Become a Coach

We’ve created an Introductory guide for managers to help our new recruits. It’s a compilation of information, suggestions and ideas from our experienced managers.

Join Buntingford Cougars as a manager or coach and we’ll support you in gaining the qualifications you need from the Hertfordshire County FA . All our coaches and manager receive a Level I qualification in coaching and many go on to complete additional training. We’ll ask you to put in four to five hours a week with your team during the season. Training is usually one evening a week and matches last about three hours on a Saturday morning or evening. Meetings are kept to a minimum, but they are required. Managers are also responsible for turning in result cards.

How much time is involved?

About 2 -3 hours on a match day and one evening a week.

The aim is to get as many parents involved as possible to help with the many aspects of managing a team. Even youth leaders can play a role in the team.

The club will arrange your fixtures for you and allocate pitches. You have to make sure that result cards are returned to the Fixtures Secretary immediately.

Yes. All coaches must obtain an FA Level 1 coaching qualification during their first season and keep first aid and child protection certificates up to date. The club will pay for Level 1 training.

Yes. We encourage personal development of coaching skills and grants are available to obtain qualifications at level 2 and 3.

Yes. We will make sure that you have sufficient kit, balls and basic training equipment to run a team. The team will be expected to find a sponsor if possible and sometimes do a small amount of fundraising.

The club has a recruitment policy. You must be CRB checked and any appointment as a volunteer to work with children and young people will be subject to a satisfactory report from the CRB. We also take up references.

Training takes place at a range of local pitches and in the winter months, most teams train at the all weather facility at Norfolk Road.

Yes. We run two tournaments and we’ll ask for help in running theses.

Just complete our form to register your interest and we will get in touch.