Farnborough Youth FC
Farnborough Youth FC
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FA Skills

Over the last couple of years Farnborough Youth FC have been lucky enough to benefit from the support offered by Steve Brennan from the FA Skills team. The Skills team have run practical and classroom based sessions for players up to u12 and coaches of all teams. Steve has also helped with an introduction to Futsal, something both the boys and the coach would now like to take further.

As a club we fully endorse the FA Skills team and would recommend the sessions whether you are a player of Farnborough Youth FC or any other club.

A bit about the Skills team:

The FA 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.  They’ve been providing high quality football coaching courses for children since 2007 and have to date provided over 3 million child places on the programme, aiming to reach 4.7 million children by 2014.

FA Skills is a nationwide initiative run by The Football Association and funded by Sport England.  FA Skills provide after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching, support for charter standard football clubs and also work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching.  Their 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 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 – The Skills team will 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 Skills programme through their  primary school or by signing up to take part in their regular after school Skills Centres and  free holiday football coaching sessions. 

If you are another club reading this then we would recommend contacting the Skills team to see whether they can offer you support , or if you see anything from Hants FA get your name down - each time I've watched a session I have learnt something that I have been able to take away.

Find your nearest FA Skills session now.