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 Dates

3rd June 2012 9am-5pm
10th June 2012 9am-5pm
17th June 2012 9am-5pm

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Course Details


    Full Price150.00


    Register by:02/06/2012 5:00 PM

    Start Date:03/06/2012 9:00 AM


    Manchester F.A Manchester Communication Academy
    Silchester Drive
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    Anita Blair
    0161 604 7620
    0161 203 2990 (Option 2)

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