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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
Developing on the pitch

Developing on the pitch

Wednesday 11th January 2023 (6:30pm to 9:30pm)

This CPD session will enable you to maximise the impact of your sessions on your players. Participants will learn new skills and strategies to get the most out of players on the pitch!

This practical based workshop will get you to consider 3 aspects of your sessions.

  • Know your players – To be able to motivate them appropriately
  • Know the game – To be able to get the balance right between repetition and realism
  • Know yourself – To be able to understand how your coaching behaviour affects your players

We look forward to seeing you developing on the pitch!

Date: Wednesday 11th January 2023 

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

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


Goalkeeping Workshop

Tuesday 24th January 2023

Goalkeeping Workshop - Are you coaching 12 to 16 year olds?

If so this is the workshop for you. Learn how to integrate goalkeepers into your team practice, by using the FA 4 corner model. Make your keepers fit in and your squad understand what the keeper has to go through every game.

Questions such as, how do you get them to kick further? How do they deal with 1v1? Will all be discussed, don’t forget to bring your gloves!

*By attending this event you will earn FA CPD hours *

Date: Tuesday 24th January 2023 

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Wolverley C of E Secondary School, Blakeshall Lane, Kidderminster, DY11 5XQ

Cost: FREE

Book your place here.

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Match Day Experience

Saturday 11th February 2023

Match Day Experience

This CPD workshop will aim to answer three main questions on how you can improve your matchday experience:

  • What does organisation look like to improve the match day experience for the players?
  • How can I help the players and myself reflect on the match day experience to aid future learning?
  • Who else can support on match days.

Coaches can expect to leave with tools to plan before and after their matchday as well as self-reflection tools for after the match day. The workshop will also explore some challenges that coaches face on a matchday as well as the opportunities match days offer. The workshop will help you link your training to match days, support the learning of your players and ensure you can plan, deliver, and reflect effectively

The details for the event are:

Date: Saturday 11th February 2023 

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

Book your place


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.