The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football
The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football will help you develop your players by designing practices that encourage decision making, while meeting their technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.
Football is filled with complex decision-making scenarios, so designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making opportunities is crucial. They ensure that players are able to practice and prepare for competition.
This internationally recognised qualification will develop your ability to look at the players you work with and explore how you can help develop them by designing practices that encourage decision-making , while meeting their technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.
It will help you understand the demands of the game and how to meet the needs of players as they build a deeper understanding of their various roles and responsibilities within the team.
Course is delivered over the course of a season (9-12 months)
Prior to registration for the qualification, you are required to:
- Hold The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football course / 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
- Have fully completed your FA Level 2 action plan
- Be actively coaching a team in a season-long competition in England
- Be able to effectively communicate in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading writing)
Format and areas of the game: Coaches must be able to evidence that they are active coaches in one of the following areas as a priority of selection for the course;
1 - 11v11
1. Women’s game Tier 1-5
3. Men’s game Step 1-7
4. College and University teams (competition level)
5. Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club
2 - 9v9
2. Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club
3 - 7v7 (only when coaching in an RTC)
Competition structure: Coaches must operate in a competition format with 18 fixtures across the course duration or in an RTC
1 - All applicants should be endorsed by appropriate club personnel confirming that the points above are met for the 19/20 and 20/21 season.
2 - Learners working in the 9v9 format of the game should also be endorsed by the CCD based on expected engagement with learning, both formal and CPD related, to indicate that the UEFA B is appropriate.
3 - If a coach moves clubs during the course programme, they must resubmit club endorsement from their new club/team to the County FA/CCD for approval
CCD involvement in selection process: CCD must be consulted throughout the process and must be involved in the final allocation of places.
Prior to certification for the qualification, you are required to:
Hold an in-date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (or The FA Emergency Aid)
Hold an in-date completion certificate for The FA Safeguarding Workshop or the new FA Safeguarding for Coaches Workshop
Complete both eLearning modules (Coaching Journey + Equality/Diversity)
Attend all four blocks of learning, inclusive of 18 face-to-face Workshops
Complete an 18-game project based around your own players and club environment - please note that this is reduced to a 12-game project for those that already hold the full FA Youth Award
Receive a minimum of 3 in-situ visits with your team (training or match-day event) and be deemed practically competent
Conduct a 30-minute presentation of your project to your course colleagues and staff
Develop your understanding of the England DNA.
Refine your beliefs, values and coaching and playing philosophy.
Develop your players by designing practices that meet their technical and tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.
Understand the demands of the game and how to meet the needs of players as they build a deeper understanding of their various roles and responsibilities within the team.
Understand what relevant and effective practice looks like in both training and competition.
Please note we cannot take any applications from coaches working within the professional game academy system.
You must be coaching a team in Devon or living in Devon to be considered for a place on our UEFA B course.
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