David Mycock

David Mycock

Course Leader for Sports Coaching Science with Disability Sport and Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching Science

School of Sport and Exercise Science


Contact Details

email: d.mycock@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855490

David is a product of the University of Worcester having gained a first class BSc Hons degree in Sport and Exercise Science with Associated Physical Education. After graduating David continued his role at UW and was the first successful Masters International Coaching Science Studentship for the School of Sport and Exercise Science (SSES) and has gone from strength to strength after gaining full-time employment as an academic member of staff.

David also consults and researches in the field of coaching science and coaches externally in elite level football. He has helped evolve the game of blind futsal and is a qualified FA Tutor. David is the Head Coach of Worcester Blind FC and has previously coached the England and Great Britain Blind Futsal teams at major tournaments, and is currently the Head Coach of the Czech Republic National Blind Football team.

David has a variety of NGB Awards and as an ex-professional football player is a member of the Professional Footballers Association. His role at the University has grown since 2006 and he is now the Link Tutor for the SSES Partnership programmes with Masaryk University in the Czech Republic.


  • International MSc In Sports Coaching Science
  • PGCert In Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • BSc First Class Hons in Sport and Exercise Science with Associated Physical Education
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Teaching Award

Teaching & Research

Professional Interests:

  • Head Coach of Worcester Blind Football Club
  • Identifying and developing grassroots blind and visually impaired futsal players
  • Coaching a range of blind football players from around the world
  • Developed a European Blind Football Network with clubs from the UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Italy and Greece

Research Interests

  • Skill Acquisition of international elite male youth Academy players
  • Psycho-social and psycho-physio aspects of disability sports players
  • Blind and visually impaired football players and coaches
  • Inter-disciplinary (Psycho-Physio) approaches to sports coaching science
  • Auto-ethnographic approaches to sports coaching science


Mycock, D. and Molnár, G. (2021) 'The blind leading the blind' – A reflection on coaching blind football. EUJAPAhttps://eujapa.upol.cz/corproof.php?tartkey=euj-000000-0145

Mycock, D.C. (2018) The Worcester Way: An inclusive approach to physical education and sport.

Mycock, D.C., Norman, W., Pickering, S. (2012) Blind futsal, the beautiful geographic game. Primary Geography, Special Paralympic Edition

Mycock, D.C., Huijgen, B. and Peters, D.M. (2010) Comparison of soccer skills in male elite U15/16 youth players in England, Holland and Brazil.

Mycock, D.C. and Masilko, L., (2010) International opportunities in disability sports and blind football. Journal of Studia Sportiva, 4 (1), pp136-139.

Mycock, D.C. (2010) A comparative Physiological analysis between GB elite male B1 and elite sighted football players.

Castle, P., West, J., Faull, A. and Mycock, D. C. (2009) Foundations of Sport, Psychology, 3rd Ed. McGraw-Hill.

Mycock D. C., West, J. and Castle, P. (2009) A psychometric case study of an elite American basketball coach.

Castle, P., Rhoden, C., West, J., Incledon, V. and Mycock, D.C. (2007) Foundations of Sport (Psycho-Social). McGraw-Hill.

External Responsibilities

  • International Link Tutor with Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Developed a specialist Erasmus teaching and student mobility link in Sports Studies and Disability Sports
  • Head Coach of University Worcester Blind Football Club
  • Coach Education and consultation with Blind Football Clubs from Brno and Prague in the Czech Republic
  • FA Education Tutor for Level 1 Disability Sport Coaching Awards