Coaching

Coach Support Events

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. 

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. 

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

Face to Face Coach Support Workshops

Pete Sturgess Play Phase Event 

Date: Tuesday 27th February 2024, 6 - 8 PM
Venue: Concord Sports centre, Shiregreen Ln, Sheffield S5 6AE, 6-8PM

Who should attend: Any coaches who work with players under the age of 7, or, who want to improve your knowledge of coaching young players in general. Pete Sturgess is the godfather of coaching young football players every workshop he delivers is full of golden nuggets of knowledge for coaches in attendance! 

What can coaches expect to take away?

The workshop will involve a practical coaching observation as well as the following:

  • What is Play Phase?
  • How can I understand the children overall?
  • What is the power of play? 
  • How can I be a great Captain of Play? 

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Spring Series events

Spring Series Event 1: Developing Skilful Finishers

Date: Monday 11th March 2024, 7 - 9 PM.   
Venue: SGP Westfield, Moss Way, Westfield, Sheffield S20 8FA

Who Should attend?

Coaches of all levels and age groups.

The workshop will support you to understand components of being skilful and the FA’s approach to developing skilful players. It will provide holistic understanding of elements that contribute to the development of skilful players along with some practical ideas for coaches to take away.

This workshop will put finishing under the microscope, linking the 6 Key capabilities and technique

What can coaches expect to take away?

Coaches will leave will lots of fresh ideas for coaching finishing within sessions, and supporting individuals to develop their finishing. 

This workshop requires some attendees to take part in the practical, if able we ask that you take part.

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Spring Series 2: Finishing the attack (Foundation Phase 5-11)

Date: Monday 25th March 2024, 6 - 8 PM.   
Venue: Handsworth FC, Olivers Mount, Darnall, Sheffield S9 4PA

The workshop will explore creating practices for young players to experience 'finishing the attack' in game realistic situations. The practical element of the workshop will explore opposed practices that can be taken away and delivered to your players.

Who Should attend?

Coaches of all levels working with players aged 5-11.

What can coaches expect to take away?

1. What does finishing the attack look like for my players?
2. Simple Attacking Principles, Breaking Lines & Using Movement
3. Technical: Finishing, Passing, Moving with the Ball
4. Key Capabilities: Movement & Timing 

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Spring Series 3: Attacking Principle (12-16)

Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024, 6 - 8 PM.   
Venue: Maltby Academy, S66 8AB  

This workshop aims to bring to life the attacking or 'in possession' principles of play to help further your game knowledge as a coach. The workshop will focus firmly on creating and finishing the attack with players aged 12-16.

Who Should attend?

Coaches of all levels working with players aged 12-16, or those working with younger players who want more info on the ‘principles of play’

What can coaches expect to take away?

1. Attacking Principles of play under the microscope
2. Planning and delivering attacking practices for players aged 12-16
3. Technical: Finishing, Passing, Moving with the Ball
4. Key Capabilities: Movement & Timing

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UEFA C Prep Support Workshops

Technique or Skill (use of whole – part – whole)

Date: Tuesday 23rd April 2024, 6 - 7.30 pm 
Venue: Maltby Academy, S66 8AB

Who should attend: Aspiring UEFA C coaches.

Coaches who have completed the Introduction to Coaching Football and looking at UEFA C as a next step.

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • The difference between Skill and Technique.
  • The use of whole – part – whole within your sessions.
  • The impact on players when coaching skill.
  • The impact on player when coaching technique.

 

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The planning model (use of different types of practices to reach intended outcomes)

Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 6 - 7.30 pm
Venue: Maltby Academy, S66 8AB

Who should attend: Aspiring UEFA C coaches.

Coaches who have completed the Introduction to Coaching Football and looking at UEFA C as a next step.

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • An introduction to the practice spectrum
  • The use of the STEP principle.
  • Support in how shape / size of pitch effects practices.

 

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Online Coach Support Sessions

How to get better at observing your players

Date: Monday 4th March 2024, 7 - 8 PM
Venue: Online

Learning outcomes

  • The importance of planning and having a clear focus
  • Being patient and knowing your players (and how they like to learn and how they react)
  • Implementing some simple coach behaviours strategies to help you observe!

They'll be opportunities to ask questions specific to your team and players throughout the evening

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The Importance of Confidence

Topic: Can Confidence be Trained? - The Answer is Absolutely YES!

Date: Monday 18th March 2024, 6:30 - 8 PM

Venue: Online

Learning outcomes and what coaches can expect to take away?

  • Learn simple methods to help integrate mental skills into your existing training programme.
  • Gain a clear understanding of WHAT to coach and HOW coach it.
  • Discover strategies that allow young players to dismiss the doubts and fears that hinder self-confidence.
  • Acquire the skills to create an environment where all young players can reach their full potential.

No sports psychology background or prior knowledge is needed. Opportunities for question and answer.

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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.

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