Our coach development expert Gary Middleton interviews exciting guests from the football community and discusses their personal coaching journeys, alongside insights to help you improve your own practice.
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Adam Colley - Creative Games
What do your games look like? The Creative Games webinar provides a chance to look at how creative game design can provide your players with challenge, competition and opportunities to problem solve. It will also show you how delivering activities that are as close to ‘the game’ as possible can have a huge amount of benefits.
Adam is a Coach Developer for a number of National Governing Bodies, including The FA, taking on roles as a coach, tutor, mentor and assessor. With over 21 years of delivery experience, he has delivered in a variety of settings and environments.
Mark joined us to discuss: Learning Better - Want to be the Best Coach you can be?
This session explores what great learning experiences look like and how you can ensure the learning you do is making you a better coach. There will be lots of tips how you can do your personal learning better!
Aaron Danks, England U21 Assistant Coach
Aaron joined us for a fascinating discussion around the England DNA
NUFC's Assistant Head of Coaching (U9-U16) Mark Atkinson
Mark joined us for a discussion on 'The No 9 - Where are our Young Strikers?'
FA Coach Developer Graeme Carrick joined us for this great webinar: Bridging the Gap - Coaching in the Youth Development Phase
Webinar with Jack Gray - Engaging players away from the training pitch
Jack Gray is a UEFA B coach who works at Sunderland AFC's Foundation of Light and Sunderland RTC. Here is discusses the techniques he's used to engage his players when they can't get on the training pitch
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.