タグ別アーカイブ: サッカーコーチ

【サムライコーチ企画】日本とイギリスのハーフのコーチによるサムライ体験記

今回は、Football Samurai AcademyでU17のコーチとして活躍している、ジョーコーチにインタビューを行いました。
ジョーコーチは、大学に通いながらサムライでコーチとして主にU17を担当しています。これから留学を希望する方々は、ジョーコーチの経験談をぜひ参考にしてみてください。

・大学では主にどんなことを勉強していますか。
スポーツ科学と数学を勉強しています。

・これまでのコーチング経験について教えてください。
17歳の時にFA Level 1 取って4年間のコーチング経験があります。練習メニューを考える事や選手に教える事が出来たら良いコーチになれると思ってましたが、全然違いました。選手が落ち込んでる時や試合が熱くなる時の反応の難しさを感じています。

・これまでのサムライの経験について教えてください。
最初は他のコーチのサポートをして色々な学年を手伝いながらFA Level 1の資格をとりました。その次の年からU8の監督をやりました。大学に行ってる間は残念ながらサムライに行けなくなりましたが、今年はコロナの影響でロンドンに戻ってU17の監督が出来ています。弟がU10(今U17)の時からサムライにいたので7年間くらいこのチームを見続けてるので監督をさせてもらえて感謝しています。

・サムライでは主にどんなことをしていますか。
U17と大人のリザーブチームのコーチをしています。トップチームも選手として参加しています!

・サムライで感じた壁はありますか。
小学生くらいの日本人とローカルの子を上手く混ぜて教えることが非常に難しいと感じています。

・U17の監督としての一日のスケジュール
金曜日は朝の8時から夕方の4時まで大学のインターンの仕事をし、その後夕方5時からU17の練習のコーチをしています。

・休日はどのように過ごしていますか。
休日もサムライの活動をしています。土曜日にトップチームの試合に行って日曜日にはU17の試合の監督をやってます。

・留学に悩んでいる皆さんへ
日本と全然違うサッカー文化を経験して、日本や他国にその経験やイギリスでできた繋がりをもって行けたら為になると思います。あとはホームグラウンド (North Acton Playing Fields) で試合をする時の一体感がサムライではすごく良いと思います。コーチや選手達が、試合の前後で、他の学年の試合を応援しているのを見ると自分はとても嬉しいです。

ジョーコーチ、ありがとうございました!

Who Are We?

What is Football Samurai Academy?

Football Samurai Academy Ltd is an incredible Japanese football company that operates in the United Kingdom. At Football Samurai Academy we look to increase participation in football amongst young children as well as providing international students the chance to study abroad through the B-TEC Sports Programme. Football Samurai Academy Ltd in the UK launched a football club Football Samurai Academy, academy team target age is U5 ~ U17, in the 2013, and  London Samurai Rovers, first team target age is over 18, in the 2017/2018 season. After the success of the first team by winning division 1 and being promoted to the Premier Division the company merged with J L Rovers and is currently known as London Samurai Rovers FC.

Coaches Experiences at Football Samurai Academy

A current coach at Football Samurai Academy who has obtained his FA Level 1 Coaching football License discovered the academy through Daisuke (Samurai coach) on his FA level 1 coaching course. His first impression of the club was their excellent level of management. Through the club’s facilities and websites that translates via a click of a button from Japanese to English. As a coach he learned greatly from the Football Samurai Academy coaches through observation how they develop the academy players, this provided him with great insight on how to apply this to future coaching sessions with the club. As a coach he looks at himself as a strategist, someone who can solve problems to overcome barriers that professional clubs and lower leagues experience. As players may find it challenging to transfer training practices such as movement, shooting or passing into competitive competition whether it is a league or cup match. Therefore as a coach he would like to offer support and player development throughout the season to players individually and as a team in order to be a success.

Our London Ambassador 


Here at Football Samurai Academy we are proud to have a Japanese national team player and Premier league for Southampton centre back as our ambassador. From 2020 Maya Yoshida currently plays for Serie A team Sampdoria. Maya Yoshida has partnered with Samurai in our fast growing Japanese youth football academy in Acton West London. He is extremely happy to have this responsibility as this is a role of great value in assisting with the team’s development.

Career Highlights

  • 2008-  Call up for Japan U-23’s team
  • 2008 – Call up and played in 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
  • 2012-2020  Premier League Club Southampton 
  • 2009- 1st Senior debut for national team 
  • 2018- Selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
  • 2018- Selected for AFC Asian Cup 
  • 2020- Serie A Sampdoria

[Samurai coach project] Samurai experience of a British coach

・How long have you been coaching in Samurai?

2 years.

・Why did you choose the samurai?

They are local and I love Japanese culture and the people!

・Please tell us about your experience with Samurai

My experience with samurai has been positive. It was my dream to work in football so I phoned all of the local clubs around my area and samurai stood out to me so I decided to support them. They were very accepting of me even though I wasn’t Japanese.

・What are you mainly doing at Samurai?

Coaching u8 and supporting other age groups.

・ Please tell us about your daily life

Nowadays I play sports, study and cooking although I do enjoy other things such as cinema & theatre.

・ What are you mainly studying at university?

Health & social care.

 A certain day (daily schedule)

0800 Breakfast
1030 Coaching
1200 Lunch
1330 Coaching
1500 Futsal
1800 Dinner
1900 Study
2000 Friends

・ How do you spend your holidays?

Holidays with friends (dinner/night out).

・ Are there any barriers/walls that you felt in the samurai?

Before I started coaching I didn’t have any experience so it was difficult. Language was another barrier when building a relationship with the younger kids and parents.

・ Are you studying Japanese? How are you studying?

I’m studying Japanese at home and through online private sessions, casually too with samurai friends.

・ Learning at Samurai

Everyone at samurai was very accommodating to my learning.

・Dream for the future

Work full time in football as well as abroad.

・ Please give us some advises for those who are worried about studying abroad

You can grow as a person I recommend meeting with as many people as possible!

Thank you Abdulla!