The FA Coach Mentoring Programme was introduced in season 2013/14 to develop a national cohort of FA Coach Mentors to enhance coaching in Charter Standard Clubs.

The programme offers clubs 50 hours of mentoring by an FA Club Mentor, providing targeted support to challenge coaches to excel in their work and enhance their coaching standards. The aim is to support the coaching workforce not only with their training sessions but also how they translate their coaching to match day situations.
The following clubs have received support to date:

• Highworth Town Juniors
• FC Chippenham Youth
• Chippenham Town Youth
• FC Calne
• Derry Hill United FC
• Melksham Town Youth
• Stratton Juniors
• Ashton Keynes Youth
• Croft Junior
• Tidworth Town Youth

Individual & Cluster Group Support

The programme also offers the chance for individual coaches to be mentored on an individual basis and as part of cluster groups. If you are currently completing an FA course and would like to be considered for support please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Coach Mentor Recruitment

Become an FA Coach Mentor…

If you are interested in becoming an FA Coach Mentor please check your local County FA website for vacancies. If no vacancies are available contact the Regional Coach Mentor Officer in your region (details below) who can provide an update of the programme in and around your area.

Pre-requisites to become an FA Coach Mentor are:
• Minimum FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
• Member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club
• Valid FA CRB

Your Regional Mentor officer is Ciara Allan – ciara.allan@thefa.com  

FA Mentoring Adults Course

This six hour course is aimed at grass roots coaches who wish to further their knowledge and confidence in mentoring to enable them to better support the development of coaching colleagues in a local setting.

This course is designed to support those who wish to develop their mentoring skills, to understand the role of the mentor, to develop the interpersonal skills required to become an effective mentor as well as developing reflection as a learning tool. It supports participants to develop skills in a safe and positive environment.

Course Content
• To understand the role of the mentor and principles of effective Mentoring.
• To understand and appreciate the required interpersonal skills of the mentor.
• To explore strategies for mentoring.
• To demonstrate the ability to use core mentoring interpersonal skills (observation, giving accurate feedback, active listening, questioning, critical reflection).
• To understand mentoring assessment, feedback and goal setting processes.
• To consider the importance of reflection as a tool for learning.
• To explore CPD and reflective Action Planning opportunities for Mentors to consider their future development

Course Pre-requisites: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age

Register your interest with courses@wiltshirefa.com to be kept up to date with course dates

If you wish to find out more about the mentoring offer within the County please do not hesitate to get in touch with Tim Hall on 01793 486047 or tim.hall@wiltshirefa.com.

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