coaching in education

Coaching in Education

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Football plays an important role within schools, colleges and universities. From the first day at school until the last day at university.

Gloucestershire FA offer programmes, initiatives and schemes to provide teachers and coaches at every stage of education the tools to inspire new generations to love the game.

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Richard Todd

Football Education Officer 


Phone: 01454 615888 (Option 1)

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The FA Lidl Skills programme works in over 2500 primary schools each year, providing lessons for the children against the requirements of the PE National Curriculum and supports teachers’ professional learning.

As well as helping to develop the technique, ball skills and confidence of children in primary schools, The FA Skills coaches aim to pass on invaluable lesson ideas and guidance on the delivery of football to the pupils’ teachers.

If your school hasn't had a chance to work with The FA Lidl Skills Programme yet, please send us an email at Stacey.Miles@TheFA.Com

Learn about The FA LIDL Skills Programme 

Gloucestershire FA offers teachers across all stages of education the chance to continue their coaching journey with CPD opportunities throughout the season.

CPD topics include:

  • Principles of teaching football
  • Teaching football in the new National Curriculum
  • Developing Cross Curriculum links through football
  • Inclusion and differentiation through football
  • Running the School Team

Contact us for more information

The FA Junior Football Leaders Award provides a basic introduction to leadership skills required when involved in football for those under the age of 16.

The course will primarily introduce four areas:

  • Assisting football activity sessions
  • An introduction to refereeing
  • Helping with a team
  • Managing football events

Want to run a Gloucestershire FA Junior Football Leaders Award at your school?

Contact us for more information 

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