Balls lined up on the training pitch.

Coaches

Get involved in coaching in Northamptonshire

DEVELOPING PLAYERS 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.

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.

The Northamptonshire FA and The FA provide a series of training courses for coaches from Level One through to the most advanced UEFA Pro Licence. The courses are packed with expert knowledge and cover all areas of player development.

For first time coaches, the Level One Certificate in Coaching Football course is available and will prepare you for life as a football coach.

This course provides an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for players. The course will provide practical drills to develop players’ technical skills such as shooting, turning with the ball and heading. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players.

Aspiring coaches will also learn about The FA’s Long-Term Player Development programme and how coaches should be addressing the 'four corners' of a player’s development: technical, physical, social and psychological. This covers the different ways that players learn and develop, to pitch coaching at the right level for different players.

The Northamptonshire FA requires all coaches in FA Charter Standard clubs to be FA qualified in order to ensure quality technical development for players. It’s important for qualified coaches to continue to develop themselves for the benefit of their team too.

Contact

Nick Abraham

Coach Education Co-ordinator

E-Mail: nick.abraham@northantsfa.com

Telephone: 01604 678406

GET INTO COACHING

reasons to Coach

Have you ever fancied yourself as a football coach? Think you could develop and motivate players?

Coaching provides a range of benefits, including: 

  • A way to give back to the game and local community
  • Learning and re-learning leadership lessons
  • Getting a good work out...and becoming a good role model
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • A chance to meet and make new friends 

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. 

A helping Hand

Coaching Support

At Northamptonshire FA we work hard to provide support to our county's coaches at all levels of football - we're with you every step of the way.

Support, initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it.