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Thriving on the Pitch coaching events confirmed for Spring 2023

After feedback from coaches, we're hosting Thriving on the Pitch (Level 1 and Introduction to Coaching Football Practice) CPD workshops this spring.

During feedback from those who have attended our 2022-23 CPD events to date, our grassroots coaches have asked for support with developing sessions for their teams

Following this feedback, we are pleased to confirm seven FREE coaching CPD sessions, focusing on Level 1 & Introduction to Coaching Football Practice and Session, will be delivered by previous and current FA Tutors Anthony Sullivan and Kevin Hodgson at a number of venues across Merseyside this Spring.

These CPD events will:

  • Target coaches who have recently completed FA Introduction to Coaching Football (I2CF) or the old Level 1 Coaching Course.
  • Include viewing or participating in Level 1 / I2CF practical session to give coaches ideas on how to coach their players at this introductory phase - Game Related Practices and 3 Stages of the Game
  • Provide three accredited CPD hours.

We are still awaiting confirmation on two of the events, but five of the seven are available to book now.


Provisional Dates 

We are currently in discussions to confirm the following two dates, but they are currently planned for the following:

Please note these dates are subject to change. We will update this page as soon as they are confirmed.

We are working hard to ensure that our Coaching CPD Programme caters for the needs of our grassroots workforce. If you have any feedback or ideas please do not hesitate to contact us at to discuss this further.

For more CPD opportunities across Merseyside, visit our CPD page.