James Collins

U21 Head coach

Department: Coaching
Age Groups: U21
Date Joined: 01/01/2020

Professional qualifications

  • UEFA Pro licence
  • UEFA A licence
  • FA Elite coaches award
  • FA Advanced Youth Award
  • UEFA B licence
Which Wolves Value best suits you and your role?

Humility- In my role I have to put the first teams best interests in front of the u21 team by providing them with the support of u21 players for training when they need them

Professional playing experience

Crewe Alexandra 1996-2004

Weekly tasks overview

-Planning and preparing Coaching sessions for the u21 age group
-Delivering coaching session for the u21 age group
-Develop, Update and implement ILPs for the individual players in the u21 age group
-Lead and develop the staff in the PDP phase
-Study and understand the 1st team playing principles to share with u21 staff and players
-Prepare the u21 team for the games programme

What do you most enjoy about working for the academy?

Working in professional football
Working in a progressive workplace with driven colleagues
Being part of one pack
Helping develop footballers and young men to be the best they can possibly be

Future career and academic aspirations

I would like to become a first team coach of a premier league or international team
– Study for the LMA Diploma in football