The FA Coach Mentor Programme

CPD Events

Continued Learning Opportunities for Coaches

Learning and development is an active, continuous process. It's a journey that never ends and one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.

To support your journey, Berks & Bucks FA & England Football Learning provide a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From practical events in your region to online workshops & modules, you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact on you, your role, and your players.
 

BBFA CPD Workshops Completed:

Sunday 30th October- Matchday Experience at Reading

Wednesday 9th November- What Does Success Look Like?

Saturday 12th November- Benefits of Small-Sided Games

Berks & Bucks FA CPD Workshops

How the World Cup can inspire your players

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022

Time: 7:30pm-9pm 

Format: Online (Microsoft Teams)    

Cost: FREE

Host: 

Overview:

  • This workshop will look at ways the World Cup can help and support your players
  • It will provide opportunity for you as coaches to use players to support the development of certain skills
  • The workshop is a online workshop
  • The workshop is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours of CPD 

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Developing Skillful Players

Date: Saturday 21st January 2023

Time: 2pm-4pm

Venue: Fairfield Sports Hub, Milton Keynes    

Cost: £10

Host: Vicky Fisher (FA Regional Coach Developer)

Overview:

  • This workshop will explore the FA's approach to developing skill
  • Showcase what practices coaches can use to develop skill
  • Enable coaches to identify what does a skillful player look like across the FA's 4 corner model
  • The workshop is a practical workshop
  • The workshop is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours of CPD 

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The Importance of the goalkeeper 

Date: Monday 6th February 

Time: 7:30pm-9pm 

Format: Online (Microsoft Teams)    

Cost: FREE

Host: 

Overview:

  • This workshop will look at ways to include goalkeepers in game based sessions
  • It will also look at ways to identify and rotate the role of a goalkeeper in mini-soccer & youth football
  • The workshop will also show the tactical importance of the goalkeepers position both in and out of possession. 
  • The workshop is a online workshop
  • The workshop is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours of CPD 

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Thriving on the pitch

Date: Saturday 18th February 2023

Time: 10am-12pm 

Venue: Arborfield Green Leisure Centre, Sheerlands Rd, Arborfield, Reading RG2 9GB     

Cost: £10

Host: (FA Regional Coach Developer)

Overview:

  • This workshop is aimed at coaches who have recently completed the FA Introduction to Coaching Football Course (FA Level 1). 
  • The workshop will support coaches who have completed the FA online course with transferring skills they have learnt onto the pitch with practical ideas to bring to life how we help "Players to love the game", engaging and developing players skills.
  • The workshop is a practical workshop
  • The workshop is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours of CPD 

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Building & Coaching Technical Detail in Sessions

Date: Thursday 27th April 2023  

Time: 7:30pm-9pm 

Format: Online (Microsoft Teams)    

Cost: FREE

Host: 

Overview:

  • This workshop will look at ways to include technical details in sessions
  • It will explore how players of all ages can participate in game based sessions with technical detail embeded in which can then be transferred into matchdays.
  • The workshop is a online workshop
  • The workshop is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours of CPD 

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Preparing for next season

Date: Thursday 11th May 2023  

Time: 7:30pm-9pm 

Format: Online (Microsoft Teams)    

Cost: FREE

Host: 

Overview:

  • This workshop will look at how as coaches we can plan for the forthcoming season.
  • It will look at various ways to support a change of format such as 5v5 to 7v7 and how you can start supporting the players with the transition.
  • The workshop will also look at resources to support you and importance of support from parents/carers.
  • The workshop is a online workshop
  • The workshop is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours of CPD 

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supporting players through different game formats

Date: Sunday 18th June 2023

Time: 10am-12pm 

Venue: Wycombe (Venue TBC)     

Cost: £10

Host: Vincent Halsall (FA Regional Coach Developer)

Overview:

  • This workshop is will explore key considerations for the different format of the game including 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11.
  • It will look at ways you can utilise your practice and match day time effectively to help prepare for the next step.
  • The workshop will show ways a coach can support the players across the 4 corners ahead of progressing to the next format.
  • The workshop is a practical workshop
  • The workshop is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours of CPD 

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England Football CPD Workshops

Developing Skilful Players: The Value Of Informal Play

Date: Monday 31st October 2022

Time: 7:30pm-9pm

Format: Online

Cost: FREE

Overview:

Join the discussion on how informal football and sport can positively can impact experience within local communities & engage people from different backgrounds

 

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A grassroots guide to observation & noticing

Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Time: 7:30pm-9pm

Format: Online

Cost: FREE

Overview:

Join to discuss a variety of ways to support player development and how can place observation at the heat of our session plans.  

 

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