ABOUT THE STAFF

Full Time Coaching Staff



Coach James Kavanagh - Company Director
Hails from: Liverpool, England
Favorite Team: EVERTON!

James grew up in the soccer crazy city of Liverpool in England, and has been playing the game since he could walk. He grew up playing for various clubs in the Liverpool area before studying at Liverpool University where he achieved a BSc Combined honors degree in Sports Science with an emphasis on Teaching and Coaching methodology.

Whilst at Liverpool University James played for the men's soccer team and was part of the university squad which won the BUSC national championship in 2000.

Whilst at University James coached youth players for Wigan Athletic FC of the English Premier League and visited the USA during summers to coach teams in America. He has coached in over 20 different States from East to West coast and has a wealth of experience working with players of all ages and abilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc Combined Hons Degree - Sports Science, Teaching & Coaching
  • English F.A. Coaching License
  • USSF B Licence
  • NSCAA - Advanced National Diploma

Coach Frazer Pringle

Kicked out of: London, England
Favorite Team: Arsenal FC

Frazer is an experienced coach who has a varied coaching experience across football coaching and football analysis having learnt his skills through multiple professional football clubs.

Frazer has played football all his life and has played for UK based Pro-Direct Soccer academy and also Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

While studying a degree in football coaching at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Frazer was lectured and coached by Former Tottenham Hotspur First Team manager Chris Ramsey for 2 years as Frazer began to create his own personal coaching philosophy.

Frazer has developed an impressive coaching CV having coached football across various age groups from a young age, and noticeably at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. He has also contributed to the coaching process at English Football League sides MK Dons FC and Bristol Rovers FC by completing Performance Analysis positions within these clubs.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • English F.A. Coaching License
  • Foundation Degree in Football Coaching
  • BSc Hons Degree Performance Analysis (Football)

Coach Robbie Park

Comin’ fae the sunny city ae: Glasgow, Scotland.
Favourite team: Celtic FC…COYBIG!

Robbie arrives from the football divided city of Glasgow. He grew up playing soccer at a high level, having stints at Motherwell FC, St Mirren FC, and Queens Park FC. Robbie left Scotland at the age of 17 to pursue a soccer scholarship in New Brunswick, Canada, where he played for 5 years at the University of New Brunswick (UNB Varsity Reds).

Whilst in Canada Robbie graduated with a Bachelors in Recreation and Sports Studies, and achieved great success on the field. He won 3 regular season championships in a row, as well as scoring the winning goal in extra time of 2015 National championship semi-final, sending the Varsity Reds to their first National Final since 1980. This season proved to be his most prolific, scoring 13 goals in 18 appearances in a season to remember.

He has coached for the FDSA (local soccer organization) over the last four years whilst at university. During his time there, he got the chance to develop local talent (aged 9-17) and help guide them in the direction of University level soccer. Robbie has also been involved with a local club (Rossvale FC) back in Glasgow, Scotland, from the age of 15. This is where coaching began for him, but it is also where he has recently created both an elite and recreational player camp, and continues to coach at mixed age groups.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Scottish FA Coaching License
  • Scottish FA Youth Coaching License
  • Canadian Pre-B Licence
  • Bachelor's of Recreation and Sports Studies

Coach Vignesh (VJ) Jayanth

Traveling from: India by way of England
Deeply analytical about tactics and passionate about youth development
Favourite player/coach: Zizou (Zinedine Zidane)

I constantly challenge myself as a coach as a result of being exposed to different cultures and coaching various age groups. Growing up in the Middle East and studying both in India and England has given me multiple avenues to connect with people to build my emotional intelligence levels as a coach and educator.

I played football representing youth academy set ups such as Nizwa and Sidab in Oman and was part of the Al-Saad academy set up in the Qatar Stars Youth League for 15 months from the age of 16.

My first footstep into coaching was coaching at a grassroots and sub-elite level with the Paris Saint Germain Academy in India. In 2016, whilst choosing to pursue my Masters in Sport Coaching, I held the role of Assistant coach for the Leeds Metropolitan men’s university team playing in the BUCS League. Alongside coaching the university team, I have coached in grassroots environments in the West Yorkshire region under the umbrella of West Riding Football Association.

