Coaches Information                      


Whilst many of our teams at AFF level receive professional coaches, we would also like to provide support to those brave volunteers who step up each season to coach at grassroots level!


Please feel free to browse the links below for information & training activities which could be helpful to you throughout the season. If you would like to further your knowledge by starting on the Community Coach Development Pathway check out the "Coach Courses" under the Coaches & Referees tab, or for any questions please contact our administration team



Junior coach resources

Football Coaching - The Basics: CLICK HERE

Junior Coaching Rational: CLICK HERE

Coaching Manual for under 6's: CLICK HERE

Coaching Manual for 7,8 and 9's: CLICK HERE

Games with diagrams: CLICK HERE

Games without diagrams: CLICK HERE


Youth coach resources

Small sided games CLICK HERE

The role of psychological characteristics in facilitating the pathway to elite performance CLICK HERE

FA National coach Martin Hunter talks about crossing and finishing CLICK HERE

Defending in a 4-2-3-1 CLICK HERE

Summary Practice behaviours. An analysis of practice activities and instructional behaviours used by youth soccer coaches during practice: Exploring the link between science and application CLICK HERE

Training the Kôln Way CLICK HERE

Training football conditioning - Speed CLICK HERE