Holland Hanson, Director of Coaching

HOLLAND HANSON, DIRECTOR OF COACHING

USSF C License & NSCAA Premier Diploma

Holland Hanson has over 20 years of coaching experience including: ECNL, Region IV ODP, Cal South ODP, Nevada ODP, U.S. Soccer DA, NPL & DPL, Vista & Escondido High Schools, and Palomar College. 

Holland began coaching with Carlsbad before spending 8 years with the San Diego Surf, then 2 plus years with Arsenal FC as their ECNL Director. With a US Club National Championship coached with Surf, and a ECNL National Championship win with Arsenal, Holland took the Director of Coaching role with the Players Soccer Club in Las Vegas. At Players SC he coached the first girls team in Nevada Youth Soccer history to win a Regional Championship and play for a USYSA National Title.

In 2015, Holland returned to Southern California as a Region Director with Legends FC, and in 2017 with a few key San Marcos & North County coaches, took the task of building up a San Marcos & North County soccer club with vision, enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment to the San Marcos & North County soccer community. 

In 2019, Holland with San Marcos United & leadership, aligned and affiliated with ALBION San Diego, a club Nationally Recognized for Development, Advancement, and Placement, creating ALBION SC San Diego North. 

In 2020, Holland co-founded the Southwest NPL, one of twenty National Premier Leagues in the United States. The National Premier Leagues (NPL) is a national competition platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by: extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs. linking competition with player development and identification platforms.

ALBION SC San Diego North is a Founding Member of the Southwest NPL. 

ALBION SC San Diego North players and coaches have access to the MLS Elite U.S. Academy Program and Girls Academy League through Albion SC – San Diego (who recently crossed the $35 million milestone in college scholarships for its players), and ALBION SC San Diego North is quickly becoming leaders with college placement and recruitment with our San Marcos and North County soccer players.

Holland is a North County, San Diego native with roots in former North County clubs; Escondido Earthquakes, North County Alliance, San Diego Pegasus. Holland holds a USSF C License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, & NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma amongst his credentials.