National Coaches Conference

Expressions of interest has opened for NLS Coaches to attend the first National Coaches Conference at St Georges Park on Sunday, May 12th. This one day event – a collaboration between The FA and the Leagues Managers Association – will run from 10am – 4pm with key note presentations and practical demonstrations. Our guests will be Lee Johnson and Gary Johnson supported by The FA Coach Development Team.

Places are limited to this free event and so NLS Coaches are asked to register their interest by Friday 12th April. Should the interest exceed the number of places available a shortlisting process will be undertaken and, if this still exceeds demand, a ballot will be undertaken from the shortlisted candidates. Coaches are urged to apply without delay.

Expressions of interest can be made by completing the following form:

Also, please be reminded to attend the remaining online Webinars below. Those who attended the 1st webinar will testify the outstanding insight given by our LMA Guest, Rob Edwards that evening.


Programme of 3 remaining online webinars

Webinar 2
Coaching Craft: this webinar will interrogate planning and the coaching approach for maximising player and team learning and development.
GUESTS: Colchester United Head Coach. Former Lincoln City, Huddersfield Town, Portsmouth, Braintree Town and Concord Rangers managers Danny Cowley and Nicky Cowley

Monday 22nd April 2024– 7pm til 8.30pm

Webinar 3
Developing Individual Player Potential: this webinar will explore player development in a holistic way.
GUEST: Neil Ardley, Former AFC Wimbledon, Notts County, Solihull Moors and York City manager.
Monday 20th May 2024 – 7pm til 8.30pm

Webinar 4

Understanding Game Approach: Problems and Solutions within the 11 aside game.
GUEST: Ian Burchnall, 1st Team Coach, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Former Forest Green, Notts County, Viking FC, Ostersund FC manager and Anderlecht assistant manager.
Monday 24th June 2024 – 7pm til 8.30pm