OUR PHILOSOPHY

Shane believes that playing sports as a child, not only builds character and confidence but also gives them a sense of accomplishment. Shane lives by two quotes “Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong” and “Smaller Ball, Smaller Space equals Bigger Talent”. Constantly challenging the learner in an enjoyable way so that they construct knowledge for themselves and attaching a meaning rather than barking out information. Shane’s knowledge currently allows him to provide players with a conducive learning environment for them to progress.

With this in mind Shane is constantly challenging himself to think of fresh and innovative ideas that will allow his players to be exposed to training methods that meet the needs of the individual player/s. Shane always uses smaller footballs and limited space in order for them to progress themselves and from this the sub line of “Smaller Ball, Smaller Space” was formed. Shane really enjoys working with both children and adults within the football sector and feels that he can tailor his sessions to help anyone progress and discover their ability, especially to play at Youth Academy level, which Shane has already had success with.



Shane will expect his players to be well mannered and respectful. He wants them to welcome and say goodbye to people with a handshake. Everything that happens on a footballing pitch is a learning experience and If you are given any opportunities in life to better yourself then you should always respect those who have played a part in making that happen.

  • • Respect your team mates, you can’t do it alone.
  • • Respect your opposition; you can’t beat them without them.
  • • Respect yourself, you need you, be good to you, be the best you can be.
  • • Respect the adults involved, without them there is no game.
  • Qualifications

    • UEFA B
    • Youth Mod 3
    • FA Level 2
    • FA Level 1 Goalkeeping
    • FA Level 1 Futsal
    • FA Youth Module 1 & 2
    • Coaching Disabled Footballers
    • Safeguarding Children
    • First Aid Qualified