An FA Coach Mentor gives advice to a grassroots coach in Hertfordshire

FA Coach Mentor Programme

For Grassroots Football Coaches in Hertfordshire

On-the-ground grassroots support

The FA Coach Mentor programme represents a major investment in the grassroots game and offers on-the-ground support to FA Charter Standard Clubs, leagues and target groups

The FA sees the development of coaches as central to the development of the game, and working collaboratively accelerates learning and supports coaches’ development.

Mentoring support at a club could include:

  • Developing a whole club philosophy
  • Group coaching demonstrations
  • 1:1 coaching, match-day observation and support
  • Signposting to relevant courses and events
  • Needs analysis for individual coaches
  • Modelling of coaching sessions for individual coaches
  • Individual feedback
  • An individual learning programme

 

Each mentor has 100 hours across the season to deliver in the below areas of work across Hertfordshire.

 

  • The FA Club Improvement Programme
  • Girls and Women’s Football
  • Post Qualification Support (Level 2 - Level 3)
  • Inclusion
  • County FA Initiatives andAreas of Support e.g. youth to adult transition

 

If you would like to be supported by one of the Hertfordshire FA Coach Mentors please follow the link below and complete the form.

 

Apply for Coach Mentor Support

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No. The FA Coach Mentor programme is a free FA initiative where a Coach Mentor can offer up to 100 hours of support per season.

Clubs that are keen to develop a positive coaching ethos, philosophy and develop their own in-house mentoring/coach support system.

Coaches can utilise this opportunity to start a legacy of positive coaching within their own clubs.

The FA Coach Mentor Programme is also committed to providing 5000 hours per season specifically to work with BAME, female and disabled coaches across the country.

If you are a BAME coach or working with BAME coaches/players and would like some support from one of our Coach Mentors, please contact Steve Smithies with your name, club name, age group and the County FA that you are affiliated to – steve.smithies@thefa.com.

If you are a female coach or working with female coaches/players and would like some support from one of our Coach Mentors, please contact Samantha Griffiths with your name, club name, age group and the County FA that you are affiliated to – samantha.griffiths@thefa.com.

If you are a coach with a disability and would like some support from one of our Coach Mentors, please contact Kevin England with your name, club name, age group and the County FA that you are affiliated to kevin.england@thefa.com.

Kevin Green is the FA Regional Coach Mentor that covers Hertfordshire. You can contact him via email – kevin.green@thefa.com

If you are interested in becoming an FA Coach Mentor please check our website for vacancies. If no vacancies are available contact the Regional Coach Mentor Officer in your region (details above) who can provide an update of the programme in and around your area.
 
Please note that there two application periods throughout the season - June and December.
 
Pre-requisites to become an FA Coach Mentor are:
 
Minimum FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
Completed FA Developing Coaches Through Mentoring Course
Member of The FA Licensed Coaches Club
Valid FA Criminal Record Check

Get In Touch

To apply for support from The FA Coach Mentor programme, please complete the form above.

For any other enquireies about the programme, please get in touch.

Danielle Evans -
Hertfordshire FA Coach Development Officer
danielle.evans@hertfordshirefa.com

Supporting local female coaches

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A new initiative from Hertfordshire FA to encourage, promote and support  female coaches, wishing to start or continue their involvement in coaching football across the county.
 
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No matter what stage of your coaching journey you are on, as long as you are female aged 16+, and coaching in Hertfordshire, then please register your interest in #SheCanCoach!

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