Grassroots Essex football coaches avidly planning sessions ready for when training programmes can resume are accessing interesting articles, interviews, ideas and resources via the new FA ‘Boot Room’ online portal.
A wider range of content is now being shared to help support individuals to incorporate innovative practices into their sessions, developing both themselves and their players. Recommended by the Essex County FA’s Coach Education Department, the Boot Room is made up of several sections, featuring courses and additional learning (Continuing Professional Development):
* In 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 on 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 at in the 'Coaches' menu above, by following @EssexCountyFA and @EssexCoaches on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.