What our children and parents say


Alexis Cooper, Strategy Director, Busy Bees Nursery

"I couldn’t recommend a better coach to work with young children. Dean is an exceptional role model and is extremely motivating. The children respect Dean, listen and respond to his direction. Children continue to talk about Dean throughout the week and parents inform us that their children are excited about attending the football sessions each week.


Pass Soccer Academy is an additional service we are proud to offer our children and families.  We have developed a great partnership with Dean and have already seen impact within children’s physical skills, particularly coordination, dexterity and balance. Children attending the sessions are developing well in self esteem and confidence. We have had 100% positive feedback from children and families involved. The sessions are fun and allow children to succeed and achieve each week."


Caroline Hazell, County Durham

"My little boy loves to take part in every session he attends. Fun underpins everything Pass Soccer Academy does, their approach supports each child to develop key skills including communication, team playing and confidence. I cannot recommend Pass Soccer Academy highly enough they tick all the boxes, highly trained passionate staff, fun structured sessions and happy kids!"


Phillippa Dunlop, County Durham

"I would just like to say how good I think the sessions are and just how much my son loves coming along. There isn't a day that goes by when he doesn't ask when he is next going to football!"


Davey Birkin, County Durham

"My son Jake had a great time, he loved it and can't wait to come back next week."


Laura Birkin, County Durham

"Dean Grayson - Great coach and great sessions. My son coming on loads and loves it...thank you."


Claire Keenan, County Durham

"My son never sticks at anything but Dean gives him the confidence in his ability - thank you."


Samantha Hutchinson, County Durham

"My son Austin loves Pass Soccer Academy's programme. Dean is an excellent coach - well done".


Kim Ritson, Deputy Manager, Busy Bears Nursery

"The children at Busy Bears are really enjoying their coaching sessions with Dean who is inspiring, motivating and really encouraging. His approach with each individual child is a pleasure to see and it’s good to know that he understands their needs and their current developmental stage. Each session is structured to develop key skills such as team playing, gross movement and confidence, all of which link in to our Early Years provision.


Dean is clearly very passionate about his job and recognises the importance of his role with the children he has in his sessions. From the youngest 2 year old up to the eldest 4 year old he can adapt his style and session to accommodate their needs and abilities. 


It is without a doubt that we would recommend Dean and Pass Soccer Academy as it underpins our philosophy as an Early Years provider of learning through play."


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