FA CPD Events

BBFA Coaches Network

Your Coach Development Programme

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.

Following on from the success over the last 12 months of the Online Coaching Programme, we have launched the BBFA Coaches Network our new Coach Development Programme (CDP).

The BBFA Coaches Network provides opportunities for coaches to access a variety of topics in both a virtual and face-to-face setting with workshops and sessions being delivered by The FA Regional Coach Development Team and our much-valued workforce of local deliverers.

After attending sessions and workshops you will also have access to via our Community Group to resources including sessions plans and to also network with us a County FA and other coaches from across the region giving you the opportunity to share best practices and ideas.

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 544890

By Email:
Education@Berks-BucksFA.com

Coaches Network

What's included?

Becoming a member of the BBFA Coaches Network is easy, and, by joining, you'll receive access to 5 face-to-face coaching sessions at a venue near you at no additional cost, as well as a host of other benefits, including:

BBFA Coaches Network Membership Includes:

  • A minimum of 5 local face-to-face workshops at a venue local to you throughout the season
  • A variety of Topics including Games based Coaching, Fundamental Workshop & Introduction to Goalkeeping workshops
  • Exclusive access to Community Group to access resources and session plans
  • Opportunities to network with other local coaches in the County
  • All workshops will be FA approved unless stated, with Development Hours added to your FAN record
  • Exclusive access to the 2021 Bitesize Coaches Conference with Pete Sturgess & Emmerson Boyce

There are two memberships options available, one for individual coaches and one for clubs, more details are below.


Individual Membership


Membership for the season is £35 per person. With CDP sessions for non-members priced at £15 each, becoming a BBFA Coaches Network member represents a saving of £40 on 5 face-to-face sessions, 
over the course of the season.

Become a member


Group Membership


We also have a package for Berks & Bucks FA clubs wishing to enrol their coaches at discounted rates.
Priced from £300 for ten club coaches to become members of the BBFA Coaches Network.

Take out a Group Membership

Free Virtual Session Programme


We'll be hosting a minimum of five virtual CDP sessions held on line via Microsoft Teams meaning they are access to coaches right across our region. The virtual sessions are free to attend and welcome any coaches from across the County regardless of whether they have a coaching qualification or are a member of the BBFA Coaches Network. 

The online session are great tasters events for those thinking about signing up to the network, and also act as the perfect precursor to the face-to-face session of the same name, where attendees can take what they learnt in the online event and see it in practice on the pitch!

Online CDP Sessions

Date: Tues 23rd Nov
Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

Content: The workshop will challenge learners to consider the advantages of using games in training sessions.
This session introduces the topic and provides content ahead of the 2nd practical session.


Deliverer: Mick Lewin

Attend: Book your place (Free)

Date: Thursday 17th February 2022
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

Content: This online workshop is perfect for any coach/manager of any team. The workshop will provide hints and tips for coaches & managers to help planning for matchday and matchday itself. Hosted by Mitch Woodward, the session will look at ways to ensure equal playing time for children, effective “team talks” for all ages, engaging with players and/or parents and more. Upon completion of the workshop, 1.5 hours of Coach Development will be added to your FAN profile. 

Deliverer: Mitch Woodward

Attend: Book your place (Free)

 

Date: Thursday 7th April
Time: 7:30pm-9pm
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

Content:        What do your games look like? The Creative Games webinar provides a chance to look at how creative game design can provide players with challenge, competition and opportunities to problem solve. It will also show you how delivering activities that are as close to 'the game' as possible can have a huge amount of benefit.


Deliverer: Adam Colley

Attend: Book your place (Free)

 

Date: Wednesday 4th May
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

Content: It is crucial for coaches to provide the right condition for players to thrive. It doesn't matter what setting you coach in- creating a positive environment is really important. A positive environment is the foundation from which players can learn and perform and it allows coaches to focus on developing individuals within the team. 

In this workshop, we will explore the benefits that this can create in both training sessions and on matchdays. You will see examples of training sessions to support the development of players and to take back to your coaching environments to try and implement.


Deliverer: Adam Colley

Attend: Book your place (Free)

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

Content: About the session...

Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place (Free)

 

FAce-To-Face Session Programme


We'll be hosting a minimum of five face-to-face CDP sessions in four locations across our region meaning there's always a session happening close to you.
 

North (MK, Aylesbury, Etc)

Date: Wed 1st Dec
Time: 8:30pm-10pm
Location: Fairfields Sports Hub (Milton Keynes)

Content: This workshop will challenge learners to consider the advantages of using games in training sessions.

This session gives coaches the opportunity to watch practices being delivered to help and support their ongoing development. 

Deliverer: Adam Colley

Attend: Book your place

Date: Saturday 21st May
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Royal Latin School

Content: It is crucial for coaches to provide the right condition for players to thrive. It doesn't matter what setting you coach in- creating a positive environment is really important. A positive environment is the foundation from which players can learn and perform and it allows coaches to focus on developing individuals within the team. 

In this workshop, we will explore the benefits that this can create in both training sessions and on matchdays. You will see examples of training sessions to support the development of players and to take back to your coaching environments to try and implement.

Deliverer: Adam Colley

Attend: Book your place

 

Date: Thursday 26th May
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Royal Latin School, Buckingham

Content: This workshop will provide coaches with ideas around games and practices around scoring and stopping goals, helping players to learn and understand more about the game and how football can be used as a vehicle to develop social skills. 

Deliverer: Vincent Halsall

Attend: Book your place

 

Date: Sun 26th June
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Fairfield Sports Hub

Content: About the session...

Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place

 

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: TBC

Content:         In need of some ideas for your training sessions? This practical workshop will explore the benefits that non-sport specific activities provide for children. We will also look at a number of activities and how to implement them into your planning

Deliverer: Adam Colley

Attend: Book your place

 

South (Ascot, Slough, ETC)

Date: Mon 29th Nov
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Charters School (Ascot)

Content: This workshop will challenge learners to consider the advantages of using games in training sessions.

This session gives coaches the opportunity to watch practices being delivered to help and support their ongoing development. 


Deliverer: Mick Lewin

Attend: Book your place

Date: Sunday 15th May
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Bracknell Leisure Centre

Content: It is crucial for coaches to provide the right condition for players to thrive. It doesn't matter what setting you coach in- creating a positive environment is really important. A positive environment is the foundation from which players can learn and perform and it allows coaches to focus on developing individuals within the team. 

In this workshop, we will explore the benefits that this can create in both training sessions and on matchdays. You will see examples of training sessions to support the development of players and to take back to your coaching environments to try and implement.


Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place

Date: Sunday 19th June
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Bracknell Leisure Centre

Content: About the session...

Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: TBC
Content: In need of some ideas for your training sessions? This practical workshop will explore the benefits that non-sport specific activities provide for children. We will also look at a number of activities and how to implement them into your planning

Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: TBC

Content: About the session...

Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place

 

WEST (READING, West Berks, ETC)

Date: Sun 24th Oct
Time: 10:00-12:00pm
Location: Piggott School, Wargrave (Reading)

Content: This workshop will provide coaches with ideas around games and practices around scoring and stopping goals, helping players to learn and understand more about the game and how football can be used as a vehicle to develop social skills. 

Deliverer: Lawrence Lok

Date: Tue 7th Dec
Time: 6pm-8pm 
Location: Farley Hill Primary School (Reading)

Content: This workshop will challenge learners to consider the advantages of using games in training sessions.

This session gives coaches the opportunity to watch practices being delivered to help and support their ongoing development. 


Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place

Date: Sun 8th May
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Piggott School

Content: It is crucial for coaches to provide the right condition for players to thrive. It doesn't matter what setting you coach in- creating a positive environment is really important. A positive environment is the foundation from which players can learn and perform and it allows coaches to focus on developing individuals within the team. 

In this workshop, we will explore the benefits that this can create in both training sessions and on matchdays. You will see examples of training sessions to support the development of players and to take back to your coaching environments to try and implement.


Deliverer: Andy Ritchie

Attend: Book your place

Date: Sat 18th June
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Piggott School

Content: About the session...

Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: TBC

Content: In need of some ideas for your training sessions? This practical workshop will explore the benefits that non-sport specific activities provide for children. We will also look at a number of activities and how to implement them into your planning

Deliverer: Mark Whiffin

Attend: Book your place

East (Wycombe, Chiltern, Etc)

Date: Sun 20th Mar
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Redgrave Sports Centre (Marlow)

Content: This workshop will challenge learners to consider the advantages of using games in training sessions.

This session gives coaches the opportunity to watch practices being delivered to help and support their ongoing development. 


Deliverer: Mitch Woodward

Attend: Book your place

Date: Sun 24th Apr
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Redgrave Sports Centre

Content: This event will take a look into how we can help develop skillful behaviour within our players, what it looks like across the 4 corners, what practices might help and how we can shape the practice to encourage more exploration of skilful solutions.

The workshop will showcase a number of practices for you to consider. It will highlight how we can apply a range of constraints that will present new problems for our players to overcome, it will ask you to observe and consider how the 4 corners interconnect and influence how players adapt to new situations.


Deliverer: Vincent Halsall

Attend: Book your place

Date: Sun 22nd May
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Redgrave Sports Centre

Content: It is crucial for coaches to provide the right condition for players to thrive. It doesn't matter what setting you coach in- creating a positive environment is really important. A positive environment is the foundation from which players can learn and perform and it allows coaches to focus on developing individuals within the team. 

In this workshop, we will explore the benefits that this can create in both training sessions and on matchdays. You will see examples of training sessions to support the development of players and to take back to your coaching environments to try and implement.


Deliverer: Mitch Woodward

Attend: Book your place

Date: Sat 2nd July
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Redgrave Sports Centre

Content: About the session...

Deliverer: TBC

Attend: Book your place

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: TBC

Content: In need of some ideas for your training sessions? This practical workshop will explore the benefits that non-sport specific activities provide for children. We will also look at a number of activities and how to implement them into your planning

Deliverer: Mitch Woodward

Attend: Book your place

Tutors and Content

We will be using the FA Coach Development Team and our own tutor workforce to deliver the workshops throughout the season. Names include
Lawrence Lok, Vincent Halsall, Mark Whiffin, Andy Ritchie, Mick Lewin, Barry Fisher, Adam Colley, Tom Hogan, Mitch Woodward, Simon East, Mark Rivers and more!

Content-

We will have a variety of topics including; Fundamentals, Introduction to Coaching, Game-based Coaching, Creating a positive environment and much more…

Please click below to join this year’s membership and get exclusive access to BBFA Online Coaches Conference with Pete Sturgess & Emmerson Boyce on September 20th & 21st 2021.

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For more information regarding the Club package and the Network please contact, Football Development Officer, Richard Brant.

Contact us

We're looking forward to welcoming you as a member of the BBFA Coaches Network for 2021/22 season.

FAQs

The areas are split into four, North, South, East & West with the same workshops being delivered in each area meaning you will not have to travel far to attend.

After attending each workshop (online or face-to-face) your FAN record will be updated with Development Hours based on the length of the workshop attended.