West Ham United’s Academy has launched an Official Coaching Association, giving coaches the perfect opportunity to utilise the vast experience inside the Academy of Football, whilst creating a local coaching fraternity which brings together the professional and grassroots game in a unique and progressive manner.
Headed up by our Academy Director Terry Westley, the West Ham United Official Coaching Association brings together local grassroots coaches to experience best practice sessions from elite Hammers coaching staff, including former England U21 manager Stuart Pearce, alongside leading guest figures within the elite sporting industry.
Endorsed by the FA, the association will offer quarterly learning events for coaches at the famed Academy of Football, Chadwell Heath, where visionary coaches in the game such as Ron Greenwood and John Lyall developed a string of Hammers legends, including Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Trevor Brooking, and in more recent times Premier League winners Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Joe Cole.
These coaching seminars will give coaches the chance to learn in an informative, interactive environment and will be led by professionals with vast experience in the sporting industry, whilst also enabling coaches to share best practice methods and widen their knowledge base.
Regardless of the coach’s level, all members of the Association will gain key insights into building and implementing a coaching philosophy, further aiding your players’ development.
Annual Subscription will also include monthly coaching-led digital content, a pre-booked place at all four events, exclusive coaching materials and learning aids.
Places in the association are limited to 100 coaches, so hurry to secure your place among the most forward-thinking coaches in the area.
Membership of the association will not only give you access to the experience of professionals operating at the highest level of professional sport, but also open up a potential pathway to the Academy for your players.
West Ham United Academy Director Terry Westley said: “The West Ham United Official Coaching Association offers an unmissable chance for local coaches to access the world class resources available to us as a Premier League football club.
“As a member of the association, coaches will have learning opportunities unavailable elsewhere, giving them the tools to take their players to the next level.
“The benefits for the Club are also clear, as we will be opening up an even bigger pathway for elite local talent to our world famous Academy, so membership of the Official Coaching Association will help raise standards for coaches, players and the Club.
Click here to sign up today, for an annual fee of just £80 or alternatively book onto any of quarterly events priced at £30 per session.