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.
Club documents (currently being reviewed!)
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:
The FA's England DNA training resource can be found on Hive. This contains lots of useful session plans and ideas as well as information from around the Four Corners. More details on how to access Hive can be found here.
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.”