Thanks again for joining Better Football Pro!
This guide will walk you through the key areas of the Member’s Area, and will hopefully give you an idea of how much Better Football Pro can improve your coaching and how much you can contribute to our developmental community.
Our Quick-Start Guide is divided in to seven short tasks.
Try to do at least the first three today, but you are free to progress through them at your leisure and you can return to this page at any time from the ‘Support’ tab on the Navigation bar.
So without further delay, let’s start turning those crosses to ticks…
Task 1 : Download Your First Session Plans
How To Do It
We know you’re here at Better Football for great practice ideas; so get straight to it and download your first few session plans.
Head over to our Soccer Coaching Downloads area to see all your available downloads.
If you’re logged-in to the site, you can access the page from the ‘Pro Account’ tab in the Navigation menu or by clicking the ‘Downloads’ link in the sidebar.
This page includes session plans, member bonus resources and freebies so check back regularly to see what’s new.
We’ll also send you an email when there’s new downloads available.
You can search for specific practices at any time using the search bar and navigation menus or find related practices by clicking the tags, focus, skill and age-group links at the base of each article.
Remember that we’re adding new soccer drills and session plans every week. If you can’t find something on the site contact us and we’ll prioritise that content so it’s posted for you sooner.
Task 2 : Update Your Public Profile and Avatar
How To Do It
As a Pro Member you have exclusive access to a resource far greater than ready-made session plans and we really hope you’ll take advantage of it. We’re talking about the Better Football community.
The Community brings together soccer coaches from all levels of the game and from across the globe. This means that if you have a question, we’ll almost certainly have members who’ve had the same experience and who can provide you with some cracking solutions.
Getting involved takes less than a minute: First add a few details to your profile at http://betterfootball.net/profile. Optionally add your qualifications and the club or organisation you are associated with then click ‘Save Changes’.
You can also click on ‘Social Links’ tab to add links to your Twitter, Facebook and/or Google Plus profile(s) and to any other websites that members might visit to find out more about you.
Next upload an avatar by clicking the ‘Edit Avatar’ tab beneath your profile. Simply follow the instructions on the page to select a file, upload from your computer and then crop it to size.
Task 3 : Ask A Question/Have Your Say In A Forum
How To Do It
Now we’ve got our profile ready we’re going to put the Community to work by posting in the forum.
Head over to the Soccer Coaching Forums using the Navigation Menu or the quick link in the sidebar.
You can see the different boards on this page. As you will see the discussions cover every aspect of the amateur and professional game and the coaching aspects are broken down in to ‘Soccer Coaching’, ‘Soccer Practices’, ‘Coaching Equipment’ and ‘Coaching Products’.
If you click through to access one of the boards you will see the most recent discussion threads.
Take a moment to read through the Forum Rules (there’s just three simple ones) and then click any of the topic titles which take your interest.
To add to the discussion simply scroll to the bottom of the thread and then use the form to post your view.
If you’d prefer to start a new thread, please first use the search tool to see if a similar question has already been asked. If it hasn’t then go to the relevant discussion board (e.g. Soccer Practices) and click the ‘New Topic’ button at the top of the page.
Task 4 : Add Your Feedback To A Session Plan
How To Do It
Unlike other soccer coaching sites, our sessions are age-appropriate and specifically designed for use with grassroots players.
However, there is such a range of abilities, development stages and playing styles that our plans will be adapted in infinite ways by the coaches who use them.
We want you to share the modifications you make during your session so that other coaches with similar groups can benefit from your experience. In turn you’ll help to create a dynamic – a living and evolving – resource for all member coaches.
Visit the session plan post and scroll down to the comments section at the bottom.
Read through other members’ views and then add your own feedback using the form provided.
If your modifications were used to adapt the practice to your own group then please include the age range, number of participants and location/space/extra equipment that you were using.
Task 5 : Design Your Own Practice
How To Do It
As well as our library of ready-made sessions, Better Football Pro members also have exclusive access to our easy-to-use Soccer Coaching Session Planner.
When logged-in you can access the planner using the quick links in the sidebar or from the ‘Pro Account’ tab on the Navigation menu.
The page itself contains a detailed tutorial on using the session planner tool.
Take five minutes to walk through the example and get used to the controls (it’s really straightforward).
Then take a few minutes to design one of your own favourite drills or small-sided games using the session planner.
Task 6 : Book Your Mentoring Session
How To Do It
A strictly limited number of Better Football Pro Members can register for 1-on-1 Coach Mentoring with one of our expert coaches.
Mentoring is intended to help you create a realistic view of your strengths and weaknesses as a coach and to develop a personalised plan for improving.
Whether your goal is as humble as gaining confidence in your sessions or as ambitious as gaining a full-time career in football, we will offer individual advice to help you meet your short, mid and long-term goals.
Head to our Contact Page using the 'Support' tab in the Navigation menu.
Use the Email Contact Page to send us a short message requesting a Coach Mentoring Session.
Please Include Your PayPal Receipt No or Credit Card Transaction ID from your Better Football Pro confirmation email.
We will respond as soon as possible with the next steps and schedule a mentoring session.
Task 7 : Get Your Money Back
How To Do It
We thrive from word-of-mouth recommendations and building a genuine relationship with our members.
If you feel like you would recommend our website to other coaches in your network then we'd love you to do so and help us continue to grow and spread good practice ideas.
That's why we offer all our members a quick and simple way to get all their money back by referring just three other people (or one club)!
- £30 for every person you refer that takes a Pro Club Membership.
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- £5 every 3rd month for each person that takes a Monthly Membership.
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