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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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(T) 01785 256994


Youth Phase DNA Workshop

Staffordshire FA are pleased to bring Graeme Carrick, FA Regional Coach Mentor Officer, to the county to present the England DNA for Youth Phase (12-16) football.

Graeme will present the latest guidance and priorities for coaches who are working within this age group, which will follow on from the work which Pete Sturgess has done around Foundation Phase Football, which was presented at Lichfield City in June.

Date: Wednesday 31 July

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Wyrley Juniors


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