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Our coaching philosophy

FA Lidl Skills delivers high quality football coaching for 5 - 11 year olds and strives to achieve this by creating learning environments that are safe & inclusive and coaching sessions that are simple, game related & enjoyable. Above all else The FA Lidl Skills programme puts the child at the heart of the learning process, in a way that is engaging and fun.

We work hard to give every child who takes part the opportunity to be the best that they can be. Based on a unique FA coaching model, FA Lidl Skills provides a chance for children to:

  • Learn new skills socially; working in groups, discussing ideas with their teammates and their coach.
  • Challenge physically; fundamental movements.
  • Strive technically; learn new football skills and apply them in games.
  • Heighten decision making; selecting the best skill or strategy for the situation.

FA Lidl Skills is structured in a way to make it accessible to as many children as possible. No matter where you come from or what you believe, whether this is your first step in to football, or an opportunity to add to your growing football experience, The FA Lidl Skills programme can include, support and challenge any 5 - 11 year old who wants to be involved.

FA Lidl Skills provides great opportunities to the football coaches who drive it forwards, to the children who play and develop through it and the parents who actively support it.