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Griffin - Football Coach - Sutton Coldfield, UK

Michael Griffin

Sutton Coldfield, UK


Football Coach


I have extensive knowledge of coaching practitionally and educationally. I have coached football for 8 years at many different levels and played at Semi Professional and collegiate level.

Work History

Customer Service Executive

OfficeTeam - Birmingham, UK.

January 2014 - February 2014

The role predominantly involves dealing with customer queries and complaints, taking incoming calls, making outbound calls to give customers information and processing orders.

Director of Sport

The Shrubbery School - Birmingham, UK.

From February 2014

Teach weekly scheduled lessons.
- Plan and implement lessons for Key Stage 2 children in all areas of P.E and sport.
- Keep up to date on all curriculum aspects through internal and external insets.
- Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class;
- Motivating pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation;
- Maintaining discipline;
- Preparing lessons in order to facilitate positive pupil development;
- Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development;
- Providing feedback to parents on a pupil's progress.
- If agreed with the Head or Deputy, coordinating activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum, and supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area;
- Working with others to plan and coordinate work;
- Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;
- Introduce and teach correct use of a variety of sport equipment.
- Ensure correct warm up excercises are undertaken
- Take lunch time or after school practice clubs as necessary
- Organise and facilitate team game matches internally and amongst neighbouring schools.
- Attending courses and inset training where required to keep knowledge of current developments up to date and to consolidate expertise.
- Taking part in school events and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening;
- Meeting with colleagues and working flexibly.
- Sending or escorting children in a quiet and organised manner back to class.
- Ensuring that all children are safe in the playground, field, hall and changing rooms and never unsupervised and that they do not leave these areas without prior permission.
- Carefully check equipment to ensure it is safe for use and follows Health and Safety guidelines.

Soccer Coach

Massachusetts Youth Soccer - Lancaster, MA, USA.

June 2013 - August 2013

Coached the GU12 District Team for the Summer Select League.

Boys Varsity Soccer Coach

Westborough High School, Westborough, MA, USA.

August 2012 - July 2013

Overlooked and managed the complete boys soccer program and coached the boys varsity team, achieving a 9-8-2 record and reaching district semi finals.

Property Claims Handler

Gab Robins UK Ltd - Birmingham, UK.

January 2011 - April 2011

Responsible for settling property claims on behalf of multiple insurance companies.

Club Academy Coach

BEST Soccer - Westborough, MA, USA.

April 2011 - June 2011

Responsible for coaching players from 2 to 21 years on a variety of programs including, Pre K, Recreation, Travel, Club, Goalkeeping, SAQ, One to one training, Coach Education, High School and Intramural College.

Girls JV Soccer Coach

Westborough High School - Westborough, MA, USA

August 2011 - November 2011

Coached the High School Junior Varsity Girls team for the 2011 Fall Season, achieving a 13 – 3 – 1 record.

Assistant Soccer Coach

Worcester Polytechnic Institute College - Worcester, MA, USA.

August 2011 - November 2012

Assisted in the coaching of the college club team.

Admin Assistant

GAB Robins UK Ltd - Birmingham, UK.

November 2011 - March 2012

Responsible for all administration duties including data input, mailing, filing, outbound and inbound calls.

Director of Soccer and Coaching

BEST FC - Westborough, MA, USA.

June 2011 - December 2013

In the Role of Director of Soccer Michael overlooks many aspects of the Business, Coaching and Administrative Tasks. He is responsible for ensuring the company continue to generate capital with new programs and players but also to ensure that the programs developed are in-line with the total player centered coaching approach. Michael Was a co-founder of BEST FC and integral part of the growth and maturation of the organisation.

The Business aspects included.

