FA Lidl Skills Programme

The FA Lidl Skills Programme is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game. The Programme has provided high quality football coaching courses for children since 2007.

The FA Lidl Skills Programme is a nationwide initiative run by The Football Association and funded by Sport England.  It provides after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching, support for charter standard football clubs and work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching.  Our aim is to develop better and more technically gifted football players but also to give every child the opportunity to be the best that they can be. 

The FA Lidl Skills is based on a unique FA coaching model that helps boys and girls of all abilities to grow, develop their skills and to reach their potential.  The FA four corner model encompasses four key attributes that are vital for any developing young footballer: Physical, Technical, Psychological and Social elements, helping children to develop more than just their football skills – it will help them to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn to work as  team and improve their decision making.

 The two full-time Skills Coaches in Dorset will continue lead this Programme in the County via age-specific coaching in schools, holiday sessions and supporting girls football in Dorset. Youngsters will constantly be inspired to take part, have fun and maximise their ability whatever level they are at.

To get involved in any of the various strands of the FA Skills Team’s delivery click on the links below:

The Two FA Lidl Skills Coaches in Dorset

Holiday Sessions

Schools Delivery


Coach Ed Courses
Charter Standard Noticeboard