I have specialised as an Academy analyst and First team performance analyst (2016-2018), filming and coding games with Bradford City A.F.C. closely assisting the first team manager Stuart Mccall

Qualifications

  • English FA Coaching License
  • Prozone Football Analysis
  • NSCAA Coaching Diploma
  • All India Federation D license
  • MSc Sports Coaching

Coach Jake Kidwell

From: County Durham, England
Favorite Team: Newcastle United

Jake is from a small village in County Durham and has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Development from New College Durham graduating Student of the Year.

Represented various teams in local leagues- Gainford Cross Keys in Division 1 after winning promotion from Division 2 the season before finishing runners up, Wearhead United in Division 2 where I was awarded a Managers choice award. Also had a very successful collegiate soccer career playing under Newcastle United Academy coaches winning back to back league cup trophies and finishing runners up twice in the league, was also awarded player of the season for the 2016-17 season. 

While at College Jake worked with Durham Women’s Football club analyzing teams and coaching in the Youth Development Stage. Whilst at Durham Jake received mentorship from Vancouver Whitecaps Mainland Academy head coach Martin Herdman. Also worked in various local schools coaching recreational sports to mixed ability mixed aged groups. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc Sport and Exercise Development
  • English FA Coaching License
  • English FA Futsal Coaching License

  • Coach Cat Upton

    From: London, England

    Cat has played football from a very young age, captaining her high school team to success in the county championships. After leaving school, she joined Bury Town Ladies and won the league cup and also challenged for promotion in her first season. She then went on to win the league championship and gain promotion in her second season. Most recently Cat played for and captained the ladies team of former EPL club Ipswich Town FC. During her time playing for Ipswich Town Cat won the double, winning the league title gaining promotion and the league cup.

    At the age of 16 Cat ventured into coaching with Bury Town FC. She has since worked with numerous youth teams with a great deal of success not only developing players but also having success winning various league titles and county cups. She has also been involved delivering coaching sessions for the Ipswich Town FC ladies team.

    She is currently studying Sports Coaching and Development degree at university in England and as part of her studies she has the opportunity to work with one of the Youth Development Officer for Leyton Orient FC.

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc Sport Coaching and Development - in progress
  • English FA Coaching License

  • More Staff info for our 2018 Full-time Coaching Staff coming soon!


    Coach David Piercy

    From: Liverpool, England

    Playing soccer from an early age for amateur clubs and school teams, David left high school and began coaching in college at 16 gaining his NVQ Certificates in Level 1, 2 and 3 in Football Coaching. As a part of his qualifications working in elementary schools gaining early experience of working with youth soccer.

    Once qualified from college, he spent a period of 4 years working in America for different organisations and across as many as 8 states around the east coast and mid west. In this period he spent a year working with MLS team Chicago Fire. In this role he worked with various elite level teams in the community and was successful in winning various league and cup competitions.

    After leaving America he spent time working across Liverpool and the surrounding area of Merseyside in schools and for local teams before taking up a role with English professional club Tranmere Rovers FC. As part of his role with Tranmere David was sent on assignment to China where he spent over a year developing the game in a large city where soccer wasn't apart of the culture and helped grow the game among youth players.

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA Business Management in Sport and Football - in progress
  • National Vocational Qualification in Football Coaching
  • English FA Coaching License
  • English FA Youth Coaching Award

  • More Staff info for our 2018 Full-time Coaching Staff coming soon!


    Part-Time Staff

    Our full-time coaching staff are supported by a group of exceptional part-time coaches. Our part-time coaches are high energy and outgoing individuals, that lead and assist coaching sessions at a variety of soccer programs throughout the year.

    Interested in Joining our Team?

    We are always on the lookout for exceptional part-time and full-time coaching staff. All staff must love working with kids, be reliable, and energetic, and pass a criminal background check. To apply for positions with our organization, please see below.
  • Full-time non-OPT coaches, please send a resume and cover letter to james@visionsoccertraining.com to be considered for full-time coaching roles.
  • OPT staff, please review our OPT page
  • Part-time staff - please read through the part-time coaching description on the Part-time staff page.
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