Chris Bennett

Football Coach

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
I am a highly-motivated academy and community coach with a wide range of experiences gained in football in a number of different countries around the world.

As an ambitious individual I am driven to attain the highest industry qualifications to remain at forefront of modern coaching methods while also studying to learn other vital and useful skills including Spanish.

Further more I am an engaging leader who commands the respect of others by consistently setting and meeting high standards as well as maintaining a relentless work ethic and desire to learn and improve.

Key Skills & Competencies:

Communication: Strong interpersonal skills have contributed towards an ability to forge strong rapport and bonds of trusts with people of all ages and from varied backgrounds. A confident speaker and presenter.

Time Management: Able to prioritise a number of demanding tasks effectively in order to ensure the optimum outcome to any given situation. Ability to keep a cool head when under pressure and deliver work to highest standard.

Leadership: Natural leader who quickly gains the attention and respect of others. Confident in taking charge of a situation while remaining attentive to the needs of others.

Planning and Organisation: A highly-organised individual who plans and prioritises a demanding workload, ensuring close attention to detail when devising training programmes and other coaching projects.

Team Working: Vastly experienced in working productively and constructively in a group to create positive outcomes.

Problem Solving: Able to quickly analyse complex issues before coming up with appropriate solutions. A diligent worker who is assured and calm under pressure.

Testimonials:

“Chris worked on both our domestic and international programmes with children aged 4 to 18 years old. Throughout his time with the club he demonstrated excellent punctual skills and was enthusiastically prepared for his role. Chris demonstrated a great work ethic by focusing his sessions on the needs and development of the children to aid their progression and to allow them to take the next step in football. He has shown that he can work as part of a team and follow a club curriculum to get the best possible results out of sessions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris for any role within an organisation.” - John McStay: Celtic FC International Soccer Academy Manager - Europe

“Chris is a very experienced and capable coach of children. He can deal with a variety of situations including motivating children to get the most out of a session, developing their confidence, teamwork and other life skills and successfully encouraging children who require more support and guidance to participate. He uses his abundant coaching skills and experiences to help all participants benefit from his coaching sessions. He utilises a child friendly tone and uses appropriate words to explain and demonstrate situations to players. He provides constructive feedback for the group and I highly recommend Chris for any role.”- David Kennedy: Active Schools Co-ordinator, North Lanarkshire Council
Chris Bennett

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • Scottish Football Association: Children’s Coaching Award

    Scottish Football Association
    Children’s Coaching Award
    2020

  • SFA: Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Footbal

    SFA
    Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Footbal
    2020

  • SFA: C Licence

    SFA
    C Licence
    2018

  • Scottish Football Association: Managing Children’s Wellbeing

    Scottish Football Association
    Managing Children’s Wellbeing
    2014

  • Scottish Football Association: Talent I.D 1.3

    Scottish Football Association
    Talent I.D 1.3
    2014

  • Scottish Football Association: Mental Health in Scottish Football

    Scottish Football Association
    Mental Health in Scottish Football
    2014

  • Scottish Football Association: Physical Preparation (Children)

    Scottish Football Association
    Physical Preparation (Children)
    2014

  • Scottish Football Association: Youth Pathway Level 1.3

    Scottish Football Association
    Youth Pathway Level 1.3
    2014

  • Scottish Football Association: Physical Preparation (Youth/Adult)

    Scottish Football Association
    Physical Preparation (Youth/Adult)
    2014

  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA): Director of Coaching Diploma

    National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
    Director of Coaching Diploma
    2014

  • SFA: Coaching Footballers with a Disability

    SFA
    Coaching Footballers with a Disability
    2013

  • SFA: 1.3 Coaching in the Game

    SFA
    1.3 Coaching in the Game
    2012

  • SFA: 1.3 Children’s Coaching in the Game

    SFA
    1.3 Children’s Coaching in the Game
    2011

  • SFA: 1.1 Development Activities

    SFA
    1.1 Development Activities
    2011

Career History

  • Madison International School

    Madison International School
    Physical Education Teacher
    2018 – 2019

  • Active Schools  - North Lanarkshire

    Active Schools - North Lanarkshire
    Sports Coach
    2018 – 2018

  • Celtic FC

    Celtic FC
    Domestic & International Football Coach
    2017 – 2018

  • Fut Academy

    Fut Academy
    Academy Coach / Venue Co-ordinator
    2017 – 2017

  • Brazilian International Football Academy

    Brazilian International Football Academy
    Academy Coach/Project Manager
    2016 – 2017

  • Fut Academy

    Fut Academy
    Academy Coach / Venue Co-ordinator
    2013 – 2015

  • UK International Soccer

    UK International Soccer
    soccer Coach
    2013 – 2013

  • Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC
    Community Coach
    2011 – 2012

Key Achievements

  • At Celtic FC, worked on programs including Weekly Skills Schools, Holiday Skills Schools, Magners Hoops and Dreams Events, Play on the Park events, St Andrew’s College Training Programme, and Coaching Clinics for partner clubs
  • At Celtic FC, participated in Coach In-Service Events and represented the club in the community
  • At Celtic FC, executed elite player program both in Scotland and also internationally in Ireland and Italy
  • At Celtic FC, delivered tailor-made training sessions in line with the club’s curriculum on training programs

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