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Ramsay on Coach Education

Head of Academy Coaching looking to pass on new ideas

19 May 2017

Shrewsbury Town’s Head of Academy Coaching, Eric Ramsay, is looking to pass on his knowledge to Town’s other Academy coaches.

Eric joined the club earlier this year after working with Swansea City and has been working particularly closely with the Under-18s.

Ramsay combines his time at Town with work for the Football Association of Wales and recent went on two courses aimed at developing his knowledge.

Eric believes that the trips were eye-opening experiences and is looking to pass on what he has learnt to Town’s young players and coaches.

“Wales, as a nation, hosted Germany, Kazakhstan and one or two other nations with the view of developing the idea of coaching individual players”, Ramsay said.

“That was something I spoke on and presented on and it was very interesting to share ideas with those nations around that topic.

“I’ve also recently been on a UEFA visit with Portugal, Montenegro, Croatia, Norway and a couple of other nations with a view to developing reality based coaching education, so that almost mirrors my role here in terms of developing coaches within the Shrewsbury Town context.

"To get an insight into what is happening in these other well developed nations from a football point of view has been great and certainly I can bring elements of that to the programme here.

“I’m massive in terms of being a student of the game and being a student of coach education. I try and develop myself as best I can and if I can develop myself in a way that allows me to pass little bits onto coaches here or bring ideas that can help develop the players and any other members of staff in the Academy, then that is something that I think is central to this role.”

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