Outcomes- Basic First Aid for Sport

Coaching Support

Supporting your coaching journey.

The development and enjoyment of football is dependent on those people coaching players at all levels of the national game. Both professional and volunteer coaches are fundamental to the delivery of football in Herefordshire and we are here to provide them with as much help and support as possible.

With this support we aim to ensure all coaches and players have a great experience - regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or ability.

In this section you'll find all the support initiatives and training opportunities available to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and environments you create, and access on the ground support when you need it. So you don't have to go it alone.

Safeguarding and Welfare


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Herefordshire FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.


Herefordshire Coach with a female player

FA Coach Mentor Programme

On-the-ground support for FA Charter Standard clubs, leagues and coaches
Taking Safeguarding Online

Criminal Record Checks (CRC)

Ensuring a safe environment for all. Contains information on how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one.
Inclusion - Football is For All


Football is open and accessible for all
FA Coach education and Courses in Herefordshire

Policies and procedures

Our policies and procedures for learners booked on to Coach Education courses with Herefordshire FA
Herefordshire FA football coaching courses and CPD development for coaches

Coaching Bursaries

Information on funding available to coaches and aspiring coaches from under-represented communities
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