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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 four years’ of educational, psychological and technical research.

Wherever there’s a gap in our knowledge we track down a soccer coaching expert and present the lowdown for you to read in an easy-to-follow and enjoyable manner.

I have personally interviewed hundreds of soccer coaches, dozens of Football Development Officers and experts from Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley and Bolton Wanderers.

About The Author

Pavl Williams

I’m Pavl Williams, a grassroots football coach for AFC Urmston Meadowside the Football Association Charter Standard Club of the Year.

As the founder and editor of Better Football I have spent almost five years interviewing expert soccer coaches and researching youth football development.

But when I started coaching I was about as unprepared as it’s possible to be!

I’ve played football since I was young but I’d never had a properly qualified coach, and besides this I didn’t have the faintest idea how to put across what little knowledge I did have effectively.

So I jumped online and searched for some useful soccer coaching websites then I bought over twenty books and DVDs from Amazon.

I now coach football with AFC Urmston Meadowside, at the University of Manchester, in The FA’s “Three Lions” (Under 5′s) programme, with a couple of U13 league teams and several successful open-age teams.

I have also worked at Manchester United’s Carrington Training Ground and I ran sessions for 4-11 year olds across the North-West of England for 3 years.

My understanding and confidence grew during this period but there was always a nagging belief that there had to be better resources available to soccer coaches and parents:

Those I found were either far too simplistic, were just plain wrong, or contained good information but confusingly presented – meaning the more advanced my education got, the harder it was to progress.

That’s why I set-up my own blog and sought out expert coaches who could help me bring together all of the soccer tactics, techniques and training methods that grassroots coaches need, and deliver them in an attractive and informative style.

If you’ve had a similar experience to me, I hope you will find our site a useful resource on your own soccer coaching journey.

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