Scott McLennan

Experienced Youth Coach & First Team Analyst

  • Date Joined: 9th August 2016
A diversely skilled and UEFA qualified young football coach with extensive experience in the game having made key contributions from grassroots to senior professional level, building a strong understanding of how to effectively develop both skilled players and winning teams.

Currently the U13 Head Coach, Academy Administrator and a First Team Opposition Scout with Heart of Midlothian FC, as well as former Performance School Coach and Club Coach Officer with the Scottish Football Association - positions that have enabled rapid growth within elite football environments and innovative coaching strategies.

Now looking to apply this experience and a driven working approach to a new challenge in the game that provides increased responsibility and the chance to positively impact a club’s or organisation’s performance.
Scott McLennan

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2019

  • University of Stirling: BA (Hons) Sport Studies

    University of Stirling
    BA (Hons) Sport Studies
    2015

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2015

  • UEFA: Elite Youth A Licence

    UEFA
    Elite Youth A Licence
    2014

  • Scottish Football Association: Children’s Award

    Scottish Football Association
    Children’s Award
    2014

  • SportScotland: National Sports First Aid Certificate

    SportScotland
    National Sports First Aid Certificate
    2012

  • Scottish Football Association: Youth Award

    Scottish Football Association
    Youth Award
    2012

  • Scottish Football Association: Youth Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates

    Scottish Football Association
    Youth Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates
    2011

  • Scottish Football Association: Children Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates

    Scottish Football Association
    Children Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates
    2011

Career History

  • Scottish Football Association

    Scottish Football Association
    Club Coach Officer
    2015 – Present

  • Heart of Midlothian FC

    Heart of Midlothian FC
    U14 Head Coach
    2015 – Present

  • Heart of Midlothian FC

    Heart of Midlothian FC
    First Team Opposition Scout
    2014 – Present

  • Scottish Football Association

    Scottish Football Association
    Performance School Coach
    2015 – 2016

  • UK Soccer

    UK Soccer
    Camp Counsellor
    2014 – 2014

  • Falkirk FC

    Falkirk FC
    First Team Opposition Scout & Analyst
    2013 – 2014

  • Dundee United FC

    Dundee United FC
    U9 - U13 Youth Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Hibernian FC

    Hibernian FC
    Community Football Coach
    2013 – 2013

  • Alloa Athletic FC

    Alloa Athletic FC
    U15 & U13 Head Coach
    2012 – 2013

Key Achievements

  • Multiple players (Harry Cochrane, Anthony McDonald and David Wilson) from the Hearts U14 squad have all progressed to play for the club’s U20s while still being eligible for the U14s
  • Began working with the Hearts first team while still studying at university having demonstrated an exceptional level of knowledge when coaching alongside Robbie Neilson on the SFA Elite Youth Licence
  • Currently providing critical reports on opposition teams’ strengths and weakness for use by the Heats management team and players
  • Coached elite young players aged 11-16 three days per week as part of the Scottish FA’s national development programme
  • Completed a case study of the training sessions utilised with the U19s, U14s and U13s at Toronto FC in the MLS (also due to visit the Southampton FC academy in Dec 2016)

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