Our coaches are supported by The Coaching Manual to help create the right environment for our players in which to develop their skills in accordance with the FA's 4 Corner Model
The FA 4 Corner Model suggests that player development needs to be looked at from a technical, physical, psychological and social point of view – and that no corner works in isolation from the others. The model can be applied to all players, regardless of age or ability. Everyone is different and players will have their own individual needs at any point in their development.
The FA 4 Corner Model emphasises the relationship between the different corners, but specific focus can be put on any one of the corners in order to meet a player’s individual needs.
A player’s actual chronological age as well as their individual levels of maturity is considered – players could be mature or immature for their age in many aspects of each corner. For example, within the technical corner a player could be mature in terms of their technique but immature in terms of tactical decision-making. So the differences between players have to be understood and managed by the coach to meet their individual needs.
Registered coaches at the club can log in to TCM here