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Coaching Support

Support for Staffordshire FA coaches and CPD Events

Football is for everyone.

Staffordshire FA is here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.

In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it.

You will also find information about our upcoming CPD Events below.

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Title: In Possession; Broad and Narrow focus within your coaching

Date: 25 March 2019

Time: 18:30-20:30

Venue: Stafford Town 

Detail: Aimed predominately at Level 2 or aspiring Level 2 coaches, this CPD event will explore planning for broad and narrow focuses for in possession phases. Coaches will explore Retain & Build along with Progress & Penetrate Phases, discussing key principles of play, coaching points and how to devise practices for reality-based coaching. Coaches will also investigate how to integrate the psychological and technical corner, specifically exploring Commitment.

Coaches will leave the event with key characteristics of In Possession Phases, principles of play and how to integrate the technical corner with players Commitment. Coaches will also leave the workshop with practical session plans that can be used to support their teams and players within their own coaching environment.


: Introduction to the UEFA B 

Date: 16 April 2019

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Staffordshire FA, Dyson Court, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0LQ

Detail: This workshop will form part of a series of events this season aimed at discussing course content and tactics of the game. Coaches will have the chance to analyse game footage, discuss and share ideas of principles of play, along with tactics to further support the work you do with your team. Coaches will also explore strategies to improve observation skills for training and match days. Why not come along, chat to our tutors and other coaches about football? Places are limited.


Pete Sturgess Foundation Phase DNA Roadshow

Date: Monday 3 June 2019

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Venue: Lichfield City FC, Brownsfield Rd, Eastern Ave, Lichfield, WS13 6AY

Detail: If you coach Foundation Phase children (age 5-11), then the Foundation Phase DNA Roadshow is for you. Through a short presentation and a practical demonstration, the key messages from the DNA are brought to life to provide specialist help, support and guidance for when you coach and support our youngest players. The starting point for the DNA is that the first experiences of being coached or playing football for our youngest players MUST be both positive and memorable. With this in mind the evening will include lots of practical ideas for you to consider.


Safeguarding and Welfare


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Staffordshire FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.


The FA Coach Mentor Programme

FA Coach Mentor Programme

Offering on-the-ground support
Coach and Shoelace

Criminal Records Checks

Ensure you have the relevant Safeguarding qualifications in place

​Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Football is open and accessible for all
The FA Education Courses Policies and Procedures

Education courses policies and procedures

Take a look at our Course Policies and Procedures
FA Coaching Bursaries

The FA Coaching Bursaries

Supporting grassroots coaches from under-represented communities