Inspiring Players to Reach Goals and Have Fun
developing our coaches
Creating a Legacy
You know you’re watching a brilliant grassroots coach when they get their players to believe in themselves with passion and they understand the differences in each individual, taking the time to listen to them and communicate so they can continually challenge themselves to be the best they can be. We develop these priceless coaches and train the next generation.
Players who’ve spent decades in the game, from amateurs through to the top, look back on effective coaches who made the game enjoyable for them with honesty, conducting themselves with integrity. Good coaches can be selfless life teachers who keep the game in perspective with a flexible approach to maintain a safe learning environment.
We’re dedicated to attracting new coaches into the game by running courses and workshops and signposting individuals towards formal qualifications. We provide resources and promote the opportunities available to volunteer at grassroots clubs or point you in the right direction if you’re looking upwards at the coaching pathway as a potential career.
We also strive to develop existing coaches with links to further education, guidance from the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club and in-service and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training. We supply examples of coaching practices and drills, policies and procedures, and there are FA Coach Mentors available to guide you through your next steps.
A helping Hand
We strive to develop existing coaches with further education, FA Licensed Coaches’ Club guidance and in-service and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training. We supply example practices, drills, policies and procedures, and FA Coach Mentors will guide you through your next steps. Like to examine your initial options as a new coach? Need guidance about improving existing skills?
resources and information
Become a Coach
We're dedicated to attracting new coaches into the game with courses and workshops and signposting you towards formal qualifications. We provide resources, promote volunteer opportunities and point you in the right direction if you're looking upwards at the coaching pathway as a career.
FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.
FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
This nationally recognised qualification will take the learner on a journey through the core components of the England DNA.
FA Welfare Officers Workshop
Awarded by The FA, this course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football club Welfare Officer.