Gérard has been coaching players on a one-to-one basis since 2009, having seen several players progress to sign for professional clubs academies, sign scholars & play professionally in the US and Europe. With over 14 years of coaching teams, Gérard offers unrivalled experience having worked in professional football in England as an Academy Coach, U21s Assistant Coach and most recently as Head of Academy Coaching, with his list of club's including Arsenal FC, Rochdale AFC, Bradford City AFC and Bristol Rovers FC.
In addition to being a Qualified Teacher, he is a FA UEFA 'A' Licensed Coach and FA Advanced Youth Award holder (12-16), USSF National B License Holder & US Soccer Certified Coach Educator, trained in specialist youth coaching.
All training sessions whether on one-to-one basis or in small groups (2-3 players), are specific to the individual. Gérard can support existing Individual Development Plans or construct one for you to maximise your strengths and address areas for development. All players also received detailed, meticulous Progress Reports & Feedback.
David Busby (Joe Busby Dad) - current Scunthorpe United U18
"Gérard is outstanding at working with young players and taught Joe how to beat players and play with confidence"
Christian McKeown - former RIASA Academy / Bradford City Dev Squad player
"I really believe that he believes in me, always encouraged me to be better and his training sessions were always intense and challenging"
Standard Session - 1hour Individual One-to-One :
- 1x Session $100 (Private 1:1)
Special Offers - If you book more than one session in Advance:
- 4x Sessions $320 (Private 1:1) = works out as $80per session
- 8x Sessions $560 (Private 1:1) = works out as $70per session
As a US Soccer Federation Grassroots Coaching Instructor, Gérard is able to deliver 4-hour USSF (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 GR Courses), 40-hour USSF D Licence courses. Gérard is an Instructor on staff with Eastern NY Youth Soccer Assocation, and has previously worked as a Coach Educator for the Football Association of Wales, tutoring on their C Licence courses.
With over 14 years experience coaching across all ages and pathways, Gérard has worked as an Instructor and Coach Developer since 2012.
To find out how you or your Club could benefit, contact Gérard directly
Throughout all US Soccer courses, you will benefit from Play-Practice-Play philosophy along with outstanding training, support and feedback on how you operate as a coach in your environment. Gérard will help you to become more confident and skilled.
Gérard has been coaching football at both participation and performance levels around the world for over 13 years, is an 'A' Licensed Coach in both the Youth & Senior game and Published Author in Communication Psychology with his coaching methodology underpined by the use of 'Game-calls' and 'Brain-Centered Learning'. As a Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Gérard has over 8 years experience that includes establishing a Top 100 Best Business Start-up in the UK , winning a host of industry awards in the process to generating revenues in excess of $2.5m including experience in securing sponsorship's and grants worth 5-figures or more and investments.
All mentoring support is a lifelong commitment to your journey!
GSF is built on hard-work! Gérard's work-ethic is obsessive, honest and enthusiastic! Everything we say we do, we do, our word is our bond and with GSF you know that we are committed to making sure if we say we're going to do it, we will and everything will have a positive impact and benefit to you and your goals
GSF is passionate about trying to establish a lifelong relationship with our customers and partners! We understand that your growth is our growth, and we each achieve success through unity not separation, therefore it's important to us that we build a positive relationship with you that we both can continue to build and benefit from.
“Gérard can support the delivery of an integrated club coaching strategy and enhance the growth of a club”
First Team Coach Rangers FC, former Liverpool FC & Chelsea FC Academy Coach, Assistant Coach São Paulo FC
"I have followed Gérard's work for quite some time and was keen to get him involved in the Modern Soccer Coach Mentorship program. Gérard has been a tremendous resource and role model"
Chicago Red Stars Assistant Coach, former D1 Head Coach, Published Author - Modern Soccer Coach
“Gérard has been a huge influence on my development as a football player and has a vast knowledge of the game which he communicates well with his players”
Christian McKweown - Former RIASA Academy, SW Florida Adrenaline (PDL) and Bradford City Dev Squad player
Gérard first spotted Joe at an after-school Club and soon invited him down to train with his Arsenal Soccer Schools Advanced Center, and later Premier Skills. Joe has received private one-to-one training for several years and this helped develop his confidence and skill to beat players.
Joe Busby - Scunthorpe United FC (Scholar - U18)
I am currently the chairman of a local junior football club with 10 teams and over 100 children playing football every week. I have to say Gerard has been superb in every way, his commitment, knowledge and personality has shone through the entire club while at the same time he has made a huge difference to every child that plays football for our club.
Our Junior Football Club has worked with Gérard and his Premier Skills team over the past year working with our Coaches delivering an innovative coaching syllabus. Gérard's delivery and presentation, backed with his passion and enthusiasm are first class and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other