Simon Ward is our Academy director.
Simon has been directing clubs, coaching teams and training staff in soccer for over 18 years.
Simon is highly qualified in both soccer and early year’s education. Anyone who has participated in any of his camps and classes will know they are innovative, informative and the most exciting soccer environment you will find.
He has a résumé that varies from special education and preschool teaching to Scottish University coach of the year. When he left the UK, he was the head coach of the Scottish University Champions.
With these experiences and everything in between, Simon’s SCOTTISH SOCCER ACADEMY will provide every individual or team, any age and any level, the chance to reach their highest potential.
Simon has coached at extremely high levels and has revolutionized grass roots soccer in many ways.
Below are a few of Simon’s competetive soccer highlights.
2009 Abertay University Women’s Soccer Coach
SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
UNIVERSITY TEAM OF THE YEAR
UNIVERSITY COACH OF THE YEAR
2007 Dundee University Men’s Soccer Coach
AMATEUR 1ST DIVISION CHAMPIONS
ALLIANCE PREMIER DIVISION CHAMPIONS
WALLACE CUP CHAMPIONS
Pro Clubs - Youth Coach
DUNDEE UNITED FC
AYR UNITED FC
Scottish Football Association
3 YEARS FOOTBALL CO-ORDINATOR/FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.
When Simon is not coaching/watching/playing/talking about soccer he likes to play golf.
Simon is a fan of his home team Ayr United Football Club and his favorite player is Henrik Larsson.