Club ethos

Little Eaton Diamonds are a Derbyshire FA Charter Standard Football Club that provides football coaching to school age children of all abilities. We provide a safe and friendly environment to support long-term player development. We want the children to create lasting memories and friendships and have fun doing so.

We will;

• Deliver age and ability appropriate coaching

• Offer a challenging but supportive environment where children can learn and develop from their mistakes without worry or pressure

• Promote good behaviour by all, and respect for others

Coaching aims

• Provide age appropriate coaching in a safe, friendly environment.

• Develop the whole player using the Football Association’s 4 Corner Model which addresses player development from a technical, physical, psychological and social point of view.

Coaches role

• Mentor – listen to players, advise and extend their thinking

• Teacher – Set age appropriate challenges

• Guardian – Create a safe, friendly, fun and fair environment

• Facilitator – Allow players to express themselves

Good coach

• Puts the child and their needs at the centre of all activity

• Encourages players to try new things

• Supports and inspires through practice and game time

•Understand each child as unique

• Communicates using age appropriate language and technique