Coach Mentor

FA Coach Mentor Programme

EXTRA GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

ON-THE-GROUND SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT.  

The FA we are committed to supporting grassroots coaches to start and continue their coaching with confidence.

The FA coach mentor programme is a free-to-access initiative that’s available to any grassroots coach and provides in-club support in areas such as:

  • 1-to-1 support
  • Development of an individual learning programme
  • Needs analysis and feedback for individual coaches
  • Match day observation and support
  • Coaching demonstrations
  • Support with developing a club philosophy

Mentor support is really easy to access. In the five years since the programme started, coach mentors have supported more than 40,000 coaches, and that number is growing every day!

The programme also dedicates over 5,000 hours to work specifically with BAME, female and disabled clubs and coaches across the country every season.

GETTING SUPPORT FROM THE FA COACH MENTOR PROGRAMME

Find a Coach Mentor

Register your interest in the FA Coach Mentor Programme today!

Register here

Or for more information on the programme speak to Katie Phillipson.

Email Katie

lOOKING FOR SPECIFIC SUPPORT?

Luis is the key contact for coaches working within futsal. With over 14 years’ experience in futsal, Luis is an FA Futsal Tutor and actively coaching within both grassroots and RTC futsal.

Contact Luis

Craig is the key contact for coaches looking to receive further support after completing their FA Qualifications. An FA Level 1 and 2 tutor, Craig has a wealth of experience in supporting learners throughout their coaching journeys.

Contact Craig

Ram is the key contact for BAME coaches looking to receive support from the Middlesex Coaches Hub. A former FA Skills coach, Louise has vast experience working on the ground with grassroots coaches.

Contact Ram

Louise is the key contact for female coaches looking to receive support from the Women’s Coaches Hub.  A former FA Skills Coach, Louise has vast experience working on the ground with grassroots coaches.

Contact Louise

FAQS

Answers to frequently asked questions about the FA Coaching Mentor Programme.

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.

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 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
  • Member of The FA Licensed Coaches Club
  • Valid FA Criminal Record Check

North West – Steve Smithies – steve.smithies@thefa.com

North East – Graeme Carrick – graeme.carrick@thefa.com

East Midlands – Samantha Griffiths – samantha.griffiths@thefa.com

West Midlands – Andy Somers – andy.somers@thefa.com

East – Darren Moss – darren.moss@thefa.com

South East – Kevin England – kevin.england@thefa.com

London/ Armed Forces/ Jersey/ Guernsey – Kevin Green – kevin.green@thefa.com

South West – Ciara Allan – ciara.allan@thefa.com

Get In Touch

To receive support from The FA Coach Mentor programme, please contact:

Kevin Green - Middlesex FA Regional Coach Mentor
kevin.green@thefa.com

When making initial contact please include your name, club name, number of teams and County FA affiliated to.
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The London Female Football Network is run by females, for females. The group aims to encourage, promote and support new and existing female coaches and volunteers wishing to start or continue their involvement in football.

What are the benefits of joining the network?

  • Be part of a group of females who share a passion for coaching and football
  • Access to female FA Coach Mentors
  • Access to female-only Continued Professional Development events (hours will be accredited)
  • Access to FA Education courses
  • Develop as a coach
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