Become a coach or referee

Becoming a coach

Do you remember your first football coach?

Football is changing. Players are quicker, stronger and more creative. Teams work harder, cover more distance and face more challenges than ever before.
As the game gets quicker, the role of the coach can never be underestimated. Coaches are essential for teaching and developing players at every level of football. To give their players the best advantage, coaches must be aware of the latest techniques and philosophies involved in coaching the game.

To find out more information on the new FA coaching pathway and courses, England DNA or how to become a FA Licences coaches club member click here.


Becoming a referee

Have you ever wanted to understand why certain refereeing decisions are made?

Well, you’re not the only one. More and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing. If you would like to become a qualified referee, you need to take part in a Basic Referees Course with your local County Football Association. If you would like to become a referee then speak to a college sport member of staff or contact your local County FA here.

To become a referee you must be at least 14 years old and a resident of England. For more information on The FA National Refereeing Strategy and DNA, Misconduct and Resources or Laws of the Game please click here.


Find Out More

If you have any further questions regarding how to become a coach or referee within college please contact Dan Greenwood.