Staff - Wayne

U11-U14 AGE GROUP DIRECTOR

Wayne Harrison

  • UEFA Professional "A" License Coach since 1996
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma holder and Staff Coach
  • Bachelors Degree in Sports Psychology/Applied Physiology
  • Professional Player at Blackpool Football Club (England) and Oulu Palloseura (Finland)
  • Professional Coach in England and abroad (Finland, United Arab Emirates, and USA)
  • Represented Great Britain Soccer team in the World Student Games in Mexico in 1979
  • Former Academy Director at Blackpool Football Club (England)
  • Former Academy Director at Al Ain Football Club (United Arab Emirates, Middle East)
    • During his time as Academy Director, Al Ain Soccer Club achieved seven National Championships at Youth Professional Level (U9 to U19) in the United Arab Emirates. Six age groups finishing Championship Runners-up during that time.
    • Voted the Top Professional Academy in the UAE by Marco Monte of Inter Milan, the consultant for the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in 2011.
    • Defeating teams such as Inter Milan, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Raja of Morocco in tournaments at U15 and U16 to highlight the level of play.
  • Former Director of Coaching at Eden Prairie Soccer Club (MN) for 9 years from 2000-2009
  • Former Boys Director of Coaching at Surf Soccer Club (San Diego, California)
  • Former Technical Director at Nationals Capital (Lansing, Michigan)
  • Author - 14 Soccer Coaching Books and four DVDs on Soccer Training, plus 32 eBooks on Game Development
  • Educational Soccer Symposium Clinician - Over many years: NSCAA, World Class Coaching, Reedswain and many State organizations throughout the USA as well as in the UAE, England and Japan.
  • Soccer Awareness Professional Training Programs - "Teaching a One Touch Mentality" Established in 1996, Soccer Awareness is a developmental training company with the objective being teaching the mind a brain-focused, proven, one-touch training method to develop quicker playing and a quicker-thinking mindset in players.

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