FA Level 1

in Coaching Goalkeepers

FA Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: Six face-to-face workshops (21 hours)

Leading To: ​The FA Level 2 in Coaching Goalkeepers

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About The Course

This course provides you with an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe, fun and engaging coaching practices which when coupled together, create a coaching session for goalkeepers.

You will gain an insight into the game in England, how it is played and how you can coach to better support the development of future goalkeepers. The course is designed to prepare you to coach goalkeepers at the grassroots level.

  • The FA 4 Corner Player Development Model which will help you understand the long-term development of your goalkeepers as a whole person
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping you construct appropriate practices and sessions for your goalkeepers
  • A series of practical coaching ideas, giving you the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe, fun and engaging practices to help your goalkeepers develop
  • Support in linking practices together to create a coaching session for goalkeepers
  • Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with your own goalkeepers
 

 

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to certification for this course, learners must:

  • Be accurately identified
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid/IFAiF
  • Have attended The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop (or FA online Safeguarding Children Re-certification / Safeguarding for Coaches - How We Support) within the last three years

Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions for goalkeepers
  • Create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions through building, developing and extending a series of linked practices

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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