Brighton's head of Academy has backed the Premier League and its clubs in their quest to develop the best coaches and players.
Brighton & Hove Albion's head of Academy coaching Ian Buckman fully endorses the commitment of the Premier League and our clubs to create outstanding coaches and players.
The 44-year-old has come through both the Elite Coach Apprenticeship Scheme (ECAS) and the Elite Heads of Coaching (EHOC) programme, which focus on strengthening each coach's skill-set.
Buckman has particularly benefited from the EHOC programme and has helped devise a fantastic training framework that has seen Academy products such as the 2018/19 Premier League 2 Player of the Season Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate thrive.
"We really focus on each coach's technical knowledge and area of interest and see how we can apply that to training," Buckman said.
"Aaron and Steven are just two of the players that have progressed and that is ultimately our biggest goal - to improve technical and physical performance, and the holistic development of our players."