Coaching Staff

The English Soccer Experience has been standing alone at the forefront of soccer education in Arizona since 1992. Thousands of players, many returning year after year, have participated in soccer programs that are unrivaled in Arizona. Our professionalism, integrity and innovation allow us to realize the goals of every player.

The popularity and longevity of our camps can be attributed to the uniquely qualified staff that we assemble every summer. Each staff member is a licensed coach and a soccer player. More importantly, our coaches have a wealth of experience working with players of all ages and abilities both in the US and England.

From the inexperienced player to the advanced, from the young to the old, we can surpass the developmental needs of all players. Our energetic and dynamic coaches are able to provide soccer experiences that are beyond compare.

The summer camps are owned and directed by Mark Lowe, a consumate professional who has been instrumental in the growth of youth soccer in Arizona since the early 90s. Lowe is a professional educator and also one of the few coaches in world soccer to hold a USSF ‘A’ license and a UEFA ‘A’ license. The soccer camp curriculum that has been devised is a unique combination of the UEFA license and the USSF licenses.

All of the English Soccer Experience coaches are hand picked by Lowe and are required to meet and exceed the high standards set over the years. All of our sessions are demanding yet rewarding and are delivered in a positive and caring manner. We understand the need for humor and laughter and are proud of the fact that the environment we create on camp is a combination of learning and enjoyment. A combination that we feel results in memories that will last a lifetime.


ESE Staff Bios

Mark Lowe

• Originally from Yorkshire, England
• Created English Soccer Experience in 1992
• UEFA ‘A’ license
• USSF ‘A’ license
• BA (Hons) Human Movement
• Post Graduate Certificate in Education
• Post Graduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science
• Completed the 2010 Cozumel Ironman and the 2012 W. Australia Ironman

Andy Ward

• Originally from Grimsby, England
• Camp Director with English Soccer Experience since 2008
• UEFA C license
• USSF C license
• Ex professional player with Grimsby Town (2003-2006)

Keith Jones

• Originally from London, England
• Advanced National Diploma (NSCAA)
• UEFA B license
• 20 years as a professional soccer player in England.
• Played for Chelsea, Brentford, Southend, Charlton Athletic and Reading.

Ally Maxwell

• Originally from Scotland
• UEFA ‘A’ license
• USSF ‘A’ license
• USSF GK license
• 20 year career as a professional player in Scotland and England.
• Played for Motherwell, Rangers, Dundee, Bolton, Liverpool

Matt Evans

• Originally from Middlesbrough, England
• UEFA C license
• USSF National license
• BA (Hons) Physical Education and Psychology