“Some of the world’s very best youth skills trainers” “Simon Ireland has a new, ambitious and attractive coaching program that helps players develop the highest level of technical and tactical skills and creative ability with strong motivation and psychological emphasis.” Dr. Zdenek Sivek – Former Technical Director of Czech Football Association & Co-Chair of Union of European Football Trainers. UEFA Technical Cmtee.
“We would like to seize the opportunity to thank you as well as congratulate you on your efforts in favor of the development of youth football.” Walter Gagg – former Head of the Technical Dept. F.I.F.A.
“We are sure that from the excellence of Simon Ireland work in the past you will make an outstanding contribution to the community and enhance the prestige of our sport.” Keith Cooper – UEFA & Former FIFA Media Director.
“I was highly impressed by your methods and emphasis on technical development. It was a privilege to contribute to your program.” Yevgeni Lovchev – Former Captain, U.S.S.R. National Team, 62 caps. Captain, & Spartak Moscow (Russian 1st Division).
“The technical skills and coaching abilities of the Irelands is an invaluable experience that young players should not miss.”Chris Dangerfield – Former player San Jose Earthquakes (NASL). Former coach San Jose Oaks – Men’s State, Regional, National Champions (U.S. Open Cup) Former T.V. Commentator for M.L.S.
“It would be my opinion that the Ireland’s have the necessary qualifications to coach and develop national and international caliber youth soccer players.” Jim Sheldon – Former Executive Director, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
“Simon Ireland’s approach to football is excellent. For the ambitious and serious player its a fantastic opportunity to broaden your complete understanding of the beautiful game. There is saying “In Football the truth always comes out on the field”. The Simon Ireland Staff are always there to demonstrate their sharp form on the field.” Christopher Sullivan– former European 1st Division Professional". World Cup player for U.S. National Team 1990. MLS player. FOX TV & MLS Soccer commentator.
“The Irelands’ ability to analyze and distill basic elements of movement and technique and translate this into methods to improve the playing standards of young players is rare.” Terry Conley – Former Technical DoC, New Zealand F.A.
"I have played and coached with Simon Ireland and not only is his skill and production amazing as a player, his ability to convey that knowledge to players of all ages and genders is truly unique. The best compliment I can pay Simon is that I would like for any player I coach to have had a chance to work and train with him before they played for me". Chris Ducar – Assistant Coach – University of North Carolina Womens Team.
“You will learn skills that will enable you to become a world class player. They took the raw athleticism and added the finesse necessary to play at the level I am now.” Lorrie Fair – Former University of North Carolina, U.S. Women’s National Team & Chelsea FC. Coached by Simon Ireland staff for 4 years. Attended Simon Ireland camps, 2 years. Simon Ireland assistant coach and senior coach for 6 years.
"Simon has a passion for teaching and is superb at breaking down the technical aspects of soccer. "Paul Ratcliffe – Stanford University Womens Team. NCAA Coach of the Year 2008, 2009
"Simon Ireland has a passion for our sport and the ability to translate that to his players. He is a terrific teacher of the game who can communicate exceptionally well and demonstrates the skills necessary to be successful." Brett Simon. Former Stanford University Men’s Coach.
“I have played with and worked alongside the Simon Ireland Staff for many years. Their depth of knowledge on every aspect of the game is remarkable. Players love working with them because they have the right balance of intensity and levity. Each player that works with them finds dimensions they never knew existed.” Chris Ducar – UNC University of North Carolina Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. NCAA Asst Coach of the Year. Goalkeeper coach and National goalkeeper coach to U.S.A. U/21 National.
“Some one of the most respected coaches that I have trained under…they emphasize skill, technique, creativity, helping participants with mental as well as physical discipline. Students will learn all aspects of the soccer game.” Aman Kebreab – Former MVP, San Jose State University Men’s Team.