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Sam Pickering- Select Coach


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Coaching Qualifications

      FA Level 1 (Includes First Aid & Children Safeguarding)
USSF F License


I played for a local team from Under 7’s through to Under 15’s before moving to a different local team for Under 16’s and Under 18’s to play at a higher level. I played for three seasons at a local Men’s team after having 2 years out of playing to focus on the coaching side of the game. Due to playing under multiple excellent coaches, I have used this to develop my own style of coaching in which I believe is a combination of the key attributes of those coaches. 


▪ Glinton United Football Club Assistant Manager

-3 years working from under 9’s through to under 12’s

-Compose and lead training sessions meeting the needs for both individuals and the whole team

-Working with the manager to discuss training and team selection


Coventry University 3rd Team

- 3 pre-season sessions and 3 in season training session

-Leading the sessions with the team

-Devising training sessions meeting the demands of the manager and players

TinyTykes Peterborough

- Working alongside the Head Coach helping out with the sessions for children aged 18 months through to 5 years old

- Ensuring all the children and parents are happy with the tasks and supporting them on a one-to-one basis


Challenger Sports – Chicago region (2013 – 9 weeks, 2014 – 12 weeks, 2015 – 6 months, 2016 - 9 months)

 - Working on summer camps to create the best soccer experience for the children on camp

- Working with a variety of ages and abilities

-I completed a 4 week academy trainer position at the end of the 2014 summer working with a club, overseeing and supporting all of the teams and coaches in the club. Composing and completing training sessions to help the coaches and the players of the teams, working with U5’s through to U14’s

-In 2015, I worked with one club in which I assisted in coaching 12 teams, aged U11 through to U18, for practices and matches. Tailoring practices to individual and team needs

- In 2016, I worked with a variety of clubs ranging from recreation level and AYSO all the way through to state league teams. I worked within Wisconsin and also in Southern California. This has given me exposure to a wide variety of soccer environments across America.

▪Challenger Sports Regional Director – Illinois 

-Overseeing 50 camps in Illinois

-Promoting the camps in the local area by running taster sessions, leading classes and attending school events

-Ensuring camp is set up with the correct staff and equipment required

-Ensure that the camp runs smoothly and sort out any issues that may arise 



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