Adrian Ganchev

13/14s Lead Coach

Department: Coaching
Age Groups: U15, U16
Date Joined: 01/01/2020

Professional qualifications

  • UEFA B – 2018
  • UEFA A – working towards
  • BSc Hons Cellular and Molecular Biology and Sports Science – University of Exeter 2017
  • First Class degree with Dean’s Commendation awarded at the University of Exeter
  • MRes Hons Sports Science – University of Wolverhampton 2018
  • First Class degree – dissertation examining novel ways to use GPS data to aid injury prevention.
Previous positions held

U18s GPS Analyst – 2017-2019
U12s Assistant Coach 2018 -2019
U13s Lead Coach 2019 – 2021

Which Wolves Value best suits you and your role?

Personal: Determined
– Going to another country at 18. Combining university, work and coaching to work towards my goals.
– Continuing my development after finishing my time at university and continuously working hard to progress on my coaching journey.
Role: Unity
– Putting the needs of the players at the heart of what we all do.
– Being a part of an amazing academy team and working together to ensure that we continuously improve the boys in the academy.

Weekly tasks overview

Each week there is a detailed process around the training sessions. We plan, deliver and review each session carefully to ensure we develop the boys in our WOLVES way, considering their technical, physical and social needs.
The same goes for the games, as we view those as the most important piece of the players development.
As 13/14s Lead I also have regular meetings and conversations with the other YDP, FP and PDP coaches and multidisciplinary team to ensure that what we deliver and plan in line with our strategy and we work towards the same objectives. This will not only include coaching, but areas like sports science, nutrition, wellbeing and psychology.
Another aspect is the communication with parents and guardians. We try to develop good relationships and give clarity about why we are doing what we are doing, and explain how we feel that will benefit their children.

What do you most enjoy about working for the academy?

The most rewarding is playing a part in the development of a young player. Especially that moment when he finally succeeds in something he has put loads of effort towards!

Future career and academic aspirations


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