Continous Professional Development (CPD)

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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.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Leaders, Leadership, Winning and Grit - Regional Level 3 & 4 CPD

Date: Sunday 9th April
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Barnsley FC, Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley, S71 1ET
CPD Hours: 5 (Level 3 & 4 - coaches of all levels are welcome but please note CPD will only be accredited to those holding Level 3 or 4 qualifications)

Delivered by: Craig Hinton and Wayne Burnett - FA National Coach Developers

Cost: FA Licensed Coaches' Club Member - £25

          Non-FA Licensed Coaches' Club Member - £30

Dress code: None


Neil Redfearn - Player Roles and Responsibilities


Date: Monday 10th April 2017
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Venue: West Riding County FA, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX
CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 & 2)
Cost: Free


Delivered by: Neil Redfearn - Former Leeds United and Rotherham United Manager


Refreshments: Teas and coffees will be available throughout the event.

Dress Code: None.

Car parking: Free parking is available on site.

Redfearn played 790 matches in the Football League, the fifth highest total of all-time, and more than a thousand first team games overall in a career that has spanned 24 years. He has had spells as caretaker manager of Halifax Town and York City and as manager of Scarborough, Northwich Victoria, Leeds United and Rotherham United.

In this two hour theory/practical workshop looking at the roles and responsibilities for players, Neil will showcase the methodology he used during his managerial career with first team squads when preparing for matches, highlighting the specific requirements for individual players to enable successful team performance.


Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=196013#regform




Developing Practice - Coaching/Training Strategy

Date: Wednesday 19th April
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Queensbury Celtic FC, Pit Lane, Bradford, Queensbury, BD13 1NB
CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 & 2)

Delivered by: Julie Chipchase - FA Regional Coach Development Manager

Dress code: None

Car parking: Free on site parking is available

A two hour theory/practical workshop looking at various practice types, the use of game-based scenarios and the benefits/trade offs that support player development.

Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=186981



Goalkeeping Modern Trends: Shotstopping - Regional Level 3 & 4 GK CPD

Date: Saturday 6th May
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Marley Activities and Coaching Centre, Aireworth Road, Keighley, BD21 4DB
CPD Hours: 5 (Level 3 & 4 - coaches of all levels are welcome but please note CPD will only be accredited to those holding Level 3 or 4 qualifications)

Delivered by: Martin Thomas and Eric Steele - FA National Goalkeeping Coaches

Cost: FA Licensed Coaches' Club Member - £25

    Non-FA Licensed Coaches' Club Member - £30

Dress code: Standard dress code on the course is casual. Should the course require any alternative dress, this will be detailed in the course joining instructions.

Car parking: Free on site parking is available

Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/FALearning/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=184645


Castleford Tigers and West Riding County FA - England DNA and Developing a Coaching Philosophy

Date: Monday 22nd May
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 workshop exploring the core principles of the England DNA and Rugby League's Embed the Pathway to give coaches new ideas for working with their players, as well as seeing the benefits of playing different sports for their young footballers. This is an opportunity to see inside an elite sports team and network with coaches across both sports.

Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=186988


Bradford City Academy - Creating and Exploiting Space in Midfield

Date: Thursday 25th June

Time: 7.00 - 9.00pm

Venue: Woodhouse Grove School, Harrogate Road, Apperley Bridge, Bradford, BD10 0NR

CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 & 2)

Delivered by: Martin Drury - Bradford City Academy Lead 12-16 Coach

Dress Code: None

Car parking: Limited free on site parking is available

This session will look at the use of practice design to help the players understand how to create and exploit space in midfield, in a 4-3-3 formation.

Martin Drury, a UEFA A Licence holder and former professional footballer with Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers, will be delivering the session in his role as the club’s Lead Phase Coach for the 12-16s.


Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=197300#regform



How We Support - Using Technology


Date: Monday 5th June
Time: 7.00 - 9.00pm
Venue: SportZone, Dick Lane, Thornbury, Bradford, BD3 7AT
CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 & 2)

Delivered by: Julie Chipchase - FA Regional Coach Development Manager

Dress Code: None.

Car parking: Free on site parking is available

A two hour theory/practical workshop looking at technology that is available to coaches to use with their players in support of both coach and player development.

Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/cpd050617


Castleford Tigers and West Riding County FA - Movement Skills

Date: Monday 19th June

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 movement skills for young people. A great opportunity for coaches of both sports to understand the basic physical literacy required at various ages of a player's development and how this can be included in grassroots sport. The practical will involved both local Rugby League and football players to highlight the benefits of players playing both sports.

Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=186990


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: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=186992



For more information on the CPD programme please contact:

Steve Dorey
01132 821222 (Option 3)
steve.dorey@westridingfa.com

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