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Guernsey Football Association recognises the value and importance of skilled Coaches in developing players at all levels of the football ladder. Whether it is mini’s, youth or senior football, coaches are essential in teaching players of all ages in order that they are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The ever changing nature of the game in terms of physical, tactical, technical, and psychological improvements ensures that coaches must be aware of the latest techniques and philosophies involved in coaching the game. Without this knowledge, coaches will not be in a position to maximize the potential of those players they aim to help develop and improve.

Guernsey FA is committed to providing training courses and development opportunities for coaches from Level One right through to working in partnership with the FA in providing guidance to those coaches that wish to progress to the highest level of coaching. The courses we offer Coaches are tailored so that they contain the necessary knowledge and training to ensure that Coaches are adequately prepared to be able to confidently and competently cover all areas of player development.

There are three strands of coaching courses:

  • The main strand covers the entry Level One coaching certificate and leads up to the UEFA Pro License held by top club and national side managers.
  • The second strand features specialist courses, including Goalkeeping, Futsal and Disability Football.
  • The third strand covers the widely acclaimed ‘Age-appropriate’ courses, including The FA Youth Award.

You can see the FA’s full ‘Coaching Pathway’ by selecting the appropriate link on the drop down menu in this section of the website.

The game of football relies on the voluntary work of so many willing and dedicated participants including those without any recognized and relevant qualification. If you are already volunteering your time in coaching but without a recognised qualification, enrolling on the FA Level One Certificate in Coaching Football course is the first step to not only being able to give more but also enjoy personal development. This course serves as an introduction towards understanding how to deliver safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for players of all ages and abilities.

Guernsey FA aims to ensure that all coaches in our FA Charter Standard clubs are FA qualified in order to ensure quality technical (psychological, physical and social? development for players. We recognize that this is essential in relation to providing the environment for players to develop under coaches with the right skills. Our commitment therefore, is to offer the encouragement and support to qualified coaches to continue to develop themselves for the benefit of their club as well.

If you would like more information on gaining an FA qualification in Coaching Football or would like to develop your skills further, please contact the Football Development Team on 01481 200443

Development & Courses

Within the game of football there are many opportunities to get involved with a local club or league and develop your personal skills through a variety of football related training courses. Whether you are interested in getting involved as a coach, referee or maybe a Welfare Officer, Guernsey Football Association is committed to providing a series of coaching opportunities which are accessible to everybody.

If you are interested in attending a course please contact

A helping Hand

CoachingĀ Support

Football is for everyone.

The FA is here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.

In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it.