As The FA’s Coaches Partner they are dedicated to supporting coaches across England, helping them to develop the right practices and raise standards at grassroots level. Since 2002, they have worked with The FA to train over 20,000 coaches across England, who in turn have provided over two million hours of free quality coaching to over one million young players.
In Nottinghamshire this programme is used to support The FA Charter Standard Clubs with their developments by offering these McDonalds sponsored courses free of charge!
In the 2012/13 programme 52 coaches from FA Charter Standard Clubs attended The FA Youth Award Module 1 and 2 courses free of charge.
Stephen Ellison coaches the U9’s at Toton Tornados FC “I went into the course having read the pre course information and felt I was well prepared for the course which as always was well delivered and included a mixture of interactive classroom and practical sessions.
I have personally taken a lot from the course mainly in regards to a better understanding of the children’s psychological well being and how I can ensure my early and late developers are challenged within my own sessions which at times I know could have been better.
Overall I thought the course was very informative and enjoyable and I would definitely recommend the course to other youth coaches in grassroots football.”