Coaching Conference 2024

Date & Time: Saturday 15th June 2024, 9am - 5.15pm

Venue:  Katherine Warrington School, Lower Luton Rd, Harpenden AL5 5FH


Jackie Bushell - | Lecturer in Football Coaching (UCFB) | FA Coach Developer | WHPFC Mentor | A Licence and UEFA B Futsal Coach

Jeff Bookman - Co-Author PACT (Positive Attitude & Character Training) | Former FA Tutor | Former Chelsea Academy Coach | A Licence Coach

Matthew Joseph - Arsenal FC Coach Developer | FA AYA Tutor and former FA Youth Coach Educator (EPPP Clubs) | Pro Licence Coach

Cost: £35pp


For a third year, Hertfordshire FA continue our commitment to support our grassroot coaches development, by offering a one day Coaching Conference.  The day will provide coaches (at all levels) with 6hrs CPD on their FAN record.

The Coaching Conference offers a mix of practical and theory content for coaches working in the Foundation Phase (5-11yrs) and the Youth Development Phase (12-17yrs) and are delivered by highly experienced coach developers.

Food and beverages will be provided by Hertfordshire FA.


9am9:15amArrival & Welcome 
9:15am11:15amSession 1
11:30am1:30pmSession 2
2:15pm4:15pmSession 3
4:15pm5pmMy Coaching Journey


Session 1

Jackie Bushell will deliver a predominantly practical based session showcasing Futsal and what the sport has to offer our young players.  Not quite an 'Introduction to' but to enhance coaches existing knowledge of this fast paced, tactical game.

Session 2 

Jeff will bring elements of 'The Importance of Confidence' online course to life in this practical workshop. Working with youth players, Jeff will demonstrate how coaches can integrate mental skills into their existing training programme. Coaches will discover strategies to support their players ability to dismiss the doubts and fears that hinder self-confidence, and will acquire the skills to create an environment where all young players can reach their full potential.

Session 3

In this practical and theory based session, Matthew will work players from the Youth Development Phase and within the Technical corner of the FA's Long Term Player Development 4-Corner Model.

My Coaching Journey

Inspirational coaches affiliated to Hertfordshire FA will talk us through the importance of coach development from their experience and how its helped them on their coaching journey so far.

Players will be provided for practical delivery where possible. If your club or team would like to support the event by providing players please email me directly  Please ensure you come appropriately dressed for practical involvement (where required) and to observe outside.

We require all attendees to have an in date Safeguarding Children certificate (FREE when re-certificating) and also encourage all attendees to have completed the FA's Safeguarding Adults course and the FA's Safeguarding For All - both of which are also FREE to complete.

Please note workshops are not sold separately, one ticket covers all workshops/presentations.

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