Coaching Football in Dorset


Inspire and develop whilst giving back to the game you love

Coaching can be one of the most rewarding roles in football.

Ask any footballer who the influence on their career and almost all would make reference to a coach, past or present.

Here at Dorset FA we are committed to ensuring that support is available for existing coaches and also available for anyone new to the coaching community. We are here to support you from the moment you first enquire about the FA’s coaching courses, up until your last coaching session.

So if you're up to the challenge of inspiring, developing and motivating players to play football, then perhaps it's time to become an FA Qualified Coach?

WHY Become a Coach ?

Coaches are essential for teaching and developing players at every level of football. By becoming an FA qualified coach, not only are you taking the first steps into a rewarding career, but you will also:

  • Inspire and develop others
  • Play a huge role in ensuring football can be played by all
  • Have the opportunity to develop new skills
  • Gain recognised qualifications and experiences
FA Grassroots Coach

Development & Courses

From your first steps to the elite level qualifications, explore the journey from grassroots to professional coaching.

FA Learning Courses range from the basic entry level qualifications such as the Level One Certificate in Coaching Football to more advanced levels such as the UEFA A and Pro Licences.

There are also courses which deal with more specialist areas of football education, such as FA Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers or Coaching Disabled Footballers.

The courses we offer are packed with expert knowledge and cover all areas of coach development across all formats of the game.

For more information please feel free to get in contact with Jemma Tewkesbury on 01202 688279 or email

A helping Hand

CoachingĀ Support

Here at Dorset FA we are working hard to ensure that all our coaches have the support they need. Whether you are just starting out on your coaching journey or have reached a level where you are looking to inspire others, we are here to help.

Visit our coaching support section for support, initiatives and development opportunities to help you improve as a coach.