Football Coded Grading System

Latest News and Archive

JAN 2016:

Football Coded has finished its coaching partnership with Goals Plymouth, keep updated for latest news of coaching and grading partnerships.

SUMMER 2015:

Great response from first DJM u10 Football Coded tournament with Grading. Well done to the winning team Sb Frankfort u10s!

APRIL 2014:

Grading certificate presentation at Goals Plymouth on Saturday 26th April (player portfolio new level pages will also be given out). 

Football Coded at Goals Plymouth introduces new 'Player of the Week' certificates, available to every coaching group. Photographs to be on social media every saturday afternoon. Photograph prints also available.

Block booking (pay for 10 coaching sessions, get two free) begins from 26th April (sessions can be non-consecutive & a block booking register means no need to check in at reception).

New coaching uniform also for Football Coded coaches at Goals Plymouth. 

MARCH 2014:

Grading at Goals Plymouth on Saturday 22nd March (Levels A-E, ages 3-6) and on Saturday 29th March (Levels 1-5, ages 6-14) both 10am-12noon.

First Grading and Presentation at Kings School (after school club) on 19th March.

First Grading Saturday 15th March at Goals Bristol South (Level 1, ages 6-14) 10am-12noon.

Saturday 1st March at Goals Plymouth (Levels 1-5, ages 6-14) with certificate presentation Saturday 8th March.


Grading and Presentation at (Arsenal Soccer Schools) Paignton College on 14th February.

Grading on 8th February at Goals Plymouth moved to 1st March due to bad weather.

Football Coded Grading System launches at Goals Bristol South on the 22nd February.


Grading dates at Goals Plymouth revealed as February 1st (Levels A-E) and February 8th (Levels 1-5).


Football Coded Grading System trials at Arsenal Soccer Schools run Paignton Community and Sports College coaching sessions on the 13th and 20th December both 4.30-5.30 (ages 4-6), as well as Shear Soccer Totnes 9th December 5.45-7.45 (ages 4-11).

Grading Certificate Presentation at Goals Soccer Centres Plymouth Saturday 14th December.


Football Coded is looking for coaching applicants for Goals Soccer Centres Bristol North and South for Saturday mornings. Looking to launch Football Coded Grading System at these sites within the next 5-10 weeks. Coaches will receive training. 


Football Coded announces Grading dates at Goals Soccer Centres Plymouth - 30th November (Levels A-E) and 7th December (Levels 1-4B). 

Football Coded has also redeveloped its website and released to the public the 'Player Portfolio' ring binder packs (which includes player 'home practice' drills). 

Grading Certificate Presentation for players who passed their October Grading Level assessments will be on 9th November.


Football Coded announces Grading dates at Goals Soccer Centres Plymouth - 12th October (Levels A-E) and 19th October (Levels 1-4). Football Coded has also signed license with Goals Soccer Centres Bristol North and South, more info to follow.

JULY 2013:

Last Grading dates before summer holidays for Goals Plymouth: July 14th 10:30am for ages 3-6 (Level A-E), and July 21st at 10am for ages 6 plus (Level 1-3).

JULY 2013:

Football Coded has published two books - the Grading Assessor's manual and Technique Analysis manual.

JULY 2013:

Goals Plymouth has achieved record coaching numbers since the introduction of the Grading System and discussions begin about expanding the programme to the Bristol branch.

JUNE 2013:

June Grading dates for Goals Plymouth: June 8th 10:30am for ages 3-6 (Level A-D), and June 15th at 10am for ages 6 plus (Level 1-3).

MAY 2013:

Football Coded founder Gavin Seymour is interviewed by the national football industry magazine 'Football Club Magazine' regarding the scientific and innovative Football Coded Grading System inside the May/June edition.

MAY 2013:

Advanced discussions about teaching the Football Coded Analysis/Grading System as part of the University of St Mark and St John new football degree (FdA Football Coaching and Development). The system will be taught in the second year of the course as part of the 'Talent Identification' module. 

MAY 2013:

Partnerships developing with the University of St Mark and St John, Shears Soccer, numerous Devon based schools and Plymouth Argyle FC holiday camps.

MAY 2013:

Goals Soccer Centres Plymouth - Football Coded May newsletter released, includes all the latest grading updates.

APR 2013:

April Grading dates released for Goals Plymouth: April 20th 10:30am for ages 3-5 (Level A-B), and March 23rd at 10am for ages 6 plus (Level 1-2).

MAR 2013:

Big Success with first double assessment weekend at Goals Plymouth. Congratulations to all players that passed their Level A and Level 1 grading levels.

MAR 2013:

New Football Coded Professional Video released (see video section) explaining how the grading system can benefit aspiring professional footballers.

MAR 2013:

Bookings now available for the first assessment dates at Goals Plymouth: March 16th at 10:30am for ages 3-5 (Level A), and March 23rd at 10am for ages 6-13 (Level 1).

FEB 2013:

Football Coded will have a stand at Plymouth Community Healthcare's 'Street Soccer Plymouth 2013' event in Plymouth City Centre on 2nd March from 12-4pm. The event will include demonstrations from four of the World's best street soccer players, in a collective effort to improve football participation and health. 

FEB 2013:

Confirmation of Goals Soccer Centre Plymouth 16th February Launch at 10am. Football Coded will also be presenting at the City College on 5th February and the First Wings Networking Event on 7th February. 

JAN 2013:

Launch Event Date at Goals Soccer Centre Plymouth confirmed for 16th February 10:30am, alongside Media Launch Date of 30th January 2pm at Plymouth Central Library. Everybody is Welcome! 

JAN 2013:

Football Coded's Gavin Seymour delivers a presentation on stage at 'Ideas on the Move' in Caserta, Italy. The presentation was to inspire entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their ideas into a successful business. He is joined on stage by European Parliament Vice President Gianni Pittella.

JAN 2013:

Football Coded Founder Gavin Seymour has been nominated for a European Entrepreneurship Award, and will be participating in the 'Ideas on the Move' workshop in Caserta, Italy, from 16th-18th of January.

DEC 2012:

Football Coded Website up and running. Also check out Football Coded Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube pages.

DEC 2012:

Football Coded Grading System to launch January 2013 from Goals Soccer Centre Plymouth. Launch date to be confirmed, media access available for launch, which will include demonstrations of grading system for local centres, schools/colleges and clubs. 

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