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

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.

Please note although there are no FA pre-requisites. Please note Hampshire FA's pre-requisites for Level 1 courses undertaken in Hampshire include the following:

  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age
  • Candidates must be actively coaching in a club in England
  • Candidates must be living in England and have regular access to a consistent team of players

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

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In order to undertake your FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, FA Level 2 or FA Level 3 in Coaching Football (UEFA B), you MUST be actively coaching at a club. If you don't have a club, we can help. Click on the below link to advertise opportunities with us. Alternatively you can search via The FA's 'Find Football Near You' tool displayed on this page, complete the requirements selecting 'clubs' in the type column and a range of clubs will appear near you. Feel free to contact the clubs closest to you for any volunteer coaching placements. Good luck!

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£190.00
Location
Rushmoor Community FC
Grasmere road
Farnborough
Hampshire
GU14 0LE
Contact
Jackie Binnington
01256 853014
Jackie.Binnington@HampshireFA.com
Price
£190.00
Location
Robert May's School
West Street
Odiham
Hampshire
RG29 1NA
Contact
Jackie Binnington
01256 853014
Jackie.Binnington@HampshireFA.com
Price
£190.00
Location
Queen Mary's College
Cliddesden Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 3HF
Contact
Jackie Binnington
01256 853014
Jackie.Binnington@HampshireFA.com
Price
£190.00
Location
Front Lawn Recreation Ground
Somborne Drive
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 5AN
Contact
Jackie Binnington
01256 853014
Jackie.Binnington@HampshireFA.com
Price
£190.00
Location
Hounsdown School
Jacobs Gutter Lane
Totton
Southampton
SO40 9FT
Contact
Jackie Binnington
01256 853014
Jackie.Binnington@HampshireFA.com
Price
£190.00
Location
Priory School
Fawcett Road
Portsmouth
Southsea
PO4 0DL
Contact
Jackie Binnington
01256 853014
Jackie.Binnington@HampshireFA.com
Price
£190.00
Location
Brockenhurst College
Lyndhurst Road
Brockenhurst
SO42 7ZE
Contact
Jackie Binnington
01256 853014
Jackie.Binnington@HampshireFA.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.

Course Is Full?

We cannot squeeze anyone else on if the course is full. We do not operate a waiting list either. 

FAQS

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.

Yes, you will need to be actively coaching in a club in England.

Yes you will need to complete 6 online learning modules. A guide to accessing your online modules will be sent to you once you have enrolled on a course. The 6 online modules include:

  • Introduction to coaching (you are required to complete this prior to the course start date)
  • Plan, Do, Review
  • Long-term player development (LTPD)
  • Respect for coaches
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Online safeguarding - 'How We Support' module

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01256 853014
(8:30am - 5:15pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Jackie.Binnington@HampshireFA.com