Practice - Play - Develop

Who Are We?

Hi, I am Wesley Robb, Owner and Technical Director at Melbourne Soccer Academy. (UEFA B, ASCA, Coerver Diploma, Skill Acquisition Program Acreditied Coach FFV).

I am a UEFA Accredited coach, completing my UEFA B Licence back in 2013. I have a qualification in Strength and Conditioning , accredited with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association , A diploma with Coerver, which is a global soccer coaching program recognised as the workds leading technical football program and also an accredited coach with the FFV for their Skills Acquisition Program.

I have spent the last 18 years coaching players , mainly at an Elite Level. Most recent coaching positions have been Head Coach at NPL U14 at Oakleigh Cannons , winning the NPL Championship in 2017.  At present I am Assistant Coach to the U15 T.I.D.C squad for the Football Federation Victoria and the Technical Director for Glen Waverley Soccer Club.

Soccer and coaching & developing young players is my passion and I am proud to have developed the philosophy behind Melbourne Soccer Academy to a standard of excellence that I believe will fundamentally develop and improve all young budding soccer players.

The Practice – Play – Develop model is one that I whole-heartedly believe is essential for all young players to excel. While competition and winning is always something players will be exposed to, it is critical that the early stages of development focus on practicing and playing with a learning focus in an encouraging environment.

”Mistakes are proof th‍‍‍at you are trying.” - Emma Rob‍‍‍b, Age 6

More About Wesley

Soccer has been a part of my life since I was 5 years of age. I was the kid that was never without a ball at his feet and spent many hours developing my own skills against the walls and on the streets back in Dublin. Later on I was selected to play with a team in Dublin called Belvedere Youth Team, which is a renowned feeder club for Premier League teams in England.


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