Featuring former Man. Utd. & Rep. of
Ireland U21 International, KEVIN GROGAN.

Join Kevin as he passes on some of the training tips and techniques that he learned on the Man. Utd. training ground alongside David Beckham, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes
• He was also an outstanding youth soccer player and was on the U-16 European Championship-winning Republic of Ireland team. Kevin currently holds a UEFA B coaching license.

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Sir Alex welcomes Kevin to Old Trafford in 1998

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KEVIN GROGAN

PHILOSOPHY | CAREER

"All the participants at the clinics will be showed how the top professionals train each day and just how professional those players have to be when it comes to training. This is particularly true of the basic drills that require high level of concentration and relentless patience to master the different arts of soccer. Passing, dribbling, volleying, heading, turning, shooting will all be coached.

Often, its not what’s being coached it is how it is being coached. It is also the attitude of a player that frequently determines their long term success in soccer. The best are the best for a reason. They practice the simple things harder then anyone else and they master those exact things better then anyone in the world. Soccer can be a simple game if perfected.

Premier Soccer Clinics will teach the basics in a unique, professional environment that will maximize the players' potential. Its about technical ability, attitude and the desire to be the best! We install this into our players to help them on the road to becoming better soccer players."

KEVIN'S BIO
A uniquely talented youth player, Grogan was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson for Manchester United in 1998 just before playing a major role on the Ireland Under 16 team, on their way to becoming European Champions in Scotland. Grogan played a pivotal role in the success of the Irish team.

Sir Alex Ferguson rated the young Irish man extremely highly and Grogan was likened to a young David Beckham within the Irish media. Grogan progressed through the ranks of Manchester United and established himself as first team prospect. Training with the likes of David Beckham and Ryan Giggs, Grogan was almost ready to make the breakthrough.

A series of injuries stopped Kevin from making the breakthrough expected and in the summer of 2001 he left Man Utd. He decided to combine football with studying and joined Eircom League Premier Division side UCD and enrolled on a Diploma course in Sports management. After a long battle with his injury it seemed his football career would be revived when he joined Millwall in 2003.

Later that year he was told by Millwall doctors that his body could not take the strains of professional football after a series of operations and injections. The Pelvic injuries had taken too much out of him. He returned home disappointed but finished his college course and for a while worked with Cork City FC in a marketing role before becoming a football agent.

In July 2006, Grogan decided to make one last attempt to resurrect his career. He went to Belgium to undergo major surgery and intense functional rehab for eight months in Antwerp. He has treated by one of Europe’s top surgeons, Geert Declercq and top rehab therapists, Lieven Maesscalck. Their clientele includes Impenza, Shevchenko and Maldini amongst others.

Kevin signed for St Patrick’s Athletic in Dublin in a bid to gain match fitness before returning to England. Unfortunately his efforts were in vain when his injury returned and he finally had to retire from full time professional football. Sir Alex Ferguson has said that it was one of his own personal disappointments to see Kevin retire.

In June 2007 he was appointed Director of Football at his first club Belvedere FC and also set up his own successful Academy for the elite young players of Dublin.

He was capped four times by the Republic of Ireland Under 21s.