The FA Lidl Skills
Giving every child the opportunity to be the best that they can be
The FA Lidl Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game. We’ve been providing high quality football coaching courses for children since 2007 and have to date provided over 8 million child places on the programme, aiming to provide 1.2 million coaching opportunities per year.
The FA Lidl Skills is a nationwide initiative run by The Football Association and funded by Sport England. We provide after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching, support for charter standard football clubs and we also work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching. Our aim is to develop better and more technically gifted football players but also to give every child the opportunity to be the best that they can be.
The FA Lidl Skills is based on a unique FA coaching model that helps boys and girls 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.
Your child can take part in The FA Lidl Skills programme through their primary school or by signing up to take part in our regular after school Skills Centres and holiday football coaching sessions. Find your nearest FA Lidl Skills session now.
Guernsey FA's partnership with the FA Lidl Skills Coaches
The Guernsey FA are eligible to receive frequent visits from members of The FA's Lidl Skills staff to up skill and develop local teachers, coaches and players. In past visits the Skills Coaches have delivered In Service events for Primary School teachers and Club Coaches touching on topics such as Managing Behaviour and Managing Differences circulating around the local clubs and schools.