The coaching concept and range of services provided by Soccer Steps[tm] have been developed by Jim Lowther. He has recruited a team of highly experienced qualified coaches who have worked at Academy level and first team level in the FA Premier League. There is also a wealth of experience in grass roots football coaching as many of the coaches worked in grass roots football before moving on to coach elite players.
The staffing is further enhanced by the recruitment of experienced local coaches and UK based sports science experts to help him deliver the various activities.
Jim has over 25 years of experience in football development, coaching and sports science. He managed Wimbledon FC’s multiple award-winning football and community programme while the club were in the FA Premier league. As an Academy football coach he worked with Charlton FC (U.12s, U.13s) and Wimbledon FC (U.9s, U.10s). Jim also spent four years as player development advisor Crystal Palace FC Academy.
For the last 14 years he has worked as a university lecturer teaching at UG and MSc level (sports coaching, sports development, match analysis and sport psychology). This broad range of experiences from professional football and higher education helps shape the content and services that Soccer Steps deliver.