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Support for Cumberland Coaches – Express Your Interest!

Local CPD opportunities coming in the New Year

Cumberland FA are working alongside The FA and partners to plan and deliver a Grassroots Football Coach Development Offer to support local coaches across the county.

Utilising The FA’s Coach Development Officer we’re delighted to be able to offer a number of sessions in the New Year to provide coaches with local CPD opportunities.

In order to tailor the most appropriate sessions for our local coaching community, we’re asking Cumberland based mini soccer, youth and adult coaches to let us know their preferred session/s.

The following ‘Face to Face’ events are available through The FA:

Developing Skilful Players

What is The FA’s approach to developing skill? 
What practices can I use to develop skill?
What does a skilful player look like across the FA 4 corner model?

Benefits of Small Sided Games

How can I use small sided games to:

Develop players’ attacking & defending skills
Meet the differing needs and abilities of the players (STEP)
Emphasise goals, opposition, direction

The Match Day Experience

Exploring what positive coaching behaviours look like on match day
Using match day to support player learning and skill development
How to engage parents and other adults in the match day experience

Supporting Players Through Different Game Formats

Key considerations for the different formats of the game, including; 5v5, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11
Utilising your practice and match day time effectively to help prepare for the next step
Supporting your players across the 4 corners ahead of progressing to the next format

Thriving on the Pitch

Targeted at coaches who have just completed the Introduction to Coaching Football course.

Players loving the game
Engaging players
Developing players skills

Developing on the Pitch (Regional Event)

Targeted at those working towards UEFA C in the next 12 months.

Knowing your players better
Knowing their game
Coaching practice & behaviours

COACHES – please complete this short expression of interest form before Monday 19 December so we can liaise with The FA to confirm the programme for 2023.


If you have any further queries, please contact or call on 01900 511800.

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