The National Coaching Foundation
The National Coaching Foundation (NCF) is set up to organise coaching in every sport to raise the standards of coaching. It is an independent body made up of members of U.K sport and ccpr. The FA aims to make football accessible to anyone and everyone who wishes to play the game. Developing the game and making it accessible are the underlying aims of the variety of projects outlined throughout this site. These projects are delivered by a dedicated team, namely the Football Development Division.
Working closely with the County FAs, The FA aims to develop football for both current and future generations throughout the country. The FA is investing between ï¿½25 and ï¿½30 million a year into the grassroots game. A big part of our job here is ensuring that that money stretches as far as possible across the game. This is achieved through strategic investment and development strategies. The key objectives are as follows; Raising Standards through the Charter Standard Programme, in both club and school football. The FA runs a series of support programmes for clubs and schools, the goal being to raise participation through quality schemes.
Improving Facilities – Addressing the widespread problem of inadequate facilities through investment, channeled through the Football Foundation. Developing Football Administration – Increasing non-playing participation in football and supporting the volunteer workforce. Further, a custom-designed IT system, The County Administration System (CAS) is being installed throughout the County FAs. This will be a huge step towards linking the football community, facilitating administration for clubs, leagues and County FAs Developing Girl’s and Women’s football – Continuing to promote the rapidly growing female game and raise both standards and profile Developing leagues, clubs and competitions – Supporting the lower levels of the professional and amateur games through administration and financial assistance There are countless opportunities to get involved in local football. Increasing awareness of these is of paramount importance to The Football Development Division going forward.
Performance Pyramid Excellence Performance Participation Foundation Above is a diagram of the Performance Pyramid. I have chosen to position myself between the Performance level and the Excellence level. I have chosen to place myself here because I am committed to football playing for my school and club but I am not yet a top class footballer at the highest level. I perform in organised competitions and regional competitions. I am keen to improve my standards as a footballer and I train regularly with people my age and adults to. Training with adults has made me a better player because it toughened me up and has made me a more confident player. I train in Wilmslow with my club and school and in Bramhall with adults.
The FA has helped me by creating leagues for me to play in on a Sunday for my local team. It also provides small tournaments where I experience others teams skill from further a field. Facilities like football fields and Astroturf is also arranged by the FA. However I am not receiving any sponsorship because I do not play at a high enough level. It has helped me improve my level of skill by providing coaches with qualifications who are prepared to help and arrange things such as football matches.