on as BYSC's DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING & CONDITIONING
Corona, Ca. February 12, 2013
Former Iran Team Melli legendary Captain and Goalkeeper, Mr. Ahmadreza Abedzadeh, has
agreed to terms to come on as BYSC's DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING & CONDITIONING as
well as function as TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND CONSULTANT for the club.
Known as 'The Eagle of Asia' for his acrobatic saves and exploits, Abedzadeh was
part of the Golden Era of Iranian Soccer player development and captained the
Team Melli side that saw his team come from behind in a World Cup Qualifier
Playoff to tie against an Australia side that had prematurely punched their
ticket to World Cup '98. The tie against the Aussies not only eliminated them
on their home soil, but arguably set the Australian Football Federation back
many years, as it wasn’t until 2006 that the Soccer Roos finally qualified for a
World Cup, an achievement that took 32 years. In the 1998 World Cup, Iran saw
themselves in what was supposed to be an electric charged political match verse the
USA. Iran came away the victor 2-1, in what proved to be a gentlemanly contest,
however prompting US Soccer to make changes to coaching staff and seeing many of
the old guard retire from International play. Iran also played against a German
side captained by the current USA National Team Coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, the
result tipping in favor of the Germans.
In 2001 Abedzadeh suffered a stroke that saw him make what many considered a
miraculous recovery, however it forced him to retire from a decorated
professional career. Upon making a full recovery, he made the transition into
professional coaching, attaining a FIFA Pro Coaching Certificate and coached in
Iran's top flight with such Asia giants as Saipa, Steel Azin, and Iran's most
recognizable team, Persepolis. In 2010, the senior Abedzadeh came to the USA to
oversee the further development of his then 17 year old son Amir, who had just
completed a loan stint with Tottenham's Youth Program and sign with USL-Pro
side, Los Angeles Blues. In 2012 the young Abedzadeh followed in his father's
big footsteps and signed with Iranian side Persepolis.
"It is with great excitement and happiness that I will be working side by side
with Shayon and his father, as well as the current staff, and future
professional coaches and players that will call this club their home. This will
separate BYSC from most clubs in Southern California" said Abedzadeh by phone.
He continued by saying, "I am sure with my experience we can achieve the highest
of soccer standards, both in player development and coaching education. I am
very happy and it is my hope by coming here I will make a positive difference."
President and Director of Coaching, Shayon Jalayer expounded on the new
direction the club is taking, "I don't think people realize the enormity of
having not only a professional player and coach on staff, but to have a coach
who has played in huge qualifying matches and participated on the biggest stage
of football, the World Cup, and how that affects every aspect of the club
development process. First he exemplifies professionalism, and will be a
tremendous role model to our players. Second his training methods are modern
and cutting edge which will not only improve players, but also keep our players
motivated and will have them enjoying the process of training. Lastly he is here to help our
coaching staff improve and will have a say in the molding of our coaching
Jalayer hinted that Abedzadeh is just one piece to the puzzle and that there may
be more changes on the horizon, "Already Ahmad's arrival has generated interest
from other big coaches. I am excited at both the cultural diversity and the
soccer diversity that will be coming over the next few weeks. I honestly feel we
will assemble the best technical staff in Southern California. Again the goal
is to constantly improve the soccer standard, both in terms of player
development and soccer education. It is imperative that we surround ourselves
with people who will push us to be better. This hiring of Ahmad is the first
major piece to the puzzle. I am extremely honored and excited to be working
side by side such a wonderful professional and human being."
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