We are a community club with links to over 11 schools locally. We were awarded the county winners shield for the development of our coaches & players by the FA in 2009. We continue to place a high importance on this as it is fundamental to our long term development.

What can you expect from CHFC

CRB & FA approved coaches at all sessions. The coaches work on the Technical & Tactical aspects of the game as well as the style of play.

This means players are encouraged to learn by their own mistakes. The coaches refrain from criticising players for making mistakes, but instead guide them to make better decisions. They also refrain from shouting at players as they are playing during competition. Why should we give the solution for the children when the children can find the solution for themselves? – Nico Romeijn (KNVB – Dutch F.A.) & they reached the World Cup Final.

Players are given a variety of systems and tactics to learn so they can grow into competent and educated adult players who have the knowledge and flexibility to play in a variety of formations.

Style of Play
All teams are encouraged to play a positive attacking style of play through passing and retaining possession. However they are also taught a variety of styles of play around this base.

Our Philosophy
To give players an environment where they have the freedom to learn and make mistakes without fear of criticism, nor of failure. To educate the players and give them the knowledge and experience to play the game to a high standard whilst developing their own individual style of play. To encourage the participation of football through non-stressful competition so that players have fun and the motivation to stay in sport for the rest of their lives.

What we expect from players & parents
Players, coaches and parents sign a set of Rules and Agreements when they join to ensure they behave in all aspects of the club. This allows a safe environment to play football in.

Parents are discouraged from coaching or shouting at players on the sidelines This is to be policed by a Parent Liaison Officer. Coaches are encouraged to limit their instruction to when the ball is out of play or the opposite side of the field and not to commentate on play.

Aims for the Club
The club aims to progress youngsters from the local area in their football career to move them onto a higher standard of football by educating them in the technical and tactical side of the game. There is also an opportunity to progress through to the senior sides of the club.

Rather than measuring success through the number of trophies we win, we purposely play in the most challenging standard available to give our players an environment where they can progress.
We instead measure success through how much each player has progressed and reached their potential whilst playing at the club

Charter Standard what does it mean
Coalpit Heath F.C. wholeheartedly supports the principles of the F.A. Charter Standard Scheme which aims to set a minimum level of standards for clubs to provide the most suitable environment for children.

Our standards embrace those of the Football Associations and go further be ensuring every child receives a high standard of F.A. Licensed coaching in a friendly and professional environment. Our ‘Rules and Agreements’ set the highest of standards for players, parents and coaches to provide a suitable environment for children’s football.

We achieved the F.A. Charter Standard at the first possible opportunity in 2006 & we were awarded the higher level Charter Standard status of ‘Development Club’ This helps demonstrate our long term strategy for providing a developmental environment for the players at the club.

We fully endorse the Football Associations Respect Campaign and actively work to make sure the playing environment is safe and welcoming.

Barriers are placed at all matches to keep spectators a safe distance from the pitch. They must remain the opposite side of the field to the coaches and players who are restricted to separate technical areas.

Training Sessions

Training sessions are on grass usually at the Manor playing fields.
Shinpads must be worn by all players at all training sessions.
The Winter Season Training sessions usually start in October on astro-turf at: –
Chipping Sodbury School, Mangotsfield School & The Ridings Winterbourne.

Shinpads must be worn by all players at all training sessions.

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