Ignite Sport > Adult Education > Supporting the player - Player Parent Course

A short course for parents

We strive to create a supportive environment for all players and would like to offer you the opportunity to be involved too. As parents you play a key role in your child's development on the pitch (as well as off of course!).

Working with the Oxfordshire FA, Active IQ and Activate Learning we have developed a certificated health-related activity short course for parents.

This course aims to:

  • Explore the links between fitness and health and a further link to football.
  • Understand more about lifestyle benefits to exercise and how you can support your child.
  • Develop an understanding of football fitness.
  • Support the understanding of Nutrition of a footballer and how you can help your child to fuel to maximise performance.
  • Wellbeing through physical activity.
  • Introduction to planning, how sessions run and how they link to matches.
  • How to support development goals for your child in line with your coach.
  • Plan a family or child orientated physical activity session using knowledge gained.


4 x Zoom sessions (1 per week over 4 weeks)

Tasks to complete relating to your child

Optional practical session.

The course is free to parents as its fully funded via our training provision.

NOTE TO OCFC PARENTS -   As part of our ongoing commitment to our teams and the development of players, parents of our Oxford City FC teams who complete the course will receive a £100 credit code. This credit can be used towards payment on holiday camps or subs for season 2021/22.  

Course dates:

Tue 6th July 19:00 - 21:00

Tue 13th July 19:00 - 21:00

Tue 20th July 19:00 - 21:00

Tue 27th July 19:00 - 21:00

Mon 5th July 19:00 - 21:00

Mon 12th July 19:00 - 21:00

Mon 19th July 19:00 - 21:00

Mon 26th July 19:00 - 21:00

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Tue 6th July19:00 - 21:00Workshop 1
Tue 13th July19:00 - 21:00Workshop 2
Tue 20th July19:00 - 21:00Workshop 3
Tue 27th July19:00 - 21:00 Workshop 4
Mon 5th July19:00 - 21:00Workshop 1
Mon 12th July19:00 - 21:00Workshop 2
Mon 19th July19:00 - 21:00Workshop 3
Mon 26th July19:00 - 21:00Workshop 4

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Questions? email courses@ignitesportuk.com or call 0300 303 0890