The coaching pathway now takes shape in three different strands. As the game is ever changing, coaches have to constantly strive to meet the players needs maintaining a fun and motivating environment where learning can take place.
The courses that we offer assist coaches to develop their own knowledge base in their desired area of practice. Whilst coaching courses develop knowledge, experience is vital for the coach to practice what is being taught.
We can help you become involved in any football related field within the County, and working alongside already qualified coaches, experienced Clubs/ Leagues, we will be more than happy to signpost you to your relevant area of interest.
The coaching pathway follows three strands:
1. The first strand features specialist courses, including Goalkeeping, Futsal and Disability Football
2. The second strand covers the entry Level One coaching award and leads up to the UEFA Pro License.
3. The third strand covers the widely acclaimed age-appropriate courses, including The FA Youth Award.
It is vitally important that as a coach we stay up to date with changes to all formats of football, and have an understanding of why we are changing the game. The Youth Review highlights the key changes to Youth Football within this Country.
Whatever your level of coaching, if you aspire to develop your coaching skills, Cumberland FA are here to help you every step of the way. This will include learning about The FA’s Long-Term Player Development programme, which explains the 'four corners' of a player’s development: technical, physical, social and psychological and will give you the skills to pitch coaching at the right level for different players. The highly innovated Youth Award is a set of key courses that are highly recommended for any coach working within Youth Football.
Cumberland FA requires all coaches in our FA Charter Standard Clubs to be FA qualified, in order to ensure quality development for players. We see this as central to ensure players develop under coaches with the right skills. Our commitment to this is to encourage and support unqualified and qualified coaches to continue to develop themselves for the benefit of themselves and others.
If you would like more information on gaining an FA qualification in Coaching Football, or would like to develop your skills further in a specific area of interest, then please contact James Reid, Football Development Officer on 01900 872310 or e-mail James.Reid@CumberlandFA.com