Scores of volunteer coaches from the vast network across the county benefited from a free ‘Foundation Phase DNA Roadshow’ coaching event featuring The FA’s Pete Sturgess on Monday 4th February at Colchester United FC.
Sturgess, national coaching lead for the 5-12-year-old age group, was the guest presenter for the evening, delivering the second part of his roadshow highlighting the fundamentals of the England DNA Foundation Phase. Those attending were guided through some of its key strands and how this applies in their coaching context, to help aid the development of the youngest players.
Following an introduction to the content in the Layer Suite, the audience were then treated to a coaching masterclass on the 3G pitches outside. The evening concluded with a Question & Answer session and the opportunity for coaches to network with colleagues from Essex grassroots clubs.
The event was one of many free CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions delivered every year. Another date is being worked on for further learning on Tuesday 9th April, with details released on our website once confirmed. Information is also shared by @EssexCountyFA and @EssexCoaches on Twitter, and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.