Ben Russell

ben russell

Assistant Director of Coaching

2015 Boys Purple
2015-16 Boys Academy
2015-16 Girls Academy

“My Coaching Philosophy is to create technically strong players who will have a solid tactical understanding of the game which will result in them being confident with their ability on and off the ball, these tools will be used to make the best decisions within game situations. My players will learn life skills alongside developing a passion and understanding for the game of soccer to aid them in reaching the highest level they desire.”


    • MSC in Performance Football Coaching
    • BA Honors Football Studies
    • USSF B Licence
    • Premier Diploma – United Soccer Coaches
    • FA Level 2 Certification in Coaching Football
    • FA Laws of the Game
    • FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award Level 1
    • FA Coaching Futsal Level 1
    • FA Futsal Laws of the Game
    • FA Youth Award Module 1: Developing the Environment
    • FA Emergency First Aid
    • Fiorentina Method
    • Safeguarding Children
    • Sussex FA Referee Level 7
    • TOVO V1 Course
    • Professional Football Scouts Association – Level 1 Talent Identification
    • Professional Football Scouts Association – Level 1 Technical Scouting in Football
    • Professional Football Scouts Association – Level 1 Opposition Analysis in Football Introduction into Football Intermediary
    • Futsal Level 1 – United Soccer Coaches


  • U6-U8 and U9-U10 Technical Director at Piedmont Soccer Club
  • Futsal Focus Academy, Head of Development/Head Coach; Ashtead, Eltham, Epsom & Reigate (2014-2015)
  • Sports Focus UK, Lead Sports Coach (2014-2015)
  • 5 Ways Soccer, Head Coach (2014)
  • Challenger Sports Pacific North West, Camp Director/Head Coach (2014)
  • Aldershot Football Club, Performance Analyst (2013/2014)
  • Challenger Sports West Canada, Camp Director/Head Coach (2013)
  • Sports Solent, Games Maker (2013)
  • St. Christopher’s Independent School, Coach (2010)
  • Cal Women’s Club Soccer
  • Alameda High School Women’s Soccer


  • Buxted Football Club
  • Crowborough Athletic Football Club
  • Eastbourne Borough Football Club
  • Rye United Football Club
  • Broad Oak Junior Football Club

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