Coaching in Education - Football in Schools, Colleges and Universities in Hertfordshire

Coaching in Education

Teaching football in schools, colleges and universities

Stay on the ball in school

Football plays an important role within schools, colleges and universities. From the first day at school until the last day at university.

Hertfordshire FA offer progammes, initiatives and schemes to provide teachers and coaches at every stage of education the tools to inspire new generations to love the game.

Football Coaching CPD for Teachers

Hertfordshire FA offers teachers across all stages of education the chance to continue their coaching journey with CPD opportunities throughout the season.

CPD topics include:

  • Principles of teaching football
  • Teaching football in the new National Curriculum
  • Developing Cross Curriculum links through football
  • Inclusion and differentiation through football
  • Running the School Team

To find out more these opportunities, please contact the Hertfordshire FA Coach Education team via

Our next Teacher CPD course:

Creative Ways to Deliver Football in PE and Games Lessons
Monday 9th July 2018, 4pm - 6pm, Hemel Hempstead

Book Your Place

Junior Football Leader Award for Students

The FA Junior Football Leaders Award provides a basic introduction to leadership skills required when involved in football for those under the age of 16.

The course will primarily introduce 4 areas:

  • Assisting football activity sessions
  • An introduction to refereeing
  • Helping with a team
  • Managing football events

Want to run a Hertfordshire FA Junior Football Leaders Award at your school?

To register your interest in hosting or attending a JFLA course, please contact the Hertfordshire FA Coach Education team via


FA Skills Programme

The FA Skills programme works in over 2,500 primary schools each year, providing lessons for the children against the requirements of the PE National Curriculum and supports teachers’ professional learning.

As well as helping to develop the technique, ball skills and confidence of children in primary schools, The FA Skills coaches aim to pass on invaluable lesson ideas and guidance on the delivery of football to the pupils’ teachers.

If your school hasn't had a chance to work with The FA Skills programme yet, please send us an email at

Learn more about FA Skills here


Inspire the next Generation

Ciara's Story

Do you look back at coach or teacher that inspired you to love the game when you were in school?

National FA Coach Mentor - and Hertfordshire local - Ciara Allan talks about how she got inspired to play football by her PE teacher, and where her football journey went from there...

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FA Coach Mentor Ciara Allen talks about an inspirational coach

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