Football is always evolving and with players becoming faster, stronger and more technical the role of the coach cannot be underestimated.
Coaches are essential for teaching and developing players at every level of football. To give their players the best advantage, coaches must be aware of the latest techniques and philosophies involved with coaching the game.
If you would like to become a coach, or develop your coaching technique, then you should consider enrolling on a coaching course.
Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA deliver a number of 1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football courses. These courses are aimed at anyone looking to take their first steps on the coaching pathway.
Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA also deliver the 1st4Sport Level 2 Award in Coaching Football, which are geared towards the more advanced coach.
Both of our coaching courses will cover all aspects of coaching and provide you with hints and tips which you can take away to your own club and use to develop better players.
Once you have passed your Level 1 you can also attend coaching courses specialising in coaching disabled players, Futsal, goal keepers and young players (Youth Modules).
There is also a Coaches Association for Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA qualified coaches - The association hosts a number of events, sessions and workshops across the year aimed at supporting your development.
Coaches should look at signing up to the FA Licensed Coaches Club, which provides coaches with access to an in-depth online resource that offers all qualified members support and guidance, plus a whole raft of session plan ideas and articles with some of the game’s biggest names.
Registered coaches can also take advantage of a series of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events. Delivered by some of the very best coaches in the country, the sessions provide coaches with extra tools to take their coaching to the next level, whilst attending the sessions give Licensed Coaches' the opportunity to complete the mandatory CPD hours required to maintain their Licence.
Other benefits of becoming a Licensed Coach include discounted course costs, access to The Boot Room coaching magazine as well as physio-cover and insurance.
Clubs looking to gain Charter Standard status must have a coach with an FA coaching qualification.
Respect for coaches
The FA have just launched a new online interactive Respect course for coaches - Click here to find out more