What distinguishes us is our team of experienced and certified coaches who have all been Ex Footballers in their time along with our training curriculum customised by our UEFA ‘A’ Licensed Coach from England, Mr.Hugh Kim Lewis.
SSE’s Coaching Team
The SSE coaching team is a talented group. The majority of our coaches have been successful footballers during their time. Many of them have been Ex National and State Players, played for big name clubs and were winners of the country’s top domestic competitions and leagues like the Harwood League and the Santosh Cup in the 80’s and 90’s. In addition to their playing careers, they have Coaching Qualifications like the AFC B,C License and the AIFF D Level License.
We are conscious of the fact that Coach Education is an important component to a successful Football Program for the youth. Therefore, we have our own In House Training Program for our coaches conducted by Mr.Lewis.
The SSE Curriculum has come a long way in a short span of time. We have adopted Football games, drills and practices from various schools of thought; therefore creating a unique curriculum that is designed to strictly deliver appropriate sessions.
The American Influence
In the early days, we had the pleasure to work with Mr.Pradhyum Reddy, a USSF ‘A’ (United States Soccer Federation) licensed coach and Ex-Head Coach of Shillong Lajong FC who customized a curriculum for SSE on the lines of what was being taught in the U.S. Mr.Reddy had just arrived in India after spending 10 years with youth academies abroad.
The Portuguese Influence
In the summer of 2012, SSE hosted Benfica Soccer Schools of Portugal in Mumbai. We are proud to say that we were part of a little history as Benfica’s trip to India became their most successful International camp with 128 participating students.
Benfica’s unique philosophy of having every practice mimic a real game situation was a complete success and SSE saw a lot of value in their style of coaching. We have since implemented majority of their coaching sessions into ours.
The English Influence
SSE’s Technical Director Mr.Hugh Kim Lewis, a UEFA ‘A’ (Union of European Football Associations) licensed coach brings with him experience from the English Premier League, the U.S, Turkey, Holland and from domestic Football around the country.