Course: FA Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers

Course Information:

Minimum Age:
Course Duration: 6 face-to-face Workshops (21 hours)
Course Prerequisites: Prior to certification, learners are required to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid/IFAiF 
  • Have attended The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop within the last three years


Who is it for: This course is great for those looking to gain knowledge and skills relating to designing shorts practices for goalkeepers, linking together a series of practices to create a safe, fun and engaging goalkeeper coaching session.

Course Content: 

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with goalkeepers of all ages.

Learners will gain an insight into the game in England, how it is played and how they can coach to better support the development of future goalkeepers. The course is designed to prepare learners to coach goalkeepers at the grassroots level.

Through the completion of the learning programme for this course, learners will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions for goalkeepers. The foundation level of knowledge and skills developed through this course will enable learners to create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions through building, developing and extending a series of linked practices.

  • The FA 4 Corner Player Development Model which will help them gain a better understanding of the long-term development of their goalkeepers as a whole person
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping them construct appropriate practices and sessions for their goalkeepers
  • Practical coaching ideas, giving them the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe, fun and engaging practices to help their goalkeepers develop
  • Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with their own goalkeepers

Assessment: Learners will be observed coaching on course and asked to complete a series of tasks related to their own context.

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.

Full Course details are:





Oxstalls Sports Park, Plock Court, Tewkesbury Road, Longford, Gloucester, GL2 9DW

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Please note that course prices, dates and venues may be subject to change during the year.

Please note that if this course should fall below 12 candidates, the County FA reserves the right to cancel the course without prior notice and re-schedule for a later date.


£155.00 (Including Gloucestershire FA Charter Standard Clubs)

Please note:

* The course is subject to minimum numbers to run

* Full refunds can only be given if we receive at least 7 days notice of cancellation prior to the course start date

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