George Simos is a well-known Greek football coach who is a holder of the UEFA PRO Coaching License and the UEFA ELITE YOUTH Coaching License. His coaching experience includes Panathinaikos Academy from 2012 until 2016 as a Head Coach. Also, he has been Academy Consultant and Assistant Coach at AC Omonoia which Participated in UEFA Youth League Group Stage in the 2016/2017 season. From 2017 to 2019 he was the Head coach of the U20 at AEK FC Academy. Lastly, George Simos was the Head Coach of OFI Crete FC from Jul 2019 until Mar 2021 which competes in the 1st division of the Greek Superleague and Participated in UEFA Europa League Qualification Phase.
The content of this presentation will refer to the characteristics that a youth coach should have, based on the speaker’s experience. A conversation will be followed, through the process of questions and answers, in order to highlight the differences between a youth coach and a first team head coach.