Meet The Coach
Moorland Elite offers a coaching scheme like no other. Charlie and his team are far from average. As Head Coach, Charlie is both UEFA and FA approved. Having previously worked for Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers, as well as at an international level for Ajax, he is currently a Technical Skills Development Coach at Manchester City.
Premiership standard coaching at Moorland is a reality for all players on the Elite Program, where students are extremely fortunate to have their football skills, attitude and personalities honed and developed to their full potential.
Charlie’s training techniques are leading, and have been applauded by experts such as leading sports scientists from Loughborough University. The UK’s leading Sports-science University, and Henry Winter, the sports editor for the Telegraph. Not to mention the litany of professional footballers and managers which have described his unique training sessions as revolutionary.
We pride ourselves on developing well-rounded and forward thinking individuals. Those who not only push themselves as individuals, but just as importantly, who can confidently work as part of a team also. But how do you get there?
Conventional wisdom in the old days stated that God given talent was the be all and end all for a successful career in football. Training was only a necessary supplement to what was already valued within a particular individual. Today, while the term ‘talent’ is still banded about, development’s in coaching have allowed youngsters to emulate the greats with increasing ease.
Indeed, such is the importance of coaching at both amateur and professional level with the top clubs employing the skills of sport physchology to help the players gain that little extra beyond their competition.
The Elite program actively promotes these modern coaching methods with all students. We’re tried and tested, as the stars of Moorland provide real evidence of this. Through the program we will have analysed your current skill level and build upon those.
It is our mission that every child who completes the program has developed their skills, agility, awareness and attitude to levels significantly higher than that of any comparable coaching scheme.
With our specialist training sessions, tailored mentoring scheme and cross-curricular linking, a graduate of the Moorland Football Elite will be more than just the average footballer. It will impact on their football ability, lives, and enrich their character too, bringing out the very best in every individual.
Initial assessments allow us to understand the level of existing football ability. From there onwards, once we’ve discussed this with the Elite student, we’ll begin to focus on an individual development process. We analyse the strengths and weaknesses in order for us to develop the core skill-set, and through careful management slowly build upon this to provide far reaching football knowledge. The quality of the provision is outstanding.