Coaching and Player Development

Here you’ll find details of the Club’s coaching philosophy, coaching resources, training times & FA courses. Find out how you can enhance your coaching skills.

Coaching structure and philosophy

The Club provides a professional coaching set up that delivers weekly training sessions for the player plus support for the parent managers. We aim to provide every player with the best possible learning environment along with the essential ingredient of having FUN.

Tim Moylette is Bishop’s Stortford Community FC’s Head Coach. Team Managers can discuss training sessions required for their teams and feedback relevant information on how their team is playing in matches to enable the correct sessions to be planned.

Steve Law is Lead Coach for the Club’s girls teams, overseeing coaching plans and player development. He also supports, develops and advises the parent volunteers who manage the girls at the weekend matches. By observing and supporting Saturday morning matches Steve will identify key areas of focus that will be reflected in the girls’ training plans.

For the boys & mixed teams Danny Gibson is the Age Group Lead Coach for the U12 to U18 age groups. Tim Moylette is Lead Coach for the younger age groups. All managers have free access to The Coaching Manual, an online resource providing guidance on coaching and drills.

Each team has the option of an allocated team coach, in addition to the FA Level 1 qualified Team Manager (usually a parent). Training facilities are provided throughout the playing season, predominantly on the 3G pitch at Birchwood High School. Goalkeeping training is also available with our goalkeeping coach Dean Mulley.

Club coaching guidelines

BSCFC coaching sessions are run on the following basis:

  1. Coaches will arrive 15 minutes before the session starts.
  2. Coaches will have session plans with them, so managers can see what they are coaching their teams.
  3. All sessions will start on time, regardless of the number of players.
  4. Tim Moylette will hold weekly/monthly review meetings with coaches
  5. There are monthly in-house training days for coaches to include new drills and feedback.
  6. Tim Moylette provides support and mentoring especially to the younger coaches.
  7. Tim Moylette is the main contact point for managers
  8. The Coaching Manual is available to coaches and managers online.
  9. All young and new coaches complete 20 hours voluntary coaching with a higher- level Coach, before becoming a full time BSCFC Coach.
  10. We adopt the following Coaches Motto – PEPE
  • P – Positive
  • E – Enthusiasm
  • P – Passionate
  • E – Energy

Coaching sessions

Should the team wish, a BSCFC approved coach may be allocated to the team. The Club will allocate a coach who should be paid directly by the team. The Club have negotiated that the allocated coaches will charge no more than £120 per player for the playing season (September – May), which is about 36 sessions. This equates to approximately £3 per child per session. Managers are expected to cover training when paid coaches are not available.

Managers have the option to run additional coaching sessions under their own supervision. These can be held at Grange Paddocks or The Barons Park, Friedberg Avenue. Any sessions at The Barons Park, Friedberg Avenue must be booked with the Club Fixtures Secretary Alan Hazell. If you have not pre-booked a training slot at The Barons Park, Friedberg Avenue, please do not simply turn up and use it.

Team managers may wish to put on training sessions outside of the regular playing season and this should be arranged in partnership with their team’s coach. For instance, many teams continue to train weekly throughout the summer tournament season (June-July), whilst others, especially the strongest teams, reconvene to begin pre-season training at the end of July. Any additional coaching or venue fees incurred fall outside of the services & facilities provided by the annual membership subscription and should be paid by the team directly to the provider.

Any team manager who wishes to replace a coach should discuss this with the Club Head Coach in the first instance.

Additional training sessions

Teams should expect to incur additional charges for pre-season, post-season and additional training sessions during the season. These are entirely at the discretion of the individual teams. Managers have the option to run additional coaching sessions under their own supervision. During early and late season, when daylight allows, sessions can be held on the designated training areas at Friedberg Avenue. These sessions MUST be booked via the Club Fixtures Secretary who coordinates all pitch allocations. Optionally the pitches at Grange Paddocks may also be used, and this should be booked and paid for directly with the venue by the team. The 3G pitch at Birchwood High School can also be hired and must be booked directly with the school and paid for by the team. Note that any preferential rates apply only from September to April, and therefore the school may charge full price (including VAT) for these sessions.

Any manager needing advice on match day warm ups and coaching drills can contact the coaching team for ideas and suggestions or make use of the resources available through The Coaching Manual.

Soccer Development

The Club has worked closely with Soccer Development for many years. Tim Moylette and his coaching team deliver the sessions for the BSCFC U7-U10 sides mid-week and support the U7-U10 training and/or matches on Saturday & Sunday mornings as well as providing coaching for some of our older teams.

All coaching sessions take place on the 3G pitch at Birchwood High School or the AstroTurf pitch at Hockerill Anglo-European College.

Managers may contact Tim to provide input on training session plans or for any specific requirements for their team.

Coaching Team

The coaching team is led by Tim Moylette. Steve Law oversees coaching for the girls’ section. Most coaching sessions are run by paid, qualified coaches, using session plans that are developed by our Head Coaches.

In addition to the coaching team, we have around 80 Parent Managers, all of whom will have completed an FA Level 1 Football Coaching qualification. Team managers are encouraged to assist the coaching team at regular sessions and provide additional coaching for their teams if they wish to.

The Coaching Team

Coach Coaching Qualification
Tim Moylette (Head Coach & Lead Coach to U11) UEFA A
Ryan Ladyman (Head of Elite Coaching)
Steve Law (Lead Coach Girls) FA Level 1
Danny Gibson (Lead Coach U12-18)
Gary Hart FA Level 2
Morgan Laforce FA Level 3
Gary Mardle
Kieran Bonney
Hugo Vasconcelos
Dean Mulley FA Goalkeeping

Coaching timetable

Most coaching sessions are 1 hour in duration and take place on the 3G pitch at Birchwood High School between 5pm & 9pm on weekday evenings. There are exceptions, and some sessions will also take place on the AstroTurf pitch at Hockerill Anglo European College.

The training timetable for the 2021-22 season can be found here.


FA coaching courses

We encourage our team managers to get better at what they do. If you want to take additional coaching courses, then the Club will assist with funding.

FA Licensed Coaches’ Club

Once you have an FA Level 1 qualification, sign up for free to the FA Licensed Coaches Club and benefit from:

  • Members only website with session plans, interviews and videos
  • Ballot entry for 100 pairs of tickets to every England home game
  • Access to FREE local CPD events
  • Discounts on FA national courses
  • FREE access to TactX – UEFA’s animation software
  • Discounts on Wembley Tours, FocusX2, and much more.

FA Courses

The first place to look for what is available is the Hertfordshire FA web site.

You don’t have to undertake a coaching course run by Hertfordshire FA if there are courses available from nearby county FAs, e.g. Essex FA or Cambridgeshire FA, which may be more convenient in terms of date and location.

The Club also hosts FA CPD coaching and development courses at Birchwood High School throughout the season.

Coaching Session Plans

Head Coach Tim Moylette has put together some coaching materials which can be found in the Coaching Corner of this website.  This is intended to give you, as a team manager, visibility of what is being worked on in training each week so that you have the option to incorporate it in to your warm ups and focus areas for matches.

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