Coach Education

Grassroots guide
Grassroots Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]
Player Development
Player Development Manual U12 Pumas.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.5 MB]






Coaching Resources


The FA Coach Mentoring Programme was introduced in season 2013/14 to develop a national panel of FA Coach Mentors to enhance coaching in Charter Standard Community and Development Clubs.


The programme offers clubs 50 hours of mentoring by an FA Club Mentor, providing targeted support to challenge coaches to excel in their work and enhance their coaching standards. The aim is to support the coaching workforce not only with their training sessions but also how they translate their coaching to match day situations.


Contact details for Rudy - our FA Coach Mentor - are below.


There is also a free app called 'The Future Game' which is available in both the Apple and Android stores..


The Future Game, The FA Technical Guide for Young Player Development, outlines a philosophy and vision for the future of youth development in English football.


Central to the message are the principles of creativity and innovation, for both coaches and players, and a playing philosophy based on quality passing, possession and building play through the three-thirds of the pitch. Out of possession, the philosophy calls for a tactical approach to defending in which all players contribute.





Coaching Courses


Whetstone Wanderers YFC support our volunteers and coaches by offering access to training.  We strongly encourage everyone involved with a team to complete their Coaching Level 1 course.   Please see the link below for courses available currently.   If you want to book a course please talk to Theresa.


There are also In-service and CPD events available for those wanting to renew/ keep up their training


And online courses including Safeguarding renewal:



Licensed Coaches Club


Whetstone Wanderers YFC encourage all coaches to join and retain membership to the Licensed Coaches Club, see link below.



All Volunteers must have a valid CRC Check:


CRC instructions:

Go to and select REGISTER from the login screen and enter the information requested, including:


Org PIN 104367

Secret word: Sway


Once registered you can then login using the above organization PIN, your email address and password created as part of the registration process and commence your online CRC application. You will be asked for your National Insurance, Passport and Driving License numbers so please ensure you have this information ready.


Please ensure you provide your FAN in the Personal Reference Number field if you have one.


Once complete you will need to meet either Alan, Janna or Corinne with your ID (3 pieces ideally driver’s license passport and a utility bill from the last 3 months)





FAN Numbers


If you know you have a FAN but don’t know what it is try this useful link (or ask Theresa she may have your FAN)



Contact Details


Any questions or course requests please speak to Theresa or contact on 07470 083118

Or Paul Sharpe at Middlesex FA