Greg Dyke says the time for talking is over as he prepares to meet with his new Commission in the coming weeks.
The FA Chairman has been putting together a group of people from across the game to look at what can be done to improve the fortunes of the England team in the future.
And speaking to TheFA.com at the National Game Conference this week, Dyke revealed he’s been impressed by some of the ideas that have been floated around so far.
"We're having our first meetings quite soon," he said.
"I've done a lot of thinking and a lot of talking, a lot of other people are as well, but we've got a team who will do the research and that sort of work.
"I think we have some really good ideas around, but ideas aren't enough, you've got to understand how you can implement them."
With the number of English players in starting line-ups of Premier League teams gradually reducing over the last few years, Dyke feels the time is right to get the Commission up and running.
And after revealing to County FA representatives at the Conference that he believes English homegrown players do have the talent to breakthrough, he wants to find a way to help make it happen.
He added: "The point of the thing is how do we make sure that English players with talent can get through this system?
"We owe that to them and if we can do that, then we can get a better England team in the future.
"I'm not so concerned about the England team now, but if we're down to 30 per cent of the starting players in the Premier League now, what's it going to be in five years' time?
"20 per cent? 15 per cent? When do we do something? I think the time is now."
Dyke addressed the 52 County FAs at St. George’s Park on Tuesday, his first taste of the National Game Conference since his appointment as FA Chairman earlier this year.
It's an experience he enjoyed too, taking part in workshops regarding areas of the grassroots game such as the future of adult 11v11 football and safeguarding and equality.
"It's 40-odd years since I ran the local football team and was affiliated with leagues and suddenly all of those memories are flooding back," he added.
"It's a very interesting conference. In the end, people coming together and getting to know each other is a great idea and you can't do it any other way."