Coaches from the Highest Level

Former international and Champions League manager Gordon Strachan has designed our football programme. Gordon will be a frequent member of staff and will deliver many sessions throughout the season.

Our coaches have managed and played in multiple FA youth cup finals and have a track record in developing young players.

Your playing experience at the Strachan Football Foundation will be second to none. From the facilities to the coaching, every aspect of the football experience is at a professional level.

Football Experience:

  • Working daily with coaches with UEFA Pro Licence, A Licence and B Licence qualifications.
  • 10 hours of coaching per week
  • Recorded matches for match analysis & self-evaluation
  • Fixtures against a number of professional football clubs, US colleges and touring teams
  • Visits from guest coaches with premier league experience
  • Regular visits to St George’s Park
  • Invitation to participate in premier league referees testing for future rules and regulations.
  • 6-8 Training sessions per week
  • Extensive games programme
  • 36-week programme
  • Uefa Pro License and A license coaches
  • Strength and conditioning programmes
  • State-of-the-art facilities - including grass and 4g pitches
  • Match Analysis Licenses
  • Talk from registered agents
  • Trips and excursions to Premier League and Football League matches
  • Talks and guest coaches from the world of football

Additional experiences and benefits for students :

  • St George's Park trips to be coached by national and club coaches obtaining their coaching qualifications – Previous coaches have included Robbie Fowler, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville etc
  • PGMOL – As part of the premier league training for referees, we have been invited to participate in tournaments based at St George's Park and Loughborough.
  • Guest coaches – we have secured the services of an array of coaches to deliver coaching sessions and an insight into their experiences within the game. Coaches we have had deliver sessions include Lee Carsley,Paul Williams, Kevin Macdonald, Brian Little, Mark Robins, Steven Pressley, and John Eustace.
  • Specialist guest speakers – We provide presentations from experts in nutrition, strength and conditioning.
  • Sports session planner licenses for aspiring coaches to plan and deliver their sessions.

State of the Art Facilities

Training sessions will take part in the magnificent football facility at Warwick University. The grass pitches are at a fantastic level, and Strachan Football Foundation will also use the new 4g pitches.

Warwick University has recently opened a £36 million sports hub with state-of-the-art facilities that will be available to all SFF students.

Warwick University has hosted National youth teams, Nike tournaments and professional academies in recent years.