About Chris

Chris Freestone holding the effective board member programme trophy at Wembley Stadium

My name is Chris Freestone and I am an ex-professional football player that went from playing Grassroots football on local pitches to the stadiums of the Premier League.

My career within the football industry spans over 30+ years of playing, coaching, managing and educating at a grassroots, academy and senior professional level. Fortunately, I have effectively worked with professional clubs and governing bodies to deliver high-quality, innovative and age-appropriate training.

I am very passionate about sports and in particular football and I am very enthusiastic about Coaching and Educating the next generation. I am also the author of the book “The Next Steps – Continuing your football coaching journey”

Why I Launched This Website

As I mentioned above, I am very passionate and enthusiastic about coaching and educating and I have built a wealth of knowledge over the years.

So I figured I’d launch this website to help share information and resource ideas about coaching with others (including you!) to help and support them on their own journey to whatever level that may be.

You see, there is a lot of information out there and most of it is of a very high standard, but I wanted to share what I have learned on my journey as a player, coach and educator, how I have adapted and how I have changed my thinking as the game has evolved and continues to do so.

How I Aim To Help You

The processes of coaching are easy but in order to find success within it, you need to know how to actually effectively put everything in place. Anyone can coach but not everyone can be an effective coach if you don’t put the work into it.

And that’s where I come into play.

I have set this website up to provide helpful information & tips to help Inspire and Empower you to improve and become a more effective, successful coach at whatever level you may be. I want you to feel like you can reach out to me if you have any questions or if you want to share any ideas you have related to coaching football. Or just drop me a comment to say hello, that’s fine also.


Chris Freestone

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