Daniel Watson

Lead Foundation Phase 9 - 12

Department: Coaching
Age Groups: U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18, U23
Date Joined: 01/01/2020

Professional qualifications

  • Uefa B licence- 2011
  • Fa Advanced Youth Award (Youth Development Phase) – 15.02.21
  • FA Youth Award Mod 2 – 2.12.2012
  • FA Youth Award Mod 1 – 10.6.2008
  • FA Talent Identification Award – 8.12.2011
  • FA Safeguarding Recertification – 15.2.2021
  • FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid – 7.11.2019
Previous positions held

Education Officer

Which Wolves Value best suits you and your role?

Humble – Often in a leadership role the visual perception is that you are there because you have more knowledge and experience than the people you work with. In some cases this may be true, however I believe that having humility in situations and showing vulnerability allow people I work with the flourish.

Examples include ask people around me who have better expertise in an area to input rather than pretend I have the knowledge. Its then important to want to learn and improve.

Professional playing experience

No previous professional playing experience.

Weekly tasks overview

Weekly tasks include

Taking coaching session
Reviewing game footage to review with players
Organising coaches meetings
Session planning for age group.
Delivery of match day duties

What do you most enjoy about working for the academy?

Working with the players. Every year you get different characters that help to keep each year fresh. Especially when you have been coaching so long having good quality players that are enthusiastic about learning is what I enjoy most.

Future career and academic aspirations

Two routes i see myself pursuing include, to create and deliver a bespoke Technical program for local communities.

Continue on in teaching with a PGCE qualification that would allow me to go into teaching in a school.

Further information

Going into my 13th season I think its important that I continue to show commitment to the club, giving the players a solid member of staff. I will endeavour to do this once again for our club. Hopefully paving the way for more of our young players to progress.