Kontributors – Don Williams 2017-06-21T09:17:55-08:00

Don Williams is the Head Men’s and Women’s Coach at Feather River College after 12 seasons as an assistant coach at Cal State East Bay. Williams also served as a coach for the Bay Area Seals of the United Soccer League (USL) in 2000. Williams was also responsible for training goalkeepers for the Northern California Olympic Development Program (ODP) for more than 10 years and served as a staff coach for the Northern California Youth Soccer Association during that time.

Williams has trained players to go on to play in England, Germany, the MLS, the USL, as well as all levels of collegiate soccer. In addition, Williams’ players have been selected to play at all national youth levels including the ODP and U.S. Youth National teams.

In 2013 Williams became the winningest soccer coach in Feather River College history notching his 28th win on the women’s side and his 51st win on the men’s side. In 2013 season the women’s team had the best record in school history with a .795 win percentage.


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2308, 2017

Saving Low Shots

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When keepers dive for shots hit low and to the side, one of the biggest mistakes they make is to not get their hands low early.  What this means is that when a keeper dives to his left side for a low ball, he will take a last step with his left foot to the side and forward (approximately a 45 degree angle) and then as soon as possible get his left hand in front of her left foot [...]

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Addressing the Issue

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Stay on Your Feet As Long As Possible

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