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Coaching Badge FA Level 2 at NPL Football Academy (Lancaster City FC)

Course description

On completion of year two, students will be enrolled on the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Coaching Football, giving them a platform to go on to coach football at junior or adult level and also abroad such as in America.

This nationally recognised qualification will provide candidates who have an on-going involvement in football, with the opportunity to gain knowledge of how to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions.

Course content

Theory: The course will introduce a number of key aspects related to the role of a football coach in working with youth players. These are delivered via home based study tasks and Tutor delivered workshops.
- The roles, skills and qualities of a football coach
- Developing session plans and associated information for planning
- Awareness of safe and organised activities
- Preparation for potential accidents, illnesses and emergencies
- A consideration of coaching styles
- Coaching session evaluation and self-reflection
- Nutritional needs of football players
- Fitness components related to football
- The planning of progressive coaching sessions.
- The course will also provide the following for candidates:

Practical: The practical elements of the course will provide the following:
- The principles of attacking to include creating and exploiting space
- Passing
- Support Play
- Ball Control
- Dribbling
- Running with the ball
- Turning
- Goalkeeping
- Finishing
- Heading
- The principles of defending to include denying and restricting space
- Defensive play when organised and outnumbered

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NPL Football Academy (Lancaster City FC) directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2015
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    • During the close season of the 2006-07 season the club was taken over by a ‘mysterious’ backer that eventually became fatal as the bailiffs moved in. A shareholders committee was formed to run the affairs of the club. In order to survive it was decided to put the Club into Administration and relegation from the Conference North. The club continued and was reformed as Lancaster City FC Limited and then became founder members of the restructured Unibond League First Division North for the 2007-08 season that ended in a mid-table position.

      The following year the Dolly Blues improved and were just three points short of that fifth and final play-off position. In 2009-10 a further improvement was made in what was the last season of a 17 year Unibond League Sponsorship. But that illusive promotion drive ended, having topped the league for much of the season, with only two minutes remaining of the last game of the season with a penalty in the play-off final against Colwyn Bay, a team 21 points behind City. The team did win a Trophy with the League Fair Play Award but was a scant reward.

      The Club ended last season with three trophies but fell just three points short of a league play-off place. The President's Cup was deservedly won after defeating four sides from the top five. The prestigious F.A. National Fair Play and Respect Award, representing clubs from Tiers 1 to 4, was won, and the League Fair Play Award retained.