Jim Lowther is a UEFA B level 3 coach and he also holds the FA Youth Coaches Award for working with Academy players. He is a BASES accredited sport psychologist (scientific support) and holds the Level 5 FA Diploma(Psychology for Football)
Jim has over 25 years of experience in football development, coaching and sports science. He managed Wimbledon FC’s multiple award-winning Football and Community Programme while the club were in the FA Premier league.
As an Academy football coach he worked with Charlton FC (U.12s, U.13s) and Wimbledon FC(U.9s,U.10’s), and spent four years as player development advisor for Crystal Palace FC Academy. Jim has over 15 years of experience as a university lecturer teaching at UG and MSc level (coaching, sport psychology, sports development and match analysis).
This broad range of experiences from professional football and higher education helps shape the content and services that Soccer Steps® deliver. He will deliver the following:
- workshops for coaches-technical and tactical aspects of play, psychology for football, coaching philosophy
- workshops for parents- being a football parent (how to support your child)
- workshops for clubs-supporting clubs with developing a coaching syllabus for various age groups and the writing of a Club Development Plan to aid strategic planning