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Coach Development Events

Continued Learning Opportunities

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.

Our Upcoming Events
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Supporting Players Through Different Formats of the Game

Thursday 27th April 2023 (6:30pm to 9:00pm)

Supporting Players Through Different Formats Of The Game

This CPD session will help you to understand all the different formats of football: 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11.

How can you best prepare players to make the next step? How can you use your time effectively, both in training and on matchdays, to ensure your players are ready to progress?

We look forward to seeing you developing on the pitch!

Date: Thursday 27th April 2023 

Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Venue: WFA, County Sports Ground, Claines Lane, Worcester, WR3 7SS - Training Room and 3G (please bring appropriate footwear - guide will be sent out nearer the time).

Cost: FREE

Book your place here

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Game Principles And Understanding (Female coaches only)

Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Game Principles and Understanding (Women's Coach Development Group)

Our Game Principles and Understanding workshop is focused around how you as a coach can support individuals and your team in understanding football as an invasion game. Football is a directional sport and it’s all about scoring and stopping goals. Through this workshop you will better understand the fundamentals of football and how to get the best out of your players to break and score and get back to defend! All learnings will be grounded in the S.T.E.P principle (Space, Task, Equipment and Players).

This event is for female coaches only.

The details for the event are:

Date: Tuesday 2nd May 2023 

Time: 6.30pm to 9:30pm

Venue: WFA, County Sports Ground, Claines Lane, Worcester, WR3 7SS

Cost: FREE

Book your place here


England Football Learning

England Football Learning is The FA’s home for coach development, where you can find learning content, courses, events and coaching news to support your development as a coach.

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

A: We would be happy to discuss holding an event at your club. Please email for more information.

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.