Accredited Soccer School Award

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In 2013, the Kent FA lead the way by launching the first award designed to ensure that the highest possible standards are in place and maintained at Kent based Soccer Schools and that the safety and well being of the players is paramount.

A Soccer School provider is a football based community programme which operates holiday courses, football services in schools and out of club sessions.

Prior the launch of the Accredited Soccer School Award there was no regulation of Soccer School organisations, meaning that anyone could become a provider with no set criteria or the need to meet minimum levels of operation. This can lead to unqualified coaches delivering unregulated and uninsured sessions which can lead to poor practice, unaffiliated football as well as those individuals currently suspended by The Football Association continuing to actively be part of the game.

A recognised and experienced Soccer School provider should specialise in fun and professional coaching whilst maintaining a safe coaching environment for young people from 6 – 16. All activities should be open to all young people regardless of ability, gender, race or religion.

The award is designed to ensure that the highest possible standards are in place and maintained and that the safety and well being of the players are paramount.

The accreditation which operates at three levels, gold, silver and bronze offers successful applicants a wide range of benefits including promotional material, insurance schemes, workforce development as well as use of the Kent FA and Kent Schools FA logos and many more opportunities.

The award encourages the provider to continuously develop as part of an annual review process with on-going support from Kent FA staff and the review.

The Kent FA Soccer School Accreditation Award is open to Soccer School providers who operate holiday courses, football services in schools and out of club sessions.

For more details regarding the Kent FA Soccer School Accreditation and the application process please contact Lee Suter, Football Development Officer (Clubs and Leagues) on or by email

lee.suter@kentfa.com.

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