We encourage our coaches and volunteers to obtain qualifications and to access information to keep up to date with developments in football and child development.
The list of resources below will be regularly updated.
Our club session framework document sets out the structure of our coaching sessions.
Our 'How we coach' document details the principles we bear in mind when designing our practices.
All club practices plans are available in pdf and hard copy in a file held with register.
Twitter is a really good place to engage with coaches, keep up to date with ideas about player development and exchange ideas. The list below contains some suggestions of people/organisations worth following:
Some of those mentioned above have blogs and regularly publish articles or podcasts.
Mark O’Sullivan. Coach educator for the Swedish FA - Footblogball
Play England: “… children choosing what they want to do, how they want to do it and when to stop and try something else. Free play has no external goals set by adults and has no adult imposed curriculum. Although adults usually provide the space and resources for free play and might be involved, the child takes the lead and the adults respond to cues from the child.”