From small sided games to goalkeeping, there is something for everyone in the first Coach Development Week Oxfordshire FA have run.
In collaboration with our Coach Development Officers and local coaches, we will be delivering four evening workshops that will benefit players across the county and provide new opportunities for potential new coaches. The three face-to-face workshops will be held at Oxford City Football Club.
On Monday 24 January we kick things off with a face-to-face workshop around the Benefits of Small Sided Games, which will help coaches encourage players to engage more in game-based practices rather than old fashioned methods of coaching.
The week continues on Tuesday 25 January with invitations extended to women across the county to come and find out more about coaching as we seek to redress the balance of coaches in Oxfordshire. This Introduction to Coaching Workshop will be a relaxed setting in which mums, aunts, players, and more, can come and find out how to get into coaching, as well as learn about how they can transfer their skills from other areas of life into coaching.
Wednesday 26 January will see coaches come together to learn more about Developing Skilful Players. Topics will range from understanding how the four corner model can support player development, to adding constraints to increase players' decision making and thinking during matches.
Lastly, the week concludes with a virtual workshop on Incorporating the Goalkeeper into Your Session on Thursday 27 January. This will include basic training techniques for goalkeepers in addition to helping you make sure your goalkeeper is included in every session you deliver.
To book on to any of these workshops, simply click the title.
Please note, for all face-to-face workshops, all attendees will be required to show proof of a lateral flow test on arrival. Those who are unable to show proof of a test will not be admitted to the event. All attendees will also be required to wear masks when indoors and socially distance.
Whilst we aim to deliver these workshops face-to-face, they will be subject to requirements at the time of the event. This will be kept under review and attendees will be updated.
For any queries, please contact Development@OxfordshireFA.com