Decision Making Tree


* The new Premier League plan for Academies (EPPP) 
* The audit process for the EPPP Parental Influence- guidance for parents Sports Psychology for Football 
* Session planning to involve decision-making 
Creating the Right Atmosphere 


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Everybody, Somebody, AnybodY and Nobody

These four people all played in the same team.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but, in the end, Nobody did it.
Somebody got very angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when actually Nobody had asked Anybody.

Which one are you ?

copyright JOHN OWENS/SOCCERBOOK (2014)



​John is one of 6 auditors for the English Premier League (EPL) Football Academies for 'Foot PASS England', evaluating & ranking (EPL) Academies into 4 categories representing a significant challenge in positively impacting the development of English home grown talent. Foot PASS is also the Technical Auditor for Belgian, German and French Leagues, all of which have been hugely successful in recent years. For the past 18 months John and Doublepass have been auditing the US Soccer & MLS Development Academies. John is one of the most respected and experienced youth coaches in the world. He was 19 years work with Liverpool Football Club Youth Academy in the English Premier League, and several years as manager for the England U16 and 'C' national teams. Players who have been under John's tutelage include:

Michael Owen (European Footballer of the Year; Liverpool, Real Madrid, Man United & England), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool & England), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool & England), Wes Brown (Man United), Joe Cole (West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool & England), Steve MacManaman (Liverpool, Real Madrid & England), Leon Osman (Everton), Steven Warnock (Liverpool, Aston Villa), Robbie Fowler (Liverpool & England) and Scott Parker (Newcastle, West Ham, Fulham & England).


Coaching & Management

  • Liverpool FC: Full time coach at Liverpool FC since 1991 (10 years full time; 9 years part-time). 1 year as Assistant Academy Manager U9-U14 age range, 5 years as Youth Team Coach U19/U18s (FA Youth Cup winners, 2006 & 2007 in the final two years as Youth Team Coach), 4 years as Academy Manager 2007-11.

  • 1995-97 England U16 Manager/Coach

  • 1997-2001 England 'C' Team Manager

  • Former Umbro USA staff coach

  • Current Doublepass Auditor


  • UEFA 'A' License
  • FA Academy Manager's License
  • FA Youth Coach's Award
  • M.Sc. Pure Mathematics
  • M.Ed. Sports Psychology
  • P/G.C.E. Teaching in Physical Education and Mathematics

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