The FA coaching pathway is now more varied than ever. Coaches can plot their own path with opportunities to become either a specialist youth or senior coach. Common to both strands is the importance of a life-long dedication to self improvement and learning. As a result, there is a recognition that support and advice must extend beyond course attendance. For those that want to learn more, there must be the opportunity to do so. The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club aims to raise the profile of coaching as a profession and help the continued development of innovative coaches who are excellent teachers of the game. Through commitment to continued professional development, up-to-date learning and adherence to good practice, The Licensed Coaches’ Club stands for reliance, trust and credibility within the game. Clubs, players and parents will have the assurance that their coach is suitably qualified and trained to manage a coaching programme.
To qualify for a licence, coaches must possess the following criteria
- FA (or UEFA) Coaching Qualification (Goalkeeper or Outfield)
- In date FA Safeguarding Children qualification
- In date Emergency First Aid qualification
- FA CRB Check
By receiving an official licence from The FA, Licensed Coaches are also given access to many benefits including:
- Access to a new website with online resources, session plans, interviews and coaching news
- Free England tickets (ballot entry for all home matches for England teams)
- Discounts on FA Learning courses
- Access to accredited local CPD training events
- FA Photo Coaching Licence
- Option to purchase public liability insurance
- Option to purchase physio insurance
- Discounts on Wembley Stadium Tours
- Access to UEFA’s coaching tool, TactX - for FREE
- Option to subscribe to The FA’s coaching magazine, The Boot Room
When can I join The FA Coaches Club for Licensed Coaches?
If you qualify for a licence as per the criteria above then you can apply for one now by clicking here -
FA Coach Licensing is FREE.
For more information on The FA Licensed Coaches Club, please contact the Football Development Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website by clicking on the link above