FA Youth Award Module 2

Coaching Support

Football is for everyone

The FA and Derbyshire FA are here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.

In this section you'll find information about; support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, how to be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, as well as how to access on-the-ground support when you need it.


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Safeguarding and Welfare