Online Learning Update

Clubs, Referees and Coaches Access Online Football Learning

Education Opportunities on YouTube for Essex Grassroots

Our YouTube channel continues to provide members of the grassroots football community with access to an extended range of online educational learning content and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions.

Individual videos and longer-running features can all be found at the ‘EssexFA’ portal, with the channel providing online development opportunities from the comfort of home, at a convenient time. Club development webinars are included, and coaches and volunteers can additionally glimpse into popular courses such as BT Playmaker by England Football.

Educational support plus safeguarding, marketing, community engagement and funding videos are also included. Referees are able to watch content relating to keeping fit at home, on and off-field communication, effective pre-match talks and transitioning from youth to adult football.

Plus, The FA have their own ‘England Football Learning’ portal, which has been set-up to offer coaches a new way to brush-up on new ideas. Open to any coach, at any level, it provides a range of content across various ‘playlists’ and the activities are created by England Learning Education staff up and down the country, featuring interviews with leading coaches.

One of England Learning Education’s features is the ‘Boot Room’ portal, where coaches can find interesting articles, interviews, ideas and resources. A wide range of football content is being shared to help support individuals to incorporate innovative practices into their sessions, developing both themselves and their players. The Boot Room also features additional learning, such as:

* 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 England Learning Education 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
* 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

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel at by following this link, while the England Learning Education channel is available here. The Boot Room is free-to-access and open to all coaches by clicking on the ‘Learn’ tab on the England Football website.

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