What Is Skill Acquisition? | Sara Hilton

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You can download Sara’s full presentation entitled ‘Skill Acquisition In Youth Football’ by purchasing ‘Coach and Player Development – Volume 1’.

Sara Hilton | Lecturer of Football + Coaching Science

You can follow Sara on twitter at @SaraHilton


About Sara

Following a successful playing career which ended because of injury, Sara began coaching in 2011. To enhance her knowledge in the world of sport and exercise, Sara began studying the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences course as a full time student in 2013. Sara joined the sports coaching department of Wrexham Glyndwr University in 2016.

In terms of coaching Sara has gained an enormous amount of experience in coaching football at all levels, from grassroots football to the U15’s Girl’s national team. Sara has worked as a coach in Welsh Premier League Academies and she was also the director of the North East Wales Girl’s Performance Centre and the North Wales Coast Girl’s Performance Centre, as well as a North Wales Regional coach for many years. In April 2016 Sara coached the national under 16’s girls’ team and has helped many players progress through the Welsh player pathway. Sara has was awarded the National Performance Coach of the Year 2016.

Sara continues to work as a level 1 and a level 2 coach educator for the FAW Trust and continues to progress as an educator within the FAW coach education pathway.