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Club Structure

FC England - A Unique Club Structure

Here at FC England, we have a unique way of running the club and coaching our teams. Essentially, this is how things work:

  1. We have three coaches (Paul, Ricky and Nic) – they are all ex-professional players from England with very similar backgrounds and the same philosophy/approach to coaching.
  2. Standard ‘drills’ do not exist in our practice design. We have a games-based approach where we teach everything via game situations with lots of it in small spaces to create pressure and decision making.
  3. We have an FCE Community Group online for parents and we publish educational material and articles here along with weekly coach challenges (for players to get additional practice) and match reports. Match reports are designed to give players (and parents) valuable feedback from coaches after every single game. We are the only club in LA that does this as far as we are aware.

We are very fortunate that our coaches had almost identical soccer backgrounds in England and now have a shared approach to how the game should be taught to youth players. Because of this, our philosophy is clear and consistent across the board with all teams.

Finally, our Director of Coaching, who is ultimately responsible for implementing our coaching curriculum and is the main point of contact for parents, also has an individual background which is pretty unique in club soccer, having been a high level player (15 years), referee (5 years including professional and international teams) and now coach (5+ years).

Almost everything about FC England is unique and we’re certainly one-of-a-kind in the club soccer world. For more information on our innovative approach or to organize a tryout for your son or daughter, please call Paul on (310) 403-7166 or email