Welcome to Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching

Fun | Football | Making Friends

Our Story

Ian first signed for his hometown club Aberdeen F.C where he spent one season before transferring to Dundee and then Elgin City. In 1979 Ian Wilson signed for Leicester City for a record-breaking transfer fee at the time. Wilson moved to Everton in 1987 before signing for Besiktas in Turkey.

During 1987 Wilson was capped for Scotland at senior level 5 times. After retiring from playing Ian managed several teams in the Highland league before opening the coaching classes in 1999.

In December 2020 Blair took over ownership of Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching after coaching for Ian for several years. 


A scientifically proven teaching and coaching tool we implement to keep the players engaged motivated and help enhance their memory.


The sport we are committed to teaching from beginners to youth academy players. The focus and centre of IWSC.

Making Friends

IWSC creates a good environment for players to make friends, gain independence, practice teamwork skills, along with gaining confidence and building their sportsmanship attitude when winning or losing.


All our coaches have PVGs, and many go through First Aid qualifications.

We always have a First Aider at every session and more than one at our camps.

Our lead coaches all have at least one SFA qualification.


Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching is split into three different departments: Fundamentals, Progress and After-School.

We also provide Football camps during the school holidays, along with running Football parties.

Our three different departments allow us to provide a class for all ages and abilities.

We hope that with our three departments your child can grow with IWSC as there will always be a class for them.


Our Fundamentals departments offer classes from the age of 18 months up to 5 years old. The Fundamentals classes focus on learning fundamental football skills (dribbling, passing, shooting, and controlling the ball), during these classes the coaches begin to use Football terminology the children can learn.

Along with learning fundamental football skills these classes also offer a great opportunity to improve social skills, such as teamwork, sharing and independence along with learning and practicing colours and numbers.

Email: fundamentals@ianwilsonsoccercoaching.com


Our Afterschool and Saturday morning classes are perfect for children attending Primary School. These classes are a split of drills and matches with the focus on learning dribbling.

Passing, control, shooting and other elements of the game. We run these classes 6 days a week in various locations so there should be something for every schedule.

Ideal for beginners – boys club players.

Email: blair@ianwilsonsoccercoaching.com

Pr⚽gress >>>

Our Progress department offers various classes including Small Group Coaching, Private Classes and 1-2-1s.

Small Groups

Small Group classes have a smaller Player to Coach ratio than our other classes to allow more time for the Coach to Player Communication. These sessions focus on dribbling, close control, shooting, passing, off the ball movement, pre-academy skills and general learning of the game.

Conditioned matches at the end of each session based on the session theme. Suitable for children who have played Football before and are looking to Progress. We can also run Private Small Group classes for a group of friends or boys club teammates.

1-2-1s (Outfield and Goalkeeper)

Our 1-2-1s can be organised with a Coach of your child’s choosing or our UEFA C-Licenced Coach Jason.

The great thing about a 1-2-1 is it can be tailored to your child’s needs and focus on what they specifically need to work on and fine tune certain skills.

Suitable for boys’ club players looking to progress into the pre-academy system/ youth academy

Email: progress@ianwilsonsoccercoaching.com



Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching can provide coaches for school events, extra-curricular activities, and PE. This is tailored to each schools’ requirements, and we can provide all the necessary equipment.

We have previously worked with Cults Primary School, One School and Albyn School.

Email: blair@ianwilsonsoccercoaching.com


Camps 3-13 years

Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching run Football Camps during the school holidays and some Inservice days. Our camps run 10am-3pm, Monday to Friday and are booked per week.

We also offer Early Morning Drop Off from 9.15am for an additional charge, and we can do individual day bookings and half days on request (contact blair@ianwilsonsoccercoaching.com

At camp the players are split into Groups by age to allow the coach to ensure their coaching content is appropriate for the age and ability of the group.

Our camps are fun whilst also allowing players the opportunity to learn and improve their Football skills.

The coach will include a mix of drills, games and matches throughout each day. We also have special themes on certain days.

Tuesday – Coach’s Challenge
Wednesday – IWSC Olympics
Thursday – Tournament Day
Friday – Crazy Hair Day

Player of the Day is given out at the end of each day for each group. All camp players also receive a trophy and a certificate on Friday at our Prize Giving.

We also give out two trophies per Group: Coach Award and Star Player (or Player’s Player for the oldest Group).

We also organise special surprises and giveaways for different camps. We have given our Euro Team Top, World Cup Footballs and Limited Edition IWSC tops.


Birthday party packages

Premier League

£ 7

  • 1 hour of Coaching
  • Medal for every child

Champions League

£ 8.50

  • 1 hour of Coaching
  • Medal for every child
  • Trophy for birthday child
  • E invitation

Fundamentals! (For Children 4 And Under)

£ 10

  • 45 minutes of coaching, 15 minutes of football free play
  • Medal for every child
  • Trophy for birthday child
  • E invitations
  • 2 coaches provided for up to 16 children

World Cup

£ 13

  • 1 hour of Coaching
  • Medal for every child
  • Trophy for birthday child
  • E invitations
  • Football party favours
  • Extra's:-
  • Trophies for each birthday guest
  • Venue booking made for you
  • Additional Coach £15 (For Premier League and Champions League parties with over 15 children)

Latest News


Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching sponsored local 2016 Hermes boys club training kit.


Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching held a FREE FOOTBALL launch event for their Girls Goals initiative!


Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching sponsored local U7s Grampain Girls training and match day kit!

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Ian Wilson Soccer Coaching hired the Forst Farm ice cream van to attend during a week at Summer Camp! Thanks again Blair!