My son, who is 8 has played for his team now for a year and a half now, I accept that he has the least…View More 6 minutes !!! – My son cried when he got in the car, this can’t be right…
Oh Great! It’s Sunday! A Grassroots Substitutes Parent It’s Sunday, the day my son has been waiting for all week. It’s football day. For me…View More Oh Great! It’s Sunday! A Grassroots Substitutes Parents’ Matchday
The Football Association [The FA] has today launched the ‘Pledge of Positivity’ which asks parents and spectators involved in under-18s grassroots football to commit to…View More ENGLAND CAPTAINS HOUGHTON AND KANE LAUNCH THE FA’s PLEDGE OF POSITIVITY
Have you ever wondered how hard it is to pick a team? They’re only 5 who can play on the pitch at any one time…View More “Its easy to pick a team, isnt it?”
So why did I want to be a football coach and what did I think I would get out of it? The answer is not…View More ‘Why do I only come on if we’re winning by loads or losing by loads?’
We can all help children enjoy football more by creating the right environment. That is why The FA has produced an easy-to-follow guide to help…View More The FA Guide to Improving Matchday for Children
FA county coach developer, Rebecca Garlick, discusses the importance of engaging parents* in the coaching process and the crucial role they can have on the…View More Engaging parents: it’s not ‘us and them’
In many ways a simple question to answer, but one that despite what we may say as parents and sometimes as coaches, is not always…View More Whose game is it anyway?
One of the most dreaded conversations between players, coaches, and parents involves playing time. Nobody likes it. In my workshops on conflict resolution for coaches…View More The dreaded ‘playing time’ conversation
So my boy finally reached the magical age of 7 last spring and all the football training, school clubs could now pay off and I…View More A very honest message from a parent coach, if only I had asked first….