The Boot Room is the official magazine of The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club.
With three editions published per season, The Boot Room provides expert coaching content to members. With insights from FA National Coaches, overseas study visit reports, research articles, and a dedicated grassroots coaching section, content is provided for coaches at all levels of the game.
The Boot Room is also an arena for the vibrant discussion and debate that surrounds coaching and player development. In each edition the ‘coaching forum’ poses a key question to a variety of experts in the game.
Four issues have been published so far, with the latest released in September.
Stuart Pearce, Gareth Southgate and Tony Mowbray outline their approach to working with players.
Ex-Chelsea legends, Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke, also enter The Boot Room to share their experiences of playing and coaching at the top level.
In this issue there are interviews with former Wolves manager, Mick McCarthy, and former FA Head of Elite Development, Gareth Southgate.
There is also insight into The FA Youth Award with National Coach, John Allpress, plus a bespoke grassroots section with advice, practices and more.
For issue three, FA Head of Coaching John Peacock provides insight into the success of Spain and Barcelona, while former Swansea manager, Brendan Rodgers, speaks exclusively about his career so far and the football philosophy that has won him plaudits from across the sport.
Noel Blake, FA National Coach, also discusses the benefits of deploying central midfield players in defence, plus a series of fundamental movement warm-up practices ideal for young players.
All three issues are now available for you to read by clicking the links on the right hand side.
The Boot Room is the Licensed Coaches' Club official magazine. To find out more about becoming a Licensed Coaches' Club member, click here.