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 each individual.
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.
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.
The KTJFC coach ethos:
• On and off the field, I will:
• Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, team officials and spectators.
• Display and promote high standards of behaviour.
• Always respect the match officials’ decisions.
• Never enter the field of play.
• Never engage in public criticism of the match officials.
• Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
• When working with players, I will:
• Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning.
• Explain exactly what I expect from players and what they can expect from me.
• Ensure the parents/carers of all players understand these expectations.
• Refrain from and refuse to tolerate any form of bullying.
• Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build self-esteem.
• Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
• Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players’ ability level, experience, age and maturity.
A KTJFC coach will always endeavour to:
• Arrive early and prepared for practice and games with equipment ready to use
• Be of smart appearance including club clothing where possible
• Create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for players
• Treat all players equally
• Praise effort over outcome
• Use “What could you do next time?” instead of “Don’t do that again!”
• Encourage players to make their own decisions not tell them what to do
• Let them play in games without constant shouting / instruction / commentary
• Encourage team to play out from the back and try to develop players confident and comfortable in possession
• Promote players’ participation in other sports
• Takes an interest in players’ home lives and hobbies outside of KTJFC