FA CPD Events

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.

Cheshire FA are currently developing a localised coach development offer which will involve the delivery of local events/workshops, targeted support for Female and Black and Asian coaches as well as a variety of other opportunities to support all coaches.

Future opportunities will be advertised here and @CCFACoaches

County Opportunities

Event: Implementing Basic Neuroscience to Help Develop your Grassroots Players
Date:  Tuesday 25 January 2022
Time: 6.15pm to 9.15pm
Venue: Cheshire FA, Hartford House, Hartford Moss Farm Recreation Centre, Northwich CW8 4BG
Cost: Free
Overview:          

Cheshire FA are delighted to bring this exciting CPD Event to the coaches across Cheshire. This event will be delivered by Sally Needham, Sally is currently an active FA tutor, delivering the UEFA B License courses, and on the FA Advance Youth Award. Sally is currently working at Sheffield United Academy implementing neuroscience throughout the academy from U9s to U23s and works with the players and staff. Along with going into other football clubs and organisations to deliver bespoke CPD around this area. 

The event is going to give you an insight into some basic neuroscience. Using this lens to look at behaviours differently and how to support your players learning, their development on the grass and their neurological development to help cope with the demands of the game and life. Sally is going to show how you can practically implement the theory by creating an environment where they feel safe and how the coach through behaviours and language can help to develop the players both on the grass and neurologically, which will be shown through a 60 minute practical session with an u15's grassroots team.

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The event is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 3 hours CPD

 

Event:  Women into Coaching – Stepping Over The Sidelines
Date: Monday 31 January 2022
Time: 7.15pm to 8.45pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams (link to be sent prior to event)
Cost: Free

Overview:

Stepping Over The Sidelines is an introductory workshop, for women and girls age 14+ and backgrounds, who would like to get into volunteering and coaching football.

Delivered online by the FA Regional Coach Development Officer (Women & Girls), the workshop aims to break down some of the barriers such as, “I have no playing or coaching experience” or “I don’t know the rules” and looks at skills & attributes that individuals may already hold which can be transferable to coaching football. It is also hoped that the workshop will inspire females by highlighting other positive role models who are influencing change within the game.

Finally, the workshop gives a flavour of the prospective next steps , including the BT Playmaker by England Football and the Introduction to Coaching football course. It is the perfect opportunity for clubs to engage their parents, players and increase their female volunteer base.

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The event is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 hours CPD

 

Event: Women into Coaching – Stepping onto the Grass
Date: Sunday 27 February 2022
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am with a Networking opportunity after the event 
Venue: Cheshire FA, Hartford House, Hartford Moss Farm Recreation Centre, Northwich CW8 4BG
Cost: Free

Overview:

Stepping onto the Grass workshop, for women and girls age 14+, who would like to or have started out volunteering in and coaching football.

Delivered by the FA Regional Coach Development Officer (Women & Girls) Chris Welburn.  The workshop builds on from the Stepping over the sidelines workshop and aims to reflect on the skills and attributes of individuals that they already hold and can be applied to coaching, demonstrate a range of simple learning practical coaching activities and model the STEP principle.  Also signpost the next steps in the coaching pathway and highlight support networks.

The event will involve a practical session being delivered by the FA Regional Coach Development Officer.

The event is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 3 hours CPD

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Event: The Role of Others
Date: Sunday 8 May 2022
Time: 10.00am to 12.00
Venue: Cheshire FA, Hartford House, Hartford Moss Farm Recreation Centre, Northwich CW8 4BG
Cost: Free

Overview:   

The event will involve a practical session with a group of grassroots players, allowing the coaches to observe the sessions being delivered by the FA Regional Coach Development Officer.

Questions this workshop will aim to answer:

- How do we encourage positive parent/carer engagement?
- How might I make use of additional coaching support?
- What can we learn from others within our network?

What can coaches expect to take away?
- Communication skills to support the role of the playmaker/ aspiring coach.
- Practices which two coaches can lead and mirror so players have consistency.
- Gaining an insight how to have a lead coach, assistant coach which ultimately supports player development.
Are there any tasks to complete ahead of the event?
Pre-event - you will have access to an introductory video.
Consider and bring some questions you may have to help you work with others when coaching. 

Overview of the event
The role of others really focuses on how you can support the additional coach. This is more than them just collecting cones, it’s how you can communicate, be confident and be that mentor to a new aspiring coach, maybe even a parent support. 
This is also for a newly qualified coach who would like some confidence in getting out on the pitch following attending BT playmaker and/or I2CF and observe the CDO on how to start to set up the first session.

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Regional Opportunities

Women Into Coaching - FACE TO FACE EVENTS

Tuesday 1 March 2022 – Knowing the Basics - Demonstrate how to coach the principles of play - hosted by Manchester FA

Event: Women into Coaching - Developing the Whole Player 
Date: Tuesday 5 April 2022 
Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Cheshire FA, Hartford House, Hartford Moss Farm Recreation Centre, Northwich CW8 4BG
Cost: Free
Overview: For women and girls age 14+, who are volunteering in and coaching Football.  This workshop builds on the national webinar on 15 March 2022 (CLICK HERE to book onto the 15 March webinar).  The event will practically demonstrate how to develop players across the four corners (FA Player Development Model) and how this can help coaches understand the player and the person in a holistic way.  

The event will be hosted by FA Regional Coach Development Officer (Women and Girls) – Chris Welburn. The practical session will be with a group of grassroots players, allowing the coaches to observe the sessions being delivered by the FA Regional Coach Development Officer.

The event is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 3 accredited hours CPD

 

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National Opportunities

Women into Coaching - Webinars

For further details and to book on these National webinars please CLICK HERE and select the webinar:

12/01/2022 – 'Game - knowing the basics: The essentials of the game'
15/03/2022 – ‘Understanding the Player and Person through the Four Corner Model’
21/06/2022 - 'Game - developing the detail'

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

Get in touch

T: 01606 302001
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

E: CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com