Development Club Criteria

For Application:

• Have a designated FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator
• To be formerly constituted
• Require a set of recent Committee meeting minutes
• Be affiliated to a County FA
• Have at least one team playing in an FA sanctioned League
• Have a bank account in the club’s name
• Provide a balance sheet and profit and loss account
• Have a Club Equality Policy
• Implement The FA Respect Codes of Conduct
• Have a club link to recruit and/or progress players
• A good disciplinary record
• Club officals with clear job descriptions
• A minimum of 90% of all coaches to be members of the FA Licensed Coaches Club
• A Club Safeguarding Policy
• All Team Officials to have an FA Enhanced CRC check
• Minimum of one FA Level 1 coach with an in-date FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children certificate with every team
• Minimum of one FA Youth Award Module 1 coach for every four teams
• Coach:Player ratio of 1:16 max
• A minimum of five teams covering at least four different age groups
• A Football Development Plan for three to five years
• At least one Level 2 coach with one of the teams
• Minimum of one FA Youth Award Module 2 coach for every six teams

Annual Commitment

• Complete the annual health check
• First aid kit at all training sessions and fixtures
• Organise an FA Respect briefing for all officials, managers and spectators
• Attend one County FA in service event
• Review development plan with County FA
• If the senior team plays in the National League System (steps 1-7) one coach to attend a six hour or two, three hour coaching workshops annually.

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