About Us

Soccer Stars UK

SoccerstarsUK was formed in 2003 by Darren Wassall and Pat Lyons, to provide both boys and girls, with the opportunity to learn new soccer skills and improve existing ones. SoccerstarsUK specialise in youth development, from grass roots to elite performers.

We fully understand the need for children to be educated in a fun, controlled and enjoyable environment. SoccerstarsUK’s team of dedicated FA-qualified coaches, all hold up to date enhanced CRB, emergency first-aid and child protection certificates. We are committed to providing young children with a fun and enjoyable football experience. Our aim is to develop the next generation of Soccer Stars!

Facts and Figures:

  • SoccerstarsUK deliver over 100 coaching sessions per week, in over 70 primary schools, coaching 5000 children
  • SoccerstarsUK coach in excess of 1250 children per week, on its After School Club Programme
  • Over 250, 2-4 year olds attend our weekly Tiny Tots Programme. These action packed mornings are designed to give the children a fun introduction to football
  • Over 500 children regularly attend our FA Charter Standard Holiday Courses
  • SoccerstarsUK has helped develop over 35 players who are currently signed with Derby County Academy
  • SoccerstarsUK has provided Derby County Academy Development Centres with over 200 players
  • In 2017, SoccerstarsUK launched SportstarsUK where we aim to deliver outstanding PE provision in Schools
  • SportstarsUK will raise the standard of PE in Schools by providing expert provision for pupils and staff alike

Our Philosophy

Enjoyable Environment

SoccerstarsUK recognise the importance of children developing their football skills in a fun, safe & enjoyable environment. We have designed a coaching programme to incorporate fun and imaginative games which help aid the children’s development. We end every session with a Themed Tournament, with the children being their favourite teams & players, allowing them to imagine they are young Lionel Messi’s or Harry Kane’s in their very own World Cup Finals!

Our Philosophy

Expert Coaching

SoccerstarsUK are passionate about developing our team of 30 Part Time coaches. All coaches are highly qualified ranging from FA Level 1 qualified to Level 4 (UEFA A Licence) with a number of Coaches also holding Afpe Level 3 PESS Qualification. SoccerstarsUK holds CPD events for its staff every 6 weeks to develop and share coaching practices, furthermore all SoccerstarsUK Staff are formally assessed every 12 weeks to ensure they are delivering the best possible coaching programme. We firmly believe our coaches are fantastic role models for young people providing fun, enjoyable coaching sessions for all sports.

Our Philosophy

Professional Programme

SoccerstarsUK are committed to providing a professional programme to all children. We will continue to recruit & train the best possible people to deliver this programme. All SoccerstarsUK coaches hold up to date qualifications, enhanced DBS certification and are fully committed to its safeguarding policies and procedures. SoccerstarsUK have regular checks by both the local FA and an external Safeguarding officer to ensure the best possible practices take place.