Downtown Las Vegas Soccer

Nelson Medina

U17 Girls 2002
U18 Girls 2001

“Inspire trust and you can lead the fallen to success”

Coaching Qualifications:

USSF National A License 2001
Red Cross CPR/MED (2010)


Coaching History:

Heat Football Club 2017-2018, Pro Staff and Head Coach of Girls

Las Vegas Sports Academy & Las Vegas Premier Sports Academy 2014-2017, Technical Director & Staff Head Coach

Arkansas Comets FC Premier 2011-2014, Technical Director & Staff Head Coach

Vegas Vengeance Futebol Academy (VVFA), 2005-2009, Director of Coaching & Player Development / Co-Founder

Stars ‘N Stripes International Soccer Tours 2008 Head Coach of Girls U15, Assistant BU16 & Staff Coach

Olympic Development Program 2005-2007, Head Coach of Boys ’90 & Boys ‘93

Fury Futbol Club 2003-2004, Technical Director & Staff Head Coach

Cal South Youth Soccer Association

2003-2004, Technical Director & Staff Head Coach

Southwest Soccer Club (now Arsenal FC) 2001-2003, Assistant Director of Coaching & Staff Head Coach

Playing Experience:

San Diego Fusion – Professional Arena/Indoor Soccer – NASL & NPSL, 2004-2006

Team Portugal Premier – Amateur – SDCPL, 1994-2004

Oklahoma City Slickers – Professional – USISL, 1994

Oklahoma City University – Men’s Collegiate (Team Captain), NAIA, 1990-1994

University Mobile Alabama Collegiate Cup All Tourney Team, 1993

Saint Edwards University Collegiate Classic All Tourney Team, 1991

NAIA All District Team, 1991-1993

NAIA National Championship Quarter-Finalist, 1991

Full Soccer Scholarship Oklahoma City University, 1990-1994

Oklahoma City Spirit – Men’s Semi Pro – Lone Star Soccer Alliance, 1991-1993

United States Youth National Team – CONCACAF & FIFA, 1986-1988

2nd FIFA Youth U17 World Cup (Canada), 1987

US National ODP Camp Golden Boot (Leading Goal Scorer), 1986

All American, 1986-1987

Region IV Olympic Development Program – ODP) Team, 1986-1988

ODP Regional Camp Golden Boot (Leading Goal Scorer), 1986

Cal South Olympic Development Program – ODP) Team, 1985-1988

Cal South State ODP Golden Boot (Leading Goal Scorer), 1985-1986

San Diego Sockers Auto Trader – Indoor Soccer, 1985-1986

Amateur playing on Professional Men’s Team at age 14

La Jolla Nomads Soccer Club – Youth Team Captain, 1985-1988

Dallas Cup VIII Champions & Leading Scorer, 1987

BU16 #1 Ranked Team in U.S., 1987


(14) USYSA National Series State Cup Champions in (3) different states

(13) USYSA Regional Championship Appearances

(6) Far West Region IV Championships Quarter-Finalist (1) Far West Region IV President’s Cup Championships Semi-Finals

San Diego Surf Cup College Showcase Champions

Players College Showcase Champions

Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase Champions

Silver Lakes College Showcase Champions

Timbers Winter College Showcase Champions

Adidas Sam Shannon College Showcase Champions

College Showcase of The South Champions

Disney College Showcase Semi-Finalist

Southern Region III Premier League Champions

Southern Region III Premier League Runner Up

Graduated Many players into the Collegiate Level

Coached (3) U.S. National Team Players, 1 NWSL Player & 1 MLS Player

Arkansas High School 7A West Conference Coach of the Year

Arkansas Gazette Media Coach of the Year


Downtown Las Vegas Soccer is a premier soccer teaching club stressing individual development over team success.

Elite Options

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club offers the most advanced levels of play, providing opportunities from beginner to elite.


Downtown Las Vegas Soccer focuses on quality communication and valuable information for parents and players to act on.

Beginner to Advanced

All levels of play are welcome at Downtown Las Vegas Soccer. We truly focus on the “Home for Every Player” mentality.


A knowledgeable staff and the support of the DLVSC front office, you’ll find organization at its finest.

Professional Curriculum

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer provides a professional teaching curriculum that extends from the  professional team down to three-years-old.

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