Coaching

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.

FAQ

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

Tom.Measham@Sheffieldfa.com
07704 170915

AUTUMN SERIES

Coaching Finishing

Topic: Technical Component - Finishing, England DNA focus “Excite with the ball”
Date: Thursday 15th September 2022, 6pm-8pm
Venue: SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Ln, Sheffield S35 3HY 

Who should attend: Recommended for BT Playmaker/Level 1/I2CF coaches (Or unqualified Coaches)

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • The technical information to help your players improve their finishing
  • England DNA Focus "Excite with the ball"
  • An understanding of how to help player decision making linked to finishing
  • A variety of practice ideas linked to finishing

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Coaching Intercepting

Topic: Technical Component - Intercepting, England DNA Strand "Intelligent Defending" 
Date: Thursday 29th September 2022, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Ln, Sheffield S35 3HY

Who should attend: Recommended for BT Playmaker/Level 1/I2CF coaches (Or unqualified Coaches)

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • The technical information to help your players understand how to intercept
  • England DNA Focus "intelligent defending"
  • An understanding of how to help player decision making linked to intercepting
  • A variety of practice ideas linked to intercepting

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Coaching Turning

Topic: Technical Component- Turning, England DNA focus “Excite with the ball”
Date: Thursday 13th October, 6pm-8pm
Venue: SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Ln, Sheffield S35 3HY

Who should attend: Recommended for BT Playmaker/Level 1/I2CF coaches (Or unqualified Coaches)

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • The technical information to help your players improve their finishing
  • England DNA Focus "Excite with the ball"
  • An understanding of how to help player decision making linked to turning
  • A variety of practice ideas linked to turning

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LEAGUE coaching events

SDJSL Coaches Conference

Topic: Developing skilful players
Date: Thursday 25th August 2022, 6pm-8pm
Venue: Clifton Community School, Rotherham, S65 2SN

Who should attend: all coaches volunteering in the Sheffield & District Junior Sunday Football League 

Questions this workshop will aim to answer:

  • What is a skilful player? How can we, as coaches, support the development of skilful players?
  • What does ‘skilful’ look like across the FA 4 corners? 

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • Some example practices that they could use to support them with this topic. 
  • An understanding of how constraints can encourage the player to develop skilful solutions. 
  • Knowledge of how the 4 Corners connect to encourage skilful play at your club.

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DDJSFL Coaches Conference

Topic: Benefits of small sided games
Date: Sunday 21st August 2022, 1pm-3.30pm
Venue: Eco-Power 3G & XP Building, DN4 5JW

Who should attend: all coaches volunteering in the Doncaster & District Junior Sunday Football League

Questions this workshop will aim to answer:

  • Why should I do small sided games in my sessions? 
  • How do small sided games link to the FA 4 Corner Model? 
  • How small sided games can help further develop our players? 

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • 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 skilful players. 
  • An insight into utilising constraints/practice considerations* within small-sided games to support players' skill progression.

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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