Our Courses


CM Coaching delivers a comprehensive range of training courses for coaches endorsed by the Football Association. These cover the coaching of youngsters, with the FA Youth Module 1 award and FA Age Appropriate introductory course, as well as courses in Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children.

We also offer bespoke courses to help you to train players in specific skills, including our two newest and most popular courses, Working With Strikers and Principles of Defending.

“I thoroughly enjoyed being tutored by Chris; you cannot help but learn from him. He has a terrific teaching/coaching style and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him as a tutor.”

Brett Walker, Leatherhead FC (Ryman League)

Course details

FA Level 1 Award in Coaching

1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (QCF) (3D)

An introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for young players. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players and/or teams. Full details here.

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Working with Strikers

Developed by Chris McGinn over decades of coaching, working with strikers such as Nathan Dyer, Scott Sinclair, Bobby Zamora, and Sanchez Watt. Full details here.

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Principles of Defending

Chris McGinn has devised this course to tackle specific aspects of coaching defenders. Improve your players’ defending individually, as a unit and your team. Full details here.

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FA Age Appropriate Introductory course

One day course providing those involved in youth football with the knowledge to understand their players. Also provides an introduction to the FA Youth award. Full details here.

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FA Youth Award – Module One, Developing the Environment

An innovative new look at coaching youngsters. Practical advice to help the coaching session become an effective environment for learning. Suitable for coaches at all levels. Full details here.

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FA Safeguarding Children Workshop

This half-day workshop focuses on making football safe and how to promote best practice to protect young people. Full details here.

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Emergency aid

Topics covered include mouth to mouth resuscitation, control of bleeding, dressing of wounds and minimising shock. Successful attendees will gain a 3-year certificate in emergency aid. Full details here.

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Movement and Handling

Practical ideas to develop movement and handling skills that can be used as an introduction to goalkeeping and build on fundamental movement skills.

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Working With Teams

Practical ideas on running teams including work around team talks, team philosophy and understanding basic strategies, tactics and formations. For primary or non-specialist secondary teachers, level 1 coaches and young leaders.

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