The Soccer Steps Academy coaching programmes has been developed by Jim Lowther and his 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 working with Academy players.
There is a comprehensive range of coaching programmes to help structure the player’s development from 5-15 years old.

  • First Steps programme for players aged 5-7 years old
  • Soccer Steps Development Academy for players aged 8-15 years old
  • Soccer Steps Advanced Academy in association with Crystal Palace FC for players aged 8-15 years old
Dean Lewington

MK Dons captain who has over 600 hundred football league appearances with Wimbledon FC and MK Dons.

“As a young player of Wimbledon FC Academy I was coached by Jim Lowther. He was a fantastic coach who always put on excellent sessions. Very creative coaching, that was always fun and enjoyable. He always made the sessions hard and challenging but also making it understandable in what he was asking of us. I thoroughly enjoyed training under Jim and count myself lucky that our paths crossed and I got to improve as a player under his guidance”.

Dean Lewington, MK Dons captain who has over 600 hundred football league appearances with Wimbledon FC and MK Dons.
Mick Browne

“Jim worked for over 4 years at Charlton Athletic FC as a coach in the U12 and U13 age groups. His manner with the players was excellent and he demonstrated his ability to plan and conduct training sessions that were appropriate for potentially elite young players. He showed that he has a clear understanding of the competencies required for youngsters to progress and play at a professional level. In addition, his qualifications in the area of sport psychology can only be of great benefit to the young players that he works with.”

Mick Browne, Technical Director Northern New South Wales Football Australia, former Academy director at Charlton FC.