COVID-19 coaching information and resources
In keeping with sportscotland and Scottish Governing Bodies (SGBs) guidance, we are working to get our clubs back up and running while also planning for new activities. It is important that coaches, deliverers, volunteers, leaders, personal trainers and instructors (hereinafter referred to as “coaches”) are aware and can adapt to changes in guidance at short notice.
To find COVID-19 information updates and announcement's for your sport's governing body visit sportscotland's website.
'Latest sport and physical activity guidance' - sport-specific guidance on undertaking sport safely within current Scottish Government guidance. 'Return to sport and physical activity' PDF - 26th April update.
A big thank you to everyone who is working hard to keep people as active as possible during this challenging time.
Click on the e-learning module links below for key information and guidance to support the safe delivery of sport and physical activity as we move out of lockdown.
Back FC Coaching
Following the Scottish Government's easing of restrictions on the 24th March, whereby the Western Isles moved into Level 3, all our youth (under 18 years old) teams can train both indoor and outdoor once again. Adult (18+) indoor training is currently prohibited, however, outdoor non-contact only training is permitted.
Please visit the SFA website for the latest football training guidance.
'SFA Level Three Guidance' 26th April
Return to Football Routemap
"The routemap for the return to football detailed below has been released to reflect the Scottish Government's proposed routemap out of lockdown. It outlines the proposed plan for training, match play and travel for children, young people and adults." SFA, Friday 2nd April.
Youth Coaching (Under 18s)
Please follow SFA Level Three guidelines and our facility guidance when using the Indoor Sports Arena. Updated 26th April 2021.
SFA COVID Protection Levels Update: Under-18s Matchday Protocol PDF
Adult Coaching (18+)
Adult contact football training is currently prohibited. Only outdoor non-contact training is permitted within maximum 'field of play bubbles'. Please refer to SFA Level Three guidelines. Updated 26th April 2021
For organised training, all numbers refer to maximum ‘field of play bubbles’. This includes players, coaches and officials.
- 15 within a 1/4 size pitch area
- 20 within a 1/3 size pitch area
- 30 within a 1/2 size pitch area
SFA Phase 3 Return to Training: Coaching Sessions - Adults (18) PDF
Keep checking back for updates.