PGCE, UEFA “A’ License, FA Academy Manager's License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
As Program Director, Joel will direct the UDA Soccer Academy coaching staff and its operation, overseeing its playing philosophy and providing opportunities for players to fulfill their potential through the training and games program.
As a UEFA ‘A’ licensed coach, FA qualified Academy Manager and Lecturer in Sport who has built a broad range of senior experience through various roles in football and education in both the UK and the USA, Joel will work directly with our US based staff to add real value to the student experience both on and off the field.
Joel holds both a Master’s Degree in Sporting Directorship and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science and his credentials will ensure that UDA students reach their optimal potential and ensure the program meets student’s expectations with respect to their overall experience.
Having worked within the Academy programs of Fulham FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC, in addition to his role as the Assistant Head Coach of the England Women u23 National Team, Joel has an extensive knowledge of the player development process and currently works as a Senior Scout for a professional club in the English Premier League.