Course Information:

The majority of coaches choose to begin their coaching education by attending a Level 1 coaching course, which is suitable for all Levels of coaching as the sessions can be adapted from mini soccer to youth football through to adult level.

However a number of coaches who are involved in senior clubs may prefer to attend the Adult level 1 coaching course, which concentrates on sessions specifically for coaching senior players.

These include sections on training drills (warm ups, technical sessions, skills, SSGs and cool downs), how to get the best from your players, team management (systems, strategies and player strengths) and how to keep your players happy while getting the best results.

The course will also give you an insight into effective team talks and match analysis, while also covering essential areas such as health and fitness (diet, discipline and personal training), communication on and off the pitch and motivation in training and matches.

  • Minimum Age: 16 years
  • Course Duration: 9 hours
  • Course Prerequisites: None
  • Course aims and objectives: The course provides an introduction for coaches and managers who are involved in adult football and comprises various elements.

Course Content:

The course will introduce a number of key aspects related to the role of a football coach in working with adult players.

The course will address the following:

  • Administration and best practice
  • Health and Safety
  • Players development
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Warm up / Cool down
  • Fitness Ideas
  • Ethics / role of coaches / managers / administration
  • Where next? Future training opportunities.

Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning (This however will not prevent successful completion of the award).

Assessment: There is no formal assessment; the progress of learners is monitored through the group activities and discussions.

Suggested additional learning opportunities:

  • FA Mentoring for Success
  • FA Youth Award Module 1 - Developing the Environment
  • FA Youth Award Module 2 - Developing the Practice
  • Age Appropriate Coaching - Introductory Module
  • Coaching Disabled Footballers 

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, it's 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This course will include a FREE 3 hour FA Emergency Aid workshop, which will be   additional to the 9 hour course

Thursday 2nd June 2011         7.00pm - 10.00pm    Emergency Aid
Sunday 5th June 2011            9.00am - 5.00pm      Main Tutoring

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Start date: 05/06/2011 9:00 AM
Register by: 23/05/2011 1:00 PM
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