Coaching Disabled Footballers

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 Course Information:

  • Minimum Age: 17
  • Course Duration: 6 hours 
  • Course Prerequisites: Minimum 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
  • Who is it for: Coaches and teachers who wish to learn how to include all people within their coaching/teaching sessions.
  • Course aims and objectives: The course is designed to give football coaches and teacher's ideas and practices for the inclusion of disabled players in football sessions whether in mainstream or impairment specific sessions.
  • FA Licensed Coaches Club: 6 hours at Level 1, 2 and 3 only. If you are not a member of the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club and are interested in joining, please visit You can also contact us via email at or via phone on 0844 980 8212

Course Content:

The course is six hours and covers both theory and practical elements and by the end of the workshop each participant should be able to met the following outcomes:

  • Apply and extend your existing coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of players with a range of impairments
  • Establish basic communication skills for coaching disabled footballers
  • Use appropriate terminology
  • Identify appropriate safety and medical considerations
  • Plan a wide range of coaching sessions for disabled footballers
  • Using the Inclusion Spectrum, plan your coaching sessions to include disabled players or provide alternative appropriate opportunities
  • Understand the player pathways available for disabled players including the appropriate structure for competition.

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: N/A

Re-assessment: N/A

Refresher: N/A

Suggested additional learning opportunities:


    Coaching Visually Impaired Players
  • Coaching Wheelchair Players
  • Coaching Deaf Players
  • Disability Equality Workshop


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.

This course consists of the following sessions:




Sat 28th April 2012 

Theory / Practical 

10:00 - 16:00  

All sessions must be attended.

Terms and Conditions

Before proceeding with your course booking please ensure that you have read and understood the West Riding County Football Association Terms and Conditions.

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Course Details




    Register by:24/04/2012 5:00 PM

    Start Date:28/04/2012 10:00 AM


    Batley Sports & Tennis Centre
    Windmill Lane
    Howden Clough
    West Yorkshire
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    Diane Horne
    0113 2822358

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