The FA Level 3 in Coaching Goalkeepers - Application 2020 CGKB22

Course duration:

6 days (2 blocks of 3 days)


Block 1: 4th - 6th February 2020
Block 2: 22nd - 24th June 2020

Fee includes:

Full Board Accommodation

Course Fees:


Application deadline:

1st December 2019


St. George's Park

Course tutor(s):

Pat Mountain/Keith Granger/Billy Stewart/Martin Thomas/ Eric Steele


Jack Grant

Course Overview:

This FA Level 3 in Coaching Goalkeepers is for coaches working with elite goalkeepers within the EPPP/WSL programme.
This qualification satisfies the EPPP rules and regulations which state that Academy Goalkeeping Coaches require the UEFA B Coaching Licence and the FA Goalkeeping B Licence.’ 

Course pre-requisites:

The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football or equivalent
Goalkeeping Level 2 coaches who have successfully completed the FA Youth Award (Modules 1,2 and 3 plus final assessment)

Who is it for?:

The FA Level 3 in Coaching Goalkeepers course is for goalkeeping coaches who want to coach within the Football League/Premier League EPPP programme and within the Women's Super League (WSL).

Course content:

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

Theory includes:

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

Observed coaching practices to include:

Block 1 : Lead in Practice : Individual Coaching

Block 2 : Game Related Practice : Dual Coaching Role Play eg. Assistant Coach / GK Coach

Club Support Day 1 : Post Block 1
Observation of you working with your goalkeepers in your club.
Club Support Day 2 : Post Block 2
1 x 25 minute practice : Lead in Practice
1 x 25 minute practice : Game Related Practice : Working with another Club Coach
30 minute oral interview.

Pre-course task:


Post-course task:


Course Assessment:

Assessment will consist 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
Practical sessions:

Practical coaching session 
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.

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 learners will be required to complete a Medical Form prior to commencing the course. 

Practical Information:

Please note that if a learner 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 learners requirements which may include bringing in footballers to ensure there are sufficient numbers of players.

Filming and Photography:

Please be aware that filming and photography of our courses and/or learners may take place as part of the course delivery. Such filming and/or photography may be used for the following purposes:

(i) to assist coaches at the club with their professional development;
(ii) for wider coach education purpose; and
(iii) for promotional purposes such as online advertising campaigns of our courses. We might also share this footage or photos with local and national media.


Please register your application below by entering your FA Number (FAN) and password. 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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