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Workshops and conferences

Throughout the year each of the Scottish FA regions deliver a series of Player Pathway workshops, in-service events and an annual Coaching Conference. These popular conferences are set at top facilites around the country and are delivered by some of the best coaches in the game from around Scotland and beyond. All of these events are advertised on our regional sites, and you can follow your region on twitter too. Visit your local site to find out more:

Central region

East region

North region

South East region

South West region

West region


Continuous Professional Development

Are you a new or existing Pro, A, B, or Youth Licence Holder, or a Youth Directors Award Coach? You are required by UEFA and the Scottish FA  to attain a minimum of 15 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credit over a three-year period to ensure that your licence or award remains active. 

To find out more and register for CPD activities, and to ensure we have your up-to-date contact details, please email



Coach Education

Remind yourself of the next step on the ladder in terms of Coach Education, or, if you haven't been on a course yet, find out more about our tailored pathways for coaches working with children, youth, adults, goalkeepers and players with a disability here



Positive Coaching

Our coach education courses incorporate the Positive Coaching Scotland philosophy. Positive Coaching Scotland challenges the 'win at all costs' mentality and empowers coaches, player, parents and club leaders alike with the tools to develop top football players as well as happy, successful, confident, and respectful young people. Find out more about Positive Coaching Scotland here



Developing Talent

We have a bank of hundreds of coaching drills, sessions and resources in our Developing Talent section. The drills are arranged by age and stage of development so you can easily find content relevant to the players you are coaching. Access these drills here

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