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.

The FA also run a programme of national CPD events for coaches of all levels. All events, including booking links, can be found here:

Community of Practice - Session Planning Chilli Night

Date: Wednesday 24th January
Time: 7.00 - 9.00pm (Food will be served partway through the evening)
Venue: West Riding County FA, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX
CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 and 2)
Cost: £2.50
Delivered by: Julie Chipchase - FA Regional Coach Development Manager

Following the success of November's Pie and a Pint CPD, we're back with a Chilli Night and an event that will focus on session planning for coaches.

Coaches will have the opportunity to share their struggles and triumphs with those working in similar environments, with FA staff offering support and guiding discussion throughout.

So if you're looking for new ideas, how to get better returns from your sessions or how to design effective practices, then this event is for you.

Book your place here:

Bradford City Academy - Defence to Attack Transition

Date: Monday 5th February
Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm
Venue: Woodhouse Grove School, Harrogate Road, Apperley Bridge, Bradford, BD10 0NR
CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 and 2)
Cost: Free
Delivered by: Ryan Farrell - Bradford City Academy Lead Youth Development Phase (YDP/12-16) Coach

This event is another fantastic opportunity for coaches to see the great work happening at Bradford City's Academy. Due to popular demand following previous sessions, the club's Academy coaches will deliver a session in line with their club syllabus working with elite players in their programme.

The staff will deliver a short presentation on the what, how and why of the evening before coaches can observe first hand a regular training session and have a Q&A with the coaches.

Book your place:

The Modern Goalkeeper

Date: Wednesday 11th April
Time: 6.30 - 9.00pm
Venue: Ossett Town AFC, Ingfield, Prospect Road, Ossett, WF5 9HA
CPD Hours: 3 (Level 1 and 2)
Cost: Free
Delivered by: Brian Peck - FA Goalkeeper Tutor, Levels 1, 2 and 3 (UEFA B)

This theory/practical session will look at the key attributes of the modern day goalkeeper and how coaches can deliver effective practices for them.

Brian will also discuss the recently revised suite of goalkeeping courses and answer any questions coaches may have about working with goalkeepers.

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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