Coaching in Herefordshire


Inspire, motivate, encourage and develop players.

Coaches play a key role in player development and enjoyment of the game.

Ask any footballer who they rank as the most important influence on their career and almost all would make reference to a coach, past or present. Everyone remembers their favourite coach from and many would not be where they are today without the help, influence and guidance of one or more coaches.

The FA, through its extensive training programme for coaches, has always had as a priority improving the technical quality of coaching which would, in turn, reap rewards on pitches up and down the country.

Herefordshire FA are committed to educating, supporting and developing our coaches so that they in turn can do the same for their players.

...So if you ever fancied yourself as a football coach, and think you could develop and motivate players, why not become an FA Qualified Football Coach?

Get Into Coaching

Reasons to Coach

Football coaching is one of the most rewarding things you can do

  • Give back to the game and help your local community
  • Become a role model
  • Develop new skills and gain qualifications
  • Meet and make new friends
  • Get/stay involved in football
FA Grassroots Coach

Development & Courses

Herefordshire FA are committed to the long term support and development of our football coaches. That's why we are always looking to offer courses and development opportunities to help you progress.

Whether it is taking the next level on the coaching pathway or refreshing your skills at a free CPD event, you can always improve. Start with the FA Level 1 course and you could work your way up to UEFA A or Pro level. We also offer specialist goalkeeping and futsal coaching qualifications.

For more information please feel free to get in contact with Joe Mathias on 01432 342179 or email us.

Useful links, downloads and tips for coaches

Coaching Resources

We want Herefordshire coaches to be at the top of their game. Use the links here to access a collection of free resources and tools to help improve your coaching and enable you to deliver fun, challenging and effective sessions to your players.

  • England DNA
  • Hive Learning Group - FA Coaches network
  • Free CPD
  • Example Session plans
A helping Hand

CoachingĀ Support

Football should be safe and fun for everyone.

Read more about how the FA and Herefordshire FA support coaches to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience.