Joshua Mountain

Head of Academy

  • Date Joined: 11th January 2017
A highly motivated and forward-thinking professional with proven experience managing the performance of elite youth players throughout the UK and USA, driving innovative coaching and player development strategies from the front to make a tangible impact towards achieving consistent domestic league and cup success.

A visible leader and clear communicator who is able to build an engaging rapport with players at all levels, effectively gaining their trust and buy-in to instill and encourage a collective commitment to training, philosophy and match day tactics.

With a strong proficiency in talent ID, scouting, match analysis and performance management, is dedicated to building on this strong portfolio of expertise by undertaking relevant CPD opportunities and taking guidance from senior coaches.
Joshua  Mountain

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • World Football Academy: Football Periodization Course

    World Football Academy
    Football Periodization Course
    2017

  • League Managers Association: Performance Analysis

    League Managers Association
    Performance Analysis
    2017

  • The Football Association: Level 1 Psychology

    The Football Association
    Level 1 Psychology
    2016

  • Professional Football Scouts Association: Level 1 in Talent Identification in Football

    Professional Football Scouts Association
    Level 1 in Talent Identification in Football
    2015

  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA): National Advanced Diploma

    National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
    National Advanced Diploma
    2015

  • Coerver Coaching: Youth Diploma

    Coerver Coaching
    Youth Diploma
    2015

  • The Football Association: Goalkeeping Level 2

    The Football Association
    Goalkeeping Level 2
    2014

  • The Football Association: Youth Award

    The Football Association
    Youth Award
    2013

  • The Football Association: Youth Modules 1-3

    The Football Association
    Youth Modules 1-3
    2013

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2013

  • University of Central Lancashire: BA (Hons) Sports Coaching

    University of Central Lancashire
    BA (Hons) Sports Coaching
    2012

Career History

  • Woods Cross High School

    Woods Cross High School
    Assistant Head Coach
    2016 – 2017

  • University of Central Lancashire

    University of Central Lancashire
    Head Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Preston North End FC

    Preston North End FC
    Womens Assistant Head Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Preston North End FC

    Preston North End FC
    Development Squad Assistant Head Coach
    2012 – 2013

  • Preston North End FC

    Preston North End FC
    Womens Junior Head Coach
    2010 – 2013

  • Orange Soccer LTD

    Orange Soccer LTD
    Head of Academy
    2017 – Present

  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)

    National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
    Course Instructor
    2016 – Present

  • Forza Futbol Club

    Forza Futbol Club
    Academy Director
    2013 – Present

Key Achievements

  • Designed and implemented a club wide academy curriculum for Forza Futbol Club
  • Seven graduates from Forza Futbol Club gained collegiate soccer scholarships
  • Six graduates from PNEWFC Development Squad gained collegiate soccer scholarships in the USA
  • Two former PNEWJFC players have represented their country
  • One former PNEWFC Development Squad player is now a first team member of a Women’s Premier League team
  • Three league promotions and thirteen tournament championships with Forza Futbol Club
  • Designed and implemented unique periodised seasonal plans with all teams to maximise opportunity for domestic and cup success

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