Former Southampton FC Academy Coach Jamie Harris joins Soccer Field Academy Coaching Staff
Columbus, OHIO 1/15/2020— Soccer Field Academy (SFA) announced today the addition of Former Southampton FC Academy and goalkeeper coach, Jamie Harris to their already impressive coaching staff. Coach Harris who has a UEFA “A” Coaching License has extensive experience of 13+ years developing and coaching players at the highest levels throughout the world. He has spent the last 5 years working within the Academy environment at Reading FC, Bournemouth FC and most recently at Southampton FC, which is widely recognized as one of the world leaders in developing youth soccer players.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with Soccer Field Academy.” said Jamie Harris, “Given the strength of the partnership between SFA and Southampton FC, I am hoping to continue with the impressive work that Soccer Field Academy has begun. I’d like to thank James Field for this opportunity to work alongside him and continue to strengthen the partnership and the pathway for their coaches and players.”
Over the past several years, Soccer Field Academy owner and lead academy coach James Field has been working with Southampton FC and the global staff to achieve player development goals and implement player development pathways for aspiring players.
SFA provides a weekly training program for elite level players that replicate the coaching methods and developmental philosophies of Southampton FC Academy. When asked about the addition of Coach Harris to the Soccer Field Academy coaching staff, Coach Field commented that “adding someone of Jamie’s caliber and qualifications to our Academy shows our commitment to providing the highest level of teaching for our players. This will continue to advance our alignment with Southampton’s player development philosophy and illustrate our commitment to providing a pathway for aspiring players and coaches.”
Coach Harris will be joining SFA at the end of January 2020. Where he will immediately begin leading sessions within our academy and our club affiliates. Jamie will also be responsible for implementing a goalkeeper specific training program throughout the levels.