Continous Professional Development (CPD)

West Riding County FA offers a comprehensive programme of CPD events. These sessions are offered free of charge (unless stated) to anyone who is currently involved in football in the county. There are no pre-requisites to attend and coaches can attend as many events as they like.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is part of being an FA Licensed Coach. It shows coaches are striving to be the best coach they can be, and that they are trying to constantly improve their skills. 

It means committing to a given number of hours of training per year, depending on the level of coaching qualification held.

Our programme has been designed to assist and support clubs within our county to offer quality coaching, raise standards and reward quality.

CPD events are for anyone involved in football who is looking to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Whether you are an aspiring coach or a seasoned Sunday league manager, these events will help you get more out of your players and ultimately improve everyone's enjoyment of the game.

You can attend events in person or complete CPD hours online. To access the online CPD modules, please click here.

Missed an event? We also have presentations and session plans from previous CPD events on our Online Library. Just look in the Course Material / Presentations tab to view and download your own copies.

Level 3, 4 and 5 coaches can access CPD via FA Education's national programme. All events, including booking links, can be found here:


Castleford Tigers and West Riding County FA - Using Questioning in Sessions

Date: Monday 10th July

Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm

Venue: The Mend-a-Hoze Jungle, Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD

CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 & 2)

Delivered by: West Riding County FA and Darren Higgins - Castleford Tigers Talent Development Manager

Dress code: None

Car parking: Free on site parking is available

A two hour theory/practical workshop looking at the use of questioning in coaching sessions. This is an opportunity for grassroots coaches to see how an elite sports team uses this technique and help their players develop.

Book your place:

Attacking Principles of Play

Date: Monday 17th July
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Venue: Woodkirk Valley FC, Dewsbury Road, Woodkirk, WF12 7JL
CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 & 2)
Cost: Free
Delivered by: Ben Hardaker - FA Lidl Skills Coach and Steve Dorey - WRCFA Senior Football Development Officer

A 2 hour theory/practical workshop looking at attacking principles of play. This workshop will highlight the fundamental components of attacking for coaches to use with their players.

6.30pm: Indoor theory
7.00pm: Outdoor practical observation of coaches working with Woodkirk Valley U10s
8.00pm: Indoor debrief, Q&A and reflections
8.30pm: Depart

Refreshments: Teas and coffees will be available free of charge throughout the event

Dress Code: N/A

Car parking: Limited parking is available on site. If the car park is full, candidates are advised to park safely and considerately. in the surrounding area.

Book your place:

For more information on the CPD programme please contact:

Steve Dorey
01132 821222 (Option 3)

Remember, if you hold a Level 1 qualification you can become a member of The FA Licensed Coaches' Club by clicking here

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