Elite Skills Coach
My passion for football was instilled in me from a young age growing up in Iraqi Kurdistan. My first memories are playing street soccer with my friends trying to learn skills from watching the best players in the world. My journey through football has been full of challenges and I believe in the philosophy of ADS in developing innovative and creative players.
I moved to the UK when I was 16 following the terrible war in Iraq. To play and learn football everyday was a challenge, it wasn't safe you couldn't play the beautiful game, you couldn't train without fear for your personal security. My passion for creativity stems from my love of freestyle, I firmly believe that if you can freestyle and combine your tricks into gameplay you posses a toolbox for every game situation. Here in the UK we don't produce creative, technical players who can retain possession with guile and two touch play. I have been inspired by freestylers such as ‘Sean Garnier, Soufiane Bencok, Soufiane Touzani, Issy Hitman Hamdoui’ etc. My early memories of watching Maradona play football and use freestyle within his gameplay revealed how by mastering the ball you can become one of the greatest footballers in the world. In recent years if you follow the journey of Zlatan Ibrahimovich you can see how freestyle has helped him with his gameplay.
I enjoy teaching children to be creative players, I enjoy watching Cristiano Ronaldo play football, he uses his skills which have taken years of practice. Here at ADS we teach our Elite Athletes to master the ball and learn to freestyle and incorporate their tricks into gameplay. We believe that having a solid foundation through mastering the ball through various ball juggling exercises will help improve your first touch and give you the confidence to play with a smile. As a skills coach my motto is practice, practice, practice, make mistakes and learn with a smile. At ADS we have an atmosphere of excellence, we teach with a smile and enjoy teaching freestyle. I enjoy competing in UK Freestyle competitions as a solo artist always creating new moves or perfecting my combinations. I specialise in a combination of ground moves and air moves.
If you aspire to learn in an environment of excellence, learn from the very best youth coaches, want to improve as a player, then consider attending a trial session. I look forward to working with Elite athletes to make them creative and innovative.
As a coach my motto is “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better”.