top of page

COACHING REQUIREMENTS

Here are the minimum requirements for coaching youth football

Minimum Qualifications:-

Lead Coach - DBS - Level 1 or Introduction to Coaching Football - Safeguarding Children - Introduction to First Aid in Football

 

Assistant Coach - Playmaker - Safeguarding Children - Introduction to First Aid in Football

Ratios - Players to Coaches

4 to 8 Year Olds - 1 Coach per 6 Players

9 to 12 Year Olds - 1 Coach per 8 Players

13 to 18 Year Olds - 1 Coach per 10 Players

Regardless of the ratio you should always have at least 2 DBS checked adults at any training session or match. 

 

Club rules also state that parents/carers should remain at training/matches (rather than drop and go) for U11s and below i.e. primary school aged children. It is not an issue for a parent/carer to bring more than one child due to availability, liftsharing etc but the coach needs to know which adult is responsible for each child in case of any incident.

 

bottom of page