James Scott

First team Coach - Tonbridge Angels

  • Date Joined: 30th March 2021
I am a forward thinking First Team coach, currently at Tonbridge Angels FC in the National League South, with demonstrable experience at First Team level achieving 3 promotions with 2 separate clubs since 2015, for Tonbridge Angels FC and Balham FC. I have previous experience at elite youth academy level for the likes of Crystal Palace FC and AFC Wimbledon have further aided my development combining bespoke training programmes as well as performance analysis to provide teams and individuals with continuous support along the player pathway.

I aim to provide teams with the necessary support to excel in their league or age group. I am experienced managing the performance of multiple staff, display excellent communication skills and employ a range of coaching methods to build competitive teams dedicated to achieving collective and individual development.
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Main Achievements:

✔ Led the First Team squad to 3 promotions in 4 seasons at 2 different clubs
✔ Did so as either Assistant Manager or First Team Coach
✔ Introduced and implemented the analysis department at AFC Wimbledon
✔ Created and implemented Coaching Curriculum designs
✔ Created a strong link between match analysis and coaching session design at several clubs

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Key Skills & Competencies:

Experience: A methodical individual who combines experience in PE teaching, performance analysis, and academy and First Team coaching to ensure players are given holistic training that aims to advance their physical, technical and tactical skills.

Communication: Demonstrates strong communication skills to not only deliver instruction during training and on match days, but to cultivate strong working relationships with players and coaches at all levels to facilitate smooth running daily operations.

Leadership: A confident coach comfortable leading sessions and managing the behaviour of players at varying ages, from U10 up to senior First Team, acting as a visible member of staff who leads by example to motivate and drive success from the front.

Teamwork: Naturally excels as part of a dynamic coaching team, aligning skillset alongside colleagues to deliver quality training sessions. Prioritises cooperation and teamwork amongst squads to ensure they are committed to achieving collective success.

Technology & Software: Committed to utilising the latest technology and software to enhance training and produce more robust analysis. Experienced using Hudl, Prozone, Focus X2 and Dartfish Easy Tag.

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Testimonials:

“James has the ability to coach older players at senior level all the way through to the very youngest players in the academy, understanding and empathising with what is required at the varying age ranges and abilities as well as the emotional intelligence to deliver that information. He is very thoughtful about his coaching practice and I have utilised James to demonstrate good coaching practice to other coaches completing their qualifications.” - Geoff Noonan: FA Youth Coach Developer

“Without people like James Scott doing the fantastic work he does, my job as a Manager would be significantly harder to complete. His hard work and excellent organisation behind the scenes supports the team to develop and progress.” - Neal Ardley: AFC Wimbledon Manager 2012 - 2018

“James is a forward thinking coach and analyst. He is very intelligent and analytical in his work which has resulted in him applying analysis effectively into his coaching and pedagogy. He uses a modern approach to coaching from his teaching background and utilises sport science to support his deep knowledge of the game. James is the ideal interpreter between data, player and performance.” - Shayne Hall: Elite Education Manager at Hudl & former Head of Education at Prozone Sports
James Scott

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2018

  •  Prozone : Advance, Intermediate & Beginner

    Prozone
    Advance, Intermediate & Beginner
    2018

  • The Football Association: Futsal Level 1

    The Football Association
    Futsal Level 1
    2018

  • The Football Association: Youth Modules 1-3

    The Football Association
    Youth Modules 1-3
    2018

  • The Football Association: Emergency First Aid

    The Football Association
    Emergency First Aid
    2018

  • The Football Association: Safeguarding Children

    The Football Association
    Safeguarding Children
    2018

Career History

  •  Tonbridge Angels FC

    Tonbridge Angels FC
    First Team Coach
    2018 – Present

  • Crystal Palace FC

    Crystal Palace FC
    Academy Coach
    2015 – 2018

  • Balham FC

    Balham FC
    Assistant Manager
    2015 – 2018

  • St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

    St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College
    Sport Science Lecturer & Head of U18 Football
    2015 – Present

  • Bensham Manor School

    Bensham Manor School
    Head of PE Department
    2013 – 2015

  • AFC Wimbledon

    AFC Wimbledon
    Head of First Team Performance Analysis & YDP Head Coach
    2012 – 2015

  • Bensham Manor School

    Bensham Manor School
    PE Teacher
    2011 – 2013

Key Achievements

  • Coached the First Team squad to 3 promotions in 4 seasons at 2 different clubs as Assitstant Manager or First Team Coach
  • Introduced and implemented the analysis department at AFC Wimbledon
  • Created and implemented Coaching Curriculum designs
  • Created a strong link between match analysis and coaching session design at several clubs
  • Tonbridge Angels FC, First Team Coach: Coached the team to promotion from the Bostik Isthmian Premier League into the National League South via the playoff’s in 2018/19
  • Balham FC, Assistant Manager: Winner of the London Senior Cup 2017/18 season
  • Balham FC, Assistant Manager: Coached the First Team squad to 2 promotions in 3 seasons

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