For a number of kids, soccer schools have played a big part in their development. Popularity and perceptions have changed over time, as have the demands on those looking to bring on the next generation of player – the coaches. MORE
Gerard Jones is a well-travelled coach and coach educator. He currently works with the Royal Moroccan Football Federation as an elite coach educator having previously been with the United States Soccer Federation as a nationally licensed instructor. During his career he has also coached in the UK, Italy, Norway and New Zealand. Formerly an academy Coach at Rochdale and Bristol Rovers, he has also worked as the first team manager at non-league Eccleshill United, as the assistant coach of Bradford City’s U21s and as the director of coaching at Arsenal Soccer Schools and at Eastside FC in Michigan.