Dec 11th 2020
Written by The Coaching Manual
Sales and Relationship Manager
Rob studied at Solent University in Southampton for three years earning a BA (Hons) in Football Studies.
Along with his Football Studies degree Rob also earned the following coaching badges during his time at Solent University:
After leaving University Rob gained valuable coaching experience at a number of Soccer camps along the East Coast of the USA including camps in Boston, New York and Baltimore. Upon returning to the UK Rob spent just over a year and a half working at Charlton Athletic FC as a Youth Development Phase Coach.
After leaving Charlton in 2016, Rob moved into Sales and Recruitment where he has held senior roles in the industry including Area Sales Manager and Senior Recruitment Consultant. His wealth of experience across multiple industries is what makes Rob such a valued member of the team here at The Coaching Manual.
Ever since I can remember, my life has revolved around football. Just like Steven and the other guys, I've been very fortunate to be a season ticket holder from a very young age, whilst experiencing trips abroad with my Dad and friends for memorable matches.
In terms of playing, my Dad had a huge influence on me as he played at a high standard which enabled me to perform at a similar level myself. Despite playing at a high level during my teenage years and trialling at many clubs, my focus turned to coaching and furthering my skill set.
At the age of 18, I moved to Southampton Solent University for 3 years on a Football Studies degree which enabled me to grow as a coach and gain my coaching badges whilst also understanding more about the Psychological, Physiological and Sociological effects of football around the world.
The Coaching Manual is a fantastic tool to develop coaches regardless of their ability. With the practices and sessions that are available, it allows coaches to focus on key points which they can then deliver through their own style of coaching.
Additionally, our commitment to coach development is clear to see through our extensive library of sessions, interviews and webinars with respected coaches within the game. Personally, the best part about The Coaching Manual is the ability to take that journey as a coach, starting from the training ground section and watching the coaches in action, all the way to creating your own sessions and practices with the 'my content' section. There are endless possibilities with regards to your development.
With plans to suit everyone, The Coaching Manual is the perfect resource for soccer coaches who want to improve their understanding of coaching and create a first-class soccer learning environment for their players.