Jamie Godbold is our Coach Development Mentor

Jamie, an ex-professional footballer with Stoke City, has spent the last 20 years in various coaching roles.

After retiring from the pro game as a player, Jamie, a UEFA A Licence holder, began working with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation before making the move to the English Football Association where he was deployed as a specialist foundation phase skills coach.

From there, he moved into the Coach Education department as a leading specialist coach educator, working with grassroots level coaches on the technical and tactical side of coaching both in training and competition.

Jamie tutored many graduates through various licences (FA Youth Modules, Level 1, Level 2, UEFA B and Futsal) hosted across the country and was a popular member of the teaching staff for coaches.

Throughout that time, Jamie continued playing non-league football, progressing into management and has served spells at the helm of AFC Sudbury, Kirkley & Pakefield, Wroxham and now as manager of Lowestoft Town,.

"Through the MiMentor Platform, I want to be able to offer coaches a deeper, more technical level of understanding around what they do and why they do it," said Jamie.

"Rather than just picking a coaching session off the internet, I want to give them the know-how to go beyond that and create tactical, effective sessions that they can adapt and deliver at their level.”

Follow Jamie on Twitter @7Godders

JAMIE'S COURSES AND CONTENT ON THE MIMENTOR PLATFORM

Content NameContent Type
The New Coach: Running Your First TeamCPD course
The Principles Of PlayCPD course
Individual Player DevelopmentCPD course
Playing Out From The BackCPD course
Decision-Making In FootballCPD course
The Full-BackCPD course
Managing Match DayCPD course
A Short Guide To Practice TypesCoach Resource
Coaches Coffee Club with Ross EmbletonWebinar
Coaches Coffee Club with Anthony LimbrickWebinar
Coaches Coffee Club with Daryl McMahonWebinar
Coaches Coffee Club with Tony McCallumWebinar
Jamie Godbold
Meet our Coach Development Mentor, Jamie Godbold
Resources
Understanding how to harness feelings of anxiety can make all the difference in helping your team succeed.
What is a growth mindset and how can it help you and your players reach your potential? Check out our guide for coaches.
Articulate
What makes a good football coach? It’s a question that most coaches have been asked on their journey and will also often ask themselves when reflecting on their performances and what they can do better.
Ipswich Town U18s coach Callum Tongue talks about how he went from being a young goalkeeper to coaching outfield players in a professional academy.
Video
Elliott Ward, former Premier League defender and now UEFA A Licence coach at Colchester United's academy, speaks to the MiMentor team for the Coaches Coffee Club
Video
In this leadership guide we look at some of the important things you should be considering ahead, or during your early days, of becoming a manager or head coach.
Articulate
Daryl McMahon, boss of National League outfit Dagenham & Redbridge, joined MiMentor's Ross Embleton and James Baker to talk about his thoughts and experiences on his journey into coaching in the professional game

The former West Ham United and Stevenage midfielder moved into management with Ebbsfleet in 2014, before a spell in charge at Macclesfield.

In 2020, Daryl took the helm at the Daggers and this season steered them to an eighth-place finish.
Daryl talks in the Coaches Coffee Club about his career in the game, as well as his views on what makes a great coach, while also sharing with us one of his favourite sessions.
Download this thirds practice, 'Finishing From Outside The Box'. This comes from our full 5v5 sessions booklet in our new CPD course 'Developing A Successful Team: The Transition To 7v7'
Document
Whether during pre-season or through the campaign, strength has become a much more important element of the game in recent times.