Shield Technical Coaching Information

Shield Technical Coaching is our very own technical training centre Centre for those aiming to improve their technical abilities (This progresses to our advanced academy).

Our coaches are highly qualified and experienced, working at an Academy level for many years. They have the knowledge, experience and sessions to best equip your child in making the transition.

We will test your child’s ability, and have contact with scouts from different clubs, in order to provide the best opportunities.

Dan Seymour

Dan is the Director of Shield Academy and has spent 10 years working in various professional club’s youth academy systems. Dan spent 7 years at the prestigious Chelsea FC Youth Academy. This was followed by a season at Norwich City FC, and then 2 seasons at Leyton Orient FC. Dan is a UEFA ‘B’ licensed coach and holds a degree in Sports Science.

Julian Charles

Julian is an ex-professional football player, and UEFA ‘A’ Licensed Coach, who spent time coaching at Dagenham & Redbridge FC’s Youth Academy and is currently an Academy coach at QPR. A highly talented coach, Julian really will improve your child’s technical ability.

Our Session Details:

When: Every Monday

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Venue: Starch House Lane Playing Fields, IG6 1PT

Price: £30 per month. We will offer a trial session for £7.50.

Testimonials (Dan Seymour):

“Dan has been instrumental in the development of Rhian. At an early stage he saw the potential, and with his coaching & guidance enchanced Rhian’s skills. This then allowed Rhian to take his talents into 2 professional academies.”

Ian Brewster; Father of Rhian (Liverpool FC First Team).

Testimonials (Dan Seymour):

“I have known Dan Seymour since he started coaching at 15 years old. He was still a boy, and I had the pleasure of watching him grow into a man.

Throughout the 16 years I have known Dan, i’ve seen him achieve so much.

When Dan told me he was setting up Shield Academy I knew this was going to be one of the best clubs in the South East.

Dan also coached my 2 sons. They grew up with Dan and now both play a very good standard of football. One of my boys now plays at college level in the USA. This is very much as a result of Dan’s work.

Dan you always gave it your total commitment, passion, drive, and mostly your dedication and for this I cannot thank you enough.

I have so many amazing memories going to games/tournaments and nothing could replace the great times we had from making friends to watching our children playing such quality football.

I am so proud of Dan Seymour and I would recommend Shield Academy to everyone”.

Kaz Hursit (Father of Jamie & Lee Hursit)