Stay on the Ball, Master the Ball

Get Involved with The Bedfordshire FA's Coaching CPD Events within the County

The Bedfordshire FA have planned 9 CPD events for the development of coaches within THE county.

 All CPD’s are created to support the continuous development of coaches working across different age groups whilst also catering for different stages of their coaching journey


On Wednesday 9th October from 7-9 pm we delivered the first CPD event at Bedford Town FC’s stadium, The Eyrie. The event was a fantastic experience for all 52 coaches in attendance and was delivered by our County Coach Developer - Lee Brown from The FA.


Although the event was open for coaches of all different levels of experiences and age groups to attend, the event focused on coaches that work within the Foundation Phase (age 5 to 11).

The featured topic was “Stay on the ball, master the ball” to demonstrate different ways to encourage our young players to develop their technical ability, express their own creativity and increase confidence while in possession of the ball.


The feedback from everybody who attended was fantastic and very positive. We look forward to our next event at Crawley Green FC in Luton for Level 2 and UEFA B coaches to help develop “planning and practices design.” The event will start at 6:30 pm on Thursday 31st October 2019.

For those who would like to find out more information on our future CPD’s events, please see the table and click here to book your place:

Foundation Phase (U5 to U11) Coaches




Target Audience

Fri 17th Jan 20    7-9 pm

Beds FA, Dunstable, LU5 4JU

The importance of play in the learning process.

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 working in FP.

Thur 23th April 20 7-9 pm

Flitwick Football Centre, MK45 1BA

Decision Makers.

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 working in FP.

Youth Development Phase (U12 to U16) Coaches

Mon 18th Nov 19 7-9 pm

Flitwick Football Centre, MK45 1BA

Creating the environment.

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 working in YDP.

Wed 4th March 20 7-9pm

Bedford Town FC, The Eyrie, MK44 3LW

Technical and Tactical corner.

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 working in YDP.

Tues 9th June 20 7-9pm

Beds FA, Dunstable, LU5 4JU

“When are we playing a match?”

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 working in YDP.

Level 3 (UEFA B coaches) and Level 2 (coaches interested in UEFA B)

Thurs 31st Oct 19 6.30-8.30 pm

Crawley Green FC


Planning and practices design.

Level 2 & 3.

Thurs 23rd Jan 20 7.30-9.30pm

Stockwood Park Academy (Luton Town FC Ladies)

A coaching team. Working effectively with an assistant coach.

Level 2 & 3.

Sat 21st March 20 9:30am-12pm

Woburn & Wavendon Village hall

Match Day. Using constraints to develop tactical knowledge.

Level 2 & 3.

To book your place on any of the events, please click here: