Angel Planells

Coach Angel Planells

Phone: (917) 682-8194



Licenses and Coaching Education:

  • National Youth License, US Soccer National Coaching School - June 2006
  • Level 1 England Football Association (Fitness, Psychology, Match Analysis) - May - June 2006
  • NSCAA and USYSA Coaching Conventions — January 2004 - 2007
  • C License, US Soccer National Coaching School — August 2001

Coaching Experience: 


  • Coach, Cosmos East/Manhattan Kickers FC; New York, NY - August 2007 - Present
  • Coach, FC Westchester; Purchase, NY - August 2006 - August 2007
  • Coach, Manhattan Soccer Club; New York, NY — August 2002 - August 2006
  • Coach, Lafreniere Soccer Club; New Orleans, LA - August 1999 - August 2002


  • Volunteer Assistant Coach, Columbia University; New York, NY August 2006 - November 2006
  • 5-6 grade Head Coach, Columbia Prep; New York, NY - September 2003 - May 2004
  • Girls H.S. Head Coach, St. Martin’s Episcopal School; Metairie, LA — August 2001 - August 2002
  • Boys H.S. Assistant Coach, St. Martin’s Episcopal School; Metairie, LA — August 1999 - August 2002
  • Women’s Club Head Coach,Tulane University; New Orleans, LA — September 1998 - August 2000


  • Staff Coach, Eastern New York Olympic Development Program - September 2006 - August 2007
  • Staff Coach,Westchester Youth Soccer League Select Team;Westchester, NY — December 2003 - December 2005
  • Staff Coach, Louisiana Olympic Development Program; Baton Rouge, LA — May 2000 - August 2002
  • Coach, Various Camps; New Orleans, LA and New York, NY — August 1999 - Present
  • Staff Coach, NYC Soccer Academy; New York, NY — June 2004 - August 2006


Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY:

  • Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Nutrition, August 2006

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA:

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, August 2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, August 2002

About Angel

Angel is a registered Dietitian for the Veterans Health Administration (Seattle,WA), and a Fitness and Nutritional Consultant providing talks to youth groups, adults, and the USYSA convention. As a club coach, he has coached and trained players from 4 to 19 years of age, enhancing teams through training to win numerous state (3 - LA) and league championships (4 - NY). He works hard to educate teams on nutritional habits and psychological concepts for team building and improved performance, and has promoted and maintained boys and girls league teams up to Division 1 and Premier.

As a school coach, he has coached and trained varsity, junior varsity, and junior high teams to district championships (both boys and girls). He improved girls varsity to first district championships, accomplishing district coach of the year with the girls varsity program. He assisted boys varsity to state finals and state championships, and he guided an undefeated 5-6 grade team in the Ivy League Lower School Division. Additionally, he has:

  • Coached 1987 boys at Sub-Regional, Region 3 O.D.P. camp (3 players made regional pool) - 2nd place out of 6
  • Assisted head coach and managed 1985 and 1986 boys at Region 3 O.D.P. Camp (2 players made regional pool, 1 made team)
  • Managed Louisiana Men’s Amateur O.D.P. team at Region 3 O.D.P. Men’s Tournament - 3rd place out of 12
  • Designed and served as director and assistant director in over 20 soccer camps in New Orleans, LA
  • Helped as staff coach in numerous soccer camps
Emerald City FC exists to develop each of our players to his or her fullest potential, competing at the highest possible level while demonstrating exemplary teamwork, sportsmanship, and a passion for the game.