The FA Skills Programme (5-11 year olds)

The FA Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11 year olds of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game. The programme provides after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching and also specialist coaching within primary schools.

The FA Skills Coaching In Schools

A primary part of The FA Skills programme is to provide primary schools with specialist football coaching and support for teachers, working with over 1,200 schools each year. Our coaches will typically work with each primary school once every week for the duration of half a term, providing specialist, age appropriate coaching which is in line with the National Curriculum and is entirely free of charge.

After School And Holiday Skills Coaching

The FA Skills provides weekly after school Skills Centres and free football coaching during the school holidays for boys and girls aged 5-11 years. We offer sessions that cater for all abilities and our coaching is age appropriate and child-centred, helping every child to develop at their own pace.

Charter Standard Clubs

The FA Skills team now work alongside coaches of local Charter Standard Clubs. They deliver sessions which are designed to improve both the players and coaches. The sessions are all tailored to support the needs of each individual club.  

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The FA Skills Centres in Somerset (Click venue for more information)

Writhlington School (Radstock) - Thursday

4-5pm,  Mixed 5-7 yrs and Girls only 7-11 yrs

5-6pm Mixed 8-11 yrs and Skills Extra 7-11 yrs


Yeovil Rec - Tuesday

4-5pm,  Mixed 5-7 yrs and Girls only 7-11 yrs

5-6pm Mixed 8-11 yrs and Skills Extra 7-11 yrs


Yatton Youth FC - Monday.

4.30-5.30pm, Mixed 5-7 yrs and Girls only 7-11yrs

5.30-6.30pm Mixed 8-11 yrs

Somerset FA's Skills Team

Simon Lyons 07534949363

James Howiantz 07947 233396

Andrew Horne  07903 757909

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The FA Licensed Coaches Club
FA Schools Programme