This programme represents a major investment in the grassroots game and offers on-the-ground support to FA Charter Standard Clubs, leagues and target groups.
The FA sees the development of coaches as central to the development of the game, and working collaboratively accelerates learning and supports coaches’ development.
Mentoring support at a club could include:
- Developing a whole club philosophy
- Group coaching demonstrations
- 1:1 coaching, match-day observation and support
- Signposting to relevant courses and events
- Needs analysis for individual coaches
- Modelling of coaching sessions for individual coaches
- Individual feedback
- An individual learning programme
In 2015/16 the FA Coach Mentor Programme supported 9,383 coaches and 615 clubs.
Mentoring in 19/20
During the 19/20 season our FA Coach Mentor team will be working on a number of projects to support; Clubs, Disability football, Female coaches (and coaches in the female game), BAME coaches and goalkeeper coaches.
Who Can Apply?
A number of our coach mentor projects have been assigned, however we do invite clubs and coaches to apply for support in the following areas;
Clubs are able to apply for 50 hour support project for 19/20 season, please use the link below to access the application form, please note the application window will close on July 31st.
*The FA coach mentor programme is a coach development tool, priority will be given to applications that focus on supporting coaches within your club for a minimum of ten hours each, across the season.
Female coaches and coaches in the female game are able to express an interest in receiving individual support from our FA Coach Mentors.
Coaches who are looking for support with goalkeeping are able to express an interest here.