Meet the coaching team

We work with a field of coaches across both Tennis & Football coaching.
Read more about them below.

Ben Yeomans | Head Coach

I started coaching at the age of 18. I was thrown into the industry in a company that provided sports coaching to primary schools.

I loved what I did, but this didn’t allow me to fulfil my ambitions. At 19, I stumbled across Over&In, a tennis coaching company that’s main objective was to “make a difference” to the lowest level of the game by introducing high-quality coaching to village clubs. This mirrored my own philosophy towards how I believed football should be taught across the nation and so seized at the opportunity to expand the company into football. There are a lot of children that are naturally talented at football, and because of this, they are lucky enough to be offered high-quality coaching in academy set-ups, if they can afford it. But for the average child, whether they love football or not, are talented or not they do not necessarily have access to high quality training, so it can be challenging for them to reach their full potential.

By implementing high quality coaching sessions, with high quality staff to be good role models at the lowest level of the game, we are providing an opportunity for every child to fulfil their potential and learn good sporting attitudes, whether they have shown signs of talent or not.

Jake Shepherd

Jake has been part of the company since 2012. He is one of the longest serving and experienced coaches in the company. Jake is enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated  about his job. His sessions are fun, enjoyable and strives to achieve brilliant results. Jake is currently a level 2 coach and working towards his UEFA B qualification. 

Jake absolutely loves coaching and will deliver his coaching with style and detailed information. 

He is currently working with a lot of teams in Cambridgeshire including Shelford and Stapleford, Trumpington FC, Comberton Crusaders and Over and In Academy.

The company is now working with over 40+ teams and is consistently growing.  Jakes favourite football team is Arsenal. His all time favourite is Thierry Henry and his current favourite player is Lacazette.

Will Kent

Will started his coaching career in 2011 being a volunteer coach. With now many years of coaching experience under his belt he now expands his knowledge of football all over Cambridgeshire, with over 40 different teams across the county.

Will is a highly experienced and passionate coach with a level 2 qualification, he strives to continue with his coaching badges to become the best he can be. When it comes to delivering sessions for the players, he uses his wide range of coaching knowledge, to allow the players to thrive off him and succeed in every way possible.

Will also oversees & organises the Birthday parties Over&in offer as a service, co ordinating coaches, equipment and most of all everyone having a great time!

Favourite team: Aston Villa.

Joe Hood

Football has always been my life since I was 6 years old. I played for Cambridge United & Norwich City as a young boy and then played for Peterborough United when i was teenager until the age of 18.

After missing out on a professional contract at Peterborough United, I accepted a scholarship to play in America for Iowa Western (ranked 2nd nationally at the time) playing with & against players from all around the globe such as South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Europe. After a great experience, i decided to return home in 2017 to pursue other options such as coaching and am currently playing semi professional football alongside my role at Over & In.

I am also the head scout for Peterborough United in the Cambridgeshire area. This fits in very well with what we are doing at Over & In football, as i am able to offer the players the opportunity to take their football career to the next level,providing they are of the standard required.

I am passionate about our vision here at Over & In, and i have a desire to help players improve and reach their potential from my experiences within the game. Setting up the academy was a long term goal of mine and I’m over the moon it is now up and running and looking forwards to a really bright future for everyone involved. I support Manchester United & my idol is David Beckham.

Tom Jolley

I used to play for Mildenhall Town Academy for around a year. When I met Ben he gave me an opportunity to start coaching with the company, I was keen to take the opportunity to coach football as it’s my passion and now I am doing a apprenticeship with Over&in.

I am very excited to learn new things and progress on being an effective coach. I like to help out the players when they are finding it hard and put it in a simple way for them so they can learn from it and become a better player.

My favourite team is Liverpool.   My favourite player all time it Messi.

Charlie Smith

I joined Over&In at the start of 2019, having been attracted by the professional philosophy that Over&in bring to the coaching world, and is excited to be part of the team delivering experienced and quality coaching throughout  Cambridge & Huntingdon.

I am really enjoying gainingvaried experience working within schools, with local teams and our own Academy.

I am dedicated to coaching and looking forward to a long & successful career as well as helping the company to continue to grow and expand.

Favourite Player: Luka Modric. Favourite Team: Spurs.

Harry Walker 

From a young age i have enjoyed sport especially football have played from the age of 4. I have played in many position a versatile player, playing outfield as defender and cm, now playing as a goalkeeper.

Playing for my local team Warboys then moving on to Stevenage playing for other local teams moving in to men’s football with Stamford and Godmanchester.

I have always wanted to get into coaching and want to help to develop the new generation of boys & girls to get them to the highest level they can. I particularly enjoy delivering 1:1 goalkeeping session, using my knowledge & experience i have.

Favourite Outfield Player: Cristiano Ronaldo. Favourite Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford.

Want to join the team?

We are always looking for ambitious, and enthusiastic people to join our team. If this sounds like you, drop us a line with what you can bring that sets you apart from anyone else.

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