Darren Laver — Technical Director

About Darren

Darren Laver is one of the most unique and creative coaches in the world.

He is the Founder, of the International Street Soccer Association (ISSA), the world-wide recognized street soccer concept, and a globally recognized expert Coach and Exhibition Performer. Mr. Laver has dedicated his life to coaching players to improve their creative skill. He provides training programs for amateur and professional clubs, councils and governing bodies across the world. Mr. Laver’s influence has grown to be a near global phenomenon.

Darren is a recognized authority on the subject, and his performances and exhibitions have allowed coaches, teachers and those involved in the biggest sport in the world seek a more creative, efficient and dynamic way to coach the beautiful game. Darren’s extraordinary abilities and performances led him to being voted one of the best street soccer players in the United Kingdom and was the selected to be one of 25 star players to feature in EA Sports FIFA Street (2012 Video Game).

Coaching Philosophy (quote):

To employ a great coaching method, you require “a cup of open-mindedness, a pinch of humble servility and a passion to explore.” —Maxwell

Achievements & Experience

  • Sports Scientist
  • Author
  • FA (UK Football Association) Licensed Coach
  • Futsal Licensed Coach
  • SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) Advanced trainer
  • Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Certified Practitioner of Timeline Therapy
  • Movement Specialist – Alexander Technique Practitioner

Professional Memberships

  • FACA – Football Associations Coaching Association
  • LTA – Timeline Therapy Association
  • ABNLP – The American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • PSFA – Professional Football Scouts Association