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Tempers flare when Coach gives managers player award to his own Son..

Yes, I did the seemingly unthinkable after weeks of consideration I decided to award a player with the Managers Player award, this player was my son who plays on the team. I’m absolutely appalled by the response from some of the parents who openly said in front of other parents and players, “Your out of […]

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20-0 !!! Coach speaks out, Why are we seeing these scores every week??

20-0 games are soul destroying and can take weeks, or sometimes months to re-build a child’s self esteem so why do we witness it week in week out !  And who benefits from this score line? So this weekend I’ve seen some interesting results and score lines come in from across the country. The league […]

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The Diary of a Grassroots Coach – Kids “released” age 9 in Grassroots, really!!!

Right where do I start? For over a decade I have been involved in the local football league. During this period I have spent time as a coach, mentor, referee, physio, kit man, refreshments stall worker etc. For the past two years I’ve been spending my Sundays as a League Rep at local youth games. […]

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The Winning Formula: How Being a Volunteer Sports Coach Benefits Your Career

In today’s fast-paced, competitive business landscape, we are constantly seeking ways to improve our personal and professional skills. Surprisingly, one of the most effective ways to accomplish this is by becoming a volunteer sports coach. The skills and experiences gained from coaching can lead to lasting benefits for your business. This article will outline five […]

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Coaching Vs Poaching

A recent grassroots survey revealed a whopping 89% of teams have had a player approached by another coach to play for them. We asked why the craze towards poaching the best players from the area to create an elite team, who does this benefit? Is it best for the kids? Is it to feed a […]

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FA Guidance For Spectacles and Goggles in Football

The FA have released guidance and support for Spectacles and Goggles in Football.  Can players wear spectacles or goggles when playing football? Flying footballs and close physical contact make football a moderate risk sport for eye injuries. Spectacles or goggles may provide protection from injury and can also be worn with those who need to […]

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Football Rebooted – We want YOUR boots

We want your boots! Join our mission to rehome at least one million pairs of quality football boots across the UK, to stop them ending up in landfill. That’s the same as taking 7,000 cars off the road for a year, in carbon reductions.   Get started HERE Football is back! There’s no better time […]

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The FA to explore the future of youth football in England

The current provision of youth football in England from U7s to U18s to be assessed, with aim to identify new and exciting ways to improve the grassroots game for all young people A project will be carried out to explore the future of youth football in England, which will help to identify new and exciting […]

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The FA Concussion guidance for football coaches

Concussion guidance for football coaches This article introduces how to recognise and manage a concussion in football. It also signposts The FA’s official concussion guidance. What is a concussion?   A concussion is an injury to the brain that affects how it functions. Concussion is often caused by an impact to the head. However, it can […]

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Safeguarding – Why is it important? Here is Dions Story……

Safeguarding | Why is it important Because sometimes in football things can go wrong Warning Dion Raitt is a survivor of child sexual abuse at the hands of his football coach. This is his story and this is why safeguarding is Everyone’s responsibility & that’s why we’re backing playsafe. #playsafe […]

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