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​Coaching Football in Staffordshire


Inspire the next generation.

Ask any footballer who they rank as the most important influence on their career and almost all would make reference to a coach, past or present. Many would not be where they are today without the help, influence and guidance of one or more coaches.

The FA, through its extensive training programme for coaches, has always had as a priority improving the technical quality of coaching which would, in turn, reap rewards on pitches up and down the country.

If you ever fancied yourself as a football coach, and think you could develop and motivate players, why not become an FA Qualified Football Coach?

FA Grassroots Coach

Become a Coach

Have you ever fancied yourself as a football coach? Think you could develop and motivate players? Coaching provides a range of benefits, including:

  • A way to give back to the game and local community
  • Learning and re-learning leadership lessons
  • Getting a good work out...& becoming a good role model
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • A chance to meet and make new friends

Development & Courses

From your first steps to the elite level qualifications, explore the journey from grassroots to professional coaching

FA Learning Courses range from the basic entry level qualifications such as the Level One Certificate in Coaching Football to more advanced levels such as the UEFA A and Pro Licences, or the FA Youth Award Courses.

There are also courses which deal with more specialist areas of football education, such as Goalkeeping Coaching Level One or Coaching Disabled Footballers.

The courses we offer are packed with expert knowledge and cover all areas of coach development across all formats of the game.

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Coaching Support

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

Staffordshire University are working in close partnership with the Staffordshire FA to support the delivery of the new BSc Football Coaching & Performance degree. If you are considering a career in the football industry, perhaps have an interest in football and coaching, or have an ambition to further develop your theoretical and practical knowledge and skills within the sector, then the BSc Football Coaching and Performance course may be ideal for you.

This accelerated degree [two-year course] is delivered by Staffordshire University, a Top 10 U.K. Sport & Exercise department [Guardian, 2019]. It aims to provide aspiring football coaches with the opportunity to acquire the appropriate skills and develop the specific knowledge required to gain employment in the football industry. The Staffordshire FA support the delivery of the BSc Football Coaching & Performance degree by providing opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience, improving their employability, as well as achieve The FA pathway coaching qualifications via their Coach Education Programme. Furthermore, Staffordshire FA contribute to and inform the curriculum with their subject specific expertise.

Staffordshire University