If you are an administrator, parent or general volunteer and need some support in the running and operation of your club then the FA Your Game website is just what you need.
Your Game contains some great practical advice on running a club, managing and organizing a league and volunteering roles that can make all the difference to a successful club or league. There are lots of templates that can be easily downloaded which will give you the head start on creating useful materials such as press releases and posters for use around your club.
The FA Your Game offers guidance and support for each area and individual of how to make your club run better and more efficiently.
Help for Parents
Football would not take place each weekend without the support of hundreds of thousands of volunteers. For most youth teams, it is the parents of players who give up their time to ensure their sons and daughters can take to the pitch and enjoy a game of football.
There are a wide variety of jobs involved with running a club, especially in those that run multiple teams. A club must have a committee, which is made up of ‘members’ of the club. Members can take on an active role, or could just support the club through having their say on important matters at annual general meetings.
For more information about Help for Parents, click here.
Coaching and Volunteers
Coaches are essential for teaching and developing players at every level of football. The FA runs a support pathway for coaches leading from beginners’ courses to elite development.
Volunteers are the backbone of grassroots football. Without the time, dedication and commitment from the estimated 400,000 volunteers in England, the 37,000 clubs would simply not exist. Some 400,000 people keep the game running through various club roles, such as welfare officers, club secretaries and treasurers.
The FA recognises the value of volunteers and aims to recognise and reward their contribution, as well as offering on-going support.
For more information about Coaching and Volunteers, click here.
What's Your Pitch
In addition to providing help to parents and information on coaching & volunteering, if you are involved in running a club or league, make sure you visit the What's Your Pitch section located to the right side of the top menu bar.
It’s full of great ideas, templates to help promote events at your club and loads of downloads that will help you in whatever role you have at your club.