Just Play Sports only employs passionate and enthusiastic hand picked coaches who like to teach through fun and modern gaming techniques that are relevant to children's present interests. We pride our staff on their ability to relate to children and their needs and all coaches are well trained and are frequently updating their own skills. We believe that having the ability to engage with children at all levels is crucial to providing the best sessions possible. All staff aim to ignite the excitement of PE and sports for all children regardless of their abilities. All of our coaches are DBS/CRB Enhanced checked & public liability insured.
Sport is such a big part of my life. In fact it is all I do and I have developed such a passion for making children as active as possible and to give them confidence to play sport. I set up my own coaching company over 10 years ago, coming straight out of college knowing that this was the job for me and it has grown so much since. Starting out as Jack Dillon Soccer School and only working a couple of hours a day, the business has evolved into Soccerin Schools, then around 4 years ago I created Just Play Sports.
My base is in Walter Infants School and St. Pauls Junior School in Wokingham, which I absolutely love. I’m the lucky one who gets to meet the children when they come through the door at 4 years old, watch them grow and develop as sportsmen and women and then wave them out the door at the grand age of 11 years old. It truly is a pleasure.
I have gained a wealth of experience working with different coaches and teachers, learning techniques and ways of passing my knowledge and enthusiasm to the children. During college I gained vital experience with a company called New Era Soccer, then further down the line I was able to gain experience with Ex Chelsea professional Tore Andre Flo and his soccer school, along with my still growing experience they helped develop me into the coach I am today.
As I mentioned sport is my life and when I am not working you will find me on the golf course, playing tennis, potting snooker balls or in Farnham playing for my football team. I have played Semi Professional football for over 10 years, 7 of which were with Farnham FC. This is not something I will be able to do forever but I will do it as long as I love playing and don’t ache too much in the mornings!
I hope you all enjoy my outlook on sport!
Its quite an easy job to write about yourself and how your sporting life has gone when you whole life has consisted of sport! If I cast my mind back, all I can remember is football. Every break time and lunchtime at school was football. In the evenings with my friends and family was football. Once the weekend came around, I was playing Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. In between the games, I was watching whatever game was on TV then heading out into the garden to recreate the goals I had just witnessed! It may sound very boring to some but I was obsessed.
As I grew up I played football whenever I possibly could and its a stage in my life that I look back on with fond memories. As long as I had a football by my feet, I was alright! I also played a little bit of cricket in my teenage years which was great, I loved it. Sadly I have picked up many knee injuries which prevented me from playing any football so my life of football has taken a bit of a turn to a life of golf which I really enjoy. Surely you can't get injured from standing still and swinging a club?!
My dream was to become a professional footballer and that didn't happen so the next best thing is to coach football isnt it?! I have been extremely lucky in my life to be given some amazing opportunities and chances to coach children. At the age of 17, I went over to Sweden to play in the Gothia Cup which is a worldwide tournament. Whilst I was there, I also helped coach one of the younger age groups which was brilliant. Playing against teams from Brazil, Argentina, Honduras, Japan and so on! Staying in Scandinavia, I went to Norway to coach children as part of the Tore Andre Flo Soccer School. Again, another amazing experience which has really developed me as a coach and a person. Since I left college I have been working with Soccerin Schools and I have loved every moment. (apart from washing the smelly bibs?!)
Getting to meet new kids and gaining relationships with children, parents and schools is a real joy. My goal and aim is to pass on my sporting knowledge down to the next generation in a fun and positive manner. Hopefully this comes across in the way I coach!
I started coaching in 2012 part time with Soccerin Schools, I decided to become a coach as I have such a passion for football and sport. I have played for various teams and in various sports but football has always been my favourite. Since 2015 I became a full time coach for Soccerin Schools and have worked in Hayes. This year in Hayes has helped my to progress as a coach as well as learning about creating a pressure free environment where children can feel relaxed and enjoy sport at the same time.
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