The Scottish Football Association


The Scottish FA aims to ensure those with disabilities have the opportunity to take part in football, and are able to progress through a player pathway and fulfil their potential. Key Aims within disability football:

• Increase participation

• Develop a programme of training and competition

• Develop a pathway to allow footballers with disabilities to compete at the highest level

• Raise the standard of Football coaching

• Raise the profile of disability football and provide appropriate structures that support the programme centrally and locally

Be a coach

When working with footballers with disabilities, coaches should focus on what the player can do rather than what they cannot. Coaches should not simply pick age appropriate activities they must focus on ability and pitch practices at the correct developmental stage for the individual players they are coaching.

Our 6-hour course is open to all interested parties aged 16 and over, experienced or otherwise, who work with or have an interest in working with footballers with a disability.

Course info

CP Scotland goalkeeper

There are a growing number of opportunities for players with a disability to play football, both in tailored environments and in mainstream grassroots. Find out more here.

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Elite Pathway
CP Scotland v USA

The Scottish FA is developing a strong pathway for many players with a disability to reach international football level. Read about our pathway to elite here.

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John Brown

The Scottish FA offer a specialist course for coaches working with players with a disability in our coach Education Pathway.

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Coach notebook

Coaches on our Coaching Football Players with a Disability Course can sign in here to access course notes

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