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Education

WLYF want to ensure that the footballing community in West Lothian are given the best opportunity to learn and grow. This will only be achieved through a skilled coaching and volunteer workforce.

Kno' The Score

WLYF’s ‘Kno’ the Score’ programme witnesses the Foundations work in partnership with HMP Addiewell to deliver a programme of football, fitness and educational activities for inmates.

Xcite - Lets for Coaching Courses

Lets for Coaching Courses description text – Xcite can provide a range of excellent facilities for all your Coach Education needs, indoor or outdoor, from Linlithgow to East Calder.

Scottish FA / West Lothian Council Initiatives

Early Touches

This 6-hour course is open to all interested parties aged 16 and over, experienced or otherwise, who work with children of primary school age.

Coaching Young Footballers

This 12-hour course is designed to assist coaches with the planning, preparation, organisation and evaluation of their coaching sessions.

Coaching in the Game

The 12-hour Coaching in the Game certificate course looks at the knowledge and understanding required to help players appreciate concepts such as width, depth and support within the small-sided game.

Development Activities

This 6-hour course is open to all interested parties aged 16 and over, experienced or otherwise, who work with youths/adults 13+.

Coaching Footballers 13+

This 12-hour (2 x 6 hours) course is designed to assist coaches with the planning, preparation, organisation and evaluation of their coaching sessions.

Goalkeeping Certificate

This six-hour course is designed to assist coaches aged 16 or over who work with goalkeepers from children to adults.

Staff in Service

WLYF and our partner organisation coaches regularly attend structured in-service training that is provided by our local Scottish FA Development Officer.

Tutor Local Coaches working towards C licence

Our local Scottish FA Development Officer can provide specific tutor support to individuals from West Lothian who are completing their C Licence.