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Coach Dan

Background

Coach Dan is a hugely passionate young coach who grew up in the United Kingdom and has 5 years of coaching experience across football, tennis, basketball, athletics and rugby.

Some of his sporting achievements include:

  • Representing Seevic college at the British National Football Finals in the UK.
  • Playing against the National Under 17s Maltese football team
  • Playing in the 2019 Hong Kong Soccer Sevens representing the Yau Yee League Select Team narrowly losing to Aston Villa in the Plate Final
  • 3 years of playing for the University of Brighton Football First Team

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Coaching Style

"For me, enjoyable and successful coaching sessions firstly require patience, positivity and support. A good coach is someone that can pass on the experience, skills & qualities that they have learnt themselves from others.

I have always believed in developing strong coach/student relationships and in coaching the person first, not the player. During my time with Minisport, this approach has given me a great foundation on which to consistently develop the skills of my students.

I highly value the importance of building strong fundamental ball skills in children during their early years. These skills are not only transferable to every sport, but in fact essential to every sport.  

Having participated in football teams throughout my whole life, I have experienced the great significance of sportsmanship and teamwork first in sport and also trying to instill this attitude in each of my students."

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Qualifications

(BSc) Degree in Sport Coaching (Upper second class honours 2:1)  | University of Brighton

  • Sport & Exercise Science | Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Sports Leaders UK Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership (QCF)
  • The UK FA Concussion Guideline Test
  • First Aid | Emergency Care & Safety Institute
  • The UK FA Cardiac Arrest test | Level 1 QCF
  • Exercise & Fitness Knowledge Award | Level 1
  • QCF Exploring Personal Fitness Award | Level 1
  • QCF Participate in Physical Activity and Fitness Environment Award | Level 1
  • QCF Assist in Delivery of Exercise Sessions award |Level 1
  • QCF Fitness and Physical Activity award
  • Full DBS and SCRC checks

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Experience

  • Lead Coach | YMCA Eastbourne & Wealden UK
  • Assistant Football Coach | Under 7s National League team, England
  • Lead coach at Minisport HK
  • Minisport Qualified Coaches