Stephen Warnock has vowed to return to Utah for more Premier League Player Masterclass sessions after hundreds of youngsters flocked to his latest event last week.
The former Liverpool and England star staged a masterclass over three days in Southern Utah and was joined by 7 Elite Academy’s UEFA-qualified staff from across the world.
Warnock’s sessions concentrated on showing players the experience he gained during 200 games in the top flight of England soccer and at the 2010 World Cup.
Following the success of last week’s event, plans are now in place to expand Premier League Masterclass sessions into the rest of Utah in the future.
Warnock said: “I was really impressed with the ability and work ethic that every single player showed during last week’s masterclass. It was great to see.
“The willingness of young people to learn and take on new information was a hallmark of the sessions. It is the same whenever I visit Utah, be that St George or Salt Lake City.
“The great thing was that there were players from all different clubs at last week’s Masterclass. It gave me a chance to see how soccer is developing in different environments in Utah.
“I am happy that we are now looking at dates to hold similar Premier League Masterclasses in Salt Lake City and other areas of Utah.”
The latest masterclass was held at Little Valley Fields in St George over three days, split into different age groups. This gave Stephen the opportunity to tailor each session and maximise coaching benefits.
Anthony Godfrey, Technical Director at 7 Elite Academy, said: “We were delighted to see so many young people work with Stephen last week and learn from his experience in professional soccer.
“There is undoubted passion for soccer in Utah, Every time we bring a Premier League player or coach to Utah, they are impressed with that desire to learn and develop.
“We want to roll out the Premier League Player Masterclass to the rest of Utah in the near future and give as many youngsters as possible the opportunity to benefit.”