Junior Football Leaders

FA Junior Football Leaders Course

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 12

Course Duration: ​6 hours, learners also need to complete 4 hours of volunteering

Book Now


Developing leadership within the game and beyond

The FA Junior Football Leaders Award, awarded by FA Education, provides a basic introduction to the leadership skills required when involved in football. The course introduces four areas: assisting football activity sessions, an introduction to refereeing, helping with a team and different football events. In addition to these areas, Respect, promoting and developing the game are embedded.

  • How to get involved in Football
  • Getting involved and helping those involved to ‘get better’

  • Creating a safe learning environment
  • Organising games
  • Introduction to the basics of FUNdamentals

  • Preparing to referee
  • Whistle techniques and introduction to Ball In, Ball Out
  • Safety of the players and re-starts to the game

  • Preparing for the game
  • Warm-up prior to the game
  • Organising and managing players expectations

  • An introduction to three different formats of competition
  • Using these in a practical setting


The aim of the course is to provide learners with a basic understanding of leadership skills that may be used within the game and beyond.


Click on the relevant course title to access the online application page.

Important Information

Sussex County FA adheres to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto a course you agree to have read and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.


Visit the FAN Retrieval page to receive a reminder.

Visit the Password Reset page to reset your password.

Login to Members Services using your FAN and password and you will be able to update or edit your personal details and view your qualifications. Note: on your first visit you will need to accept the terms and conditions.

Get In Touch

Phone: 01903 766855
(9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday)

Email: Development@SussexFA.com