SFA North Region In-service events & Coach Education courses taking place in your area in the next 2 months.

Open In-Service Session.

Wednesday 22nd April 7:00pm – 9:00pm at “the Meadows” in Ellon:


Focusing on “Developmental 4v4” games and the creative player, the In-service will see North SFA Football Development staff deliver a varied session outlining the different 4v4 game formats whilst also covering aspects of the “Creative Player” within the session. Attendees will receive a FREE booklet and DVD on the night. This session is a must for any coach working with children from 5-12 years old!

Area Coach Development Day.

Saturday 2nd May 10:30am – 3:30pm at Borough Briggs in Elgin:

This event follows up the success of last year where 50+ coaches attended the session at Borough Briggs, home of Elgin City FC. We have two guest coaches of an excellent standard and this day should prove to be as well received as the previous event. The Area Coach Development Day is FREE and lunch will also be provided on the day.

Brian Ewing is Director of Sport & Exercise at Dundee University and Sport Scientist to the SFA National Youth Teams. Brian will cover a variety of topics including advice on current trends and basic physical conditioning of young and youth players.

Jim Crawford is Senior SFA Community Coach at Aberdeen Football Club. Jim was instrumental in designing and creating the SFA “Creative Player” resource and will deliver a session based around this theme.

An excellent line up for what should be an interesting and informative day’s coaching. Not to be missed!


Both In-service sessions are open to anyone from across the North and beyond and if you are interested in attending any of these sessions please apply via the attachments above and email returns to north@scottishfa.co.uk or contact the SFA North Regional Office on 01343 540101 for further details. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Basic Children’s Award. SFA Level 4 Qualification.

This 30 hour non-residential course is designed for coaches working with younger players (5-12) and provides a recognised qualification for adults working in children’s football. Comprising of 2 practical components of Coaching Young Footballers and Technique Development, it is a prerequisite for candidates wishing to enrol on the Level 5 Advanced Children’s Licence.

Applicants must be in possession of Level 1 Early Touches, Level 2 Coaching Young Footballers and Level 3 Coaching in the Game certificates prior to attending this qualification.

This course will run throughout May 2009 at Lawsondale Playing Fields, Westhill, Aberdeenshire.

Sunday 3rd May 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 9th May 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 10th May 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 23rd May 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 24th May 10:00am – 4:00pm

Places on this recognised qualification course are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please contact the North Regional Office via email on north@scottishfa.co.uk or telephone on 01343 540101 if you require further assistance.

File Downloads
Ellon In-service Day Application.doc
Elgin In-service Day Application.doc