OUR COACHING PHILOSOPHY
Kings Church Amersham Football Club offers age-appropriate coaching in a friendly, fun and safe environment for players, both boys and girls, aged from 4-18 years old.
We encourage all players to try their best and make the most of their abilities and where children can learn from mistakes without undue pressure or anxiety. We also promote players having a positive mindset, to live a healthy and active lifestyle which in turn should help their own mental health.
Each of our 17 teams has at the very least one FA Level 1 qualified coach. The club has recently gained FA Charter Standard status. This demonstrates the club's commitment to creating a positive football environment where players can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy being part of a friendly, inclusive community.
Both the coach and assistant coach are DBS checked and have attended both safeguarding and first aid courses. We ensure good practice is maintained to support the key principle of safeguarding.
KCAFC coaches follow FA guidance and the England DNA coaching structure, even at our grassroots level. This includes following the 4 Corner Model:
Physical: Improve player movement skills (agility, balance, co-ordination)
Technical: Develop technical/tactical skills
Psychological: Improve decision-making capabilities
Social: Teach life skills (co-operation, teamwork, communication)
We believe in 5 key coaching principles:
Respect: We believe in all players, coaches, supporters and parents respecting one another both on and off the pitch. Everyone is welcome, everyone is equal.
Responsibility: All players are encouraged to be themselves, be positive, use their initiative, listen, be open to learning new skills and take care of things as if they were their own.
Development: We put coaching at the heart of what we do by teaching relevant tactics and techniques. We also believe in “just let them play”, minimising the touchline white noise, allowing players to enjoy their football.
Creativity: Players are encouraged to show their creative flair, daring them to do something new, pushing themselves, make footballing decisions and develop their own playing style.
Team Work: Although individual creativity is important, we also teach our players how working together will have a positive impact. We also believe social involvement plays a major part in developing young people and players are encouraged to support one another.
KCA FC’s success is not quantified by the number of trophies we win but by the joy it brings to friends and family within the community.