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Coaching Badge FA Level 1 at NPL Football Academy (Kidsgrove Athletic)

Course description

On completion of year one, students will be enrolled on the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football.

This course will provide an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for young players. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players and/or teams.

Course content

Theory:The course will introduce some key aspects in the following:
- Football Club Administration
- Player and Coach development
- Soccer Parent
- Laws of the Game
- An introduction to the FA's Long Term Player Development Model

The course will also provide the following for candidates:

- FA Emergency Aid (included in the course programme)
- FA Safeguarding Children in Football (included in the course programme)

Practical: Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to:
- Warm up and cool down game related activities
- Passing and control
- Turning with the ball
- Dribbling
- Shooting
- Heading
- Goalkeeping
- Individual Attacking
- Individual Defending
- Small sided games

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NPL Football Academy (Kidsgrove Athletic) directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2015
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    • Hopes were high that Athletic would go one better during 2010/11, but after spending most of the season in the play-off positions, before fading badly in the final few weeks to finish seventh. Once more, though, the Staffordshire Senior Cup provided a highlight as Kidsgrove beat a Stoke City side to lift the trophy for a fourth time.

      The downturn in fortunes continued, with off-the-field issues dominating proceedings and the club struggling to field a competitve team.  A comprehensive 4-0 reverse at local rivals Newcastle Town saw Grove finish in a relegation position at the end of the 2013/14 season, only to be handed a dramatic reprieve due to Worksop's resignation higher up the pyramid.  So Kidsgrove's proud record of never having been relegated continued for another year, but as we enter 2014/15, maintaining the club's status again looks like being a tough challenge.