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International Advisory Staff

JOHN OWENS

 John is one of the most respected and experienced youth coaches in the world today. He has recently become an independent coach after 19 years work with Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League. 

  • Full time coach at Liverpool FC since 1991. (9 years as a part-time coach. 10 years full-time) made up of one year as Assistant Academy Manager U9 - U14 age range, 5 years as Youth Team Coach U19/U18s winning the FA Youth Cup 2006 and 2007 in the final two years as Youth Team Coach, then 4 years as Academy Manager 2007-11.
  • 1995-97 England Schoolboy Manager U16's
  • Former Umbro USA staff coach
  • 1997-2001 England 'C' Team Manager
  • UEFA 'A' License, FA Academy Manager's License, FA youth Coach's Award
  • Academic qualifications:- M.Sc. Pure Mathematics, M.Ed. Sports Psychology, P/G.C.E. Teaching in Physical Education and Mathematics

 

Players under John Owens' Tutelage
Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Wes Brown, Joe Cole, Steve MacManaman, Leon Osman, Steven Warnock, Robbie Fowler and Scott Parker.

JOHN OWENS PRESENTATIONS

The new Premier League plan for Academies ( EPPP ) 

The audit process for the EPPP 

Parental Influence - some guidance for parents 

Sports Psychology for Football

Session planning to involve decision-making 

Creating the Right Atmosphere 

 

 

 

ZDENEK SIVEK

UEFA 1998-current

UEFA Technical Instructor- 1998-current

implementation of UEFA Coach Convention education program for coaches in Europe and in the World - theoretical lessons and practical demo

UEFA Technical Advisor for Oceania Football Confedertion    Since 2002

implementation of principles UEFA Convention for coaches within Oceania FC

UEFA Technical Instructor for CAF/Confederation of Africa Football Since 2005

participation on a new CAF Coach Education Program 

CZECHOSLOVAK  FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION  Sept.1986- Dec 2002

Head Coach at  National  Teams U15,16,17,U18,U20 Boys & U16,18 Girls
responsibility for management and coaching on international levels of FIFA and UEFA competitions

Technical Observer of  National Team:
analysis of opponents,picking information from international FIFA and UEFA competitions                                                                                          

Technical Director:
education all levels of coaches,writing materials,video programs,theoretical presentations,practical demonstrations,organizing workshops,symposiums,conventions for 
coaches, international cooperation ,excursion to the international professional clubs

CZECH  FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Sept.1986-Dec 2002

Head Coach of National Teams U15 & U16 Boys:
responsible for international FIFA and UEFA competitions, recruiting players for senior national teams

Technical Director:
Responsibility for education of coaches,theoretical and practical demonstration,producing videos,DVD,materials,organizing workshops,symposiums,meetings for coaches, cooperation with FIFA and UEFA and UEFT 

AEFCA- Alliance of European Football Coaches Association Since 2001

-Development of coaching and coach education within UEFT in Europe and throughout the World - Vice President and Executive Committtee of AEFCA http://www.aefca.eu/en/about-us/content/dr-zdenek-sivek

P L A Y ING C A R E E R

NATIONAL TEAMS OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA  Since 1956-1960

SLOVAN LIBEREC   Since 1960-1970

UEFA  T E H N I C A L  I N S T R U C T O R

FC Barcelona (4 times), Real Madrid, Atletico Bilbao, FC Sevilla, FC Valencia, FC Espanol, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, SV Hamburg, Tottenham Hotspurs, Newcastle United FC Liverpool FC, Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, AS Roma, FC Fiorentina, Sporting Lisbon, Dinamo Kiev, Spartak Moskow, FC Fernebache, S.Doneck, Red Star Paris

C E R T I F I C A T E   O F   A T T E N D A N C E

Football Associations of: Germany, England, France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Austria,Russia, Denmark,Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Costa-Rica, Brazil, Chile

R E F E R E N C E S

Andy Roxburgh: UEFA Technical Director; former Scotland National Team.

Jozef Vengloš, UEFA Technical Committee, Slovak Republic

Robin Russel, England, former F.A. Director.  

Roy Hodgson: West Brom. Former Head Coach of Inter Milan, Fulham FC, FC, Liverpool FC,  Switzerland                             

Gerárd Houllier: Former Head Coach of Aston Villa, Liverpool FC, France National Team

Graig Brown: former Head Coach of the Scottish National Team, 

Lars Loerberg: Head Coach of Sweden National Team; Head Coach at Ghana National Team

Mario Moreno: Spanish  FA Technical Director Head Coach of National Youth Teams

Gary Ireland: Palo Alto, USA garyjireland@yahoo.com

Horst Zwinger: President of German Coach Association

Graham Ramsay: former MSYSA Director,Rockville,USA