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Mark-Innes

Mark Innes

MICA Director

I am a former, professional footballer turned UEFA FA licensed coach, with over 20 years of experience working at clubs including Oldham Athletic, Chesterfield, Port Vale, Rochdale, Hyde, Mossley and New Mills.

I hold the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 (UEFA B) Coaching Diploma
  • Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma
  • F. A. Youth Coaching Award

I also hold many other sports/fitness related qualifications.   I am fully insured and have been F. A. Enhanced CRB checked. I want to use my experiences and knowledge gained to help to develop children as technically, skilled footballers and also to improve their physical, mental and social skills through a holistic coaching approach.

"I have a passion for coaching football and I want to help children to maximise their full potential."

MICA’s overall aim is to develop as many two-footed, technically gifted football players as possible, who are not only composed, creative and intelligent with and without the ball but who are also confident, disciplined and respectful people.

WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO US

MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WANT TO OFFER AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE CHILDREN CAN:

  • Stay Active
  • Healthy
  • Meet New Friends

We hope this will then have a long-lasting positive influence
on their futures.

MICA’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY

Football/Sports coaching is slowly moving forward, away from the ‘do as I say’
command style of coaching.

Although this method is still very important, it does not always accommodate all children and how they learn.

Our experienced, qualified coaches will use a variety of effective coaching/learning styles to benefit all children, helping them to gain a better understanding of what they are being taught.”

OUR PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE

We want to develop and nurture children who are:
SKILFUL
COMPOSED
INTELLIGENT
HONEST

In a safe, positive and fun environment, where they can have the freedom to express themselves freely, without the fear of failure.