EVO-STIK's Northern Premier League coaching milestone
The initiatives to demonstrate the NPL’s future commitment to raising standards of excellence and producing even better players for the next fifty years through direct investment in clubs and coaches were unveiled on Saturday by NPL chairman Mark Harris.
Kicking off at the West Riding County FA’s HQ near Leeds on Sunday 11 February with a first ever Coaching Development Day for all 68 clubs featuring coaching and refereeing workshops, an inaugural Coaching Performance Day follows in July at the same venue before the NPL stages another first for Non-League – a stand-alone subsidised UEFA B course this summer for 24 ambitious coaches and managers who’ve already attained their FA Level 2 badges.
The West Riding’s senior football development officer Steve Dorey is hosting the first two events at their HQ with the staff and players of Guiseley and Shaw Lane set to be the stars of the Coaching Development Day when they’ll meet in a practice match before their performances and tactics are analysed afterwards.
Clubs and coaches will find out how to take up the UEFA B offer at the first of the initiatives on Sunday week and Harris said: “The Northern Premier League has always been proud to take a lead and even prouder during an historic season to be investing in the future of the clubs and people who make up our great competition.
“The UEFA B course in particular is a great opportunity for our coaches and managers to progress their qualifications alongside NPL colleagues. I’m looking forward to sharing the full details with everybody when we meet up for the first of these three fantastic initiatives to continue raising standards of excellence for the future while celebrating such an important season and milestone in our history.”