All coaches are reminded that in order to maintain the validity of their coaching awards, it is their responsibility to ensure that both Emergency Aid AND Safeguarding Children Certificates are in date. These courses require updating EVERY 3 YEARS. Failure to maintain these aspects of your continued professional development will invalidate your coaching award.
Many would not be where they are today without the help, influence and guidance of one or more coaches.Whether playing football at the highest professional level, or simply for fun, the importance of a good coach cannot be underestimated. The F.A., through its extensive training programme for coaches, has always had as a priority improving the technical quality of coaching which would, in turn, reap rewards on pitches up and down the country.
Becoming a coach
The first step to become a coach is to enrol on a F.A. Coaching Course. By getting on the coaching ladder individuals have the opportunity to progress up through the various F.A. Coaching qualifications and to enhance their skills and knowledge in coaching. Experience is essential for a coach as so much can be learned from the coaching field whether it be working with other coaches and learning from them or coaching different groups of players with mixed abilities. A successful coach should always be open to new ideas and want to continually improve their individual skills and knowledge of the game.