Get extra guidance and support through the FA's Coach Mentor Programme!
The FA Coach Mentor Programme is a major investment in the grassroots game and offers on-the-ground support to all grassroots clubs and coaches across the country.
The programme is now into its fifth season and has supported 35,000 coaches.
Worcestershire FA and The FA have committed to providing over 400 hours’ worth of mentoring during the past season, helping and supporting a number coaches, clubs and leagues.
Mentoring support at a club could include:
- Developing a whole club philosophy
- Group coaching demonstrations
- 1:1 coaching, match-day observation and support
- Signposting to relevant courses and events
- Needs analysis for individual coaches
- Modelling of coaching sessions for individual coaches
- Individual feedback
- An individual learning programme
Receive support from the Coach Mentor programme:
If you are part of a grassroots club and would like to receive some support from one of our FA Coach Mentors please contact your local County FA and your Regional Coach Mentor Officer (details below). When making initial contact please include your name, club name, number of teams and the County FA you are affiliated to.
The FA Coach Mentor Programme is also committed to providing 5000 hours per season to work with BAME, female and disabled coaches across the country.
If you are a BAME coach and would like some support from one of our Coach Mentors, please contact Steve Smithies with your name, club name, age group and the County FA that you are affiliated to – email@example.com.
If you are a female coach and would like some support from one of our Coach Mentors, please contact Samantha Griffiths with your name, club name, age group and the County FA that you are affiliated to – firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a coach with a disability and would like some support from one of our Coach Mentors, please contact Kevin England with your name, club name, age group and the County FA that you are affiliated to – email@example.com.
Become an FA Coach Mentor:
If you are interested in becoming an FA Coach Mentor please check your local County FA website for vacancies. If no vacancies are available contact your Regional Coach Mentor Officer (details below) who can provide an update of the programme in and around your area.
Pre-requisites to become an FA Coach Mentor are:
- Minimum FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
- Member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club
- Valid FA CRB
Your Regional Mentor Officers:
North West – Steve Smithies – firstname.lastname@example.org
North East – Graeme Carrick – email@example.com
East Midlands – Samantha Griffiths – firstname.lastname@example.org
West Midlands – Andy Somers – email@example.com
East – Darren Moss – firstname.lastname@example.org
South East – Kevin England – email@example.com
London/ Armed Forces/ Jersey/ Guernsey – Kevin Green – firstname.lastname@example.org
South West – Ciara Allan – email@example.com