im Coach James


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Coach James


James K.

Company Director

  • Bsc Combined Hons Degree - Sports Science, Teaching & Coaching
  • English F.A. Coaching License
  • USSF B License
  • NSCAA - Advanced National Diploma
  • NSCAA – State GK License
  • Tovo Institute Coaching Course
  • Carmel College Men's Football Team – Player & Captain – 1995-1997
  • Liverpool Hope University Men's Football Team – Player – 1998-2001
  • Liverpool Hope University Nation Championship Team Member - 2000
  • Wigan Athletic FC – Youth Coach – 1997-2000
  • Placer United Soccer Club – Coach & Director of Coaching (U8-U12) - 2004-2011
  • Rocklin FC – Director of Coaching – 2014-2018
  • Lincoln FC – Director of Coaching – 2016-Present
  • USYF Regional Champions - Coach – 2017, 2018, 2019
  • USYF State Director – 2017-2020
  • USYF National ID Staff Coach – 2017-2020
  • Meet Coach James —

    Hometown: Liverpool, England

    Favorite Quote: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.’ – Winston Churchill"

    What is something that you think everyone should do at least once in their life? Live in a different country.

    What did you want to be when you grew up? Police dog handler.

    What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Skydive.

    Describe one of your sessions in 1 sentence: High energy, fun and educational.

    Name 3 things you can’t live without: Chocolate, Everton, Travel.

    Who has influenced you the most in your life? Mum and Dad.

    If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why? An island in the Caribbean. So I could relax, be on the beach and scuba dive every day.

    What is your proudest accomplishment? Marrying my wonderful wife!!!!

    What’s your favorite Americanism that you’ve learned since being here? Using the term ‘way to’!!!

    If you could meet 3 soccer players dead or alive, who would they be? Pele, Dixie Dean, Paul Gascoigne.

    What is your favorite foreign food?  BBQ…recently discovered burnt ends….yummy!!!

    Who was your favorite coach when you were a child and why? Coach Mark. He was a younger coach and an ex-pro so we looked up to him.

    What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Snails.

    Why VISION? Vision cares a great deal about every participant and puts a great deal of effort into making sure all programs and events are well organized with fantastic instruction!

    What’s something we do differently in the US than you do in your home country? Christmas celebrations….no Boxing Day, Boooo!!!

    What is one thing you will never do again? Follow a crazy Italian diving instructor into an underwater cave, created for expert divers.

    What obscure thing are you talented at? The worm….not done it in a few years though!

    "In the early 2000’s, I arrived in California knowing little about the journey I was about to embark on. Five years later, with the ambition of sharing my passion for the game of ‘Football’ I formed Vision Soccer Training. Fast-forward to today, it is exciting to see how our organization has developed into a year-round soccer and futsal operation serving 1000’s of youth soccer families from all over Northern California, and bringing coaches from all over the world to the region. I am grateful to all families who have been a part of our program during this time and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to see so many young athletes develop from novice soccer players, to college athletes, and then have them return and share their knowledge and experience as part of our coaching team. I appreciate your interest in our organization and we look forward to being a part of your child’s soccer development." - James Kavanagh
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