The FA Lidl Skills

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The FA Lidl Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5 to 11 year olds of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.

They have been providing high quality football coaching courses for children since 2007 and have to date provided over 8 million child places on the programme, aiming to provide 1.2 million coaching opportunities per year.

The FA Lidl Skills programme is a nationwide initiative run by The FA and funded by Sport England. It provides after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching, support for charter standard football clubs and coaches work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching. The aim is to develop better and more technically gifted football players whilst also to give every child the opportunity to be the best that they can be. 

The programme is based on a unique FA Coaching Model that helps boys and girls of all abilities to grow, develop their skills and to reach their potential. The FA four corner model encompasses four key attributes that are vital for any developing young footballer: Physical, Technical, Psychological and Social elements, helping children to develop more than just their football skills, it will help them to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn to work as  team and improve their decision making.

Your child can take part in The FA Lidl Skills programme through their primary school or by signing up to take part in regular after school Skills Centres and  free holiday football coaching sessions.

Further information about The FA Lidl Skills team in Sussex:

Charter Standard Clubs Support
• Free Holiday Sessions
• Meet the Coaches
• Schools Delivery
Skills Centres

For further information about The FA Lidl Skills programme please contact:

Steve Brennan
The FA Lidl Skills Team Leader | Sussex & Surrey Football Participation and Development
T: 07931 127335

The FA Skills
Sport England