Changes to Coach Education in East Riding
FA Education are committed to supporting football coaches in the role that they do, at every level of the game. As part of their new 4-year strategy to further improve support to coaches and the game, from April 2021 FA Education will take on full responsibility for delivering all coach education courses.
This modernised offer, which utilises digital delivery in addition to the traditional face to face and pitch side sessions, will open up more learning opportunities for coaches and help develop a culture of on-going learning.
The first grassroots courses to be redeveloped and launched in April 2021 will be:
East Riding FA are working with FA Education to support all learners who have started but did not complete one of these qualifications before the end of December 2020, and will be contacting all relevant learners to highlight their options.
Other courses also being reviewed, both in terms of content and delivery, include those listed below. Whilst this review continues no new courses will be started and, when they resume, they will be managed centrally by FA Education and not through County FAs. As soon as we have further information on these it will be shared through the usual channels.
- Goalkeeping Level 1 & 2
- Futsal Level 1 & 2
As of 2021, the East Riding FA Coach Education department will not exist as it does now, and as referenced above we will not be responsible for any NEW coach education course delivery. Our members of staff will remain, with their roles being repurposed within the organisation so we will retain the expertise required to support learners through this change.
Beyond this our long-term focus will be on wider coach development and our aim will be to ensure our clubs receive the support they need to enable their coaches to provide great sessions for their players. This will include working with FA Education to deliver an exciting programme of learning opportunities across a range of topics relevant to our coaches and the grassroots game.
A NOTE FROM OUR COACH EDUCATION TEAM:
This is a huge change for our team, especially Liz Shipp, who has spent 19 years leading the programme. We are thankful that our new roles which will allow us to support our grassroots coaches through their qualifications for the time being and look forward to the new opportunities this will provide for us moving into the new season.
We’d like to thank the whole tutor workforce and all the venues and clubs we have worked with over the years. With your support we believe we have delivered a high-quality coach education programme and inspired a generation of coaches.
Finally, we want to thank all of our coaches for your dedication to the grassroots game and your own development. It has been a pleasure to work alongside. We look forward to continuing this support as we move forward into a new direction of coach development and learning for the future.