CPD Event

CPD Events

Continued Professional Development

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.

COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES

Introduction to Goalkeeper Coaching

Date: Tuesday 31st January
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Venue: LCFA Sefton, Drummond Road, Thornton, L23 9YP
Cost: Free
Host: Ex England Women Goalkeeper Coach & current FA Tutor, Keith Rees

Overview:

  • Introduction to coaching Goalkeepers
  • How to include Goalkeepers in your weekly training sessions
  • Pre Warm up activities for Goalkeepers
  • Information on National Goalkeeper Course

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UTILISING THE SPACE

Date: Wednesday 22nd February
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue:
LCFA Sefton, Drummond Road, Thornton, L23 9YP
Cost:
Free
Host:
FA/UEFA A Licensed Coach, Phil Hackney

Overview:

• Providing coaches with ideas/guidance on how to utilise the given training space to coach your players.
• Ensuring key outcomes are met – 4 corner model.
• Listening to others' experiences.

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DEVELOPING ON THE PITCH – UEFA C INTRODUCTION

Date: Monday 6th March
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue:
TBC
Cost:
Free
Host:
FA Regional Coach Mentor Officer, Sarah Lowden

Overview:

• Targeted at those working towards UEFA C in the next 12 months.
• Knowing your players better;
• Knowing their game.
• Coaching practice & behaviours.

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ONLINE CPD COURSES

Environment Creation & Management

Date: Friday 3rd February 2023
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: 
Online
Host:
Issy Martin (Former Head of Programme at Loughborough Lightning in T3 and the University Programme)

Overview:

Join Issy as she shares her journey and expertise on the online webinar, Environment Creation & Management.

The webinar will cover:

  • Issy’s coaching journey from student to head of the programme, and the environment she and her team created which contributed to the success of the programme.
  • Discussions around the topic of environment creation & management and the personal attributes that support it.
  • A Q&A at the end for attendees to be able to pose additional questions to Issy.

 

Why our players play

Date: Monday 6th February 2023
Time: 7:30pm
Venue:
Online
Host:
Lee Brown (Coach Development Officer), Debbie Barry (Regional PE Officer), Chris Lowe (Regional PE Officer) and Nathan Baker (Coach Mentor D&I)

Overview:

Join our panel as they as they share their expertise and insight on the live webinar, Why Our Players Play.

They will reflect on and discuss a variety of ways to support player development and how you can bring these ideas into your own environment. They will cover:

  • Research and stories of why players play.
  • Relevant practice design to help players become more skilful and develop social skills.
  • The role of the coach and the impact this has on players.

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FAQs

Absolutely. The FA runs events all over the country and for all levels. To explore events please visit our national CPD events page here.

If you're an FA Level 1 or 2 learner, continuous professional development hours are optional and so there is no longer a requirement for licensing.

If you're a UEFA qualified coach, however, you are required to complete 15 hours of CPD every three years to maintain your licence, which The FA recommends is best achieved by completing 5 hours per season