Coaches Academy


The Devon FA Coach Academy offers regular training-based, matchday-based and online workshops, delivered by FA Technical and Coaching Staff, top professional game coaches, FA technical staff and ex-professional players and managers. 

Each workshop has a lead tutor running an online session in-between workshops to help you review previous events and link them to your team.

There are 4 structured season-long programmes for you to choose from:

  • Foundation Phase (ages 5-11)
  • Development Phase (ages 12-18)
  • Adult 11v11
  • Female Game

You can join as an individual coach or register your club’s coaching workforce for the season, providing coaches with access to our whole CPD programme of events.

2021-22 Season Membership:

Individual Coach

Club (more than 3 coaches)



Coaches must hold a coaching role with a team at the club

You can register for the Coaches Academy here!

For more information on the Coaches Academy, contact - coaching@devonfa.com / 01626 325913

Book onto an upcoming event by clicking here

Timetable of Events for 2021


Youth Phases

Across the season, we will deliver events for coaches working at the Foundation (5-11) & Development (12-16) age groups, covering:

  • Managing differences in ability
  • Using Futsal as a training tool
  • Matchday experience
  • Teenage motivators

We will also host an England DNA Roadshow Weekender in November 2021, with Pete Sturgess & Paul Holder headlining the delivery


Adult 11v11

Using our Tutor coaching workforce from the pro-game & FA Technical leads, we will host workshops for coaches in the adult game, covering:

  • Enhance your technical & tactical knowledge
  • Matchday warm ups
  • Conditioning small-sided games in training
  • Transitioning young players into your senior team

Coaches will also have the opportunity to engage in regular mentoring support sessions throughout the season, hosted by our pro-game colleagues

Female Game

This CPD programme for coaches in the youth & adult game is also relevant to coaches in the female game. We will also offer specific female coaching content covering:

  • Player considerations across the 4 corners
  • How to support girls that play in mixed football
  • Young female players, transitioning into the adult game
  • “Discover my Talent” workshop from FA Women’s Talent Coach, sharing England’s characteristics of a future lioness