Coaching Conference 2022

Date & Time: Saturday 25th June 2022, 2pm - 9pm

Venue:  Goff's Academy, Goff's Ln, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN7 5QW


Ben Wells - School Sport Manager | Watford FC CSE Trust

Joanne Williams - Coach Development Officer (Women & Girls) | The FA

Jackie Bushell - Coach Developer | UCFB Lecturer | FA Affiliate Tutor | WHPFC Mentor

Sakib Rafique -  Founder and Lead Mental Fitness Coach | Orange Ball

Cost: £35pp


Hertfordshire FA are excited to announce that as part of our commitment to support our grassroot coaches development, we will be 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.


2:00pm - 2:15pmArrival
2:15pm - 2:30pmWelcome CEO
2:35pm - 4:05pmWhen Are We Having a Match?
4:10pm - 5:40pmThe Match Day Experience
5:45pm - 6:30pmFood & Networking
6:30pm - 8:00pmCoaching the Teenage Player
8:05pm - 8:45pmSupporting Yours and Your Players Mental Health
9:00pm Attendees Exit


When are we having a match?

Delivered by Ben Wells, current Watford FC CSE Trust School Sport Manager and former FA Skills Coach (specialising in working with 5-11yr olds), this workshop will provide coaches with an array of ideas for delivering practices that maximise touches and player development.  Aimed at coaches working in the Foundation Phase but also adaptable to the Youth Development Phase, Ben will be able to show different types of small sided games focusing on how to differentiate amongst your squad.

The Match Day Experience

In this workshop, Jo Williams will aim to explore some of the challenges faced by coaches on a match day but also, the opportunities that it presents in terms of the following key aspects:

-    Linking training to a match day.

-    Supporting the learning and enjoyment of the players.

-    How to plan, deliver and reflect effectively in relation to match day.

Coaches will be able to leave the workshop with some thinking and planning tools to support them on a matchday; BEFORE and DURING the match day. 

Coaching the Teenage Player

Delivered by Jackie Bushell, this workshop will give coaches a better understanding of the Teenage Brain and the feelings/ emotions that players may be going through during the Youth Development Phase.  She will highlight how the imbalance between the thinking and feeling brain can impact behaviour on and off the pitch and will provide strategies for coaches to utilise/support players through the Youth Development Phase.  Whilst aimed at coaches working in the Youth Development Phase it will also prepare those coaches in the Foundation Phase of what to expect in a few years!

Supporting yours and your players mental health

Sak Rafique will deliver a presentation on how you can support your own mental health and how doing so will benefit the players you work with mental health and performance.

Players will be provided for practical delivery but please ensure you come appropriately dressed to observe outside and participate in discussion inside.

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

A reminder of our booking - policies and procedures can be found here.  Please read BEFORE booking.

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