The FA Lidl Skills

The FA Lidl Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5 to 11 year olds of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.

The Programme is based on a unique FA coaching model that helps children of all abilities to grow, develop their skills and to reach their potential.  

The FA four corner model encompasses four key attributes that are vital for any developing young footballer: Physical, Technical, Psychological and Social elements, helping children to develop more than just their football skills – we’ll help them to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn to work as  team and improve their decision making. 

All coaches are professionally employed by The FA, hold a minimum of a Level 2 qualification, safeguarding and emergency aid and an enhanced Criminal Record Check.

The map below demonstrates the location of each of our FA Lidl Skills Programme Centres.

The video below focuses on what the FA Lidl Skills Programme offers for children ages 5 to 11.

The FA Lidl Skills Team work in partnership with West Riding County FA to ensure the programme is accessible for all children aged 5 to 11 throughout The County.

To get involved in The FA Lidl Skills Programme, or to find a centre near you, visit