Coaches looking for new ideas to incorporate into their 2020 football sessions will now find it easier to develop themselves and their players thanks to The FA’s new ‘Boot Room’ portal at www.thefa.com, a digital home for learning which offers engaging content to help support individuals on their coaching journey.
The new hub is dedicated to useful content, articles and interviews as well as courses and additional learning (Continuing Professional Development). Recommended by the Essex County FA Coach Education Department, it’s made up of three main sections - Coaching, Interviews and Courses - then a further three supporting areas - Philosophy, News, and Support.
* On the Coaching section, more than 90 sessions, guides and top tips have been published which are all easily searchable. Select a topic you’re interested in and see relevant articles, sessions and guides
* The Interviews area has insights from over 40 of the biggest names across football. While in the ‘Courses’ section, you can browse FA learning opportunities and find the next step in your coaching journey
* There’s also a dedicated news page for coaching updates, and a new home for support initiatives such as the FA Coach Mentor programme, coach bursaries and Elite Coach Menteeship opportunities
* The England DNA is also on the Boot Room. It’s easier than ever before to discover the coaching and playing principles which support all England teams
The Boot Room is free-to-access and open to all coaches, either by visiting www.thefa.com/learning or by clicking on the ‘Learning’ tab on www.thefa.com. Further information on coaching can be found in the 'Coaches' menu above, by following @EssexCountyFA and @EssexCoaches on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.