FA Youth Award Module 2

Coaching Support

Coaching Support

We're committed to supporting our coaches - helping them to develop their practice and providing access to training and development opportunities.

Our Coach Education Development Officer Gary Middleton holds regular meetings and webinars - look out for dates and times on the News section of our website or on our social media channels - Twitter and Facebook

They're also advertised on our monthly newsletter - sign up here.

You can also view the webinars after the event - see below.

Queries? Contact Gary at Gary.Middleton@northumberlandfa.com or on  07736 924860.

Webinar - Introduction to Futsal


We joined UEFA B Futsal coaches Alan Evans and Bruce Vause who examined how coaches can introduce futsal into winter training.




For Alan and Bruce's presentation, click here.




Webinar - Supporting Goalkeepers


 Coach Education Officer Gary Middleton was joined by guests:

  • Adam Bartlett, NUFC Lead Academy GK Coach Professional Phase (UEFA B GK Coach) /
  •  Rob Elliot Professional GK with NUFC 2011-2020 / Republic of Ireland International (UEFA A GK Coach)


for an insightful look into: Supporting our GK's & how we incorporate them into our coaching practices

Watch this great webinar below:





For Adam Bartlett's slides, click here

Think, Plan, Do, Review Webinar


Coach Education Officer Gary Middleton welcomed special guests Ben Dawson, Head of Coaching at NUFC and Neil Winskill, Lead PDP Coach U18s NUFC, for a webinar on Think, Plan, Do, Review









Interview - Mel Reay


Watch our exclusive interview with Sunderland Ladies Head Coach Mel Reay  who presents her Coaching Journey - From Grassroots to Elite Women’s Game


Coach Education Officer Gary Middleton hosts this insightful interview with one of the most talented coaches in the game.

Here's our Coach Development Webinar from 28 May 2020:

Links mentioned in the webinar: 

UK Coaching, Mind and 1st4Sport – Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical activity course, usually £18 – now FREE until 31 August


 The FA Heads Up campaign   //www.thefa.com/about-football-association/heads-up

New Twitter Account solely for Coaching! @NorthumFACoach

 FA Learning YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisPO86aEIhWRTnTS1vrSVw

The Boot Room  //www.thefa.com/learning

Mental Health Guidance document


The FA Education Courses Policies and Procedures

Education courses policies and procedures

Policy and procedures for all Northumberland FA courses
The FA Coach Mentor Programme

FA Coach Mentor Programme

Offering on-the-ground support
FA Welfare Officers Workshop

Criminal Records Checks

Find details of how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
Inclusion - Football is For All


Football is open and accessible for all
FA Coaching Bursaries

Coaching Bursaries

Supporting grassroots coaches from under-represented communities
Safeguarding and Welfare


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Northumberland FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.