Dan is a Level 2 Coach who started coaching at the age of 16, he has a foundation degree in sports coaching and plays for Kendal County FC and coached Kendal County’s under 18 team in their maiden season.
Dan has been in post at Westmorland County FA for 2 years, in which time he has worked in over 40 schools delivering high quality coaching in Football, Multi Skills and Sports sessions. He has been secretary to the under 18 league and been responsible for delivering coaching activities and club support sessions within the Westmorland County FA boundaries.
Dan will be responsible for raising the profile Westmorland County FA and delivering a range of football and multi-skills opportunities to children and young people in Westmorland.
Dan’s Qualification’s and Awards:
• Foundation degree in Sports Coaching
• Level 2 Award in Coaching Football
• Sports Leader Award Level 3
• FA Youth Award Module 1 Award – Developing the Environment
• FA Emergency Aid
• FA Safeguarding Children
• Fully checked CRB
• FA Laws of the Game
• Junior Football Leader Tutor
• 5 Years coaching experience with youth football team
• Fun For all Award
Projects and Programmes in which the Community Coach will support and develop are:
School Club links (Primary and Secondary)
• Working in local Primary and Secondary schools giving both boys and girls high quality coaching that focuses on developing the core skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and speed (Fundamentals of movement). The emphasis is to work on these skills in a fun and challenging way to give children a positive first experience of sport, sessions are coached in Curriculum time, cover P.P.A time after school or at Lunchtimes. Sessions can be Football or a range of Multi Skills or Multi Sports being delivered.
Football Skills Camps
• Westmorland County FA and Morecambe FC Community Sports Trust continue together to provide Football Fun Days; these sessions provide opportunities during the school holidays for any young players (boys and girls aged 5 - 12 years) wanting to play football, learn new skills and above all have fun!
Sunday Morning FC
• 6 Week Project delivered at several different venues to allow 4-12 year olds extra coaching in a fun, safe environment
In-Service Training for Coaches/Players
• Working with local Senior and Junior teams to be a service for different coaching practices being delivered to the club at their venue.
• Westmorland County FA run an open-age Disability team called the Riversiders every Wednesday from 5-6 with the team participating in the Lancashire FA Ability Counts League.
Football Futures Programme
The scheme allows volunteers working within clubs and schools (aged 12-19) with the opportunity to access support from the County FA while logging volunteer hours. The importance of volunteers in grass roots football cannot be underestimated and Westmorland County FA are committed to supporting the volunteers of the future.
Six leadership and volunteering Football Futures themes are now being used to allow more young volunteers to be involved:
• Coaching and working with teams
• Running Events
• Running and developing the game
• Promoting the game
Inclusion Work and linking with local youth services
• Working with local youth service to provide a 7 week coaching session free of charge to boys and girls aged from 10-19 inside during the winter months and a 5-a-side competition during the summer holidays
• Westmorland County FA run the Kendal Futsal league every Tuesday night with winners of the leagues winning tickets to an England match at Wembley Stadium. New teams are always welcome to join the current league
Dan can be contacted on 01539 730946 (office), 07943 335 820 (mobile) or via email Daniel.Ferguson@WestmorlandFA.com
“.... what a true professional and huge credit Dan Ferguson is to your association”.
“I have taken my kids along to 5 of the events organised by Dan and they are fantastic!”
“He really does your association proud and is an incredible asset. He is brilliant with the children. He motivates, empowers, sets good boundaries and encourages them to have fun”.
“... it really is a great honour to have him as the community coach in our area”
“...they are receiving high quality coaching and is a good preparation for secondary school. It is also good to have a positive male role model for the boys particularly!”
“Thank you so much for my football party. You were fantastic!”