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Coaching Courses

Our National Governing Body (NGB) Awards are sport-specific coaching courses designed to help you gain a recognised qualification!

Our courses are designed to help you develop the key skills needed to become an Assistant or Lead Coach within your chosen sport.

We have the following courses on offer this year:

1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Basketball

This course provides the basic level of coaching qualification for those who wish to commit to coaching basketball. This course has been developed in partnership with the National Source Group for Basketball and will enable you to assist a fully qualified Level 2 coach.

What you will learn:

  • Basic knowledge of basketball and coaching skills
  • Introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching basketball
  • An understanding of safe, ethical and effective coaching of basketball

Dates, prices and location

Course 1

Sunday 27th November 2016

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Sunday 18th December 2016

09:30 - 17:30 Cheshire Campus £90 Book now

 *Attendance on both dates is compulsory 

Course 2

Saturday 18th February 2017

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Saturday 18th March 2017

09:30am -  17:30 Birley Campus, Manchester £90 Book now

 *Attendance on both dates is compulsory 

 

 

 

1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age. 

Learners will gain an insight into the game in England, how it’s played and how they can coach to better support the development of future players. The qualification is designed to prepare learners to coach football at the grassroots level. 

Through the completion of the learning programme for this qualification, learners will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions. The foundation level of knowledge and skills developed through this qualification will enable learners to create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions through building, developing and extending a series of linked practices. 

Learners will be introduced to basic game formats, key rules, and the England DNA coaching fundamentals and playing principles through completion of four mandatory components; How We Coach, How We Play, The Future Player and How We Support. 

Throughout the course learners will be introduced to

  • The England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player
  • The FA 4 Corner Player Development Model which will help them gain a better understanding of the long-term development of their players as a whole person
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping them construct appropriate practices and sessions for their players
  • A series of practical coaching ideas, giving them the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe, fun and engaging practices to help their players develop
  • Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with their own players and teams   

Location

Our 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football is delivered at our Cheshire Campus.

Dates and prices

  • Friday 5th May 2017 18.00 - 21.00
  • Saturday 6th May 2017 09.30 - 17.30
  • Saturday 13th May 2017 09.30 - 17.30
  • Thursday 18th May 2017 18.00 - 17.30 (Emergency Aid)
  • Saturday 20th May 2017 09.30 - 17.30
  • Thursday 25th May 2017 18.00 - 21.00 (Safeguarding)

Price: £140

1st4Sport Level 2 Award in Football Coaching

This nationally recognised qualification, awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications will take the learner on a journey through the core components of the England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player, helping them to begin shaping or refining their own coaching philosophy. 

The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football leads to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football qualification. 

In order to understand the coaching of players, coaches need to understand themselves, their players and the game itself. This course will support learners along this process both on-course and in their own coaching environment.

The course is underpinned by the ethos of allowing the players to feel included, empowered and to be able to make mistakes. It is about designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making that enables the players to practice in an environment that’s positive and enjoyable. This course is designed to prepare learners for employment as a football coach with the ability to put these key ideas into practice. As a FA Level 2 football coach, learners will be able to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive football coaching sessions independently.

This course will cover key issues in coaching while putting the players and their learning at the centre of the choices that coaches make. It will help learners to reflect on, realise the impact of, and justify the decisions they make while encouraging a long-term view on player development. The course will examine what effective and great practice looks like in training and competition, right the way through the player’s journey from under 7 to open age, across the various formats of the game, helping coaches to consider the age, ability, maturity and experience of the players in their care.


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Location

Our 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football is delivered at our Cheshire Campus.

Dates and Prices

TBC

 

1st4Sport Level 1 Award In Coaching Volleyball

eveloped in partnership with the UK Source Group for Volleyball**, the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Volleyball (QCF) is the first qualification on the volleyball coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching volleyball. The foundation level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of volleyball. Those who complete this Award will be able to assist in the delivery of volleyball coaching sessions to adults and children.

What you will learn:

At the conclusion of the course, this award will enable a coach to:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the core coaching skills.
  • Be able to plan and deliver sessions including warm up, cool down; fundamentals, postural control and ball handling.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of game flow situations including attacking, defending and transition.
  • Have knowledge of service and service reception.
  • Monitor and evaluate coaching sessions.
  • Demonstrate competence against UKCC/National standards for coaches.

Dates, price and location

Saturday 14th January 2017

Sunday 15th January 2017

Sunday 12th February 2017

09.00 - 17.00 Cheshire Campus £216  Book now

UK Dodgeball Association Level 1 Coaching Award

This one-day course is designed to enable those who have some experience of dodgeball to attain and develop the skills needed to deliver a high quality experience to players of all ages.

Dates, price and location

Sunday 4th December 2016 10:00 - 14:00 Cheshire Campus £45 Book now

UK Dodgeball Association Level 2 Coaching Certificate

This one-day course is designed to enable those who have some experience of dodgeball to attain and develop the skills needed to deliver a high quality experience to players of all ages.

Dates, price and location

Sunday 14th May 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Cheshire Campus £90 Book now