Thursday, 26 March 2015

Coaching opportunities

Middle East Youth Soccer Organisation (MEYSO) are looking for coaches who are passionate about coaching and have a flair for working with young people.

They need coaches who are resilient, highly driven and self motivated, who will go the extra mile to ensure that players achieve beyond their own expectations.

Candidates should have the ability, passion and enthusiasm to coach young people from all over the world within the heart of Dubai and the surrounding area to help build on the Academy's community coaching and advanced team coaching curriculum.

The successful candidates can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation. You should have excellent communication skills with children aged 3-11 years and able to give fun sessions which focus upon a learning topic from the curriculum.

Candidates should be at least a Level 2 FA coach, have experience of running a team/s within 8-16 year olds and have the drive to go above and beyond their role.

To apply please email your CV and a video of you coaching an age group of your choice (preferably foundation phase) to Ian Fern.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Graduate secures Florida coaching role

Our programme provides graduates with a platform to progress into careers across the world.

After successfully completing his Sports Coaching degree, Chris Farnworth secured a position with Global Premier Soccer (GPS) in Fort Myers, Florida.

GPS is one of the largest and most successful soccer clubs in the USA, with 10 franchises from Vermont to Florida.

The company strives to improve players technically, tactically, physically and psychologically, providing them with the best coaching available in a professional and elite environment.

Chris commented: "It's fantastic down here. I'm coaching an under 14s boys and under 10s girls team for Florida Knights, as well as being in charge of the recreational league here. I wouldn't have been able to do this without my degree and other qualifications."

For more information about GPS please click here.

Monday, 9 March 2015

St George's Park welcomes UCLan students

UCLan Sports Coaching undergraduates recently visited St George's Park National Football Centre for a first-hand look at an elite sporting environment.

As part of their final year studies, the group viewed the range of support services available to England's top footballers at the Burton-upon-Trent venue.

During their tour of the facilities, students took part in a variety of activities including a dynamic warm-up and plyometric session, body composition analysis and Hydroworx underwater treadmill running.

The students said they thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Aimee McKeown commented: "The trip certainly opened my eyes and provided me with better knowledge of the subjects we experienced.

"I wouldn't have got an opportunity like this if I was studying back home in Belfast, as we just don't have these type of facilities. It was a top day and a quality experience."

Emils Curtis added: "The whole day was amazing. It was great to see the facilities elite athletes are able to use and what support they may receive if they get injured.

"This trip has been one of my best days since I've been in England and I definitely won't forget it. Being able to swim in ice cold water and run on the underwater treadmill was the highlight. If there's another trip like this in the future it would certainly be something not to miss out on."

The visit was facilitated by Perform - the official healthcare provider to St. George's Park. To view a selection of images from the day please click here, or to check out video footage please click here.