COACHING PHILOSOPHY 

All coaches will undergo an Enhanced FA CRB (CRC) checked.

Our coaches take players through the three key phases of the the FA’s Grassroots DNA and the importance of the four corners approach. Find out more detail about each of the three phases from the Foundation (U6-U11), Youth Development (U12-U16) and Transition (U16-U18).

  • All our coaches will be encouraged to attend courses provided by our local FA throughout their coaching career to consistently improve their knowledge of football and to ensure they are well equipped to offer the best experience possible to everyone.
  • All coaches will be encouraged to join the FA Licensed Coaches Club and complete annual CPD (Continuous Professional Development) workshops or courses to keep up with the FA’s recommended best practice.
  • A minimum qualification for coaches will be FA Level 1, Emergency First Aid & Safeguarding Children but we strongly encourage coaches and helpers to also attend the FA Youth Award Modules and achieve their FA Level 2 award.
  • The coaches will allow players to enjoy the game in a welcoming environment but challenge them by asking questions and setting them appropriate challenges as well as listening to them and giving advice.
  • A minimum qualification for coaches will be FA Level 1, Emergency First Aid & Safeguarding Children but we strongly encourage coaches and helpers to also attend the FA Youth Award Modules and achieve their FA Level 2 award.
  • The coaches will allow players to enjoy the game in a welcoming environment but challenge them by asking questions and setting them appropriate challenges as well as listening to them and giving advice.
  • Coaches will promote fair play, always operate in line with the FA’s Respect Code of Conduct and always adhere to the Laws of the Game.
  • Coaches will develop a match day environment in which the only communication from the touchlines during play will be words of encouragement and praise. Players will be allowed to play, make their own decisions, and express themselves in all areas of the pitch without fear.
  • Players will all be given fair playing time and be allowed to experience many different positions; a “win at all costs” attitude will not be tolerated by the club.
Foundation Stage
Youth Development Stage
Transition Stage
  • We aim to provide football to children of all ages and abilities in a safe, friendly and fun environment and to promote the values of respect, teamwork and good behaviour. “Attitude above ability”
  • We fully support the concept of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) and aim to deliver age-appropriate coaching.
  • We provide a football curriculum which all coaches are encouraged to follow to ensure each child across the age groups are given a consistent message and a balanced football education.
  • Our environment will be one in which taking risks and making mistakes are seen as important elements of the learning process. We will encourage this, without putting the players under undue pressure, as well as emphasising the importance of trying your best at all times and never giving up.
  • We provide a football curriculum which all coaches are encouraged to follow to ensure each child across the age groups are given a consistent message and a balanced football education.
  • Our environment will be one in which taking risks and making mistakes are seen as important elements of the learning process. We will encourage this, without putting the players under undue pressure, as well as emphasising the importance of trying your best at all times and never giving up.
  • Overall, our aim is, in line with our Positional Profiles, to produce technically good footballers who understand the game well, conduct themselves in the right way and make excellent decisions, both on and off the pitch.
  • We see the Junior Club as just the first step of an individual’s footballing career and we fully expect a large percentage of our young players to benefit from our strong links with the Keynsham Senior Football Club and progress to become an important part of Keynsham FC’s senior teams in the years following their junior career.
Positional Profiles
Managers Code Of Conduct
Players Code Of Conduct
Grassroots Home

Club Welfare Officer, Chris Larke-Phillips | [email protected]

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Current Chairs:

Rich Saywell (Juniors ) | Adrian Cole (Seniors)

Mike Slucutt (Walking Football)