FA Mentoring Programme

Posted by Julius Oliveti on 15th Feb 2014

FA Mentoring Programme

The concept of Oglove was founded from my experience as a football coach.  

I could not find any waterproof field gloves available for the kids in my teams.

Within coaching I was lucky enough to have an FA Mentor 2 seasons ago.  This is a free service offered by the FA.

The FA Coach Mentor Programme is a major investment in the grassroots game and offers on-the-ground support to all grassroots clubs and coaches across the country.

The programme is now into its fifth season and has supported 35,000 coaches.

Mentoring support at a club could include:

Developing a whole club philosophy

Group coaching demonstrations

1:1 coaching, match-day observation and support

Signposting to relevant courses and events

Needs analysis for individual coaches

Modelling of coaching sessions for individual coaches

Individual feedback

An individual learning programme

I found this programme invaluable.  My FA Mentor now runs a successful Blog at

Lee has some brilliant session plans, interviews and more importantly thought provoking articles.

I could not recommend both the programme and my Mentor's website highly enough for coaching resources.

Julius Oliveti