At Stars Football we take great pride in the experience and abilities of our coaching team. One of the secrets of our players success is the training delivered to them because of the skills and attainments of the coaching personnel. Daryl Willard is our UEFA PRO qualified Director of Football and Head Coach, this is the highest coaching qualification available in the world game. What this means is he is qualified to sufficiently high level he would not be required to take further tests or qualifications to manage a Premier League team!
However he does not rest on his laurels and constantly looks to increase his knowledge and develop as a coach, as a developer of youth talent and as a man manager. To this end he undergoes regular training courses and evaluations from external coaches and the FA. This week as part of his current work as a youth coach he will be evaluated on site in a training session by the English FA.
He has spent the last year undertaking various youth training modules and has coached a youth team at Crystal Palace academy under evaluation as one aspect of this process so far. He welcomes the opportunity to look at the game from new angles and to immerse himself in the latest thought processes and discussions with other coaches.
Our belief is that all members of our team must continually innovate to keep their methods and abilities current and relevant. We are pleased to announce Alex McCarthy is also taking his UEFA B qualification this year and was evaluated today by the Sussex FA as part of his appraisal and qualification.
This process of continual personal development is the cornerstone of our philosophy at Stars Football Academy and means we are at the forefront of modern football thinking.
Even our students all take their FA Level 1 coaching badge in their first year at Stars Football and we regularly undertake technical classroom sessions where the boys need to think like the coach and evaluate training and match performances of themselves and others objectively.
We believe strongly that immersion in football conversation leads to football improvement as players and coaches and at Stars Football Academy the coaches start that conversation every day.