Pacesetter Soccer Club is pleased to announce that the 9th annual EPL Soccer Camps will take place again in the summer of 2017.
Camp Coaching Staff will include:
Jimmy Walker (Camp Director)
Jimmy originates from England where he represented the Academy Team at Aston Villa F.C. He was a first Team Collegiate All American and went on to play professionally in Cleveland and Michigan after college. Jimmy Coached at the collegiate level at Penn State , Duquesne, Tiffin University and BGSU. Jimmy now serves as the Director of coaching at Pacesetter Soccer Club.
Danny Fisher (Camp Director)
Danny originates from England where he served as an Academy Coach with Wolves of the English Premier League, Walsall F.C. and Shrewsbury Town. Upon his arrival in the USA he worked for MLS Camps and served as an Assistant at Duquesne University. Danny played in the league of Wales and now serves as Director of Coaching for the Girl’s at Pacesetter Soccer Club.
Jim Barron (Guest Instructor/Clinician)
Jim played in the English Premier League for the world famous Chelsea F.C. and Wolverhampton Wanderers making over 400 professional appearances. After playing Jim coached the first team at Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. During his time coaching Jim’s teams won the League cup, finished runners up in the EPL and played in the European Cup. Jim holds his UEFA A License and is currently on staff at Everton F.C. (EPL)
Jim Walker SR (Guest Instructor/Clinician)
Jim won the English Premier League with Derby County in 1972 as a professional player before moving into coaching. Jim spent two years on the first team Coaching Staff at Blackburn Rovers and 15 years at Aston Villa F.C. in the English Premier League. During his time at Aston Villa they finished 2nd in the English Premier League, won the league Cup twice, finished runners up in the FA Cup final and competed in the UEFA Cup.
Iain Sankey (Guest Instructor/Clinician)
Iain started his playing career at Ipswich Town and went onto play for Telford United where he played at Wembley Stadium in the FA Trophy. Iain also represented England School boys at the International Level. Iain coached for Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy and was Center of Excellence manager at Shrewsbury Town FC. Iain currently works for the Professional Footballers Association as a coach educator .
Dennis Bailey (Guest Instructor/Clinician)
Dennis played for a number of clubs in the English Premier League which included Fulham, Birmingham City, Crystal Palace, Charlton and QPR. Dennis is still to this day the only player ever to score a hat-trick against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the English Premier League. Dennis is heavily involved in soccer player development with players in Birmingham. Dennis is working on his UEFA B License.
Leo Fortune West (Guest Instructor/Clinician)
Leo played for a number of professional clubs most noticeably Cardiff City. Leo was a prolific goal scorer in his time as a professional player scoring goals at Wembley which helped earn his teams promotion. Leo’s career spanned over 18 years before he retired from playing. Leo currently holds his UEFA B License and coaches in Doncaster.
All these celebrities have played and or coached in the EPL and currently coach at the highest level in Europe. Jimmy Walker, Executive Director of Coaching for Pacesetter said, “Its an honor to have such great coaches come out and work the camp, they are some of the best coaches in Europe and have played and coached at the highest level. Its a great opportunity for our kids in Northwest Ohio to get exposure to some of the best coaches in Soccer. Over the past two years, a few of our players have done well enough at Camp that they have been invited to train with Everton, Liverpool, and Aston Villa from the English Premier League.”