FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

Price: £190 or £170 for Members of Dorset Charter Standard Clubs

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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COURSE DETAILS

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

  • The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, is the first stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. It will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

    You will gain insight into the game in England, how it is played and how you can coach to better support the development of future players.

    The course of learning is made up of eight guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, as well as some directed learning opportunities via three eLearning modules hosted on The FA Learning Management System (LMS). The eLearning modules cover core topics including the role of the coach, long-term player development and The FA Plan, Do, Review model.

- Introduction

- Qualities of a coach

- What is a game (rules and scoring system)

- The game in England

- Build a practice 'for your players'

- Review of Block 1

- England DNA (in possession, out of possession and transition)

- Technical components of the game

- Principles of play

- Develop a practice 'for your players'

- Review of Block 2

- FA 4 Corner Long-term Player Development Model

- Differentiation - supporting individuals

- Extend the practice 'for your players'

- Linking practice to match day

- Managing self, parents, players and the game on match day

- Course review

Participants will undertake the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and the FA Level 1 Intro to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)

 

Course Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites to begin your FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course.

Course Pre-Requisites

The following are pre-requisites of Dorset FA courses:

  • valid identification
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Outcomes

You will be introduced to:

  • The England DNA
  • The FA 4 Corner Model which will help you gain a better understanding of player long-term development
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping you construct appropriate practices and sessions
  • A series of practical coaching ideas, giving you the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe and engaging practices

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Time
6:00PM
Location
Dorchester Town FC
The Claysom Stadium
Weymouth Avenue
Dorchester
DT1 2RY
Contact
Jemma Tewkesbury
01202 688279
Development@dorsetfa.com
Time
6:00PM
Location
Dorset County FA
Blandford Close
Hamworthy
Poole
BH15 4BF
Contact
Jemma Tewkesbury
01202 688279
Development@dorsetfa.com
Time
6:00PM
Location
The Blandford School
Milldown Road
Blandford
Dorset
DT11 7SQ
Contact
Jemma Tewkesbury
01202 688279
Development@dorsetfa.com
Time
6:00PM
Location
Dorset County FA
Blandford Close
Hamworthy
Poole
BH15 4BF
Contact
Jemma Tewkesbury
01202 688279
Development@dorsetfa.com
Time
9:00AM
Location
Dorset County FA
Blandford Close
Hamworthy
Poole
BH15 4BF
Contact
Jemma Tewkesbury
01202 688279
Development@dorsetfa.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require reasonable adjustments or special considerations for your course, please click here to view our Policy.

Get in Touch

For all Coaching enquiries please contact:

Jemma Tewkesbury (FDO Player Development)

By Phone: 01202 688279

(8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Development@dorsetfa.com

Register your Interest

If we do not have a course available that you would like to attend, please complete the following Register your Interest Form 

COACHING AWARDS FAQ'S

The FA Youth Award Modules previously received a high level of positive feedback from learners, yet take-up rates were usually lower than the core coaching qualifications.

Therefore, in order to raise the standards of coaching, the principles of The FA Youth Award Modules have been incorporated into the core coaching qualifications to ensure all coaches have access to these principles and understand how to apply them to the environment in which they coach.

If you are completely new to coaching you will need to complete The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football first.

If you already hold an existing FA Level 1 you can go to the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football qualification taking into consideration the action plan you received from your course tutor.

Yes, we have produced a recognition of prior learning document that outlines how the changes impact all current and prospective coaches. If you have any questions about this document we've also produced the following FAQ guide.

Course was great fun. I really enjoyed how practical it was. It’s helped me to remember that the most important thing is that my team are having fun whilst they learn and has given me some great ideas of how to do that.
- Simon (FA Level 1 Coaching Football Learner)