Wayne Harrison is a former professional player and has been a highly qualified professional coach for many years. He has held the position of Academy Director at Blackpool Professional Football Club in England and at Al Ain Professional Fooatball Club in the UAE.
UEFA Professional “A" License Coach since 1996
Professional Player (Blackpool) and Oulu Palloseura (Finland)
Professional Coach in England and abroad (Finland; United Arab Emirates and USA)
NSCAA Premier Diploma holder and Staff Coach
Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Psychology / Applied Physiology
Represented Great Britain Soccer team in the World Student Games in Mexico
Proponent of a revolutionary proven one-touch training program to develop a quick playing and quick thinking mindset in the player and creator of many age group related coaching programs for players and coaches
Educational Soccer Symposium Clinician for the NSCAA, World Class Coaching, Reed Swain and many State organizations throughout the USA as well as in the UAE and Japan.
Author of 12 Coaching Books and four DVD’s on Soccer Training plus 28 E Books
Produced 7 National Championship winning Professional youth teams in 2 years in the UAE 2009 – 2011 as the Director of Coaching for Al Ain Soccer club with his Soccer Awareness coaching program
The Al Ain Academy as voted the Number One Professional Academy in the United Arab Emirates by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Consultant Marco Monte of Inter Milan who described it as the closest model to the best European professional club academies. Using Wayne’s Soccer Awareness training model for the Thinking Player developed over many years; plus added the actual “Barcelona” training model from La Mesia for youth development to the program.