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First step into coaching

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

The first stepping-stone on The FA's core coaching pathway, this course introduces you to coaching football, working with players from U7 to open age and offers an insight into the English game - how it's played and how to support the development of future players.

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Every coaching course has a different set of FAQs. FAQs have been set for each of the coaching course pages; please click on the courses to find out what they are and to ensure you meet the pre-requisites before booking onto a course. If you would like to speak to someone at Hampshire FA or for all other enquiries, please contact our Coach Education team:

You can find your password here.

We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.

If a course is full and you are unable to book, please contact the Coach Education department at: The department will be able to reserve you a place on a waiting list. Please note, if a space becomes available, spaces will be offered on a first come, first serve basis for those on the waiting list.

If however there is enough interest on the reserve list, the department will endeavor to host another course in the county (subject to interest and tutor availability). All candidates on the reserve list will be contacted as well once a course has been set-up, giving you priority.

No problem, you can find your FAN here.

Please find attached the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page. Please note some terms and conditions may vary. Every candidate on registering and booking on to a course will also receive the terms and conditions.

All learners are required to complete all dates as set for that course. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.

Please fully read our terms and conditions on the Policies & Procedures page. The Terms & Conditions will have also been provided to you at the time of booking and again in the booking confirmation email.

If you have already paid for the course but wish to transfer onto another course you can do so; please note you will need to contact the Coach education department to inform the department that you wish to transfer onto another course. Please contact: Our staff will be able to assist you with the transfer. Please note that there is a transfer fee of £37.00.

You can book onto any of our courses by clicking on the link to the relevant course using the links above . Click on the title of the course you are interested in and information will be displayed of that course for you to view.

Yes you can; to hold a private CPD for your coaches please contact Jake Ashton, Hampshire FA Football Development Administrator: for more information. Please note you will need a minimum of 12 candidates to hold a CPD. CPD's are delivered subject to tutor availability so please enquire at your earliest convenience.

Yes there are absolutely! The FA Coach Mentoring programme is available and open to all qualified FA coaches. For more information please click here.

If you are interested in becoming an FA Coach Mentor please check regularly on our website for vacancies. If there are no vacancies featured for FA Coach Mentors, we advise you to contact Ciara Allan, Regional Coach Mentor Officer (South West) who can provide an update of the programme:

Please note the Pre-requisites to become an FA Coach Mentor are:

Minimum FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
Member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club
Valid FA CRB

Additionally, if you are female and looking to become a mentor, Hampshire FA together with Southampton Regional Talent Club (RTC) deliver a female coach mentoring programme which is both designed and delivered by female coaches, for female coaches. The following are benefits of the programme:

• Its FREE to sign up!
• Variety of workshops delivered around identified grassroots issues - e.g Behaviour management/coaching & learning styles/motivational techniques. (You can comment on what you would like delivered and we will try to make it happen!)
• Support network of likeminded Female coaches/volunteers/mums/students/teachers/etc
• Live analysis of Southampton FC Girls RTC sessions
• Opportunity to link with the Elite Pathway through Southampton FC Girls RTC Coaches & Directors
• Access on an invite only basis to a Hampshire Female Coaches Online Network through Hive Learning – (Post, Like, Share, Comment on - good practice/ session Ideas/Ask Questions to one of our team/Access workshop presentations etc)
• Accredited CPD hours for FA licenced coaches who attend workshops
• Support & Information on Bursary's for courses
• 121 mentoring with our FA Female Tutor Lisa Savage (dependant on availability)
• Unique discount code to Hampshire FA CPD events (exclusive to FCM members)
• Help finding a female/male club you wish to coach in

Who Can Join?

• Must be Female
• You must be 16 years or older
• You must be based in Hampshire
• You do not need any qualifications to join, just to obtain an interest in football and wanting to develop your coaching – (Mum/Coach/Volunteer/Student/Teachers etc)
• Grassroots level – however we can offer support with Southampton FC Girls’ RTC partnership so still get in touch!

Future Plans:

• Reward scheme- currently developing a rewards package to support you as a coach e.g. Kit/equipment
• Female only courses/level 1/2
• FA mentoring Adults course – if you are a confident female and want to support other females within the county then we want to hear from you to support our buddy coaching system.
• Support with becoming a FA Licensed coach
• support for U16's

***If the above is of interest to you then please CLICK HERE to register your interest***

Any questions please contact or call 01256 853015.

Female Coach Mentoring Team

Ellie Hellyer – Hampshire FA Women’s & Girls Football Development Officer
Lois Fidler – Technical Director, Southampton FC Girl’s RTC, UEFA Pro Licence Coach
Lisa Savage – FA Coach Mentor, Lead Foundation Phase Coach - Southampton FC Girl’s RTC, UEFA B Licence Coach

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01256 853000
(8:30 - 5:15 Monday - Friday)

By Email:

Grassroots Football

FA Education FAQs

Please visit The FA's FAQ page for more information on FAN & Passwords, Online Course, The FA Coaching Licence and International Qualifications