FA Coach Mentor Programme

The FA Coach Mentoring Programme was introduced in season 2013/14 to develop a national panel of FA Coach Mentors to enhance coaching in Charter Standard Community and Development Clubs

Aim of the FA Coach Mentor Programme

 - To work with our FA Charter Standard Community Clubs and provide 50 hours of mentoring support across a 12-month period. Mentors will provide quality-targeted support that challenges coaches to excel in their work and enhance coaching standards nationally.
 - To observe, provide feedback and create action plans for clubs and individuals
 - To develop and deliver a programme of support for coaches across the 4 corners
 - To support coach development, focusing upon the knowledge, skills and attributes to be an effective coach
 - To support and develop reflection skills
 - Develop individual, club based events to support the learning of coaches
 - The mentoring programme will meet the needs of coaches at a local level, promoting and cascading the principles of the FA Future Game document, as well as linking with The FA Respect programme.

Outcomes from the programme

 - To help retain coaches in the game
 - To help improve coaching in the grassroots game to up skill and support coaches to develop knowledge , confidence and skills
 - To bring the future game to life in grassroots clubs
 - To support individual learning
 - To cascade the model and leave a legacy
 - To support the retention of players through better coaching
 - To support the respect programme especially in relation to match days

Need more information
Contact Daniel Ferguson (Football Development Officer) on 01539 730946/07944033337 or Daniel.Ferguson@WestmorlandFA.com