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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.

For the majority of CPD events that include a practical element we like to invite a group of players from a local Charter Standard Club to participate. If you would like to nominate your squad for a particular event then please email Matt.Jones@TheFA.com.

england dna FOUNDATION phase (5-12 yrs) with pete sturgess - games & play

What is this workshop about?

 In this FREE workshop, Pete Sturgess (FA Foundation Phase Technical Lead) will explore play and its importance to child development as we focus on the role coaches have in creating fun, engaging environments.

When are we having a game? Those six words can be tough to hear, but we can’t ignore them. By taking a more playful approach to training and using games and free play children have more fun and more freedom.

During this session Pete will look at different examples of games and challenges that children will enjoy. We will discuss how you can build learning and development into games, and how this balance can help young players fall in love with football.

During this workshop Pete will explore these ideas in the classroom and through practical activities and games with children on the pitch.

What are the learning outcomes?

Understand the coaches role in creating a fun and engaging environment that ultimately leads to lifelong enjoyment of the game

An understanding of how important play is, and what play can look like for children playing football in the Foundation Phase

A recognition of how games can be used as a learning tool to foster play, enjoyment and development for children.

Date: Wednesday 29th April 2020
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Location: Shrewsbury Town FC Community Hub, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Rd, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST
CPD Hours: Level 1, 2 & 3 Licensed Coaches
Cost: Free
Delivered by: Pete Sturgess - FA Foundation Phase Technical Lead



FA Level 2 to Level 3 Bridging Workshop – Who We Are

Building on the first Level 2 to Level 3 Bridging Workshop delivered earlier in the season (January 2020), this workshop is designed to give more insight into the ‘WHO WE ARE’ block of the course.  

Everything we do as coaches should be underpinned by our values, beliefs and philosophy. This ranges from your behaviour, session plans, environment and your approach to player development.

In The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football coaches are tasked with sharing and critically reviewing their philosophy, to determine whether their actions and behaviours are true to their identity.

This workshop forms a link to that session by introducing the different reflective strategies you can start to use to analyse your learning environment, practices and your approach to player development.

It also shows ways you can reflect and adapt the core values and beliefs of your philosophy, depending on how these are shaping and impacting your day-to-day coaching.
The workshop is an excellent opportunity for those current Level 3 / UEFA B coaches to receive a refresher, especially those that completed the course pre-August 2017 when the course was updated. So, existing Level 3 / UEFA B coaches are encouraged to attend as there will be something to take from the evening in terms of coaching CPD in addition to receiving licensed CPD hours.

Date: Tuesday 10th March 2020
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Location: Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4RQ
CPD Hours: Level 2 & 3 Licensed Coaches