I've been involved in football (soccer) since 1988 when I started playing in England.

My dad was my coach and some of the exercises in my ā€˜Coach Like A Proā€™ program actually come from his influence.

I played for Stoke City as a teenager and ultimately ended up playing semi-professionally for 15 years at clubs such asĀ Nuneaton Borough, Brackley Town, Chasetown and Bedworth United.Ā 

After finishing playing, I moved to the United StatesĀ and built a successful youth soccer club with my good friend Ricky Collett; some of the content in my ā€˜Parent & Player Guideā€™ is a result of his influence, particularly the psychological and behavioral aspects for players.

Iā€™ve been the Director of Coaching at FC England Soccer Club for almost 10 years and while it is incredibly rewarding and enjoyable, I amĀ only able to impact a certain number of players and so I am now spending more time influencing coaches and parents, so that I am able to indirectly impact many more players in terms of their development and enjoyment of the game.Ā 

I have a relatively unique background in the game, having played at a good level, been a referee for many years (including officiating some professional and international teams) and now having been a coach for over 10 years.

My knowledge and experience is wide-ranging and this allows me to connect and communicate effectively with players, coaches, referees and parents.Ā 

I spend my time between California (where my soccer club is based) and Arizona (where my wife Morayma lives).

If you have any questions or proposals for collaboration, please emailĀ [email protected]

You can also find me on social media:

YouTube: @PaulSpacey

Instagram: @Pauljgspacey

Twitter: @PaulJSpacey