COACH ANDREW BASCOME
Andrew Bascome is widely considered Bermuda’s best football coach and one of Bermuda’s best ever football players. Andrew represented Bermuda as a player and later as a coach in many matches and international competitions. In his desire to be a top football coach, Andrew started his coach education whilst still a player, taking a number of FIFA Coaching Courses in the early 1980’s. His coach education journey would take him to Brazil, Florida-USA, Spain, Scotland, England and to France, where he would work with top coach educators at Clairfontaine (the French National Football Federation training center), FC Sochaux and St. Etienne. Andrew has worked with top youth football coaches from Valencia FC, both in Valencia, Spain and on his staff at his club in Bermuda.
Andrew has won every major competition in Bermuda, several times over, with a number of senior and youth football programs and has achieved amazing results as Bermuda’s National coach at the youth and senior level. He holds the UEFA B license and is a candidate for the UEFA A license. Andrew founded ABC Football School in 2010 to develop football in Bermuda through education of coaches, clubs and youth players. He worked closely with Jacques Crevoisier (former French National Coach, Liverpool FC First team coach and UEFA Coach educator) to produce the Bermuda Coaching Handbook designed for Grassroots football to Under 10 Coaches. Subsequent books directed to Under 12 to Under 14 and Under 16 to Under 18 were later published. Andrew worked closely with Jacques Crevoisier and Henrik Schroder to initiate and deliver the UEFA C license and B license to Bermudian / Local coaches. These courses are now delivered under the umbrella of the Bermuda Football Coaches Association, of which Andrew is one of the founding members.
COACH KARL ROBERTS
UEFA B (2013) + UEFA C (2011)
National Academy U15 Coach 2014-2016
Coaching youth football for 20 years
Goals: My goal is to equip our youth players with all skills needed for furthering their education, potential football scholarships, or to compete on the International stage.
At Bascome Football Company we are concerned about the development of all players island wide. It is essential that their growth is not just in football, but also to be good citizens of Bermuda. So respect, looking out for each other are some qualities that we must teach as well as equipping them with football development.
COACH AARON LUGO
UEFA B (2018)
Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education
National Academy U15 Coach
St. David’s C.C.C. Inc. Chairman of Youth Football / Pee Wee’s
16 years of youth football coaching experience
Goals: I want to grow in football as much as I can as a coach. Impacting players minds and helping them to develop into productive citizens and athletes.
At Bascome Football Company I believe we represent the island and not one club. The aim is to improve the quality of the player which will improve the quality of the islands football, not just as an athlete but as an individual.
COACH DASHUN COOPER
Head of Goalkeeping
UEFA C Licence
Scottish FA Level 1&2 Goalkeeping Licence, NSCAA and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma
NSCAA Level 1 Futsal Diploma
Cert. in Football – University of Edinburgh
Cert. in Youth Football – English FA & University of Birmingham
Associates Degree in Applied Science – Computer Information Systems
2011 – Present: ABC Football School
2016 – Present: Bermuda FA – Head of Youth National Team Goalkeeping
2017 – Present: The Bermuda Goalkeeping Academy – Founder and Technical Director
To be part of Bascome Football Company means so much to me, not only as a Coach but an individual. Since being here, I’ve not only seen this program grow but myself. I joined in 2011 when I was only 18 and in the process of finishing Bermuda College with the assistance of BYF. I never thought I’d be in the position that I’m in now with the organization and my own professional development. I’m so grateful for the opportunity given to represent Bermuda Youth Football and I take it very seriously. Being with BYF has given me, not only the courage, but freedom to do my part in enhancing football in Bermuda.
COACH LIAM EVANS
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Precision Nutrition – Level 1
Director of Strength & Conditioning – Bascome Football Company
Former NCAA D1 athlete
Represented Bermuda National Football team at every level of competition
Goals: To both physically and mentally prepare our young players for the demands of higher level competition, whether that may be a pro career or the college route. I want to provide them with knowledge and opportunities that I feel are important to their success as a footballer.
Bascome Football Company is important to me because I owe much of my personal and footballing success to this program. I was a part of the program from age 11, until the time I moved on to senior football. I am grateful to now have the opportunity to give back and help grow the program and its players even further.