FA Skills Programme

The FA Skills 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 Skills 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 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 three full-time Skills Coaches in Dorset will continue lead this Programme in the County via age-specific coaching in schools, Charter Standard clubs, Holiday Sessions and FA Skills Centres.  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 Three FA Skills Coaches in Dorset
FA Skills Centres
Charter Standard Club Support
Holiday Sessions

Schools Delivery


Coaching Courses
Charter Standard Noticeboard