The FA

Coaching Deaf Footballers

The FA Coaching Deaf Footballers

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 6 hours

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About The Course

The purpose of this course is to provide you with ideas and guidance on how to adapt, where necessary, to include deaf players in your sessions and match situations in your school or club.

  • What is sound?
  • The ear
  • Types of deafness
  • The impact of deafness on children and their language skills
  • Hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Different types of hearing aids

  • Options and approaches
  • Communication with deaf footballers
  • Communicating by telephone
  • British Sign Language (BSL)

  • Health and safety considerations
  • Planning and organising

  • Rule adaptations
  • Player pathway

 

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to certification, candidates are required to obtain The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Apply and extend your coaching skills to meet the needs of deaf players
  • Feel confident when coaching deaf footballers
  • Have improved their awareness of deafness and a better understanding of the needs of deaf footballers
  • Use basic communication skills for coaching deaf footballers
  • Use basic BSL signs appropriate to coaching and football sessions
  • Plan a range of coaching sessions that include deaf footballers

Course availability near you

This course is organised and run by your local County FA, with dates set up throughout the season for you to choose from. 
 
To find available dates closest to you, please select a County FA from the list below.

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course Frequently asked questions

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Contact your County FA in order to let them know you are interested in completing one of their courses so they can provide you with further support.


For The FA Level 2 and FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football courses you must book your place with the County FA that your club is affiliated to. This is to ensure appropriate in-situ support can be provided throughout the course.


For other courses you may be able to book with a different County FA. So if you live close to another county, have a look at their website to see if they have suitable dates.


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