Meet the staff

Ian Yuill

Ian Yuill

Technical Director

Ian founded Technical Soccer Coaching and delivers his technical syllabus 'The Circle of Technical Development' at the West Ham United Academy.

A former West Ham United schoolboy and Youth team player, Ian is a dynamic and highly effective Academy Coach with extensive experience of identifying & developing elite youth football talent. A proven track record of implementing technical & tactical coaching programmes to a variety of age groups over a 10 year period.

Key Skills

Individual Player Development (Technical/Tactical, Psychological, Social & Physical)


Qualifications
UEFA B (UEFA A licence in progress), FA Youth Modules 1,2,&3, Talent ID Certificate, Child protection & Best practice,
FA Emergency Aid, Full FACA membership, LMA full membership.

Adam Tannett

Adam Tannett

Regional Director - Colchester, Chelmsford & North Essex

Adam's experience in youth football has been gained from working at professional clubs Southend United and Chelsea. ' I jumped at the opportunity to join Technical Soccer Coaching and to work closely with the top coaches at West Ham United. Adam said " You have to admire the talent that has been developed at West Ham over the years and I hope to help establish the Colchester and North Essex region using the same technical programme as the Academy".  Qualifications: FA Level 1, Level 2 & UEFA ’B’ License, FA Youth Coaches Award Module 1 &2, FA Child Protection and Best Practice Award, FA Emergency Aid, Full FACA Membership, NVQ Level 2 Sports Leadership, BTEC Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science

 

 

Jey Siva

Jey Siva

Technical Soccer Head Coach Dagenham & Walthamstow

Jey previously played for Manford Way & Hillingdon Borough, and is currently playing for Enfield Town.  His coaching experience comes from his work locally at the Redbridge sports centre, the USA and at professional club Watford FC as a skills coach at their academy.  He achieved a sports science degree at Brunel University where he made the England university side.   Qualifications: Sports Science Degree, FA Level 1, FA Level 2.  FA Child Protection and Best Practice Award, FA Emergency Aid.

 

Steve Heffer

Steve Heffer

Regional Director - Southend & Basildon

Steve is a product of  the West Ham United Academy where he was a reserve team regular. He then went on to have a coveted 900 game career in league football with Southend United, Swindon Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Boreham Wood, Hendon, Thurrock, Billericay Town and currently Ryman League outfit Great Wakering Rovers. " I have played under some great managers one of whom was Glenn Hoddle whilst at Swindon Town which led me to have an admiration for skillfull technical players" he added " Technique is what it is all about today and I'm really looking forward to sharing these same beliefs and giving something back to the young players at Technical Soccer Coaching in Southend & Basildon".

Tony Carr MBE

Tony Carr MBE

West Ham United FC Academy Ambassador

Good technique is the foundation of all the work we do at the West Ham United Academy and one of the teaching methods we employ is the excellent Technical Soccer Coaching programme. It's comprehensive and covers all the aspects of technical... more »