Our Coaching Ethos

Our club ethos is a detailed statement that sets out how we want our club to run.

Create a Positive Environment

Coaching Philosophy

The clubs detailed coaching philosophy looks to provide our volunteers with a strong direction and guidance in the process of teaching young players.
Our coaching approach is based on the Football Association 4-corner model to encourage the long term player development, while utilising the appropriate recommendations for players aged between 5-11 and 12-16.

Support and Promote

Coaching Aims

Restrictions and Rewards

Role of the Coach

A Good Coach

Our Good Coaches Also Know

Meeting New Players
Meeting New Players

Qualifications

Coaches Behaviour

Promote Inclusion

Player Development

Our coaching approach is based on the Football Association 4-corner model to encourage the long term player development: Technical, Psychological, Physical and Social.

No matter what level we’re coaching at, it’s important to take a holistic approach to player development. This means helping our players to develop as people, not just athletes, accounting for their psychological and emotional needs as well as their levels of skill and physical adeptness. 

The Four Corner Model facilitates this process by breaking down player development and session design into four key categories:

As coaches, we should aim to consider all four components when working with our players. The FA 4 corner long-term player development model is designed to promote well-rounded coaching, whereby no single aspect of a player’s development is over-emphasized or neglected.

No corner in isolation: The elastic band analogy

The understanding that no corner operates in isolation is fundamental to the Four Corner Model. We should never fixate on a single area of a player’s development, and will often find that it’s difficult to design a session that focuses on just one of these elements by itself.