Steve Jones is currently the Senior Vice President of the Steel Sports Coaching System with responsibility for providing Steel coaches with a continuing education pathway while overseeing their unique Professional Development Program. He visits Steel Sports groups across the U.S. and delivers coaching clinics and parent engagement events to Steel’s baseball, softball and soccer coaches and families. Steve grew up in England playing soccer and played semi-professionally in England and Scotland for several years. He obtained a bachelor’s degree In Physical Education from Liverpool University in 1984 and after teaching and coaching for five years, he emigrated to the United States to play and coach soccer in 1989. Previously, Steve spent over 20 years as UK Elite Soccer’s Director of Professional Development. In addition to 30 years of coaching soccer players and coaches from recreational to elite levels, Steve has 20 years of experience working with the Special Olympics of New Jersey in powerlifting and track and field. He is a licensed EFA (England Football Association), USC (United Soccer Coaches), SONJ (Special Olympics of NJ), BFUT (BFUT Football Institute), and USSF (United States Soccer Federation) as well as USA Baseball coach, and has presented to a variety of Organizations and at regional and national conferences on the importance of building character and leadership in young people through sports.