- Setting Financial Goals and Spreadsheets
- Budgeting and Financing of Scholarships
- New business through expansion of current programs and the development of new ideas
- Responsible for Marketing, Promotions and Branding
- Production of Presentations
- Design, Maintenance and Networking of the Website, including all social media applications.
- Development of Sponsorship proposals and Partnerships.
- Development of contracts
- Responsible for maintenance and proposals of new facilities

Administrative Tasks

- Developing and Maintaining a controlled and organised filling system
- Creation and Maintenance of Databases
- Creation and Maintenance of Schedules
- Design and Development of Company Manuals, Policies and Procedures
- All insurance administration duties

Coaching Tasks

- Coach Premier Club Teams in League, Cup and Tournament Play
- Development and Design of Club Curriculum's
- Development and Maintenance of the Coach Education Program to ensure continuous CPD
- Scouting and Player Recruitment
- Medical a). Introduction of FMS (Fundermental Movement Screening), b). Concussion testing
- Development and Execution of Trials and Tryouts
- Development and Execution of Personal Training Programs
- Introduction and Production of Coerver, Strength and Conditioning, Performance Analysis, Match Analysis, SAQ and Multi Skills into the club curriculum.

Special Needs Sports Coach

West Oak School - Leeds, UK.

January 2010 - May 2010

Developed and implemented a multi skills syllabus to children experiencing an range of BESD (Behaviour, Emotional, Social Disabilities) and SLD (Severe Learning Disabilities) difficulties.

Academy Coach and Marketing and Promotions Manager

Pure Soccer - Newton, NJ, USA.

May 2010 - December 2010

Responsible for coaching children from 3 to 16 years on a variety of programs including, Soccer Starz, SAQ, Goalkeeping, Foot Skills, Recreation, Travel and Elite programs. Additional duties included updating company specific leaflets, booklets, website and booking forms whilst working to strict times scales.

Football Coach (Voluntary)

Tong School - Bradford, UK.

January 2009 - May 2009

Managed and coached the year 9 football team.

Assistant Football Coach (Voluntary)

Blackburn Rovers Football Club - Bradford, UK.

January 2009 - May 2009

Coached and Assisted the Boys Development Centre in Bradford for ages 7 to 14 years.

Multi Sports Coach

WR Active Learning - Leeds, UK.

February 2009 - April 2010

Multi Sports coach, coaching a wide variety of sports and activities including Football, Futsal, Dodge ball, Athletics, Multi Skills, Gymnastics, Tennis, Drama, Cricket and Dance.

Project Leader and Community Coach

Leeds United Football Club - Leeds, UK.

March 2009 - April 2010

Community and development center coach responsible for coaching boys and girls aged 3 to 16 years. Experience of working with children with both BESD (Behaviour, Emotional, Social Disabilities) and SLD (Severe Learning Disabilities), including both physical and learning impairments. Charged with the delivery of a Goals Project to excluded and under privileged children also assisting on the BTEC National Courses.

Football School Director

CD Leisure Services - Antalya, Turkey.

July 2009 - August 2009

Responsible for the overall running of the soccer school, duties included coaching, marketing, promotions and dealing with the finances. Coaching experience included working with English and foreign children from 3 years to 14 years of age.

Multi Sports Coach

St Pauls School - Leeds, UK.

September 2009 - December 2009

Developed and implemented multi skills programme to children aged 5 – 6 years.

Football Coach and Assistant Manager

Barnsley County Boys - Barnsley, UK.

September 2009 - May 2010

Coached and assisted in managing the U11 County Boy’s team.

Performance Analysis Personnel

Leeds United Ladies FC - Leeds, UK.

September 2009 - May 2010

Performance analysis of games, duties included production of match DVD, in depth match statistics report and analysis of player performance using bio mechanics.

Sales and Administrative Assistant

Embassy Freight - Birmingham, UK.

June 2008 - September 2008

Administrative assistant with duties including data work, filling, monitoring phone calls, making sales calls and communicating with foreign customers.

Football Coach

Highclare School - Birmingham, UK.

October 2005 - July 2007

Responsible for delivering recreational football programme to children between the ages of 3 to 11 years.

Goalkeeping Coach

Bernard Day Goalkeeping - Birmingham, UK.

October 2005 - September 2008

Assistant goalkeeping coach; supported delivery of specific training programmes to county and academy level players.

Qualifications & Certifications

Sports Coaching (BSc) Degree

Leeds Metropolitan University (UK Center of Coaching Excellence)

The Arthur Terry School

The Arthur Terry School

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