About

Better Coaching, Better Players, Better Football

Better Football is a complete resource for grassroots soccer coaches looking to improve their technical knowledge, session plan design and implementation of coaching principles.

What Better Football Offers:

  • Technical and Tactical information to help soccer coaches expand their knowledge of the game.
  • Advice about planning engaging coaching sessions that develop your player’s skills and game understanding.
  • Emphasis that soccer practices should be fun and build confidence in young players.
  • The tools coaches need to communicate, teach and progress their players effectively.

Our detailed soccer coaching information is based on a player development philosophy and over four years’ of educational, psychological and technical research.

Pavl Williams – Developing Better Football

Pavl Williams

Professional soccer coach and author specialising in youth football development and coaching.

As the editor of soccer coaching website BetterFootball.net I interview the world’s leading coaching experts (including Alf Galustian, George Burley, Tony Carr, Peter Taylor, Tosh Farrell and many others). If you’re not averse to my Mancunian accent, you can listen to these interviews on our podcasts page or in the iTunes podcast directory.

A recognised authority on grassroots development, I’ve been interviewed several times by the BBC and published articles on Football Further, Backpage Football, Just-Football & Tips&Drills. I mentor coaches in over 50 countries and have visited the USA, China and Ghana as a coach advisor.

Back in Manchester I work with coaches from top Premier League academies and supervise grassroots teams with The FA’s Charter Standard Club of the Year. I’m also a local authority football development coach.

Whilst Better Football continues to be a well-respected source for youth soccer coaches taking their own qualifications, I am working towards an age-appropriate UEFA ‘B’/Level 3 coaching licence and the FA Youth Award. I currently hold the FA Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football, NVQ Level 2 in Exercise & Fitness and NVQ Level 3 in Personal Training.

I hope you find the information on this site a useful resource in your own coaching journey.

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