Time for action: Creating a culture (Part 1)

England’s recent failings at all levels this summer has caused more concern from English football fans about the amount of quality players we are producing for our national team. Fingers have been pointed at The FA, Premier League, coaches of grassroots and others.

However we all have to take some blame for this.

The FA have started to make changes; the change of format to the grassroots game and the appointment of three good coaches to head up youth development in the country. The Premier League has the power to do what it wants and our voices are unlikely to be heard when the FA can’t influence the Premier League to make positive changes.

So what are YOU, the people working at grassroots level, doing to create change to our football in England? Continue reading

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How to become a Football Coach – The Updated Version

The Best Coach Ever?

Take 30 seconds out of your time to type the question “How do I become a Football Coach” into Google. The first link?

The BBC sport website from who knows when. The fact that the first link you are directed to is an out of date BBC website with very limited information, only goes to show why people who want to become coaches do not know where to start. To become a qualified coach is easy. You simply sign up to take the Level 1 Coaching qualification and if you pass, you are a qualified coach.

How far do you want to go with Coaching?

Some parents want to coach their kid’s team. Some people want Continue reading