Benefits of Small Sided Football

A CPD Update for Cumberland Coaches

The FA provides a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with.

Please see below some updates on the Coaches CPD programme in Cumberland.

Cumberland Coaches – End of Season CPD Conference

We are pleased to announce the details of the final CPD workshop of the season which will include 2 workshops. See below details.

Here are the details for these workshops:

Topics: Managing The Matchday Experience & Supporting Players Through Different Formats of the Game
Date: Sunday 11 June 2023
Time: 10.00am to 2:00pm
Host: FA Regional Coach Development Officers – Ben Hardaker & Sarah Lowden
Venue: Harraby 3G - Google Maps Link
Cost: Free 
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Managing the Matchday Experience

One of the most common phrases coaches hear: 

“Can we play a match?”

How do we as coaches, supporters and volunteers help players to keep that life-long love for the game and provide the best possible experiences we can when it comes to a match day?

In this workshop coaches will explore some of the challenges faced but also the opportunities presented to them in terms of: 

Linking training to a matchday
Supporting the learning and enjoyment of the players
How to plan, deliver and reflect effectively in relation to matchday

Supporting Players Through Different Formats of the Game

This workshop 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?

If you would like to register for this event, please complete this CPD Event Registration Form 

Benefits of Small Sided Games Workshop

To avoid coaches having to re-register for this course, we are operating an ‘Opt Out’ system for registrations for this re-arranged event. Therefore, Coaches that have registered previously need not register again for this event. However, if you cannot make this event for whatever reason, please let us know by responding to this email. 

Topic: Benefits of Small Sided Games
Date: Wednesday 31st May 2023 
Time: 6.00pm to 8:30pm
Host: FA Regional Coach Development Officer – Sarah Lowden
Venue: Whitehaven AFC 3G, Coach Rd, Whitehaven CA28 9DB- Google Maps Link 
Capacity: 80 (Currently 60+ registered)
Cost: Free – Places prioritised to England Football Accredited Clubs

If you have not registered previously but would now like to attend this event on the above date, please complete this CPD Event Registration Form  

If you are not sure if you have registered yet, please ask and we will check.


Stepping Over the Side-lines (Female Only Course):

We have made the decision to postpone the Stepping Over the Sidelines Workshop due to take place at the County FA office in Cockermouth on Monday 15 May (6:30-8:30pm) due to the small number of registrations.

A new date will be confirmed in due course, taking place in June. If you’re interested in attending the ‘West’ event, please complete the registration form and as soon as a date is confirmed, we will be in touch directly.

Register your interest 


Cumberland Coaches – End of Season CPD Day

We are looking to run a full or half day of CPD workshops at the end of the season. Please save the below date in your diaries if you are interested:

Sunday 11th June 2023 (TBC)

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