Register your Interest - FA Level 3 in Coaching Goalkeepers

Course duration:

 6 days residential blocks



Fee includes:

 Full Board Accommodation

Enrolment deadline:

 1st March 2018


 St. George's Park

Course tutor(s):

 Martin Thomas, Billy Stewart, Pat Mountain and Keith Granger 


 FA Education

Course Fees:

FA Licenced Coaches Club Member - £1,455 
Non FA Licenced Coaches Club Member - £1,600

Course pre-requisites:

 UEFA B Licence or FA Youth Award (Modules 1, 2, 3 & Assessment) & FA Level 2 in Coaching Goalkeepers

Who is it for?:

 Coaches who wish to coach and develop goalkeepers at the levels below:  
  • Football League & Premier League Academies
  • Semi-professional Development Centres
Representative level schools / youth

Course content:

The following practical aspects will be included in the course curriculum:

 Warm-ups and cool-downs
 General handling techniques
 Shot-stopping/narrowing the angle 1v1
 Dealing with crosses
 Distribution techniques and principles
 Support and communication

 The following theoretical aspects will be included in the course curriculum:

 The role of the goalkeeping coach
 The development of young goalkeepers
 Performance analysis of the goalkeeper
 Goalkeeping injury audit conditioning for goalkeepers (practical)
 Goalkeeping psychology
 Growth and development 

Pre-course task:


Post-course task:


Course Assessment:

 Assessment is via successful completion of:  
  • Recorded coaching in log book/portfolio
  • Devising a development programme
  • Goalkeeper performance analysis
  • Minimum of six hours personal coaching recorded 6 x 60 minute sessions
  • Record of planning, conducting and evaluating your sessions
  • Evidence of understanding principles of goalkeeping in individual and team practices
  • Evidence of understanding principles of goalkeeping in individual and team practices
  • 1 x 25 minute session phase of play
 Oral interview 30 minutes

Dress code:

 Standard dress code on the course is casual. For practically based courses, please bring sufficient outdoor kit/clothing for the duration of the course. The venue ask that candidates refrain from wearing muddy footwear inside the building.

 Should the course require any alternative dress, this will be detailed in the course joining instructions.  

Medical information/physical requirements:

 If you have any medical conditions which limit/hinder your involvement or participation in coaching activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illnesses. If you are diagnosed as an asthmatic, diabetic or epileptic, or have any allergies that the course staff needs to be aware of, you must advise us accordingly. Please note, a declaration of injury or illness does not automatically preclude you from any course.

 You should further be aware that if you are on a regular course of medication for any condition, you must have sufficient medication to cover you throughout the course. Although first aid cover is provided (where applicable) during courses, no doctor is available to replenish regular medication, nor is there any facility to deliver medical treatment for chronic (longstanding) medical conditions.

 Please provide any relevant information regarding the above Medical Information during the application process.

 If your application to enrol is successful candidates will be required to complete a Medical Form prior to commencing the course. 

Practical Information:

 Please note that if a student has a disability that may prevent them participating actively in the practical sessions, then this should be made known to the course organiser at the point of registration. The course organiser will then take any necessary steps to cater for the students requirements which may include bringing in footballers to ensure there are sufficient numbers of players.                        


 Please register your application below by entering your FA Number (FAN) and password below. Your application will then be vetted by the Course Director and a payment link will sent to you via email if you are successful in your application. Your place on the course will not be guaranteed until payment has been made. 


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