Play Phase

A MUST-SEE Play Phase CPD with Pete Sturgess!

Delivered in partnership with Westmorland FA

We are delighted to have The FA's Pete Sturgess back in the County to deliver a ‘Play Phase’ workshop at Penrith AFC on Wednesday 24th April 2024 (6.00pm to 9.00pm).


Who Should Attend?

This event is ideal for coaches who work with players under the age of 7 or anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge of coaching young players. Pete Sturgess, widely regarded as the godfather of coaching young footballers, will share invaluable insights and golden nuggets of knowledge to enrich your coaching skills.

The Play Phase scheme is crucial for giving children aged four to six the best possible start in their football journey, focusing on their development and introduction to the sport.

What Can Coaches Expect?

Attendees can look forward to:

- Understanding the Play Phase and its significance
- Gaining insights into children's overall development
- Exploring the power of play in football coaching
- Learning how to become an effective Captain of Play

The practical session will equip coaches with techniques to help young players:

- Build comfort with the football from a young age
- Enhance teamwork skills
- Develop an understanding of directional play

The session will cover various aspects of play, including imaginative play, object play, social play, and physical play, providing coaches with a comprehensive understanding of how to optimize the learning experience for young players.

Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of your young players and take your coaching skills to new heights! Register now to secure your spot at this insightful CPD event.

Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Host: Pete Sturgess
Venue: Penrith AFC  
Capacity: 70 Places
Cost: Free – Places prioritised to England Football Accredited Clubs