Coach Support Events

Here at the County FA, we acknowledge that changes to coach education have left coaches without face to face support. We want to invest our time and resources into filling this void to support the people that keep grassroots football going. 

Our coach support events aim to provide coaches with the support and knowledge to make them the best coaches they can be. Each of our events has its own specific focus such as technical components, the FA's 4 corner model or specialist events. All Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA coach support events are free to attend.


Coach support sessions are free workshops designed to help develop grassroots coaches knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The technical components of the games
  • Principles of play
  • The FA's 4 corner model
  • New practice and session ideas
  • Understand how to develop players

All Coach Support Workshops include practical coach observations of sessions delivered by England Football Coach Educators or professional coaches.

Check the 'Who is this event for' section of each event to see which level of coaching it is suitable for.

All the workshops are completely free. To register click the 'Book Your Place' button and complete the short registration form.

Get In Touch

Tom Measham
Club Support Officer
07704 170915

academy observation sessions

UEFA B and UEFA C coaches in our region can get an insight into academy coaching at local professional clubs with our free-to-attend academy observation sessions.

Each session will include a session observation, a club philosophy workshop, England Football Coach Development support and a Q&A with the coaches delivering the session.

These sessions are ideal for coaches looking to progress onto the UEFA B Licence or for Level 2/UEFA C coaches looking to further develop their technical/tactical knowledge or for those coaches looking to reinforce the learning from the UEFA B Licence and/or looking to progress into academy football.

SU RTC Academy Observation
Club: Sheffield United RTC 
Date: 19/1/23
Time: 17:00-19:00
Location: Hillsborough College, S6, Livesey St, Sheffield S6 2ET

Book Your Place


RUFC Academy Observation
Club: Rotherham United FC Academy
Date: 20/02/23
Time: 17:30-19:00
Location: SHU Sports Park, Bawtry Rd, Tinsley, Sheffield S9 1UA

Book Your Place


Spring Series

Following on from the huge success of last year's Spring and Autumn Series, which welcomed over 200 coaches from across the county, we are once again delivering free face-to-face coach workshops this spring.

Each session has a specified technical focus and a practical session to observe. Those that attend will gain knowledge of the technical detail in focus and an understanding of how to help develop their players in these areas.

The sessions are open to coaches of all levels, but particularly to new coaches who have recently completed the EE Playmaker and Level 1 Introduction to Coaching Football course. 

Coaching Goalkeeping

Date: Thursday 2nd March 2023, 6pm-8.30pm
Venue: SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Ln, Sheffield S35 3HY 

Learning outcomes

  • Basic technical information on Goalkeeping techniques
  • Support coaches to understand how to ensure goalkeepers are a part of practices and training sessions
  • How to create a fantastic environment for your goalkeepers  

Book Your Place

Coaching Dribbling

Date: Thursday 16th March 2023, 6pm-8.30pm
Venue: SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Ln, Sheffield S35 3HY 

Learning outcomes

  • Technical information to help players become great dribblers
  •  England DNA focus “Stay on the ball master the ball”
  • Support coaches to help player decision making
  • Showcase practices that allow players to practice dribbling!

Book Your Place

Coaching Passing

Date: Thursday 30th March 2023, 6pm-8pm
Venue: SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Ln, Sheffield S35 3HY 

Learning outcomes

  • Technical information to help players pass the ball
  • England DNA focus “Connecting & combining with team mates”
  • Support coaches to help player decision making, when and how to pass
  • Showcase practices that allow players to practice passing

Book Your Place

League Events


League: Sheffield & District Junior Sunday Football League
Thursday 9th February 2023, 6pm-8.30PM
Parkgate Astro, 23 Greasbrough Rd, Parkgate, Rotherham S62 6HQ

Who should attend: Coaches from teams in the Sheffield & District Junior Sunday Football League

Learning outcomes

  • Some example practices that they could use to support them with this topic. 
  • An understanding of the benefits of small-sided games to aid progress and the development of skillful players. 
  • An insight into utilising constraints/practice considerations* within small-sided games to support players skill progression.

Book Your Place


Topic: Supporting players through the formats
Wednesday 15th February 2023, 6pm-8.30pm
Eco Power Stadium 3G, Stadium Way, Doncaster DN4 5JW

Who should attend: Coaches from teams in the Doncaster & District Junior Sunday Football League

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of how to prepare players for the transition between formats.
  • Explore the considerations/challenges to support players transition between formats.
  • An insight into the different formats 5v5, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 and the impact this has on LOtG, Players, Area Sizes, Goal Size and Ball Size.

Book Your Place

Female Coaches Community

The Female Coaches Community, which will provide female coaches with an opportunity to develop their coaching knowledge and network and share experiences with other female coaches in the area, launches in March 2023. 

Female Coaches Community Launch

Date: Monday 6th March 2023, 7pm-9pm
Venue: SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Ln, Sheffield S35 3HY 

Who should attend: The Female Coaches Community is FREE to join and is perfect for both new and experienced coaches.

Why should I attend?

  • A perfect opportunity to find out more about our Female Coaches Community 
  • Network and meet other female coaches
  • Discuss the type of learning opportunities you'd like see offered throughout the season

Book Your Place

Join Female Coaches Community

Get access to dedicated support and events delivered by SHCFA staff, regional coach development officers, community champions and/or FA coach mentors.

Opportunity examples:

  • Practical observations
  • Peer observations
  • Mini coach networks
  • Online and offline CPD 
  • Matchday experiences
  • Session sharing

Sign up here

Further Your Knowledge

Club Update Meetings

Club Update is the place to discuss key issues affecting grassroots football, share best practices and discuss a specific club development area of focus.

Club Update