Football coaches listen to a tutor, on the pitch, at a female CPD event

Bumper weekend of Coach Development

Two CPD workshops took place over the weekend to support the development of coaches.

Last weekend (21st & 22nd January), BBFA ran two Coach Development (CPD) workshops to enable coaches the opportunity to continue to develop and support their players on the pitch.

On Saturday, we hosted “Developing Skilful Players” workshop at Fairfields Sports Hub in Milton Keynes. The workshop was delivered by Vicky Fisher, FA Regional Coach Development Officer, and explored the FA’s approach to developing skill and showcase what practices coaches can use to develop. It also enabled coaches to identify what does a skilful player look like across the FA’s 4 corner model.

The workshop was well attended with 20 coaches in attendance ranging from a variety of clubs across Berks & Bucks. A big thank you to Jon Dewick and Charlie Read for providing players from the MK Dons Set Under 11s RTC team who participated brilliantly in the session. 

On Sunday, we ran a workshop for the BBFA Female Coaches Community at Reading FC. The theme of workshop was “Match Observation” which looked at the ability to identifying and appreciating the value of watching players through a lens to enhance their overall capability. The workshop was delivered by Vicky who was supported by FA Mentors Chris Berry & Jon Simmons and it was fantastic to see 12 female coaches in attendance.
Thank you to Dawn Morland and the players of St Peters Iver Youth Under 8s who participated in the workshop at the Dome at Reading FC. 

In partnership with Reading FC and Chris, we were able to offer the coaches opportunity to watch the Women’s Super League fixture between Reading and Manchester United straight after the workshop had finished. The game was a closely fought contest with the winning goal for United coming in the 87th minute scored by Rachel Williams.

We would like to thank all the coaches for taking the time out of their weekends to come to both events. It was fantastic for BBFA & Vicky to engage with so many coaches and it highlights the value of ongoing coach development.

To see the upcoming BBFA Coaches Network schedule of CPD events and workshops for all coaches, please visit our CPD Event page.

If you would you like to find out more about the BBFA Female Coaches Community, or to view the schedule of upcoming events, please visit our website.

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