Kevin Nicholson

Highly Qualified & Experienced UEFA Pro Licence Holder | Football Consultant & Coach | Focused on Player, Coach & Club Development

  • Date Joined: 14th June 2016
The youngest ever UEFA Pro Licence holder in England with 15 years of knowledge and skills required to work at all levels of the game with experience at Academy and First Team levels.

A positive and professional leader, he creates a development culture that enables players and coaches to perform at their best.

Currently working with clubs around the world with Double Pass, he provides them with practical tools they can use to translate their philosophy and principles into action off and on the field.

Committed to continuous improvement, his approach is to ensure that people deliver consistently high standards that help a club to achieve its picture of success.
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International Experience - Clubs & Organisations Worked With Worldwide:

• Germany: Hertha BSC
• Brazil: S.C. Internacional
• Spain: UD Almería
• Real Madrid University
• Denmark: Superliga
• USA: US Soccer Federation
• Uzbekistan: FC Pakhtakor
• Hungary: Hungarian Football Federation
• Bosnia: FK Sarajevo
• Belgium: KV Kortrijk
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Key Skills:

• Working effectively on own merit or as part of a team

• Developing a unique Football Philosophy and coaching DNA at club and Academy level

• Communicating effectively with players, coaches, Academy Directors, Technical Directors and other key stakeholders

• Helping players make the transition from Academy to First Team football

• Translating theory into practice on the field

• Helping players and coaches build on their strengths and focus on areas that require development

• Developing and implementing successful game plans

• Understanding of the player pathway and EPPP system

• Being creative and adaptable to customise sessions when delivering workshops in different countries around the world
Kevin Nicholson

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: Pro Licence

    UEFA
    Pro Licence
    2016

  • Mitre Group: NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Management

    Mitre Group
    NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Management
    2016

  • The Football Association: Youth Award

    The Football Association
    Youth Award
    2016

  • The Football Association: FA Elite Coaching Award (Level 5)

    The Football Association
    FA Elite Coaching Award (Level 5)
    2013

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2010

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2005

Career History

  • Bangor City FC

    Bangor City FC
    First Team Manager / Head Coach
    2017 – 2018

  • Burton Albion

    Burton Albion
    First Team Player Recruitment & Opposition Analysis Scout
    2017 – 2018

  • Cardiff City FC

    Cardiff City FC
    U23 Manager / First Team Coach / U18 Head Coach
    2013 – 2016

  • Exeter City FC

    Exeter City FC
    U18 Youth Team Coach
    2012 – 2013

  • Derby County

    Derby County
    Head of Coaching U9-U16 / Head Coach
    2007 – 2012

  • Stoke City FC

    Stoke City FC
    Academy Coach
    2006 – 2007

  • Double Pass

    Double Pass
    Global Senior Football Consultant
    2018 – Present

Key Achievements

  • Helped to develop players including Ollie Watkins; Aston Villa FC (at Exeter City), Will Hughes; Watford FC (at Derby County) and Max Lowe; Sheffield United (at Derby County)
  • Created, developed and delivered the Double Pass Practice on Field Model with clubs all over the world

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