On March 25th 2023, Sports Fun 4 All held our first Coach Education Course, The Football Activator delivered by Street Games. The new FA Level 1 has no practical element, so even though our coaches have completed it, they have never had practical tuition, which is crucial in your development as a coach.
We had young people complete the course as young as 13 who attend our weekly sessions. We had adults complete the course who were 28 and starting their coaching journey, all were taking their first step on the coaching ladder. We had a young person who attends an SEN school and has been with us for two years leading a session. We recruited a young person from the pitch beside us who had gone out to play football but expressed an interest in football coaching.
Developing our existing workforce is imperative, and we will be running many more courses like this going forward as well as giving people their first step into coaching.