Coaching in Education

Football in schools, colleges or universities

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Not all coaching occurs within a club setting.

Often a player's first involvement in football will be within education.

Be it the first stages of primary school or the final stages of University, providing opportunities for children and young adults to play football in an educational setting is important.

In order to ensure these opportunities remain available there are a number of initiatives designed to support educators (teachers, sports coaches) and inspire those being educated.


The FA Lidl Skills

The FA Lidl Skills programme works in over 2500 primary schools each year, providing lessons for children against the requirements of the PE National Curriculum and supporting teachers' professional learning.

Child-centred and catering for all ability levels, the programme focuses on the individual needs of boys' and girls', helping them to develop technique, ball skills and confidence. 

For more information on the Skills programme and how it could work in your school, click the button below. 


FA Secondary Schools Programme 

The FA Secondary Schools programme is a scheme that enables secondary schools across the country to receive free support and resources around the key areas of football delivery in schools: Leadership, Intra-School Competition, After School Clubs and Inter-Schools Competitions. The programme aims to supply teachers with the ideas, tools and resources that they value, whilst engaging closely to ensure they can continually support teachers effectively.