Meet Our Team Of Coaches
All BB Soccer coaches have a range of FA coaching qualifications are CRC/DBS checked and have first Aid qualifications along wit Third Party vetting forms and public liability insurance. Along with this they have all been trained in house by Ben Boyce our Head coach and founder of BB Soccer.
Head Coach Ben / Chairman BB Soccer Football Club
Ben has been a professional coach for 12 years now and began his coaching career at Brighton & Hove Academy working with their elite children aged between 8 – 12 Years. He also spent time working with the Crystal Palace academy alongside working for Pro Direct Soccer, Brazilian Soccer, RAW Skills and Little Kickers. Ben is a UEFA Licenced coach and was one of the youngest coaches in the county to receive this award at the time.
Ben set up BB Soccer in 2012 which started at his old primary school and has now grown to teach over 100 classes a week, working with 12 Schools, 10 nurseries alongside running its prestigious Football Club, holiday camps and Futsal classes.
Ben has a passion for teaching Futsal, Skills and passing expressive football to children and believes every child should spend at least 30 minutes a session with a ball at their feet exploring different ways to move with the ball and take players on. Ben’s strengths are motivating and squeezing 100% effort out of every child in a session and always re - enforces a fun and positive environment.
Ben also works closely alongside his young team of coaches ensuring they teach they “BB Way” and he only selects coaches that have the same pride, positive attitude and passion for teaching football.
“I believe every child has the right to play football in a stress-free environment in which they can learn and are encourage to try skills and tricks on the ball. At BB Soccer we are all about football development and not results. Ive never been interested in results but more about do our players know how to play football on the floor and have an array of skills. Every player in our teams after 6 months of being taught by us will have complete mastery of the ball”
Ben supports Charlton FC and his favourite Charlton player was Scott Parker. He supports them after being taken to the Valley as a child by his grandad aged 8. “Were never going to win anything major but that’s what i love about being a Charlton Fan, just got to enjoy the small highs when we get them ”
Head Ref, Club Secretary & Treasurer
Barry has been involved with BB Soccer since 2019, starting as a Referee. 2I instantaneously loved the friendly and professional atmosphere around the place. There is something special about this Club, so I had no hesitation in agreeing to become Club Secretary.”
Barry moved from working in Banking Risk for 27 years to become an Early Years Practitioner Apprentice, working in a Nursery every weekday morning. In the afternoons, he spends his time supporting and observing the BB Soccer coaches, helping them reach the high standards expected of them. The rest of his day is taken up with my Secretarial work for the Football Club, and walking his beloved dog.
As well as a FA qualified Referee, Barry is also a qualified FA Coach and has been coaching his son’s team since 2015. Barry also gets involved in the BB Coaching, adding some experience to the Coaching team.
“I am fully committed to ensuring a fun, safe and respectful environment for every child we coach, so they can flourish at their own pace and create amazing memories for the rest of their lives.”
Soccer School Customer Service & Administrational Director
Jenny is our newest member of the team and has come on board to support us with all administrative tasks. If you email us, it's highly likely that Jenny will respond. Jenny has a strong administrative and secretarial background with over 19 years experience.
In her spare time Jenny is a keen netballer, playing competitively twice a week in the Croydon Netball league. She is also a newly qualified umpire.
Jenny's family all support Crystal Palace are are season ticket holders. When they aren't watching football, 2 out of 3 of her children are playing football. Her daughter and son both play in the Tandridge league. Luckily her youngest daughter gives her a break from the sidelines as a football mum and is a super gymnast and ballerina.
Coach Sam is one of the newest members of the BB team and joined in July 2021, he has his fa level 1 coaching badge and is very keen to continue furthering his knowledge of coaching.
Sam teaches at a range of after school clubs and also teaches with BBFC players during our evening classes.
He has a passion for seeing players improve their footballing skills and grow in confidence whilst playing football.
Coach Sam is very passionate about football and has played since a young age, Sam supports Crystal palace and has had a season ticket since he was 10.
Coach Sam loves teaching players New skills and tricks for the players to learn and use in games.
Dan has recently joined BB Soccer but has spent the last 13 years coaching football where he has developed his fun and engaging coaching style. He believes that if a child is enjoying the session, then they will be taking in much more information, which is why he can often be seen laughing and joking with the players at training and sessions.
Dan understands that each child has different ways of learning which is why he will explain the different games before demonstrating these too. He likes to give the children lots of opportunities to solve challenges and problems in different ways, preferring to offer advise than definite answers.
Dan supports West Ham and is still trying to get used to the idea that they might actually be a good team! He’s used to being stuck as a mid table team at best and is very much enjoying watching them in Europe this season!
My names Daniel and as a former young aspiring footballer I will always remember my first football coach, he helped me develop and improve and go on to have loads of different opportunities in football by creating fun and engaging sessions that focused on personal development.
I’d love to give this same opportunity to young footballers that my former coach gave me, and this is what inspires me to come up with creative and effective sessions for individuals development’
My names Elliot and I am new to the BB team. I have loved my start as I get to see young players expressing their skills and abilities whilst gaining confidence and making friends on the way.
I most enjoy teaching dribbling drills as it is important that young players are confident with the ball at the feet and have quality ball control to maintain possession and give the player more time to make the correct decision.
I have been a Crystal Palace season ticket holder since I was 8 and have travelled across the country supporting my team. My favourite player was Mile Jedinak as he was a true leader on the pitch.
Coach Liam has been at BB Soccer for 2 years and has an array of coaching qualifications. He works as a head coach at numerous schools, nurseries and at half term camps delivering fun and engaging football sessions to children. He also works alongside Ben at the football club by being head coach of numerous teams within the football club ranging from U7-U14.
Liam loves teaching sessions that involve defending and possession. This is because he believes that football is so much more important than scoring goals and being the hero. “I love teaching sessions that increase players confidence on the ball.”
“I love working at BB Soccer because there isn’t a more rewarding feeling than seeing people enjoy and engage with your sessions, it gives me the motivation to keep creating new sessions and it makes me passionate about what I do.”
Liam has supported Crystal Palace all his life, and his favourite player is Christian Benteke. This is because may not be the best player on the team, but his willingness to never stop trying even when results may not go his way makes him stand out for me.
Coach Bailey is FA level one trained and has worked for BB soccer for about a year. Bailey teaches at in our after schools club programme and coaches teams in our football club BBFC evening classes where he coaches the Sharks in 2 age groups.
I love coaching shooting drills because I like seeing improvement of people’s finishing. As well as skills and technical based drills to enhance children's confidence on the ball going into matches.
My favourite team is Crystal Palace and favourite player is Ebere Eze because he is very skilful and isn’t afraid to take a player on.
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