Community Coach Education

 

The Community pathway is aimed at coaches who prefer to coach (mainly) at the Amateur level. Whilst sometimes not as ambitious as those who are on the Advanced pathway they still seek assistance in the preparation, organization and conduct of safe, age related training sessions.

Courses are designed to mix the practical with the theoretical to give a solid basis for teaching young footballers. A number of courses are available and administered by FFT, including;

Grass Roots Coaching Certificate - for coaches coaching up to u/7

This Three hour course provides the novice coach with the necessary tools to create a fun environment for the players, one in which they can learn to play with the ball and hopefully build a lifelong love of the game.

 

Skill Training Certificate (14 hours)

The course is designed for the 9-13 year old age group. Information on this course focuses on the four core skills within the Skill Acquisition Phase; First Touch, 1v1, Running with the Ball and Striking the ball.

This is a practical course with learning done on the field.

Initiates file downloadClick here for the Participant Manual

 

Game Training Certificate (14 hours)

The course is designed for the 14-17 year old age group. Information on this course focuses on the Game Training elements of the game, such as Ball Possession, Ball Possession Opposition, Transition from Attack to Defence and the Defence to Attack.  This is a practical course with learning done on the field.

Initiates file downloadClick here for the Participant Manual

 

Senior Certificate (14 hours)

 

The course is designed for players 17+. Information on this course focuses on the Performance Phase of training, with training insights such as Football Conditioning. This is a practical course with learning done on the field.

Initiates file downloadClick here for the Participant Manual

Goalkeeping Courses

Specialist goalkeeping coaching courses are also available for those seeking to specialise in coaching the lone man in defence. 

When is my course on?  

Head to the Opens internal link in current windowCourse Schedule page to find out. 

Community Course Manuals

Opens external link in new windowGoalkeeper Certificate Participant Manual
Opens external link in new windowGoalkeeper Diploma Participant Manual
Opens external link in new windowFFA Goalkeeper Licence Participant Manual