'Practice makes perfect...'

However, if you practice incorrectly, you are perfecting the wrong things!'


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After Signing Professional for Birmingham City FC at the age of 17 and playing for various Semi-Professional teams moved into coaching after an unfortunate string of injuries.


Moved to America in April 2012 travelling across the country working for UK International Soccer delivering summer football camps and the Team Training Program.


Working towards completing PTTLLS Qualification in teaching

Qualified level 1 and 2 Sports leadership Tutor

Working towards completing UEFA B Coaching badge.






One of the aims are to make the learning of football fun while secretly teaching the FUNdamental techniques and skills needed to play.


Another is to help volunteer Parents/coaches learn new, inventive and fun ways to keep the attention and focus of each child while coaching.


However, the main aim is not to ‘knock’ parents or coaches knowledge of  football but to show an innovative, proven way of converting their already good knowledge into understandable, relevant terms for younger children.





The Aim

About James McPike

Director of Coaching