To enable coaches to meet the compulsory Scottish FA/ UEFA CPD criteria, the Scottish FA provides a series of approved CPD seminars and workshops, with a further eleven remaining between now and the end of 2016.
Many events have been held to date, and there are a number of seminars and workshops that have been planned in the future to help Scottish FA/ UEFA license holders attain their minimum requirement of 15 hours of CPD every 3 years.
Completing further CPD hours by the end of 2016 may be more important for some than others, given the 31st December deadline. By means of an example, if you passed any Scottish FA/ UEFA Licence in 2013, you have until 31st December 2016 to complete the mandatory 15 hours, thus validating your licence for a further three years (until end 2019).
There is a comprehensive list of seminars/ workshops available that will allow coaches to look more deeply into areas of coaching, management, analysis or development of their choosing.
Please note that all listed events can be found under ‘Continuous Professional Development’, whilst the South-West Coaching Conference with Benfica can be found under ‘Coaching Conference’.
27/10/16 at Tannadice Park, Dundee. Between 6pm and 9pm, Northern Ireland’s Assistant Coach Austin McPhee will offer some analysis of their performance at Euro 2016.
7/11/16 at Abertay University, Dundee. Between 6.30pm-9.30pm, Donald MacNaughton will discuss mind management for coaches, focussing on the mental aspect of player development.
28/11/16 at Toryglen Regional Football Centre, Glasgow. Between 6.30pm-9.30pm, Anna Signeul will be present with her staff to talk about their experiences in qualifying for Euro 2017. Attendees will also be able to observe a practical demonstration of a typical session delivered by the Women’s National Team.
30/11/16 at Ravenscraig Indoor Pitch, Motherwell. Between 6pm-9pm West Bromwich Albion FC first team coach Darren Moore will talk about his experiences and deliver a practical session. Darren has a wealth of experience as a player and coach, having played for West Bromwich Albion FC, Derby County FC and Portsmouth FC to name a few, and has also been capped by Jamaica.
28/10/16 at Aberdeen Sports Village, Aberdeen. Between 6.30pm-9.30pm, Manchester United youth coaches Stuart Leicester and Neil Harris will showcase some good practice that takes place for the younger age groups at the club.
2/11/16 at Aberdeen Sports Village, Aberdeen. Between 6.30pm-9.30pm, Donald MacNaughton will discuss mind management for coaches, focussing on the mental aspect of player development.
16/11/16 at Aberdeen Sports Village, Aberdeen. Between 6.30pm-9.30pm, Aberdeen Head of Youth, Neil Simpson and Head of Academy Coaching, Gavin Levey will provide practical demonstrations and a presentation showcasing how the club develop young players.
South West Region:
7/11/16 at Superseal Stadium, Hamilton Academical FC. Between 6pm-9pm Dundee’s manager Paul Hartley will present a typical working week and how he prepares his teams for matches with his staff members.
22/11/16 at Palmerston Park, Queen of the South. Between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, Donald MacNaughton will discuss mind management for coaches, focussing on the mental aspect of player development.
South East Region:
8/11/16 at Oriam, Edinburgh. Between 6.30pm-9.30pm, Donald MacNaughton will discuss mind management for coaches, focussing on the mental aspect of player development.
12/11/16 at Oriam, Edinburgh. Between 9.30am-4pm, SL Benfica Coaching staff members Goncalo Nunes and Jorge Cordeiro will present on the philosophy of their club before bringing things to life on the training pitch.