Through our Football Development Team, including our County Coach Developer, Tutors and FA Coach Mentors, we're dedicated to supporting and enabling coaching development and opportunities to all military personnel.
Becoming a coach will help you in your primary military role through developing leadership and communication skills whilst helping players at all levels of the game improve their football ability. Many RAF coaches become involved with Station and Representative teams whilst many also become involved with junior and adult teams within their local community.
Coaches are essential for teaching and developing players at every level of football. To give their players the best advantage, coaches must be aware of the latest techniques and philosophies involved in coaching the game.
The RAF FA and The FA provide a series of training courses for coaches from Level One through to the most advanced UEFA Pro Licence. The courses are packed with expert knowledge and cover all areas of player development.
For first time coaches, the Level One Certificate in Coaching Football course is available and will prepare you for life as a football coach.
This course provides an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for players. The course will provide practical drills to develop players’ technical skills such as shooting, turning with the ball and heading. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players.
Aspiring coaches will also learn about The FA’s Long-Term Player Development programme and how coaches should be addressing the 'four corners' of a player’s development: technical, physical, social and psychological. This covers the different ways that players learn and develop, to pitch coaching at the right level for different players.
Can you lead a group of players to play the game in the right way?