Coach Jake Keohane

eng England
Current Team
Ascot United U14 Raiders, Foundation Academy
East Berkshire Football Alliance
2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022

I started coaching football at 16 years old for a local coaching company called Elite Preparation Centre, my first role with them was assisting After School Clubs for various Primary Schools working with children between the ages of 4 to 11. I then started taking my own group with younger coaches assisting me before becoming the lead coach at specific schools in Berkshire. Throughout my time at EPC I ran soccer schools, toddler soccer sessions, P.E lessons and led groups of players between 6 – 13 in additional development sessions, we had a large group of players gain trails with professional clubs with a few signing contracts.

I have worked at grassroots level at Bracknell Town FC, coaching all abilities from the ages of 6 to 18. I have managed at all formats of youth football 5 v 5 to 11 v 11. These years were the best for my development as a coach as this is where you could evaluate players individually and as a team to devise training programmes to support their development.

I coach the Under 14’s Raiders who play in the East Berks Football League with Matt Scrace,  this is my first role within Ascot United and can see how well run the club is at all levels. I have just started coaching at the Ascot United Soccer School which is a great session to be a part of as you are starting the football journey for all these young children.

Alongside this I am the assistant manager for a men’s reserve team at Berks County who play in the Thames Valley League, this is my first experience coaching a men’s side which is a big step in my coaching journey.

I believe that the best players will be players who play with freedom, passion and a smile on their face.

Coaching qualifications:  

Level 1 & 2 FA Coaching Football

Level 1 FA Goalkeeper Coaching

FA Youth Module 1 & 2