FA CPD Events

CPD Events

Development opportunities in Shropshire

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Learning and development is an active, continuous process. It's a journey that never ends. And one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.

To support your journey, The FA provides a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From events in your region to online resources to in situ mentoring, you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact to you and your role.

Each CPD workshop is delivered by Matt Jones - FA County Coach Developer (Shropshire)

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Upcoming FA CPD Workshops in Shropshire

Engaging Players

What to Expect?

Keeping players engaged can quite often be the biggest challenge for a grassroots coach. This workshop will explore some of the reasons why players become disengaged and the strategies that a coach can use to maintain a players interest and / or capture their attention.

The workshop will be a mixture of both theory & practical, to which there will be ample opportunity to discuss & ask questions. 

Date: 09/03/2018 (6:30 - 9:30pm)

Venue: Telford College of Arts & Technology, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2NP

Cost: FREE

Coaching CPD for FA Licensed Coaches: Levels 1 & 2

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Please note: In terms of participation in the practical element of the workshop, we welcome local youth clubs to participate in the session working on the basis that the players can transport themselves to & from the venue. This is on a first come first serve basis. Should your club be interested (up to 16 players) please contact workshop tutor Matt Jones to express an interest & confirm times etc – Matt.Jones@TheFA.com or 07534 062458.

Female Only Event – Counter Attacking

What To Expect?

Counter Attacking has always been prevalent in the game and is seen as an exciting playing strategy when executed effectively. This workshop will introduce candidates to the England DNA & ‘How We Play’ with a technical / tactical focus on ‘Counter Attacking’ working within the in-possession moment of the game.

Identify the key coaching principles around counter attacking exploring the ‘when to’, ‘how to’ & ‘why’ making reference to examples.

Showcase 1 x tutor-led practical session to see what delivering a training session themed around ‘Counter Attacking’ could look like working with female players in a grassroots environment.

The workshop will be a mixture of both theory & practical, to which there will be ample opportunity to discuss & ask questions. 

Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018

Venue: AFC Telford Learning Centre, Bucks Way, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2TU

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: FREE

Coaching CPD for FA Licensed Coaches: Levels 1 & 2 (You do not have to be a qualified coach to attend this workshop; it is open to any aspiring female coach)

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Please note: In terms of participation in the practical element of the workshop, we welcome local youth clubs to participate in the session working on the basis that the players can transport themselves to & from the venue. This is on a first come first serve basis. Should your club be interested (up to 16 players) please contact workshop tutor Matt Jones to express an interest & confirm times etc – Matt.Jones@TheFA.com or 07534 062458.

 The Social Corner

What To Expect?

The evening will dive into the social corner with 2 main aims. Firstly to recognise how football has the potential to contribute to a player’s social development. Secondly, the workshop will explore ways in which the coach can challenge & develop a player / group of players both on & off the pitch – specifically looking at practice design & coaching behaviors. 

The workshop will be a mixture of both theory & practical, to which there will be ample opportunity to discuss & ask questions. 

Date: Monday 30th April 2018

Venue: Telford College of Arts & Technology, Haybridge Roadd, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2NP

Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm

Cost: FREE

Coaching CPD for FA Licensed Coaches: Levels 1 & 2

Book Here

Please note: In terms of participation in the practical element of the workshop, we welcome local youth clubs to participate in the session working on the basis that the players can transport themselves to & from the venue. This is on a first come first serve basis. Should your club be interested (up to 16 players) please contact workshop tutor Matt Jones to express an interest & confirm times etc – Matt.Jones@TheFA.com or 07534 062458.

An insight into The Foundation Phase DNA (players aged 5 to 12)

What To Expect?

Shropshire welcomes Pete Sturgess, The FA National Foundation Phase Lead Coach, who will guide coaches through the key messages of the Foundation Phase DNA that Pete & his colleagues have developed to specifically support coaches working with young players.

With the help of County Coach Developer Matt Jones, Pete will lead an interactive evening beginning in the classroom before moving out on the pitch to showcase some of the key messages in action and highlight some of the headline principles to working with players within the Foundation Phase age group.

There will be an opportunity for attending coaches to discuss & ask questions before & after the practical, as well as receive details on accessing a FREE coaching resource available through HIVE (a digital coaching platform endorsed by The FA) where Pete has placed session plans, information & research to assist coaches volunteering / working in the game.

Date: Thursday 10th May 2018

Venue: TBC

Time: TBC

Cost: FREE

Coaching CPD for FA Licensed Coaches: Levels 1, 2 & 3

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FA LICENCE COACHES FAQ'S

Absolutely. The FA runs events all over the country and for all levels. To explore events please visit our national CPD events page here.

If you're an FA Level 1 or 2 learner, continuous professional development hours are optional and so there is no longer a requirement for licensing .

If you're a UEFA qualified coach, however, you are required to complete 15 hours of CPD every three years to maintain your licence, which The FA recommends is best achieved by completing 5 hours per season