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FREE Football Coach Development Programme - 3 hour in-person workshop.

We are delighted to confirm spring summer dates for our popular Step Up in Coaching - Football, programme. A free coaching course for level 1, 2 and 3 coaches, or those without formal coaching qualifications. This course is delivered in partnership with The Oxfordshire FA & City of Oxford College.

Course content:

Delivering coaching techniques, session planning, ideas and support, the Step Up in Coaching programme includes a recognised qualification: Active IQ’s Level 2 Certificate in Delivering Health-Related Activity Sessions.

This year we are introducing age specific practical sessions with relevant practical sessions for the age groups you are working with.

Suitable for adults aged 19+ with an interest/involvement in coaching grassroots through to elite football.

This programme provides a great introduction for coaches thinking about progression from Level 1 to Level 2, as well as providing higher qualified coaches the opportunity to experience different formats, practices and concepts.

We have designed the programme to be delivered through football and to provide coaches with:

  • New practice ideas; ways of structuring training sessions and games/activities.
  • Tools to observe and develop individual players and teams.
  • How to link training sessions with match days.
  • Constructing a session plan and using the plan-do-review process.
  • Supporting players' lifestyle module, including a diet & nutrition workshop.

We will provide a hybrid practical and theory workshop.  The workshop is 3 hours in duration, in person and will be followed up by work to complete within a 4-6 window on our online portal.  Support through units is available from your tutor via email.

All coaches attending the course will receive a portfolio for completion during the course with some preparation required between the sessions.

The course will be delivered by UEFA A Licensed FA Coach Educator Justin Merritt, Wayne Goss and team.

We are running workshops as follows:


June 18th 9:00am to 12:00pm

June 21st 6:30pm to 9:30pm

June 29th 6:30pm to 9:30pm

July 7th 6:30pm to 9:30pm


June 18th 1:00pm to 4:00pm

June 23rd 6:30pm to 9:30pm

July 5th 6:30pm to 9:30pm

July 10th 6:30pm to 9:30pm


June 19th 6:30pm to 9:30pm

June 27th 6:30pm to 9:30pm

July 3rd 6:30pm to 9:30pm

July 9th 9:00am to 12:00pm

When booking please ensure you only select ONE workshop to attend.

Delivery Locations:

Workshops will be delivered at:
Oxford City Football Club, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0NQ

Course fee: FREE for all coaches who were aged 19 or over on 1st August 2021 and live in Berkshire, Oxfordshire & Surrey - A course fee of £125.00 applies to learners outside of these areas.

There is a limit of 16 places on each workshop.

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This workshop is FREE for all coaches who were aged 19 or over on 1st August 2019. £125.00 fee applies to learners outside of these areas.

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