|Camp Uvdal arrangerer fotballskole i samarbeid med Uvdal IL Fotballgruppa. Hovedinstruktør er Michael O’Neill, som vokste opp i Manchester og som nå jobber som trener i USA. Han har vært aktiv både som spiller og trener i en årrekke, og har vært engasjert som trener i England, USA og Spania.
Dette er hva Michael forteller om seg selv:
“I currently live in New York City, working in a US Soccer Development Academy, but I am from Manchester, England. I have 5 brothers and 1 sister so we all grew up playing soccer. I played for England School Boys and was the captain when I was 17. I then went and played semi-professionally from 18 onwards before I had a couple of injuries and moved to America to coach when I was nearly 21. I have coached across the country with some spells coaching and playing back in England.
In the last 10 years or so I think I have amassed about 7,000 hours of coaching which includes everything from 2 and 3 year olds to 17 year old, from players who have never played before to players who play for the US Youth National teams and Premier League academies.In terms of qualifications I have a UEFA B License, NSCAA Advanced National, and the USSF B License as well as currently working towards a Psychology Degree.