THE JOSH EVANS SOCCER SCHOOL

Josh Evans has been coaching soccer for over ten years. Securing his FA Level 1 coaching badge at 15 he became Chelsea’s youngest professional coach and since then has worked for both Crystal Palace and AFC Wimbledon, and internationally. He set up Josh Evans Soccer School in 2010 with a mission to help youngsters develop their soccer skills and their self confidence.

 

The school works hard to provide coaching excellence to children with a broad range of soccer skills, with every child sharing a common goal of improving his or her soccer performance.

 

We have grown steadily via word of mouth and now coach over 2500 children a week. We teach in schools, run our own in-season training courses, run three development centres and have our own Academy. We also run hugely popular holiday soccer skills courses and provide one-to-one coaching and soccer-themed birthday parties.

 

We are enthusiastic, supportive and love seeing children develop their skills, which is why we always tell them, “Be on it. Believe in it. Be you.”

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our approach is to create a positive and fun environment that caters for all ages and abilities.

All children will learn and develop at different rates and ages. We provide children with friendly and supportive technical coaching to improve their close control, their 1v1 strategies and their passing and receiving skills.

 

We help them develop the confidence to learn and think for themselves in a pressure free environment. We want them to be able to express themselves when they play!

OUR PLAYER PATH

We welcome all abilities at Josh Evans Soccer School and strive to bring out the best in every child. We use our ‘Player Path’ (to the left) to help each child develop their skill set.

MEET THE TEAM

We aim to help young players make the most of their talents, to develop their confidence and to give them the technical skills they need to enjoy the game. We believe this can be done in a fun but structured way. All coaches are: uniformed, first aid trained, DBS/ CRB checked and FA safe guarded. All are fully insured under ‘Josh Evans Ltd’.

Josh Evans

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Founder and Head Coach. Josh holds his UEFA B licence, FA Youth Module 1, 2 & 3 and is the Head Coach of Crystal Palace u10’s. Josh has also coached in USA (California, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa & Missouri) Italy, Spain, France, Denmark and Sweden

David Cole

David joined the team full time in September 2016 and has constantly been trying to improve his own coaching to make sure the players he coaches get the best he can give! David’s primary motivation is the drive to teach and engage children, and all times cultivating a fun atmosphere.

 

David’s role consists of work behind the scenes working to develop coaches and grow the number of players taking part in our sessions, but his real passion is on the pitch and delivering his own knowledge onto the players. David has gained his UEFA B, Youth Award and Futsal level 1 and enjoys passing his knowledge onto the players!

Jamie Cook

Jamie is FA Level 2 qualified and has more than 4 years experience coaching children of all ages at Chelsea FC. He is also the lead performance analyst for the Chelsea FC Women 1st team.

 

He has a fantastic combination of technical detail and knowledge which is delivered in a calm manner and allows each child to feel confident to try new things in order to improve.

Rob Parsons

Rob has been a Sports coach/PE teacher working in multiple schools for a number of years now. He is an FA Level 2 qualified coach who also carries a bachelors degree in Sports Coaching and Development from Southampton Solent University.

 

He translates his high energy character into each session, always making sure the learning is fun, challenging and exciting for any of the children that he teaches.

Joe Elbishlawi

Joe is our third full-time coach and is currently in the middle of his UEFA B and FA Youth Award qualifications.

 

He also works at AFC Wimbledon’s academy and you’ll see him at our Monday and Friday night Academies as well as our Wednesday Development Centre.

 

Joe has a passion for helping kids to reach their full potential as both players and people.

Tom Harty

Tom Harty

Tom is currently Level 2 qualified in football and he is looking to carry on his development by doing the UEFA B in the near future. Tom studied at Leatherhead Football Academy and completed the Level 3 BTEC Sport course.

 

He is also the manager/coach of the Ashtead U7s which has been a fantastic experience for him. Tom is passionate about helping them grow as players and people. Tom joined the Josh Evans Soccer School team in January 2018 and has been a great asset to the team

Nic Sheen

Nic is an FA Level 1 coach currently in the process of completing his FA Level 2 qualification. He is a forward thinking coach who has a passion for developing players on and off the pitch.

He has coached in the USA where he gained invaluable experience travelling throughout Chicago and Wisconsin. He has a great playing background and has played locally for Leatherhead FC and AFC Wimbledon. He is currently playing for Molesey. Nic wants to progress further by getting his UEFA B qualification in the near future.

Toby Munday

Toby is our youngest coach and started coaching when he was just 14 years old.  He is currently an apprentice at Josh Evans Soccer School and an FA level 1 qualified coach.  Toby is looking to progress through his many FA badges as quickly as he can and we have no doubt he will. He is also the Ashtead U7 manager which he is loving having his own team and responsibilities.

Toby played for Afc Wimbledon from u9-u14 and Josh was his coach at Afc Wimbledon for 2 years. Toby still loves to play and currently plays for Dorking Wanderers alongside coach Joe.

Stuart Lawrence

Stuart is a multi talented individual who not only coaches football but is a trained teacher & motivational speaker. He is a FA Level 2 Qualified coach as well as holding FA qualifications in Futsal and goalkeeping. He is currently working towards his UEFA B.

 

He loves coaching when he can & helping the next generation of kids to enjoy the social aspect of football. Stuart helps kids develop their football skills as well as helping them grow into well rounded individuals.

 

He is also a scout for Brighton & Hove Albion football club.

WHAT THEY SAY

Downsend pupils and the school itself have flourished. I would consider the school to now be one of the best football schools in Surrey and Josh has played an enormous part in this.

Jon Albert
Deputy Head, Downsend School

Josh has shown great entrepreneurial skills by developing his Coaching Company to an outstanding business in the Surrey community. Our Academy continues to work closely with J.E.S.S. and benefits from having a two-way stream of players developing across both organisations

Jeremy Sauer
AFC Wimbledon – Academy Manager

Josh is a brilliant coach.  He’s always trying to get the full potential out of all his players whether they’re young or old.  Josh is the go-to guy.

Henry Russ, Aged 11

My son Henry was fortunate enough to experience Josh’s coaching skills for two years during his time at Wimbledon’s development centre.  He nurtured Henry and gave him the confidence to try different techniques and styles of football

Henry’s Mum

I just wanted to say a big thank you from us and Charlie for the fantastic football camp you ran this week. All the coaches are so welcoming, inclusive and encouraging – and the same can be said for the academy sessions that Charlie started a few months ago too. Thank you for all your hard work and making sure Charlie keeps enjoying his football

Charlie’s Mum