A foundation phase coach working with young players

Get into Coaching

New coaches

Have you ever fancied yourself as a Football Coach? Think you could develop and motivate Players?

As a coach, your skills are crucial for teaching and developing players at different levels of football. It's important to never underestimate their significance.

To help players grow, reach their full potential, and most importantly, enjoy the game, coaches need to stay updated on the latest coaching techniques and ideas in the field.

Anyone can become a coach if they already possess key skills such as organisation, empathy, and supportiveness.

These qualities, rather than advanced football knowledge, create a positive environment for players to excel. With dedication to these skills, aspiring coaches can have a meaningful impact on their teams.

Start your journey now.

FA Licensed Coaches' Club


Get In Touch


0116 284 4956

Email: Development@leicestershirefa.com

DM: Direct message any of our socials


Reasons to Coach

Coaching provides a range of benefits, including:

  • A way to give back to the game and local community
  • Learning and re-learning leadership lessons
  • Getting a good work out...& becoming a good role model
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • A chance to meet and make new friends
coach doing session
Coaching is something that I'm thriving in. I like to help the younger generation and I love to see them develop as a player whilst helping to guide them into amazing human beings.
- Charlotte, Anstey Nomads Coach

How to get started

sign up page for fa account

Step 1

Create/sign into your FA Account and get your FA Number.
playmaker course

step 2

Complete the free online EE Playmaker course.
Continuous Professional Development

step 3

Find a club near you using the Find Football tool.
dbs check

Step 4

Make sure you complete an FA DBS check through your Club Welfare Officer.
Safeguarding Children

step 5

Complete the England Football Introduction to Coaching Football course.

Click here to receive a reminder.

You can request a password reset here.

You can access upcoming courses information, including prices, by visiting the Development & Course page and clicking the relevant course titles.

No. You will need to complete each course in order to progress up through the coaching badges.

If you have more questions then get in touch with us
Call: 0116 284 4956
DM: Direct message any of our socials


I got into coaching after a friend told me that the club her daughters were playing for was looking for reliable people to become coaches. What has kept me going, is giving girls who may not otherwise enjoy sports an opportunity to take part in training with no pressure on them.
- Wayne Francis, Leicester City Ladies Manager

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