Coaches often spend a lot of time focusing on training drills, fixtures and matchdays. Wouldn’t it be great if you could step back and look at each of your young players individually? Think about:
- What motivates them to play football?
- How can you build their self esteem?
- How can you manage differences in age, experience, ability and attitude?
- Can you create the right environment for young people to learn?
- Can you teach them strategies for managing mistakes?
- How to tailor practice sessions according to age, ability, experience and maturity?
Watch the short film to learn more about the course by clicking the player in the top of the page.
The course is split into modules:
The Introductory Module is for coaches with a qualified teacher status and successful completion can serve as an entry point to Module One. Coaches with a Level One certificate in Coaching Football can go straight to Module One without taking the Introductory Module.
Module One of The FA Youth Award focuses on creating the right environment for the child to learn. This was launched in 2009 and feedback has already been very encouraging. Both grassroots and elite coaches have found the sessions highly useful for their development as youth coaches.
Thanks to McDonald’s, our Coaches Partner, you have the opportunity to win one of hundreds of free places on FA Youth Module 1 coaching courses across England.
Click here to find out how you can apply.
Module Two has just been launched. This focuses on developing practice sessions which can be tailored according to the age, ability and experience of different young players. Initial feedback suggests this course is proving to be beneficial for coaches who want to develop their knowledge further.
The courses are delivered throughout the country and can be booked through your local County FA.