FOOTBALL: A COACHING academy in Solihull has secured a sponsorship deal to help develop the skills of budding young footballers across the Midlands.
Wolverhampton based Squire’s support will enable RB Coaching to expand its 1to1, 8to1 and Futsal coaching programmes for aspiring 7 to 18 year footballers who are seeking individual improvement to their own game.
RB Coaching has helped many players who are affiliated to professional clubs and grassroots teams fulfil their individual potential.
It was set up three years ago by UEFA licensed coach and former Nottingham Forest Academy player Ryan Byrne.
The 29-year-old now has seven coaches who train over 200 children across its three 8to1 academy centres in Solihull, Aston and Daventry, and its brand new Futsal development centre in Coventry.
“We’ve got big plans to expand our coaching centres across the Midlands and it’s fantastic to have such a high calibre brand as Squire on board,” explained Byrne.
“Squire will support RB Coaching’s plans to extend its coaching network. They can’t do enough for us and we appreciate it so much.”
CEO John Squire was so impressed by the training his 11-year old son Arthur received from Ryan and his coaching team, that he wanted to support their business plans.
He said: “I got involved with RB Coaching two years ago when we were looking for coaching for my son. We found it difficult to find good quality coaching and someone recommended me to Ryan.
“Since then Arthur has progressed massively as a player and is now at a much higher level than before.
“I could see the huge benefit it was to him and so, as a company, we wanted to get behind Ryan to help him expand his coaching network to enable others to become much better footballers.
“There really isn’t the infrastructure out there at grass roots football to enable this to happen.
“What makes the real difference is the way RB Coaching engages both body and mind in their one to one training techniques, just like top coaches.
“It’s a great concept, that’s why we’re proud to help Ryan promote coaching to more youngsters of all abilities.”
RB Coaching specialises in 1to1 and small group play for both outfield and budding goalkeepers. It is currently the only UK development centre/academy to work closely with parents in the development of their child’s football journey.
Through its parent education programme, RB offers regular practical parent clinics and online webinars as well as interactive DVDs to help inspire and upskill parents’ knowledge of techniques and psychological strategies, which can assist their child’s development as a player.