FA CPD Events

CPD Events

Continued learning opportunities

Learning and development is an active, continuous process. It's a journey that never ends. And one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.

To support your journey, The FA provides a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From events in your region to online resources to in situ mentoring, you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact to you and your role.

Please see below for details of forthcoming CPD events.

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2019/20 CPD EVENTS

 

Date: Monday 20 April 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Open to: Everyone
Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 7HE
Cost: £10
Contact: Shannon Hyner / Neil Fowkes - coaching@londonfa.com

Discover more about how your behaviours impact on your players, training sessions, and your own longer-term development

Regularly reflecting on and understanding your coaching behaviours is a really valuable practice when developing your longer-term training and player-development plans.

It’s not only a great way of making sure you’re operating at the levels you aspire to, it can also help with challenges like managing difference between players, coping with mistakes, and how you need to adapt your approach for each of your players’ individual needs.

In this workshop, our tutors will work with you to explore your behaviours, who and what may be influencing them, and the effect they may be having on the environments you create at training and on matchdays.

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Date: Thursday 14 May 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Open to: Everyone
Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 7HE
Cost: £10
Contact: Shannon Hyner / Neil Fowkes - coaching@londonfa.com

In this workshop we explore the key principles of the Foundation Phase. We look at the best ways to engage younger players and how to help them develop their skills on the ball.

Mastering the ball can be tough for younger players. Building confidence in possession is vital at this stage of a child’s development, we must give players as much time on the ball as we can in the foundation phase. This is a fundamental building block that all later development is built upon.

However, before we start working with our players, we need to know our players. Why do they play? What do they enjoy? What is their relationship with sport? Once we know the answers to these questions, we can introduce the right games and challenges for our team and tailor our sessions.

During this workshop we will explore these ideas in the classroom and through practical activities and games with children on the pitch.

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Date: Monday 1 June 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Open to: Everyone
Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 7HE
Cost: £10
Contact: Shannon Hyner / Neil Fowkes - coaching@londonfa.com

In this workshop we explore play and its importance to child development as we focus on the role coaches have in creating fun, engaging environments.

When are we having a game? Those six words can be tough to hear, but we can’t ignore them. By taking a more playful approach to training and using games and free play children have more fun and more freedom.

During this session we will look at different examples of games and challenges that children will enjoy. We will discuss how you can build learning and development into games, and how this balance can help young players fall in love with football.

During this workshop we will explore these ideas in the classroom and through practical activities and games with children on the pitch.

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Date: Thursday 16 July 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Open to: Everyone
Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 7HE
Cost: £10
Contact: Shannon Hyner / Neil Fowkes - coaching@londonfa.com

Learn more about how to create a picture of your players and their individual needs

Identifying and then catering for individual development needs for each player in a team can be one of the trickiest skills to perfect as a coach, especially if you don’t have the benefit of an analysis team behind you!

This workshop tackles that challenge head on and looks at ways you can start to profile your players using a combination of observational skills and FA development models.

Picking up on the introduction you’ll have had on The FA Level 1 about The FA 4-Corner Model, our tutors will show you some practical ways you can use it to build pictures of the players in your team.

It’s great preparation for when you’ll be asked to profile players on The FA Level 2 and will help you create personalised training and matchday experiences for your team in the meantime.

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