About us

FA Qualified football coaching, Sports Therapy and mentoring for young players aged 2-18 in Berkshire

“Welcome to KickStart Soccer. My passion is football coaching and my desires are to enhance the positive development of young people using football as the basis of improving technical, physical, psychological and social skills. I believe that positive reinforcement with Growth mindset is key in enabling every young person to succeed and learn in a fun, safe, challenged based and inclusive environment. Enjoy Kick-Starting your soccer career!”

Kevin Cox A positive approach to coaching

Our mission

KickStart Soccer provides fun, healthy and progressive technical and skill development training programmes for young people aged between 3-18. The coaching sessions focus on developing technical skills through structured and engaging challenge based training sessions. Inclusive to all, we at KickStart Soccer aim to enhance the long term development of all participants. We believe that by installing a growth mindset our young players will enhance their technical, physical, psychological and social skills to enable positive outcomes in their personal development. Every coaching session aims to be a rewarding experience so that children will continue to participate in physical activity and kick start not only their soccer careers but enhance a healthy and positive lifestyle.




Play – fun learning games, increase confidence, develop relationships, and build friendships.

Learn – the rules and develop an understanding of the game in a fun and individual challenged based environment.

Love – the game and develop a passion and excitement for playing football.

Belief – in yourself and others that are around you. Adopt a growth mindset attitude and have faith that you can improve and develop.

Determination – Be resilient, have resolve and show that you are capable of overcoming challenges. A determination to improve and develop.

Flair – Be creative with your thinking and express yourself in a positive learning environment that encourages player led problem solving.





Kevin Cox

Founder & Lead Coach

In 2004 Kevin successfully completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Sports Industry Management. He began coaching at the age of 23 and gained valuable experience working for Major League Soccer in the USA for 3 years. In 2006 he was selected from over 200 coaches and accredited with the MLS Young Players Coach of the year award.

Kevin is an FA Level 3 licensed coach and has spent over 10 years in special education; coaching and mentoring young people with complex social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Over these years Kevin has become an ASD advisor, Intervention Lead and Safeguarding Coordinator to ensure young people with special needs receive the best possible support.

Kevin coaches at Maidenhead Utd Juniors FC has also spent time coaching the foundation phase (U9-12) at Aldershot Town FC Academy. After coaching and mentoring all types of children with different abilities and from various different backgrounds, Kevin has the skill and experience to develop children through KickStart Soccer.

Football qualifications

FA 1st4 Sport Level 1 in Coaching Football
FA 1st4 Sport Level 2 in Coaching Football
FA Level 3 UEFA B in Coaching Football
FA Youth Award Level 3
FA Youth Award Module 1 Developing the Environment
FA Youth Award Module 2 Developing the Practice
FA Youth Award Module 3 Developing the Player

Additional qualifications

FA Level 1 Coaching Futsal
FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Course
FA Level 1 Psychology for Soccer
1st4 Sport Level 2 in Coaching Cricket
FA Emergency First Aid & FA Safeguarding Children
Level 3 Safeguarding in schools
Autism In Schools Level 1

Michael Twelftree

Goalkeeping & Mini-Stars Lead Coach

My name is Michael Twelftree and I am an FA Qualified Coach, with a degree in Coaching and Sports Science. I have a background in Primary Teaching so have a lot of experience working with children, having worked as a class teacher in a mainstream school. I have always had a passion for football and play regularly myself as a Goalkeeper for Taplow United F.C.



BSc Hons – Coaching & Sports Science
FA Qualified Coach

Programmes for 2-18

1-2-1 and bespoke programmes


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