What is Soccer Awareness?

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have been asked to become the chosen UK Coaching Company provider to work with the Wayne Harrison  “Soccer Awareness Coaching Curriculum”

What is the Soccer Awareness Curriculum

“The ultimate goal in coaching is helping each player develop his or her talents and abilities to the fullest. With this in mind, we created this Unique Soccer Awareness philosophy of developmental coaching and training. It simply means training the mind before the body.” – Wayne Harrison

Mission of Soccer Awareness

  • To teach Coaches how to develop self-thinking players and to then empower players to make their own decisions and think for themselves.
  • To create the “Thinking Player” for football development.
  • To Educate Parents in a better understanding of the game of football.

Vision Of Soccer Awareness

Soccer Awareness will provide coaches, players, and parents an overall educating program based on the six fundamental principles:

  • Developing coaches with a clear vision of development with a particular methodology of encouragement and a player driven mentality.
  • Creating a culture for players for self-belief both as an individual and a team player.
  • Allowing personal player self-expression within the team framework set by the coach
  • Finding a path to the players personal and / or professional goals.
  • Ultimately promoting a winning culture.
  • Parental education to help them understand football and therefore support their children in a more educated way.

Why Are We So Proud To Have Been Asked To Work With Soccer Awareness

Soccer Awareness is a proven and successful coaching curriculum that has brought much success to clubs and teams across 3 different continents.  Primarily based around the coaching style used at the La Masia, FC Barcelona’s famous academy.

For a number of years now we have been following Wayne’s coaching philosophy and methodology implementing them into our S.O.D.C. programme with great success and this has lead to Wayne inviting us to be his chosen UK provider.

We firmly believe the Soccer Awareness curriculum is one of if not the best coaching curriculum around.  We believe that by incorporating the Soccer Awareness curriculum fully into our S.O.D.C. programme will mean we will be able to offer your child/children the very best environment to aid their football development and enable them to maximise and reach their full footballing potential.

Wayne has extensive connections and contacts within the game including two of the world’s best coaches Marco Monti at Inter Milan and Rene Meulensteen Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant manager of 8 years at Manchester United.

Through Wayne’s connections, we have the possibility of taking teams to the USA to play in top competitive tournaments and to link with USA Colleges regarding  playing scholarships once your child/children are old enough.

Wayne Harrison is a world renowned youth football coach.

Wayne Harrison Bio

Playing Experience

Former professional with Blackpool and Oulun Palloseura in Finland.

Coaching and Academic Qualifications

UEFA A License Coach

NSCAA Premier Diploma Holder USA

Bachelor of Arts Degree Sports Psychology and Applied Physiology

Coaching Experience

Professional Club Academy Technical Director at Blackpool Football Club

Professional Academy Technical Director Al Ain Sports & Cultural Club; United Arab Emirates, Middle East:

  • SEVEN National Champions at Youth Professional Level in the United Arab Emirates in 2 years.
  • The most successful professional academy in the country beating teams such as Inter Milan, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Raja of Morocco in tournaments at U15 and U16 to highlight the level of play.
  • 6 Finishing Championship Runners-up.
  • 38 National team players at Youth level from U11 to U18.
  • Voted the Top Professional Academy in the UAE by Marco Monte of Inter Milan the consultant for the Abu Dhabi Sports Council 2011
  • Transformed the method of play from primarily individually focused to a 1 and 2 touch team style using the 4-2-3-1 but without losing the individuality of players.

Director of Coaching Boys Academy Surf Soccer Club:

  • The Boys program officially outperformed the Girls program in 2012 for the first time in 20 years of the club’s existence under Wayne’s Guidance

Consultant: Total Futbol Academy Los Angeles and San Diego

  • Boys U9, U11 and U12 State Cup Champions Cal South
  • Coach to Boys U13s Qualified for Regional Championships in Boise; Idaho

Wayne Harrison Publications

  • Wayne has written 14 books on football tactics and coaching as well as producing 34 E-books and various videos on the game.

Jose Mourinho Testimonal

Wayne Harrison: Owner of Soccer Awareness in San Diego California; sent two of his books to Jose Mourinho to see what his views on them were.

They were “Soccer Awareness: Developing the Thinking Player” and “Coaching the 4-2-3-1”. Here is what the best tactician and coach in the world, Jose Mourinho, said about Wayne Harrison’s coaching:

“You think the training process very well…the point after that is the way you put in practice with the players organizing a training session. The way you think and the way you make your exercises is very good.”