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Mark Ward

Director of Player & Coach Development
Evolution teams 2020/2021: 05 Boys Mercurial, 07 Girls Mercurial, 09 Girls Mercurial & 09 Girls Mercurial 2

As Director of Player and Coach Development, Mark is responsible to improve every aspect of player and coach development at the club.

Playing Experience: Birmingham City Academy, Walsall FC Academy, Solihull College Football Academy, Moor Green First Team (Semi Pro)

Coaching Qualifications:  USSF Pro Youth (Application), USSF National B License, UEFA B License, National Youth License

Personal Bio: Mark completed a National Diploma in Sports Science / Sports Coaching in 2006 before his Academy Coach role in developing advanced soccer players with the Birmingham City Academy.  Since moving to the Chicagoland area Mark has worked on Player Development Plans and created Curriculums with other clubs before bringing a wealth of coaching experience to the Evolution team.  He currently holds a position with IYSA as an ODP IL Head Coach, along with being on the US Soccer Coaching Education Region II staff as an instructor of USSF E & D Licenses.