Coaching session at Shenfield

PUBLISHED: 10:31 24 May 2013

The FA has agreed changes to mixed football age groups for 2013/14 (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

The FA has agreed changes to mixed football age groups for 2013/14 (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Shenfield High School is hosting an Essex FA ‘Club Coaches’ in-service session on Wednesday June 5.

Participants will be able to find out more about the FA Youth Award Modules, observe practical sessions organised by experienced coaches, share ideas and good practice with others.

The session will take place from 7-9.30pm at the Alexander Lane venue and Essex FA staff will be present to chat to attendees about various subjects.

The evening will also involve looking at how players learn and how coaches can create a positive learning environment, encompassing both practical sessions and classroom discussions.

The FA Youth Award is a relatively new, three-module course focusing on the specifics of coaching younger players, and Module 1 is called ‘Developing the Environment’.

Module 2 is ‘Developing the Practice’ and it lasts for 24 hours over four days, as does Module 3 ‘Developing the Player’.

When all three are completed it forms an FA Youth Award ‘Overview of Youth Development 5-20’ qualification, the equivalent to the FA Level 3 course.

Any coach or teacher can attend by returning the booking form available at

To find out more please call Group 2 Football Development Officers (North-West Essex) Ian Bent or Emma Burden.

Ian can be contacted via (01245) 393094 or, while Emma’s details are (01245) 393073 or

Information is also shared on Twitter @EssexCountyFA.

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