The series will involve interviewing a diversified group of individuals involved in youth sports from around the world with an array of qualifications and experiences. Allowing each and every person to share their insights surrounding the role of youth sports parents and the youth sports environments as a whole.
1.Johan Fallby – F.C. Copenhagen – sport psychologist with a cognitive behavioural therapy approach working and frequently hired by the Swedish Olympic Committee, the Swedish Sport Federation and other NGBs.
2.Kristoffer Lie – MSc Sports Coaching Candidate
@LJMU– UEFA A Licence candidate, former PE Teacher, academy coach for Norwegian premiership side Lillestrøm SK and the Norwegian FA working closely with U14 – U16.
4.Andy Edwards – UEFA B candidate, 8 years coaching experience all ages from 5-16 in grassroots clubs, schools and development centres. FA Level 1, Level 2, Youth Award (assessed), Futsal Level 1, Coerver Youth Diploma 1 and 2.
6.James Parry, coaching for 9 years, 3 years full time. UEFA B Licence Holder, Coerver Youth Diploma Holder, FA Level 2 In Talent ID, USW MSc Sports Coaching. Currently Llandudno Schools & Community Co-Ordinator and Academy Head Coach.
7. Juan Gonzalez Mendia, BA, MSc, PGCE, Ph.D. Student. Playing experience: Argentina Schools at U16 and U18. Coaching Qualifications: RFU Level 3 UKCC and World Rugby Level 3
8.Alfie Tate, 17 years old football coach and living in Cambridgeshire. FA Level 2 Qualified and have been coaching for the past 4 years working with age groups from U5’s all the way through to U18’s.
9.Amy McDonald, Head coach Rangers WFC & Scottish FA under 15 assistant coach. UEFA A license holder.
10.Michel Ribeiro, Technical coach at Sporting Kansas City, 14 years technical coach at KRC Genk. Ex-professional player playing 10 years in Belgium and Holland.
13.Gérard Jones, MSc, PGCE, DOC& Player Development at John Jay FC in Katonah-Lewisboro, New York. Responsible for Staff Development in Connecticut and New York for UK Elite Soccer. Other: Business Owner, Author, Public Speaker, Coach Educator, Teacher
14.Ross Struel – Clarke, FAW UEFA B Licence as well as Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3 & MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism. Coached in countries such as UK, USA and China.
15.Kurtis Wright-Pottinger, FA level 2 coaching certificate, FA futsal level 1, Sports coaching diploma (level 5) and a number of different coaching qualifications in various sports. Coaching local teams and in schools for almost 16 years now.
More interviews with some fantastic coaches coming soon…
The Sporting Influencer