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Coaching Badge FA Level 2 at NPL Football Academy (Mickleover Sports 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 (Mickleover Sports FC) directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2015
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    • Mickleover Sports are based in Derbyshire. The club was formed in 1948 and spent the first 44 years of their existence competing locally in the Derby and District Senior League. In 1993, they joined the Central Midlands Football League Premier Division, gaining promotion to the Supreme Division two years later. They moved up to Northern Counties East League Division One in 1999, and in the 2000-2001 season reached the 4th round of the FA Vase. Their most recent promotion, to the Northern Premier League, occurred at the end of the 2008-2009 season.