Martin Crockett

NYC Soccer Coaching

Objectives


My mission is to provide young players with the motivation and tools they need to develop, through a game-focused, and player-centric syllabus.

I want to develop confident, creative, skillful players who understand, and enjoy the game.

  • Over 20 years immersive knowledge of the game.

  • Over 10 years experience soccer coaching with hundreds of students.

  • Multiple FA, USSF, and NSCAA coaching certifications.

Using Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions from respected professionals in the game to provide added depth and fresh perspectives to my learnings.

Committed to ongoing hours of continuous improvement through meticulous training each year.

"As the game gets quicker, the role of the coach can never be underestimated. Coaches are essential for teaching and developing players at every level of football. To give their players the best advantage, coaches must be aware of the latest techniques and philosophies involved in coaching the game.

Players have to react faster. Every moment, every action happens faster. Think faster, act faster – this is the football of the future."

- Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Kiev, 1996

Coaching Experience


10 years experience. Avid soccer player at amateur and recreational levels; fan of the sport for over 25 years; started coaching in 2009.

Coaching employment has led to opportunities in the UK and USA with several hundred students from all abilities and backgrounds.

Background in club and league management, administration tasks, meetings, tournaments, and refereeing.

Experience volunteering with children from low income families, with medical, developmental, emotional and behavioral problems.

Keen interest in talent identification and development best practices.

Spectated at hundreds of games in the UK, USA, France, Spain, and Italy - including all levels, male/female, and age-groupings, from U-21 and full international fixtures, to UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and the top four levels of the English football league system.

Certification


Performed as an assistant at a skills-focussed soccer school under the guidance of other experienced coaches.

Became a certified coach in 2010, and accelerated my studies through multiple coaching education angles and peer review.

Witnessed a number of talented young players progressing on to sign and train with development centers/academies at English professional clubs.

Advanced my experience through working at the grassroots club level, gathering coaching experience within the youth set-up of a travel team in the seventh tier of the English football league system.

  • FA Level 1, Level 2, Youth Award Module 1, Goalkeeping Coaching Award Level 1

  • USSF US Soccer National F License

  • NSCAA National Soccer Coaches Association of America Level 3 Diploma

Currently studying at UEFA B License level.

Background checked by NYPD, NYC DOE, and FA Enhanced CRB checked. Hold clean, valid US and UK car driving licenses.

Outside of soccer, extensive training in mixed-martial arts (MMA), specializations in Muay Thai, Boxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Passionate distance runner.

Contact


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