We've added news links to our FA Resources section concerning Safeguarding, First Aid and The FA Playmaker.
The FA Playmaker supported by BT is The FA's new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football. There are five modules in total and you do not need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up. In fact, all you need is an FA Number (FAN) and a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Then you are good to go. Once you are signed up, you will cover the following topics:
- make football 'For All'
- connect with your players
- create fun sessions
- keep football safe
- take your next step.
By the end, you will be ready to hit the pitch with confidence and start helping out at your local grassroots football club, centre, or initiative.
This free online course is available to anyone who has previously completed it before or The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and needs to renew their safeguarding children training. It offers latest guidance on safer practice with under 18s, safer use of social media, safeguarding disabled children, listening to children, recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse and how and when to report safeguarding concerns. If you are an FA licensed coach or a coach in a Charter Standard youth team, you must update your safeguarding training every three years. All coaches and managers and others working with under 18s are strongly recommended to re-certificate. Referees will be expected to have in-date certificate to register for the 2020/21 season .