On Monday 18th November 2019, Bedfordshire FA organised a CPD event for coaches that work in the youth development phase (U12 to U16) in partnership with Flitwick Football Centre. With 46 coaches signing up to the event, Flitwick were able to provide a classroom as well as portable floodlights.
The event was delivered by Beds FA’s County Coach Developer, Lee Brown. The session began with Lee presenting the key information on the England DNA and the expectations of players in the youth development phase. Followed by a practical demonstration with the U14 boys’ team at Flitwick Eagles FC.
With time to reflect at the end of the evening and an opportunity for the coaches to be quizzed on what they had seen and for their opinions. Many of the coaches also took this time to question Lee in regard to the exercises they had seen in the practical including ways to stretch and challenge players in all four corners of development.