Durham County FA Young Coaches Academy
The Durham County FA Young Coaches Academy is an opportunity for talented young coaches to come together under one umbrella to receive regular support, to enhance their development as a coach and their future academic aspirations and/or employability. The Coaches Academy is split into a 14-16yrs and a 16-19yrs group. Those who form the groups will be selected via a competitive application process.
Finer details of the Young Coaches Academy can be found below:
- All Young Coaches will be asked to complete The FA’s FREE online course, the Playmaker, before attending.
- Selected Young Coaches will be invited to attend 5x one day CPD events at Durham County FA, with the dates and times detailed below (these are all during the school holidays):
- Wednesday 27th October 2021, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Wednesday 13th April 2022, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Wednesday 1st June 2022, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Wednesday 27th July 2022, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Thursday 28th October 2021, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Thursday 24th February 2022, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Thursday 14th April 2022, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Tuesday 31st May 2022 – 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- Thursday 28th July 2022, 10.00-4.00 @ Durham FA
- In total, the Young Coaches will gain 30 hours of coach development support as part of the programme.
- Each coach development event will consist of a blend of theory and practical, bespoke to the needs of the group.
- As appropriate, the Young Coaches will be encouraged to gain some voluntary coaching hours within a grassroots club – Durham County FA can help organise this for each person.
- On completion of the season of events, the Young Coaches will receive a certificate of attendance. Young coaches will then be able to re-apply for the following season.
- There will be a one-off fee of £30.00 to attend the Young Coaches Academy.
- Places are limited and are on an application / invite only basis.
To apply for the Durham County FA Young Coaches Academy, please complete the following form: https://bit.ly/3drpe6V
Please note, the age group you apply for should be the age category you fall into during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Any questions, please contact Richard.Shuffleton@DurhamFA.com
Applications close on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.