Lectures and Presentations
Robin Russell has provided presentations on the use of the web to support coach and player development at numerous Conferences and Conventions including UEFA Licence Courses in several National Associations in Europe. To contact please email RRussellsportspath@gmail.com
Robin Russell: CEO and Founder
Robin was born in Denmark of Scottish parents. He qualified as a teacher, represented English Universities (UAU) and played semi-professional before joining the English FA in 1978 as a Regional Coach, then Assistant Director of Coaching in 1989.
In the 1980’s he was extensively involved in the FA National School, established the FA’s Grassroots Program and in 1996 oversaw the implementation of UEFA Coach Education Courses in England. From 1997 as Technical Coordinator he was responsible for the creation of the FA Coaches Association, the introduction of Mini-Soccer, and the creation of FA Learning Ltd. where Robin introduced the following online products:
- The development of 7 E-learning Courses involving over 20,000 students
- The provision of the FA Coaches Magazine ‘ Insight ‘ in Online form & the online archive of all FA Coaching Magazines from 1962
- An online player educational and assessment program, the Soccer Star Scheme, which involved over 1 million children
Robin left fulltime employment with the FA in 2005 to become UEFA Football Development Consultant and start his own business in e-learning in football (http://www.SportsPath.com ). For UEFA he has advised on Grassroots Football, developed e-learning courses and contributed to thehttp://www.uefa.com/trainingground website.
Robin has also acted as a consultant on e-learning, coach education and football development projects with FIFA, CONCACAF, AFC, for a number of National Associations and clubs including Southampton FC and Shakhtar Donetsk.
With Howard Wilkinson he founded the LMA School of Football Management in 2010 which has involved over 3,000 coaches in over 50 countries (http://www.leaguemanagers.com/technical/lmaschoolofmanagement-158.html)
Robin is an Adjunct Professor on the Ohio University /NSCAA Masters Degree Course in Coaching Education and a Tutor on the University of Delaware /NSCAA ADOC Course: he is also a Board Member of Rush Soccer (http://rushsoccer.com/)
Robin Russell holds a MA degree from the University of Leeds, a Bachelors of Education Degree from the University of Birmingham and Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) from Liverpool Polytechnic. He was awarded a Fellowship of Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom in 1996 and in December 2013 at the Inaugural FA Licensed Coaches Club Awards was presented with ‘The FA’s Lifelong Contribution Award’