Working with your club

The FA Skills Programme recognises that the time dedicated by volunteer coaches in the Charter Standard clubs is vital to the development of football in this country.

As we look to revolutionise the approach to coaching at the grassroots level, we are committed to providing support for those involved with the 5-11 age groups.

 The Skills programme can support grassroots coaches in Charter Standard clubs in the following ways:

  • Delivering approx. 12 weeks of  support and coaching sessions to the children at times convenient to the club, or a one off session at a club event.
  • Supporting coach education events, where the Skills coaches deliver presentations and practical sessions to help grassroots coaches learn skills.
  • Provide session plans and resources to grassroots coaches, in order to assist with delivery, provide them with new ideas and develop a stronger understanding of coaching young people.
  • Provide links from schools and Skills Centres to the grassroots club.

To find out more about our coaching in Charter Standard clubs, please contact Stephen Stennett,