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The majority of coaches choose to begin their coaching education by attending a Level 1 coaching course, which is suitable for all Levels of coaching as the sessions can be adapted from mini soccer to youth football through to adult level.
However a number of coaches who are involved in senior clubs may prefer to attend the Adult level 1 coaching course, which concentrates on sessions specifically for coaching senior players.
These include sections on training drills (warm ups, technical sessions, skills, SSGs and cool downs), how to get the best from your players, team management (systems, strategies and player strengths) and how to keep your players happy while getting the best results.
The course will also give you an insight into effective team talks and match analysis, while also covering essential areas such as health and fitness (diet, discipline and personal training), communication on and off the pitch and motivation in training and matches.
- Minimum Age: 16 years
- Course Duration: 9 hours
- Course Prerequisites: None
- Course aims and objectives: The course provides an introduction for coaches and managers who are involved in adult football and comprises various elements.
The course will introduce a number of key aspects related to the role of a football coach in working with adult players.
The course will address the following:
- Administration and best practice
- Health and Safety
- Players development
- Fitness and Nutrition
- Warm up / Cool down
- Fitness Ideas
- Ethics / role of coaches / managers / administration
- Where next? Future training opportunities.
Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning (This however will not prevent successful completion of the award).
Assessment: There is no formal assessment; the progress of learners is monitored through the group activities and discussions.
Suggested additional learning opportunities:
- FA Mentoring for Success
- FA Youth Award Module 1 - Developing the Environment
- FA Youth Award Module 2 - Developing the Practice
- Age Appropriate Coaching - Introductory Module
- Coaching Disabled Footballers
Equality: FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it's activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Learning will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.
Adult Level 1 Course Details;
Induction & Theory - Friday 18th May 2012 from 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Practical & Theory - Saturday 19th May 2012 from 9.00am - 4.00pm
FA Emergency Aid Course - Date to be confirmed
Terms and Conditions of Booking a course
Leicestershire & Rutland County FA does not accept any responsibility for the loss, or damage to, candidate property or for personal injury however caused. If you are suspended from football (by any County FA) then you are suspended from all football activity including courses. Should you miss any session(s) of any course you sign up to the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA reserve the right to remove you from the course, and no refund will be given. However in exceptional circumstances candidates may be offered the opportunity to attend missed session(s) on other courses should availability allow, and the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA will charge you accordingly.
You will respect the course tutor, course venue and other candidates and their points of view and you will understand that if your behaviour, language or conduct is deemed ‘unacceptable’ ‘offensive’ or ‘harmful’ for any reason, the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA and the venues reserves the right to exclude you from continuing on your chosen course and if necessary, future courses.
Coach Education Cancellation Policy
Please note that any payment made is non-refundable. Leicestershire & Rutland County FA adheres to a strict cancellation policy. For all course cancellations candidates will receive credit notes for use on Leicestershire & Rutland County FA courses only to the sum of:
• 75% of course cost returned if 2 months notice given
• 50% of course cost returned if 1 month notice given
• 25% of course cost returned if less than 1 month notice given
• No credit note if less than 7 days notice given
Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. A letter from a doctor or medical professional must be supplied.
Coach Education Transfer Policy
Should you wish you application to be transferred from one course to another (of the same type and value) then an additional £20 administration fee will be charged for all courses and workshops.
Leicestershire & Rutland County FA Refund Policy
Should a course that you have registered on be cancelled or postponed by the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA then a full refund will be issued. Should you cancel your registration and request a refund, then all cancellations must adhere to the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA cancellation policy please see above statement.
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