FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award Level 1

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Course Information:

Minimum Age:
Course Duration: Minimum of 18 hours
Course Prerequisites: Prior to certification, candidates are required to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate
  • Have attended The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
Who is it for: This course is ideal for coaches who want to improve the performance of their goalkeepers. Learn how to develop and improve your goalkeeper’s technique and plan and prepare progressive technical practices.

Course Content: The practical elements of the course will provide candidates with the following:

  • Specific goalkeeping warm ups and cool downs
  • Coaching basic individual techniques including footwork, the set position, handling techniques, diving saves (catching/deflecting/parrying), dealing with 1v1 situations and crosses
  • Understanding how to develop and improve the goalkeepers’ technique
  • Planning and preparing progressive technical practices
  • Maintaining the health and safety of the players and other coaches
  • Maintaining the high standards of conduct to promote Association Football
  • The theoretical elements of the course will consolidate the key technical aspects of goalkeeping together with the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model

Assessment: Assessment is via successful practical delivery of a 15 minute goalkeeping coaching topic.

Equality: FA Education ensures that it treats people fairly and with respect. It provides 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 Education will seek to provide a service that is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

Course Details

Monday 24th April 2017 (9am-5pm)
Tuesday 25th April 2017 (9am-5pm)
Wednesday 26th April 2017 (9am-5pm)

Venue: Power League Mill Hill, 31 Pursley Road, Mill Hill NW7 2BB
Cost: £125

Tutor: Emma Byrne

Please note: ALL modules must be attended to ensure successful completion of the course. Failure to do so, will result in non-qualification. Before booking on, please ensure you can attend all the dates outlined.
If you suffer from a condition that you believe may affect your involvement on a course on either the practical or theoretical elements, please notify us immediately of any support you may require and we will make every effort to ensure that you are supported throughout the course of delivery and given every opportunity to successfully attain the relevant course award.

Please note - All Courses will be conducted in English and therefore candidates are required to be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Candidates registering for this course who do not meet the English understanding criteria or have not declared a physical disability for which support may be required may be asked to leave the course without refund. In accepting the terms & conditions of the course you are confirming that you have understood the above.

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If you have any further questions, please email samantha.brown@amateur-fa.com

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Course Details


    Register by:23/04/2017 5:00 PM

    Start Date:24/04/2017 9:00 AM


    Power League Mill Hill
    31 Pursley Road
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    Samantha Brown
    0870 8500 424
    0870 8500 424

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