COACHING ACADEMY

Bringing coaching expertise from the top clubs from around the world

SB Coaching Academy

Bringing the best coaches from the best clubs from around the world. Give your child the opportunity to train under coaches that are working with Academy Players from some of the top clubs in England & beyond.
Keep an eye out for some very special guests from ex legendary players to managers & coaches that have been at some of the biggest clubs in the world.

New partnership with Luton Town Community Trust

We would like to announce a new partnership with the Luton Town Community Trust. This partnership gives us the opportunity to bring groups of kids aged between 9 – 14 years for an amazing experience:

  • Training sessions with Pro License Coaches.
  • Attendance at a Premier League Game.
  • Football Tournament with development sides in the Luton area.
  • Personalised gifts over the weekend.

In addition, we will be inviting Luton Town Community Trust coached to Ireland to attend camps with local clubs both in the North & South.

Partnership with West Ham United Foundation

We have been working with the West Ham United Foundation for the last two years, with their coaches attending our camps and running sessions with over 2000 kids both in the North and south of Ireland.

We have been able to take groups to London to give kids an amazing experience visiting the West Ham United Academy at Chadwell Heath, Touring the London Stadium & playing against development sides.

20th : 22nd February 2024

UPCOMING EVENT : 📍United States

SB Coaching Academy Experience with Premier League Academy Coaches.

U10
9.00am – 11.00am
U11-U12
11.30am –
1.30pm
U13-U14
2pm – 4pm
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Meet the coaches

  • Sam Taylor

    Senior Programme Manager

    Current position & Coaching Roles

    Senior Programme Manager – Player Pathway at West Ham United Foundation – Male and Female football...read more

    More about Coach Sam Taylor

    Sam Taylor

    Senior Programme Manager

    Current position & Coaching Roles

    Senior Programme Manager – Player Pathway at West Ham United Foundation – Male and Female football development programmes age 5-18 years old, Our player pathway tiers consist of Holiday Hammers , Technical Development Centres , Emerging Talen Centres, Performance Squads , West Ham Women’s Youth Team, and Post 16 Football Education programmes. Sam has also been an integral part of setting up and leading on West Ham United Foundations International delivery and partnerships – to date Sam has worked within the foundation for nearly 11 years.

    Highlights of positions at WHU

    U16 Women’s Youth Team Head coach – 2022-23

    Mens Academy Coach – Foundation and Youth phase – 2012-2017

    Lead coach on many international camps across the world

    Prior to West Ham United Foundation Sam helped set up ‘The Glen Johnson Soccer School’ alongside ex team make Glen Johnson (West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool , England) where they delivered multi sports and football to local schools within Kent and under privileged children.

    Playing Career

    Sam played for West Ham Unted FC from age of 9-18 and was part of the record breaking FA Youth Cup winning side when West ham United beat Coventry 9-0. Sam played semi-professional football for 12 years for a number of clubs , Barking and East Ham United , Billericay Town FC , Bishops Stortford FC , Borehamwood FC , Concord Rangers FC.

    Interests

    Sam loves playing golf and travelling and most of all spending time with his 2 daughters.

  • Tom Stephens

    Football Development Officer

    I’m Tom Stephens, I’m a UEFA B license coach and a football development officer for Burnley FC in the community aswell as an academy coach...read more

    More about Coach Tom Stephens

    Tom Stephens

    Football Development Officer

    I’m Tom Stephens, I’m a UEFA B license coach and a football development officer for Burnley FC in the community aswell as an academy coach for Bolton Wanderers, I’ve worked full time in football for the last 2 years and currently act as head of football at Accrington and Rossendale College as part of my day to day role with BFCitc. I have coached for over 10 years and across several countries and have worked with players aged 4 up to over 55’s and everything in between. I have held several roles in non league football with Barnoldswick Town including first team coach, under 23’s manager, assistant manager and interim first team manager. My passion comes from helping young players develop their love for the game and strive to be better versions of themselves.

  • Craig Durussel

    West Ham United Inetrnational Programs Lead Coach

    Professional youth football coach who has worked closely with players of all ages and levels and
    backgrounds within the Foundation and Youth phase over...read more

    More about Coach Craig Durussel

    Craig Durussel

    West Ham United Inetrnational Programs Lead Coach

    Professional youth football coach who has worked closely with players of all ages and levels and
    backgrounds within the Foundation and Youth phase over the past 15 years.

    Coaching experience working in USA, Belgium, Germany, Holland and N Ireland.

    Previous professional clubs include Southend United and Colchester United Academy & West Ham
    United Performance Academy

    Experience:

    • UEFA B Licence -- UEFA A Candidate
    • FA Youth Modules 1,2,3
    • FA Full Youth Award
    • FA Level 2 Goalkeeping, Futsal, Talent ID
    • League Manager Association – Creating a Culture of Excellence & Identifying Talent
    • Professional Football Scouting Association Technical Analysis
    • FA Emergency Aid - FA Safeguarding Children - DBS Certified
  • Andrew Griffiths

    Academy Head of Education
    More about Coach Andrew Griffiths

    Andrew Griffiths

    Academy Head of Education

    Experience:

    • 2012-2014 Everton FC Academy U12 assistant coach - Academy Recruitment Officer
    • 2014-2015 Liverpool FC - International Academy Coach (Scandinavia)
    • 2015-2017 Leyton Orient FC College Tutor College u18 programme coach - Academy U12 coach
    • 2017-2021 West Ham United FC Higher Education Manager - University Men’s 1st team assistant coach
    • 2021-2022 Fleetwood Town FC Academy Head of Education - Academy Coach (experience with U11,U13,U15,U16 and U18 squads)
    • 2022-2024 Watford FC Academy Head of Education - Academy Coach (experience with U8,U9,U10,U12,U14 squads)

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