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Coaching Badge FA Level 2 at NPL Football Academy (Halesowen Town 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 (Halesowen Town FC) directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2015
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    • According to the club's records Halesowen have played at The Grove ever since their formation in 1873. The ground was originally a cricket pitch and was therefore a three sided stadium. In the 1930s a small wooden stand was constructed along the perimeter of the James Grove Button Factory (now housing).
      During the 1950s the Old Hawne Lane end was constructed along with changing rooms, built on the site of former tennis courts. During this time sides had to change in the Waggon and Horses public house on Stourbridge Road.
      In the 1980s three sided ground was converted to four with the addition of the uncovered terracing along the Recreation Park side of the ground. In 1987 the 420 seater Harry Rudge Stand was completed on the site of the 1930s vintage wooden cover, whilst at the same time the rest of the ground received a face lift. The stand was extended in 1998 and again in 2000.
      The floodlights which the club won in 1983 lasted until 2001 when a new set were installed and officially inaugurated at a friendly against Wolverhampton Wanderers.