Jordan Tait

UEFA A Licensed Football Coach

  • Date Joined: 11th November 2016
Jordan is a passionate, dynamic and forward thinking young football coach with a strong level of experience in the game having developed through the Newcastle United academy and played at a high level in Scotland, before progressing to coach multiple age groups at Canadian soccer club Ottawa South United and Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical FC.

Possessing a diverse skill set and professional working approach as an experienced personal trainer and police constable, James is able to apply this experience alongside a strong level of coaching education to have a tangible impact on team performance, technical player development, tactical learning and the successful operation of a coordinated coaching structure.
Jordan  Tait


  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • The Football Association: Safeguarding Children

    The Football Association
    Safeguarding Children

  • The Football Association: Emergency First Aid

    The Football Association
    Emergency First Aid

  • The Football Association: Physical Performance Level 3 Award

    The Football Association
    Physical Performance Level 3 Award

  • The Football Association: Psychology Level 5 Award

    The Football Association
    Psychology Level 5 Award

  • Scottish Football Association: Youth Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates

    Scottish Football Association
    Youth Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • Premier Training: Advanced Diploma - S&C / Personal Training

    Premier Training
    Advanced Diploma - S&C / Personal Training

Career History

  • Ottawa South United Soccer

    Ottawa South United Soccer
    Elite Player Development Coach
    2017 – Present

  • Hamilton Academical FC

    Hamilton Academical FC
    U15 & U17 Coach
    2016 – 2017

  • Scottish Football Association

    Scottish Football Association
    U21 Scout
    2016 – 2017

  • Queen of the South FC

    Queen of the South FC
    Opposition Analyst / Scout
    2015 – 2016

  • Scottish Football Association

    Scottish Football Association
    U10 - U18 Scout
    2015 – 2016

  • Berwick Rangers FC

    Berwick Rangers FC
    U8 - U20 Coach
    2005 – 2009

  • St Johnstone FC

    St Johnstone FC
    U16 & U18 Coach
    2004 – 2005

Key Achievements

  • Spent one month at the Newcastle United academy in January 2012 to observe the coaching techniques and player development strategies utilised by an elite English club
  • Identified several players as a Scottish FA scout who have gone on to represent Scotland at international youth level - including Lewis Smith (U17s & U18s) and Alan Forrest (U21s)
  • Coached players in the Berwick Rangers youth system that progressed to play for the first team - including current club captain Jonny Fairbairn and Kieran Ainslie

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