coaching support

OFA Introduction to Coaching Workshop series

Following the first in our Introduction to Coaching Workshop Series in 2022, we are delighted to provide details of workshops two, three and four!

The workshops, taking place throughout February, March, and April, are designed to provide support to FA Playmaker and FA Introduction to Coaching Football (FA Level 1) coaches in Oxfordshire across a series of topics.

We would like to welcome any non-qualified or UEFA C/Level 2 coaches as the sessions aim to benefit all attendees that attend across the series.

Even though there will be some links across the series it is not essential you attend all the events.


Introduction to Coaching Workshop 2: Connecting with Your Players

When: Monday 6th February 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Where: Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane., Marston, Oxford OX3 0NQ

This workshop will aim to give coaches a further understanding of working with their players, and how to better connect with them to make sessions more effective.

It will explore ideas and activities to help develop a better connection, and demonstrate how peer-to-peer support can be used to further increase this.

This workshop will also explore the role parents can play in connecting with players.


Introduction to Coaching Workshop 3: Managing a Matchday

When: Wednesday 22nd March 2023
Time: 7pm - 9pm 
Where: Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester OX26 1AJ

This workshop will provide ideas to support coaches to ensure match days are low stress and high engagement. It will look how coaches can utilise individual and team challenges to move the focus away from the result.

The session will explore how match days can be an extension of training to support the player development process. The workshop will also provide ideas of how coaches can engage parents in the match day experience.


Introduction to Coaching Workshop 4: Warm-Ups

When: Wednesday 19th April 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Where: Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane., Marston, Oxford OX3 0NQ

This workshop will aim to support coaches with the delivery of fun warm-up activities that will engage your players as soon as they arrive at training. The session will explore how these activities can be adapted as players physically mature..

The workshop will also look at how coaches can utilise warm-ups as a vehicle to give players leadership opportunities.


We look forward to welcoming coaches across the county to these four events – if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via