Knowing the basics webinar

Free online coaching workshop for female coaches and volunteers

Join us this April to gain more knowledge on coaching grassroots football

A free online coaching workshop will take place on Thursday 28th April at 6.30pm, providing female coaches and volunteers with an opportunity to gain further knowledge around ‘Knowing the Basics’ of coaching in grassroots football 

Delivered by Samantha Griffiths, FA Coach Development Officer, the session will take place on Microsoft Team and is aimed at newly qualified female coaches or female coaches looking to gain a little more confidence. The workshop includes session planning, the STEP principle, and how to keep your players motivated and engaged. 

Across grassroots football there is an under-representation of female coaches in the game. Current data shows that only 8% of team managers and coaches across SHCFA are female.  Only 6% of qualified coaches are female. 

As part of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 legacy programme, we want to address this imbalance and have a greater representation of female coaches and volunteers across the game. We aim to double the number of female coaches by 2024.

Sarah Wood, Football Development Manager at the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Fa, said: “We know there are several barriers for females getting involved in coaching.  Many don’t have the experience or knowledge of playing football and are a little nervous about stepping into the unknown.  We hope that our online workshop will provide a safe environment where volunteers can take a few hints and tips to help them get started”. 

Across Rotherham and Sheffield, which will be playing host to some key fixtures at this summer’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, over 40 women have been offered support to access the FA Introduction to Coaching Football course in order to make a positive impact across grassroots football.  

To sign up for the free online coaching workshop please complete our registration form by clicking the button below.

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For further information please contact Sarah Wood or Tom Measham on