The FA Advanced Youth Award - Register Interest

Course duration: The time span for the whole programme will be over a nine month period with the total contact time being 165 hours.

Dates (attendance is mandatory on all course dates): Commencing September 2014

Venue: St. George's Park

Course tutor(s): TBC

Course fees: TBC

Fee includes: Full Board Accommodation

Course pre-requisites:

Candidates must hold the following and be at least 21 years of age:

  • The FA Youth Award (Modules 1,2, 3 & assessment) or an equivalent via The FA Youth Award APL qualification
  • The UEFA B Licence
  • Active FA Licensed Coaches' Club Member

Course overview: The FA Advanced Youth Award has been developed to help create a highly skilled, world class fraternity of youth coaches within the English game. The course has been designed to develop and enhance specialist skills and knowledge across the three recognised phases of youth development. This course will build upon the expertise gained within The FA’s long-term player development model and help to underpin the delivery of a high class technical programme for young players.

Course format: The Course is designed to enhance the skills around the four corners and build on the experience for Club based coaches. The Programme is split into four parts:

Part 1: - The course introductory programme of four days for all age phase coaches.

Part 2: - A programme of three different areas that will be delivered in discreet age phase specific groups as below:
  • Social (three days)
  • Psychological (three days)
  • Physical (three days)

Part 3: - A demonstration programme of four days drawing together all components in relation to player development.

Part 4: - A consolidation phase incorporating the three strands of assessment.

NB: - Please note that club support visits are integral to the programme to align to the full course format.

Pre-course task: TBC

Post-course task: TBC

Course assessment: Part 4: Consolidation

This will be composed of the following three strands
  • Two club based coaching sessions drawn from selected coaching theme blocks in specific age phases – 50%
  • An assessment of 12 logged coaching sessions (two blocks of six), together with four case studies – 30%
  • A summative oral interview with questions selected from the expanded Advanced Youth Award matrix – 20%
Please note that candidates must present themselves for assessment within three years of registration on the course.

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.

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, its 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.

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