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F.A. Coaching Award Structure

 

The following table shows the various stages of the F A Coaching Structure, and below the table is more detail of the objectives and content of the courses.

  1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (Club Coach)
  1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
  1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Football
  Youth Coaches
  Coaching 3 Refresher
  Academy Managers' Licence
  UEFA Pro Licence
  Advanced Coaching Licence / UEFA 'A' Coaching Award & Refreshers
  UEFA 'B' Award for Senior Professional Players
  International Coaching Licence
  Goalkeeping Coaching Licence
  FACA Events/Courses
 Sports Medicine
 
Diploma in the Treatment and Management of Injuries 2005
The Football Association Diploma Course in The Treatment and Management of Injury 2006
The Football Association Emergency Aid Tutors Programme
1st4sport Basic TOI
Diploma (2004) Part A
First Aid for Sport  
1st4sport Intermediate TOI
 
 Exercise Science
 
FA Foundation Physiology for Team Sport
Fitness Trainer (Part 1)
The Fitness Trainers Award - 2005
The Fitness Trainers Award 2006 - Part 2
The Fitness Trainers Award 2006
Fitness Trainer (Part 2)
 Psychology
 
Psychology - Level 1
Psychology - Level 2
Psychology - Level 3
Psychology - Level 4
Psychology For Football Diploma (Level 5)
 


1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (Club Coach)
 

For whom?
Anybody over 16 years of age
 

Course Content:
Theory:
FA Emergency First Aid
FA Children Ensuring Safety in Football
Practical:
The Practical will include:
 

  • Game Understanding Defence
  • Goalkeeping
  • Heading
  • Combined Plan 101
  • Mini Soccer
  • Game understanding attack
  • Turning
  • Pass and control
  • Shooting
  • Combination Plan 2 v 1 2 v 2

Assessment:
The assessment for this course will include:

  • Candidates must deliver a 20minutes session age appropriate against a given topic demonstrating the following:
    • Safe Practice
    • Organisation
    • Enjoyment and fun
    • With progression
  • Oral Interview


Reassessment - N/A Refresher - N/A
 

Leading To:
1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football (The Football Association)
 

More Details:
Candidates must participate in a programme of practical assessment, following the practice sessions observed in FA Assistant Club Coach Award. APL Candidates who have successfully completed an FA Junior Team Managers Award since 1st August 2001 may, on completion of the FA Assistant Club Coach Award Distance Learning module worksheets, go forward for assessment.

 

 


1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football

For Whom?
Anybody over 16 years of age with regular practical experience of participation in football.
Candidates should have observed qualified and experienced coaches working with adults and children
 

Course Content:
Practical Demonstrations including:

  • Basic techniques -
    • passing
    • ball-control
    • running with the ball
    • turning
    • dribbling
    • shooting
    • heading
    • goalkeeping
  • Attacking and defending (1 v 1 and 2 v 2)
  • Principles of attack and defence - small-sided games (3 v 3, 4 v 4, 5 v 5, 6 v 6)
  • Warm-up/cool down
  • Group work and discussion

Theory:

  • The Learning and Coaching Process I (including communication and coaching styles)
  • Planning, Preparing and Evaluating Coaching Sessions
  • Football Fitness I
  • Football Food I
  • Emergency Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Growing Up: Youngsters in Football
  • Laws of the Game
  • Attitudes and Ethics

Observed Coaching Practice:

  • Three sessions techniques, skills and principles of play in attacking or defending
  • Group review of coaching


Feedback:

  • Development of individual Action Plan regarding coaching to be recorded in the Log-Book.
  • Recorded Coaching in Log-Book
  • Record of Planning, Preparing, Conducting and Evaluating 10 sessions
  • Minimum of 16 hours coaching
  • Evidence of coaching techniques and principles
  • Evidence of coaching adults and children


Please Note: A range of opportunities to complete this module locally is available throughout the country. The cost of these modules will need to be borne separately by the candidate.
 

Final Training and Assessment:
Students will have the opportunity of subsequently being assessed on a National or Local course through a:

  • Laws of the Game Examination
  • Review of the study tasks
  • Review of Log-Book
  • Oral Interview
  • Practical Coaching Assessment - adults and children


Re-assessment:
Available in aspects deemed not yet competent.
 

Leading To:

  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Football [The UEFA ‘B’ Award] (The Football Association)
  • FA Youth Coaches’ Certificate (7-11 yrs)

More Details:
Purpose of Course:

  • Develop greater responsibility for their own learning and development
  • Coach the basic skills and techniques, and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of attack and defence through the use of practices and small-sided games
  • Develop an appreciation of the coaching process, the needs of the player and related issues in Sports Science
  • Plan, conduct and evaluate a series of sessions in a systematic and progressive manner
  • Ensure the health and safety of players and others within the coaching environment and be able to respond to any emergency
  • Establish positive working relationships and high standards of behaviour with players, other coaches, parents and officials and contribute to the promotion of Association Football

Distance Learning: Completion of home study tasks regarding:

  • Child Protection
  • Emergency Aid

Candidates are expected to have completed the Child Protection module Children Ensuring Safety in Football and the Emergency Aid module either before the course of training or before the final assessment.
 

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1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Football

  • For Whom?
     
    • Candidates should be over 18 years of age
    • Candidates should hold the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football (The Football Association)
    • Candidates should be working with a team over an extensive period of time, with an aim of making a significant contribution to the performance of their team.

    Course Content:
    Practical Demonstrations including:

    • Development of possession
    • Movement to create space
    • Counter-attacking play
    • Play in the attacking third
    • Regaining possession
    • Defending in the thirds of the field
    • Goalkeeping

    Theory:

    • The learning and Coaching Process II
    • Match and Player Analysis
    • Team Organisation: Strategies and Tactics
    • Psychological Factors
    • Football Fitness II
    • Football Food II
    • Injury identification
    • Aspects of First Aid
    • Drug Awareness and Education
    • Youngsters in Soccer – Child
    • Development II (Incl Working With Teenagers)
    • Preparing, planning, and evaluating coaching session in conjunction with competitive Match Programmes
    • Attitudes and Ethics

    Observed Coaching Practice:

    • Two sessions (2x25 minute sessions)
    • Recorded Coaching in Log-Book
    • Minimum of 16 hours coaching

    Final Training and Assessment:
    Students will have the opportunity of subsequently being assessed on a National or Local course through a:

    • Written Examination – Multiple Choice in:
      • Football Fitness
      • Injury Identification and Recognition
      • Aspects of First Aid
      • Nutrition
    • Oral Interview regarding Recorded Coaching
    • Practical Coaching Sessions

    Re-Assessment:
    Available in aspects deemed not yet competent
     

    Leading To:
     

    • FA Advanced Coaching Licence / UEFA ‘A’ Coaching Award
    • FA Youth Coaches’ Certificate (12-16 yrs)

    More Details:
    On completion of the course, the competent coach will be able to:

    • Coach advanced individual techniques, group skill, and principles of play to groups of players
    • Develop an understanding of the coaching process and the needs of the player, as this relates to children, teenagers and adults
    • Display a knowledge of related Sports Science issues
    • Plan and prepare coaching sessions in relation to a match programme and evaluate this process
    • Maintain the health and safety of player and other coaches
    • Maintain high standards of conduct to promote Association Football

    Please Note: Candidates will need to return for final assessment of this coaching certificate.
     

  • For more detail go to:

    http://falearning.thefa.com/docent/bin/docentisapi.dll/lms,EUW0000334,2151/?CMD=LOGIN&file=frameset.jsm