FA Licensed Coaches' Club Conference 2012 - Levels 3,4 & 5

This event is now FULL. Further information for next years conference will be released at a later date.


'Shaping The Future'
Hosted by Mark Clemmit, Radio 5Live and The Football League Show

The FA Licensed Coaches' Club will host its 2012 conference at St George's Park, The FA's new National Football Centre, in Burton, in December.

Monday 3rd December 2012

10am        Arrival

10.30am    Welcome and Introduction
                Interviews with Sir Trevor Brooking, Director of Football Development and John Peacock,  
                Head of Coaching

10.45am    Managing the Mind to Optimise Performance
                Dr Steve Peters, British Cycling / Team Sky Pro Cycling

12.00pm    Spanish Football
                Gines Melendez Sotos, Technical Director Spanish FA
                John Peacock, Head of Coaching

1.00pm     Lunch

2.15pm     Practical Demonstration
                Gines Melendez Sotos, Technical Director Spanish FA

3.30pm     Break

4pm         Workshops
                Behaviour Management  - John Allpress, National Young Player Development Coach and 
                Merfyn Roberts, Sports Psychologist
                Girls Football - Julie Chipchase, Regional Coach Development Manager
                EPPP Update - Ged Roddy, The Premier League
                Learning - Alistair Smith, FA Learning Consultant

5.15pm    Review of Day 1

5.30pm     Close

6pm         Optional Tour of St. Georges Park Site

8pm         Gala Dinner 
               Guest Speaker - Gordon Taylor
                LMA Guest - Alex McLeish

Tuesday 4th December 2012

9.30am      Welcome to Day 2

9.35am      League Managers Association Guest Interview - Alex McLeish

10am        Olympic/Paralympic Report
                Toni Minichiello, Coach to Jessica Ennis; Hope Powell, Womens National Manager;
                Jeff Davis, National Development Manager (Disablity),

11am    Break

11.30am    Practical Workshop - Roy Hodgson, England National Team Manager

12.45pm    Lunch
1.45pm     Practical Workshops
                Foundation Phase              Paul Lever, FA Professional Club Coach Educator                
                Youth Phase                     Paul Holder, National Development Coach (12 - 16)
                Professional Phase            Dick Bate, FA Elite Coaching Manager
                Goalkeeping                     Martin Thomas, National Goalkeeping Coach

3pm          Break

3.30pm     Advanced Youth Award Update - Steve Rutter, Head of Coach Education
                Elite Coaches Award and Pro Licence Update - Dick Bate, FA Elite Coaching Manager
                COACH - Brendan Batson, Football Consultant 
                FA Licensed Coaches' Club and CPD - Graham Keeley

4.15pm     St Georges Park and Review of Day 2
                Jamie Houchen, Head of FA Learning

4.30pm     Close

Attendance at the conference will give 12 hours CPD for this season.

All food, tea, coffee and accommodation (if requested through the payment option) are covered within the conference price.  (Drinks are not provided with the Gala Dinner).

Please note that all accommodation at St. Georges Park is now taken for this event, however accommodation is available from other local hotels.  All of these hotels are within a short distance from St. Georges Park:

Mercure Hotel, Burton


Hoar Cross Hall

Three Queens Hotel

Holiday Inn Express

This event is open to Non-FA Licensed Coaches' however an additional £50.00 charge will be applicable to all coaches who are not licensed, should you wish to join the FA Licensed Coaches please visit www.thefa.com/licensedcoachesclub where this will cost you £12.

*Programme subject to change.


2 Day Conference (no accommodation) 120.00
2 Day Conference, Gala dinner (no accommodation) 145.00
Admin Only 35.00

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Start date: 03/12/2012 10:00 AM
Register by: 17/12/2012 7:00 PM
St George's Park
Newborough Road
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The FA Licensing Team
0844 980 8212