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Pre-Season Series of CPD Events to Support Coaches for New Season

Free CPD events to take place ahead of the start of 2021-22 season.

Throughout July and August, coaches across Oxfordshire will be able to access several workshops, which have been designed by Oxfordshire FA to support coaches ahead of the new season and to deliver key messages to ensure that everyone can enjoy the game.

The Pre-Season Series will offer something for coaches at all age groups to ensure that players receive the best possible experience in the new season, which will help to keep them involved in football.

The workshops have been designed off the back of consultation with Oxfordshire’s leagues and a survey with coaches, with more highly-rated topics to appear in sessions throughout the seasons.

Please see below for details of the workshops on offer. Click on the title/dates of each workshop to book a place.

Transition Weekend
17 July 
18 July | 10am-12pm | Oxford City FC
NOTE: This is the same workshop on two separate days

This workshop will look at how coaches can support their players to move through formats, whether 5v5, 7v7, 9v9, or moving to 11v11. 

Whether you need some support due to losing time on the pitch due to COVID, or just want to get some more knowledge on how to make the process seamless for your players, there'll be something for everyone.

Coaches New to Mini Soccer
25 July | 7pm-8pm | VIRTUAL EVENT

This workshop is ideal for those coaches who are new to Mini Soccer (U7-11) and would like to hit the ground running for the benefit of their coaching and players.

Engaging Practical Design for Adult Teams
22 August | 6pm-8pm | Oxford City FC

This workshop will focus on how coaches can create engaging sessions for adult players to keep players interested, coming back week after week, continuing to enjoy sessions and improve into their adult years. 

Creating a Positive Environment in Mini Soccer
8 August | 6pm-8pm | Oxford City FC

This workshop will focus on creating a positive environment in mini soccer (U7-11), including touchline behaviours, from both coach and parent as well as how to make the most of playing time for your team. 

Retaining Teenage Players Through Creating the Right Environment
26 August | 7pm-8pm | VIRTUAL EVENT

This workshop is for those working with adult players who want to ensure that their players retain their enthusiasm and engagement within football to try and address the drop off in players at these age groups. 

Due to safeguarding requirements, if you are under the age of 18 and would like to join this webinar, we will require consent from your parent/guardian before you can join. Please send this through to

ALL events are FREE for all coaches.

Please keep an eye on Oxfordshire FA’s channels for details of more events, which are to be announced in due course.

In-person events are subject to change due to the ever changing restrictions regarding COVID-19. 

For more information on any of the above, please contact James Shiplee on or 07956 415587.

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