Lecturer in Sports Coaching & Research Methods

Dan has over 12 years’ experience in the football industry and within the higher education environment. Some of Dan’s experience as seen him spend over 4 years’ as the Academy Director of a soccer club in the USA, over 3 years’ experience lecturing in Sports Science and Coaching and most recently sees him enter his seventh season as an academy coach at Burnley FC where he has coached a variety of age groups in the FP and YDP. Dan is currently undertaking his Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance which is investigating how best to support coaches to understand and implement strategies to develop psychological characteristics within youth academy football players.

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Area of expertise
  • Coaching and Elite Performance
  • Talent Development
  • Professional Judgement and Decision Making
  • Constructivism Paradigm in Sports Coaching Research
Teaching & research interests
  • Developing Psychological Characteristics of Elite Performance
  • Holistic Ecological Approach to Developing Talent
  • Environmental and Cultural impacts on
  • Talent Development
Accreditations & Memberships
  • FA Licensed Coach
  • MSc in Sports Coaching
  • BA (hons) in Sports Coaching
  • PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+
  • UEFA ‘B’ Licence in coaching football
    FA Youth Award (full award)
Expertise in industry
  • Coaching Football in the Foundation Phase
  • Coaching Football in the Youth Development Phase
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