Top names from football, other sports and academia to feature over the three day event
Hundreds of coaches from grassroots and elite football will join together at St. George’s Park on 14-16 December for this year’s FA Licensed Coaches’ Club Conference, Developing Creativity.
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Leading figures from football, sport and academia will take to the national football centre’s pitches and classrooms over the three day conference to deliver bespoke coaching workshops and presentations focused on the theme of developing creativity within player development.
Amongst the presenters will be a team of FA National Coaches led by The FA’s Director of Elite Development, Dan Ashworth who will discuss the England DNA, what it means for the game and how it might be developed in the future.
Alongside him will be England U21s Manager and Head of National Teams, Gareth Southgate; as well as FA Technical Leads Neil Dewsnip (17-21), Dan Micciche (12-16) and Pete Sturgess (5-11) who will outline the role creativity is playing in shaping the next generation of England players through the age groups.
The FA coaching presence will be completed by representatives from the women’s game with FA Regional Development Managers, Marieanne Spacey and Julie Chipchase joined by England Women’s national coaches, Mo Marley and Lois Fidler, as well as coaches from goalkeeping and Futsal.
The conference will also draw inspiration from outside the English game, with top coaches from both Dutch and Belgium Football Association’s demonstrating how they continue to produce some of the most talented creative players in the world.
Inspiration is not limited to within football, however, with elite figures from the worlds of rugby, athletics, cricket and the arts providing insights into how success is bred within their own disciplines.
England RFU Head Coach, Stuart Lancaster, will examine how he embeds a culture of winning and leadership in the England Rugby Union team; while the ECB’s Head of Elite Coaching, Gordon Lord, will discuss how cricket has managed to take advantage of the latest developments in coaching to stay competitive on the world stage.
Looking slightly further afield, Christopher Key, Director of the hit West End musical Les Miserables will look at how the challenges of opportunity, rejection, motivation, confidence and creativity in the theatre are shared with those in football.
Away from the workshops and presentations, host Mark Clemmit will be joined by former Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion manager, Roberto Di Matteo, former Aston Villa defender, Ugo Ehiogu and Steve Daley, Captain of the England Partially Sighted Team.
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