Coach Education Programme

2017 Coach Education Programme developing Jerseys Future Coaches

The Coach Education Programme

The JFA offers a full range of part time courses that lead to the attainment of recognised football qualifications.  Courses range from Level 1 coaching qualifications through to more advanced levels and also cover Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid training.

See attached document for the 2018 Coach education programme. Other courses may become available based upon public demand. To book or for more information please call Head of Development Brian Oliver For all 730433 or 07797 752215. e-mail

Coach Education Course Information

New era for Jersey FAs Coach Education

Jersey FA delivered their first coaching course using the new 'England DNA’ as a template for future provision, but what is it?

The England DNA is the playing and coaching philosophy of the England national teams. The aim of England DNA is to help clubs and coaches at all levels of the game learn more about the vision for the future England teams and players and the ways of working being developed to ensure consistency and connection between age-group teams and senior squads.

The long term aim of the England DNA is to help create winning senior teams in the men’s and women’s game. To help achieve this aim, England development teams are being prepared to win games, tournaments and competitions at every level. Winning however with the development teams is not the ultimate aim. The individual development of a young player is always the priority meaning that decisions that aid the development of future senior players at the detriment of an isolated result will be taken.

The England DNA template is designed so it can be replicated by clubs up and down the country. Allowing each club to establish their own coaching and playing philosophy.

Jersey FA DNA


The Jersey FA DNA
Here at the Jersey FA Head of development Brian Oliver has been working with the local coaches of the Capita development centres for boys and girls to create a model to support player development.

Who We Are: An Island association established in 1905 the Jersey FA are passionate and proud islanders with a rich history and tradition in local football.

How We Play: The Jersey FA system of play is based upon a 1-4-3-3 system with an emphasis on attacking play. We encourage our teams to play out from the back and through the thirds of the pitch aiming to dominate possession intelligently. We look to defend as early as possible taking into account the state of the game, the environment and the pre-determined game plan.

How We Coach: Jersey FA coaching staff use a clear and consistent coaching methodology to develop future generations of Island players. All coaching sessions are designed around core principles which include delivery of game related practices that enable players to make their own decisions.

The Future Jersey Player: Our aim is to develop future Island players with outstanding characteristics across a four corner player development model which includes, technical/tactical, psychological, physical and social attributes and skills.

How We Support: We provide support through a programme of weekly coaching sessions using the latest coaching methods within a positive learning environment. We also aim to provide all our squads of players with competitive games opportunities both on and off the Island.


We spoke to some of the attendants on the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football Course that was being delivered at Springfield Stadium recently.

FA County Coach Developer Adam Furness told Jersey FA; "The course is about designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making that enables the players to practice in an environment that’s positive and enjoyable.”
Jack Langston, one of Jersey FA Community coaches told the us “I’ve really enjoyed the course and will be using what I have learnt here in my community coaching role at the Jersey FA.”

Fabio Della Pasqua a local pastor told Jersey FA “I am enjoying it so much I’ve learnt so much doing this course and how to put the theory into practice." Fabio added; “I will be using what I have learnt in my football school called “Back of the Net” a church group that offers football for aspiring Portuguese players."

If you are interested in signing up for a course on the new education programme please contact Brian Oliver at or call 01534 730433 for further details.

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