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HeadshotGeorges BA is a former International PRO Soccer Player  who brings the same devotion as a player on the field – as a current Coach on the sidelines.

As a Coach, BA is dedicated to passing along his experience, discipline, and work ethic for the game of soccer to the next generation. He will accomplish this through his knowledge of the sport and his high-level of technical, tactical ,and player experience.

His professional experience is impressive with over 10 years as a PRO player in several countries. Most of his time was spent in France; where he played in League 1 & League 2. BA was also selected 2X to play on the Ivory Coast National “A” National Team – with players; (Didier Drogba, Kolo Touré, Yaya Touré) to name a few…

Georges attributes much of his success to his French and European coaches; (Albert Falette, Stephane Paille, Bruno Genesio, Gernot Rohr, Jean Marc Furlan, Lothar Matthaus), and others throughout his professional career.

Today, BA is a dedicated soccer Coach & Owner of BA Soccer and Fitness. Georges has completed several certifications including; CPR, AED, and First Aid certification. BA is currently licensed by the French Football Federation (equivalent to the UEFA License B Coaching Certificate) to also Coach at a PRO team level.

Coach Georges is articulate in his coaching style; attentive to every detail and the areas for improvement. For BA coaching is also part counsel, mentorship, and tactful guidance in regards to the players’ personal attitude, discipline, education, and overall team sportsmanship.

There is nothing more inspiring for BA than to see a player with great technique but he/she lacks confidence on and off the field. The reward for Coach Georges comes after weeks of practice; where skills, progress, and passion are ignited in his players!!

It’s a ‘total package’ of a coaching style.

Georges BA lives and breathes soccer

Georges BA is an Ivory Coast born former PRO-Soccer Striker

– and current Owner & Coach of BA Soccer and Fitness




Position: Striker
Height: 1.86m/ 6’2”
Weight: 86kg/ 190lbs
Birthdate: January 24, 1979
Languages: French, English




July 2016- Current: Coach-Freshman Boys Northwood HS
May 2016- Current: Coach-2002 Boys Irvine Strikers FC
May 2016- Current: Coach-2004 Boys Irvine Strikers FC
May 2016- Current: Coach-2005 Boys Irvine Strikers FC

Apr 2015 – April 2016: Coach-BU13 Boys Irvine Strikers FC
Apr 2015 – April 2016: Coach-BU10 Boys Irvine Strikers FC

Aug 2014 – Mar 2015: Coach-U16 Girls Irvine Strikers
Mar 2014 – Mar 2015: Coach-U15 U16 Boys Irvine Soccer Academy

Sept 2013 – June 2015: Coach-The French Soccer Institute

Nov 2013 – Feb 2014: Assistant Coach Varsity Boys Mater Dei HS

Mar 2014 – July 2014: Coach-U15 Boys Capistrano FC
Aug 2013 – Nov 2013: Coach-U13 Boys Capistrano FC


2011: BEE1 option soccer (French coaching certificate, UEFA license B)
1998: Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Paul Louis Courier High School in Tours, France

Jan 2010 – Present

BEE1 option soccer (French Coaching Certificate, UEFA license B)

FFF fédération francaise de football, License 075100039



2000 – 2013

Season Mar 2013 – June 2013: USS Tampon, Reunion Island, 1st League
Season Feb 2012 – Dec 2012: AS Ste Louisienne, Reunion Island, 1st League Champions

*Top goal scorer of the league*
Season January 2011-June 2011: Le Poiré sur Vie, French league CFA (4th league), League Champions
Season January 2009- June 2010: AC Ajaccio, French League 2
Season 2008-December 2008: Maccabi Netanya, Israeli Premier League
Season March 2008: Gillingham Football Club, English League One (D3)
Season 2007/January 2008: Maccabi Netanya, Israeli Premier League
Season 2006/2007: ESTAC French League-1
Season 2005/2006: ESTAC French League-1
Season 2004/2005: Montpellier HSC, French League-2
Season 2004/2005: Le Mans UC, French League-2, Co-champions
Season 2003/2004: OGC Nice, French League-1
Season 2002/2003: Besançon RC, National (3rd League), Champions
*Top goal scorer of the league*
Season 2001/2002: Sannois St. Gratien, CFA (4th League)
Season 2000/2001: Tours FC, CFA (4th League)

*My initial professional training was with Tours FC as a “Formation Center” student*

Ivory Coast International Team: Selected 2X to play for the Ivory Coast “A” National Team
– Ivory Coast vs. Cameroon
– Senegal vs. Ivory Coast

Georges Ba | Coach | Irvine, California