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Get involved in coaching in Northamptonshire


Football is changing. Players are quicker, stronger and more creative. Teams work harder, cover more distance and face more challenges than ever before. As the game gets quicker, the role of the coach can never be underestimated.

The Grassroots Learning Landscape has also changed. It is important for coaches to have access to on the going learning, online content and small face to face workshops that compliment the coaching qualification pathway. This way coaches will be aware of the latest information through a delivery mechanism that suits them allowing them to thrive in helping the development of players across the county. 
Coaches are essential for teaching and developing players at every level of football. To give their players the best advantage, coaches must be aware of the latest techniques and philosophies involved in coaching the game.

We want to make sure all of our grassroots volunteers, including coaches, feel confident in their roles and we aim to:

  • Increase the number of coaches involved within the game 
  • Break down barriers and increase the diversity of our workforce 
  • Make sure all coaches have access to ongoing learning and development 
  • Make sure all coaches feel valued and recognised for the work that they do

Check out the latest news and opportunities both locally and nationally across this space. 



James Lock

Football Development Officer - Workforce & Behaviour
Telephone: 07976 729061

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Development & Courses

From your first steps to the elite level qualifications, explore the journey from grassroots to professional coaching.

FA Learning Courses range from the basic entry level qualifications such as the Level One Certificate in Coaching Football to more advanced levels such as the UEFA A and Pro Licences, or the FA Youth Award Courses.

There are also courses which deal with more specialist areas of football education, such as Goalkeeping Coaching Level One or Coaching Disabled Footballers.

The courses we offer are packed with expert knowledge and cover all areas of coach development across all formats of the game. 


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