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The FA Lidl Skills Programme

FA Lidl Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.  We’ve been providing high quality football coaching courses for children since 2007 and have to date provided over 9 million child places on the programme, aiming to provide 1.2 million coaching opportunities per year.

FA Lidl Skills is a nationwide initiative run by The Football Association in partnership with Lidl.  We provide holiday football coaching, support for charter standard football clubs and we also work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching. Our aim is to develop better and more technically gifted football players but also to give every child the opportunity to be the best that they can be.

FA Lidl Skills is based on a unique FA coaching model that helps boys and girls of all abilities to grow, develop their skills and to reach their potential.  The FA four corner model encompasses four key attributes that are vital for any developing young footballer: Physical, Technical, Psychological and Social elements, helping children to develop more than just their football skills – we’ll help them to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn to work as  team and improve their decision making.

Your child can take part in The FA Lidl Skills programme through their primary school or by signing up to take part in our holiday football coaching sessions.  Find your nearest FA Lidl Skills session now.


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