Coach Education Course soccer


Level 1 Coaching Soccer Diploma

This level 1 diploma is open to anyone over 16 years of age, who are looking for an introduction to coaching soccer. As preparation for working with a junior soccer team, this diploma will be of interest to, teachers, youth soccer volunteers, parents and older soccer players, looking to start on a career path of coaching soccer. It would be a valuable addition to their portfolio of coaching skills.

The foundation level of knowledge recognized in this diploma will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of soccer. Those who complete this Award will be able to assist other, more qualified coaches in delivering soccer coaching sessions to players of all ages, before moving on to delivering sessions themselves.

Course Availability:

There will be a maximum of 12 places on each course. Payment for course guarantees candidates place. Day rates can be quoted for multiple numbers.

This course consists of 24 hours over 4 individual days. 

Course Content:

Theory: The course will introduce some key aspects in the following:

  • Soccer Club Administration
  • Player and Coach development
  • Laws of the Game
  • An introduction to a long term Player Development Model

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

Level 1 Coaching Diploma

1 Roles, Skills and Qualities of Football Coach

2 Information Needed to Plan Football Coaching Sessions
3 Introduction to the Long Term Player Development Model and Planning

4 Develop a Session Plan

5 Accidents, Illnesses and Emergency Procedures

6 Coaching Styles and Effective Communication

7 Observed Assessment of Practical Coaching

8 Session Evaluation and  Self-reflection

9 Equitable Practice and Codes of Conduct

10 Nutritional Needs of Football Players

11 Football Fitness

12 Plan Four Linked and Progressive Coaching Sessions

13 Plan Coaching Sessions

14 The Coaching Experience Log

15 Observed Independent Assessment of Practical Coaching

Contact Michael Townsend 843 422 5478