Chris Butler

U9-14 Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach

Department: Coaching
Age Groups: U23, U18, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12, U11, U10, U9
Date Joined: 01/01/2020

Professional qualifications

  • UEFA B – 2016.
  • UEFA B Goalkeeping – 2018.
  • Working towards UEFA A Goalkeeping.
Previous positions held

Academy Goalkeeping Coach at Walsall & Birmingham City. Plus Goalkeeping Coach for Kragero IF (Norway).

Which Wolves Value best suits you and your role?

Humble – Understanding experiences gained in football playing / coaching can provide a potential bright future for those I coach to go and achieve.

Weekly tasks overview

Over seeing the development of the U9-14 goalkeepers with the programme & working with U15-23s asa support coach/cover. Also over seeing Pre Academy & Development Centre goalkeepers. All following the Academy Goalkeeping syllabus.

What do you most enjoy about working for the academy?

Seeing progression from individuals, progression on techniques / targets in training then shown in games.

Future career and academic aspirations

I wish to work more consistently with older age groups short term & head of goalkeeping long term. Academic aspirations are to gain the UEFA A outfield & goalkeeping licences.

Further information

In the 10 years I’ve coached, I’ve worked Development Centres, Cat3, Cat2, Cat1 (in that order) that I believe has been a good coaching progression. Also coaching & playing in Norway during 2011-13 allowed me to gain valuable experiences to take into my coaching.