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Skills coaching after the Programme


 "Teachers make great youth football coaches because they understand how children learn."

- Les Howie, FA Head of Grassroots Coaching

Children may know a lot about football – the weekend scores and their favourite players – but whether you follow football or not, teachers know how to help young people learn.

We aim to provide support for all the teachers who take part in The FA Tesco Skills Programme, working with our coaches to teach their primary school classes football skills, teamwork and confidence. Our Skills videos include ideas for drills and games for individual children and whole classes. There are challenges of different difficulties which you can match to the needs and abilities of your class.

Hopefully our coaches and the videos on this site will provide you with the inspiration and basis of activities you can use to build your lessons. The best next step is to just get out there and give it a go.